Valentine’s Strawberry, Banana & Pineapple Smoothie!

No, it’s not another green smoothie, but is still an extremely yummy strawberry, banana, pineapple smoothie and totally loaded with good stuff to help improve health and lightly de-tox.  Plus the pink color is perfect for the upcoming St. Valentine’s Day, one of my all-time favorite holidays, being a romantic at heart!

Today I hit the 10 pound weight loss point since the first week in January . . . I am doing this slowly and intelligently through a change in what I put in my tummy.  I also joined Weight Watchers to someday have a body like spokeswoman, Jennifer Hudson (in my dreams at 56 years old!).

Oh, yes, I did blow it (eating healthfully) for one lunch this week when Mr. M. and P. (meat and potatoes) and I stopped ‘where the parking lot is full’ at a local new and booming BBQ joint, “The Squealing Pig”.

I caved!

However, I did order chicken instead of pulled pork and I did have sweet potato fries instead of regular white potato fries.  Oh yea, baby . . .  it was wonderful!  And absolutely no sweet tea, just lemon water.  Hey, one has to splurge every now and then to stay on this health journey, don’t ya think?

Valentine’s Strawberry, Banana & Pineapple Smoothie

1 banana
1 cup chopped fresh pineapple (this is your de-tox magic ingredient!)
10 medium to large strawberries
2 Tbsp. coconut water
1 tsp. local honey
1 tsp. chia seeds (swells to 8 times larger in your tummy to help you feel fuller)
2 ice cubes (to chill it)

Blend the banana, add the pineapple, blend again, add strawberries, blend again.
Add the rest and anything else that you like, blend again.

Enjoy the full feeling you get from this pretty pink drink!
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Comments

  1. Way to go Roz!! I always think that any amount of “loss” is good, and slowly but surely will win the race! I think if you were to never splurge, that would be way worse in the end and turn into a binge, so you are being smart and making good choices! anne

  2. This looks awesome! Congratulations on your weight loss, too!

  3. Good for you Roz!!!!!

  4. Congratulation on a weight loss, every pound counts. I am on that road too. Great smoothie!

  5. Hi Roz! Hope all is well! I’ve been on a pineapple binge myself. I’ll have to keep a look out for the ch-ch-ch-chia seeds. :o ) Thank you for your encouraging comment! My new camera is a Kodak Z990 Easyshare. I couldn’t afford the Canon that I wanted!

  6. Roz, this sounds delicious! Great job on your weight loss too! I’m also trying to watch. I’d love for you to share this at my new party called Mix it up Monday:

    http://flourmewithlove.blogspot.com/2012/01/mix-it-up-monday_29.html#more

    I hope to see you soon :)

  7. Oh how perfect for V-day. I love the colors and flavor

  8. Congrats on the ten-pound mark. I find WW keeps me accountable. I lost 25 pounds last year (gained 8 back in Italy) and trying to rid myself of the last 15. It’s – a journey. That smoothie? One of my favorites.

  9. So lovely – I make strawberry banana smoothies all the time, but never thought to add pineapple. Will give it a try!

    :)
    ButterYum
    PS – fantastic photos

  10. PS – congrats on hitting that first milestone. I don’t know how much you’d like to lose, but I’ve been doing the same for the past 8 month – nice and slow like you. Here’s to the new us!

  11. I love the idea of using coconut water in a smoothie. Will look for that in stores. Gorgeous!

  12. That smoothie looks delicious. I have to try it soon. The slow & steady wins the race. Keep the diet going.

  13. This looks delicious! And congrats on your weight loss so far! I’m so glad that you are doing this in a healthy manner. :)

  14. Mmmmmmm….a pink smoothie may not be quite as healthy as a green one, but I’m loving it (and it is healthier than what I would have made)! Congrats on your weight loss, Roz…I know you can do it!

  15. Dear Roz, This smoothie sounds delightful and delicious!! A perfect treat for Valentine’s. Blessings, your friend, Catherine xo

  16. This is my kind of smoothie, pink and pretty and creamy.

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