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Power Gold Pineapple Smoothie

A blender full of spectacular color, great taste, and a nutritional explosion. This is recipe is a Fruits & Veggies – More Matters® recipe. It meets the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s strict nutrition guidelines as a healthy recipe.

Preparation time: 15 minutes or less       Serves: 4
Cups of Fruits and Vegetables per Serving: 1


  • 2 ¼ cups chopped or grated carrots*
  • 1 ½ cups pineapple juice
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 3 to 4 ice cubes
  • ½ cup vanilla low-fat yogurt

Place only chopped or grated carrots in blender and turn on HIGH. Through lid, slowly drizzle in about 2 to 3 tablespoons of the pineapple juice, allowing the carrots to be pureed until smooth. Slowly pour in remaining juice with honey. Allow to blend until smooth and somewhat frothy; then with blender on HIGH, add ice cubes. Blend until ice cubes are blended smooth. Stop blender, add yogurt, return lid and blend until thoroughly mixed. Pour into chilled glasses and enjoy a great taste with power and energy.

* Note: If a smoother consistency is desired, microwave the grated carrot with 1 tablespoon of water in a covered microwave dish on high for 2 to 3 minutes. Proceed as directed above.

Each serving provides: An excellent source of vitamins A and C, and a good source of potassium.

Nutritional Information

Calories 143
Total Fat 0.7g
Saturated Fat 0.3g
% of Calories from Fat 4%
Protein 3g
Carbohydrates 32g
Cholesterol 2mg
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sodium 75mg

Recipe was developed for Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) by Chef Carmen I. Jones, CCP. This recipe meets PBH and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) nutrition standards that maintain fruits and vegetables as healthy foods.


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