Barb’s Blackberry Hazelnut Smoothie

Recently, I was chatting with a sweet woman named Barb from Australia about food. She told me she could not wait to try more recipes after her chemo was finished. I told her I was going to make a recipe just for her. Something healthy and good for her while she was going through her treatment. 

One reason why I chose blackberries is because they are full of antioxidants. Blackberries are fat free, high in fiber and rich in nutrients. Very healthy for you. 

  
Ingredients:
1 container (6 ounces) of blackberry yogurt, vanilla or plain can be substituted 

1 cup of frozen blackberries (mine were fresh but I put them in the freezer for the smoothie)

1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts, optional

1/3 cup hazelnut coffee creamer (I used sugar free) or milk can be used 

1 scoop of protein powder, optional

  
Put yogurt and creamer or milk in the bottom of your blender. Place frozen berries and nuts in the blender. Add protein powder and blend until smooth. If it’s too thick for your liking, add more cream or milk. This one is for you Sweet Barb. ❤️😘❤️

Tropical Strawberry Protein Smoothie

I absolutely love smoothies.  I love the fact that they are so healthy and refreshing. Simple healthy ingredients along with your blender create delicious nutritious drink. My smoothie was made from Dole Fresh Frozen Strawberries and Dole Fresh Frozen Pineapple, Dole bananas,  Dole Pineapple Juice and low fat yogurt. Easy, simple, just plain delicious!  At “Live on Green”, people from all over the country will be treated to 100,000 square feet of free entertainment, activities, including food ideas from Ally of What’s for Dinner? Ally’s Kitchen on stage near the Dole Bistro. #DoleRose #DolePackagedFoods #LiveOnGreen #TournamentOfRoses 
2 cups Dole frozen strawberries, plus more for garnish

1 1/2 cups of Dole Frozen Pineapple, plus more for garnish

2 Dole bananas, fresh or from frozen*

2 6 ounce low fat vanilla yogurts

1 6 ounce can of Dole pineapple juice**

1 scoop whey protein powder, optional


In a blender combine the above ingredients. No need to add ice since the fruit is frozen, it will be cold, thick and delicious not to mention healthy. Blend until smooth.

 
 *If I have bananas starting to get too ripe before I can use them, I will peel them and place them in a freezer bag in my freezer.


**If you find the smoothie too thick for your liking, add more pineapple juice.
Makes enough to share with a friend. Enjoy!