We have a fun new cold frozen treat for you this week! This Pineapple Pear Shake blends some of our favorite fruits with frozen yogurt for an ultimate afternoon pick me up treat. Frozen yogurt gets an extra sweet twist with the addition of pineapple and pears in this refreshing smoothie recipe.
Sometimes we just need something cold, something sweet, something refreshing. This Pineapple Pear Smoothie is just that and loaded with the good stuff! Who said frozen treats had to be unhealthy? This shake (or smoothie) recipe has fresh fruit, milk, and frozen yogurt all blended up to perfection. If you like your smoothies in the morning, then go ahead and whip this one up before you head out the door for the day. Need a treat for the kids after school? Then this pineapple smoothie is a great healthy treat that everyone will enjoy! My kids loved this one so we make it after school when their friends come over for a quick and easy treat.
We love making smoothies and shakes because we always have fresh fruit in the kitchen. Pineapple is a staple in our household. We cook, bake, and make fun drinks with it. Not only is it delicious, pineapple is a power fruit that is loaded with so many essential Vitamins and minerals. Smoothies that contain pineapple as one of their primary ingredients contain tons of essential vitamins and nutrients that will rev up your immune system and kick start your morning. Get an extra dose of Vitamin C with this smoothie! Pineapples are known to be great to boost your immune system and even great for your mental health too. The addition of the pears makes this so tasty and adds even more great benefits for your body. Pears are fat free, loaded with fiber, antioxidants, and are also a great source of potassium. So these two power fruits come together wonderfully in this pineapple and pear shake.
How to cut a pineapple
There is no right or wrong way to cut and prepare pineapple. I have seen it done several different ways over the years. We like to cut off the top and the bottom first. Then stand it up and slice off the skin and “eyes”. Then cut it into quarters and remove the core. The cut into pieces or chunks!
Key Ingredients for this Pineapple Pear Shake
- Frozen Yogurt- you can buy frozen yogurt by the ice cream section. If you have regular yogurt or Greek yogurt, just add some ice.
How to make this Pineapple Pear Shake
It doesn’t get any easier than this. Place the pineapple chunks, pear, milk, and yogurt into a blender or smoothie maker. Then blend or pulse until smooth. Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!
Make sure to PIN IT!
Frequently asked questions:
Can I use regular yogurt?
Yes just add some ice to make this a frozen treat.
Can I add some veggies?
Absolutely! We love shakes and smoothies for that reason. Throw a handful of spinach or even some cucumbers in there for a serving of veggies.
How to store pineapple?
You may have some leftover pineapple and that’s great! Pineapple is best stored in the refrigerator for a few days after it has been cut. Did you buy it but haven’t had the chance to use it yet? No worries, a whole pineapple stays fresh at room temperature for a couple days or even longer in the refrigerator!
Pineapple Pear Shake
- 1 cup chopped pineapple
- 1 pear peeled, chopped
- 3/4 cup 1% milk
- 3 1/2 cups low-fat frozen vanilla yogurt
- Place pineapple, pear, milk and yogurt in blender and blend until smooth.