Every month, I’m assigned another blog to check out. After checking out their blog, I’m to find a recipe to make, photograph, and then post the recipe with the photograph of the recipe. August has five Mondays so we are posting a family friendly meal for the fifth Monday.
This month I’ve been assigned Tara’s Multicultural Table. Tara was born in Japan and then lived in Germany as a toddler. She has lived in the United States ever since she was school aged. Her husband is Filipino. Tara enjoys all kinds of cuisines from around the world.
If you want to try other cuisines, be sure to check out her blog. I really want to try to make the Greek Pasta with Meat Sauce otherwise known as Makaronia Me Kima in Greek. Maybe that would be a great weekend meal when I have a little more time to make dinner.
Pineapple Ginger Smoothie
I enjoyed looking through her blog to find something that would be great for #backtoschool.
I finally decided making a smoothie would be a great for those busy back to school mornings. A trick I found with making smoothies for busy mornings is to make them ahead of time and then freeze them in a jar that is freezer proof. In the morning, you can pull the smoothie out of the freezer and allow it to defrost for a while before drinking it.
Another trick is to have smoothie bags with the fruit and ginger already in the bag. You could freeze the yogurt in ice trays. Place two of the yogurt cubes in the bag. When you are ready to make the smoothie, take the smoothie bag out of the freezer. Place the contents in the blender cup along with the liquid and the vanilla extract. Blend as usual.
This recipe is sort of like my Dole Whip Smoothie with a few differences. This smoothie would be great in the winter because the pineapple is good for sinus infections and the ginger is great for settling an upset stomach.
I loved the slight tang of the ginger in the smoothie.
Pineapple Ginger Smoothie
Stars of the recipe:
- 1/2 c. pineapple or orange juice (I use pineapple juice.)
- 1 & 1/2 c. frozen pineapple
- 1 banana chopped (I omitted the banana.)
- 1/2 Tbsp. grated ginger (I used 2 of the frozen ginger cubes that I got from Walmart.)
- 1/2 c. Greek yogurt
- 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 c. ice, optional
- Place all of the ingredients except for the ice. (Add the ingredients in the order listed.)
- Blend until smooth.
- If the smoothie is too thin, add the ice and then blend until smooth.
A variation could be to add greens to the smoothie. If you do that, add 1 c. of greens and the juice. Blend before adding the other ingredients.
Please check out, Tara’s blog for other smoothie recipes such as:
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I hope you have a great day. Thanks for reading my blog post.