Fruit Salad Smoothie

Russ and I bought a big bowl of chopped fruit salad from Whole Foods this past weekend.  Sometimes it can be less expensive to buy the fruit all diced and sliced then purchasing a bunch of the whole fruits and then doing all the work.   The bowl was full of cantaloupe, honeydew, kiwifruit, strawberries, grapes, blueberries and pineapple.  {Ironically, all FODMAP friendly 😉 }

Both of my boys had a big serving each today.  That makes me happy. 🙂

Russ left the big bowl out for me at Breakfast time and I loved seeing that BIG bowl of goodness first thing in the morning.

The last time we purchased a big bowl of cut up fruit, I froze some and made a smoothie.  It was so refreshing that I decided to do the same thing again.fruit smoothie ingredients

I tossed the fruit with about 2 Tablespoons of Lemon Chobani yogurt and some water to thin out the mixture.   Feel free to add a little lemon zest. I personally LOVE lemon zest! I also added a little light coconut milk too but I don’t think its at all necessary–it’s up to you.  I topped my smoothie with unsweetened shredded coconut and some finely chopped walnuts.  This smoothie made a great post workout refuel after my run with my buddy, Sara.  Fruit salad smoothie

So good.

Simple and refreshing.

Fruit Salad Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen fruit salad (strawberries, blueberries, grapes, pineapple, cantaloupe, honeydew, kiwifruit)
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Chobani yogurt (or sub in lactose free yogurt)
  • 2 Tablespoons light coconut milk (I use canned Trader Joes brand-I freeze into ice cubes to use as desired)
  • water to thin out mixture (1/2 cup -1 cup)
  • Lemon zest, if desired
  • 2 teaspoons shredded coconut
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. Blend fruit, yogurt, coconut milk (if using) 1/2 cup of water (to start) and lemon zest until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add more water to thin as necessary and desired.
  3. Top with coconut and walnuts, if desired.
  4. Serves 1-2
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5 replies on “Fruit Salad Smoothie

  • anne danahy

    Thanks for all the great info on your blog and website. I recommend your site and book all of the time! Love this recipe and we will definitely try the Free Falling when my son is home for break next week!

  • Lydia

    I love my smoothies … Thanks for the recipe. I have been having trouble with strawberries and pineapple feel like they burn the inside of my mouth, so maybe too acidic? I have just started my elimination diet with good initial results, except for the fact that I almost fall asleep after I eat more than a snack. Not sure why.

  • Briana

    Hi Kate! Quick question! I have heard many times that fruit should be eaten alone or on an empty stomach. Now I know that this is a myth and eating fruit with other foods don’t cause fermentation, indigestion etc. However I find that for me, fruit is best when eaten alone and usually first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. In your professional opinion, do IBS sufferers sometimes have issues eating fruit with other foods? or later in the day? Please let me know! (Just in case, the fruit I am eating is all LOW FODMAP but still, at times when I mix it with other foods, I get the gas, bloating and pain etc.

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