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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