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Pineapple Protein Smoothie

This Pineapple Protein Smoothie is the perfect way for a busy mom to recharge after a tough workout, when you are on the go, or when you need an afternoon pick me up that’s good for you.



Pineapple Protein Smoothie

I got to go kayaking on Tuesday and the weather couldn’t have been more perfect.  It was the perfect way to spend a summer morning with a good friend taking in the perfect outdoors and getting in a bit of exercise.

I packed a small bag with some treats and we got to float down the Little Miami River nibbling on some mouthwatering fruit thanks to Del Monte Fruit Refreshers.  The fruit cups were perfect to enjoy while on the go, easy to travel and eat.

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I loved the flavors so much I decided to use the cups in my after workout smoothie.  I love pineapple and a pineapple protein smoothie sounded pretty darn tasty to me.  I added vanilla protein powder and cottage cheese to up the protein content in the smoothie to epic levels. 

Since the Del Monte cups are sweetened perfectly the flavor combo was perfect.



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Why Protein?

Protein is such an important part of a diet, but sometimes we have trouble getting enough.  A protein shake or smoothie is the perfect way to get some extra protein in our diets and this Pineapple Protein Smoothie does it in a delicious and refreshing way.

This pineapple smoothie is packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and is a great way to start your day or have it as an afternoon snack.

Pineapples are a great source of Vitamin C, which is important for the immune system, and they also contain bromelain, an enzyme that has anti-inflammatory properties.

This smoothie is also a good source of protein thanks to the addition of cottage cheese.  Protein is important for muscle growth and repair, and can also help with weight loss.



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When to Drink Protein Shakes

Protein shakes are a great way to get an extra boost of protein, but they can also be used as a meal replacement.  If you are looking to lose weight, drinking a protein shake in place of a meal can help you to cut calories.

Protein shakes can also be helpful post-workout.  Drinking a protein shake within 30 minutes of working out can help your muscles to recover and can also help to prevent muscle soreness.

High Protein Pineapple Smoothie

When you find yourself in a busy season of life, it is so important to make sure you are taking care of yourself. Eating right and exercising are key, but sometimes you need a little something extra to give you that boost.

This high protein pineapple smoothie does just the trick! Packed with protein, healthy fats and vitamins, this smoothie will help you power through your day.

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How to Make a Pineapple Smoothie

This pineapple smoothie is the perfect way to start your day or have as an afternoon snack. Packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, this smoothie will help you power through your day.

Del Monte’s new Fruit Refreshers are a great way to add fruit to your smoothie. They come in two unique and delicious new flavors: Pineapple in Passion Fruit Flavored Fruit Water and Mandarin Orange in Coconut Water.

My favorite is the Pineapple in Passion Fruit Flavored Fruit Water.  It is brilliantly refreshing with a sparkle of pineapple and a luxurious splash of passion fruit flavored water. The tantalizing flavor combinations are wonderfully refreshing without being too sweet.

Del Monte Fruit Refreshers contain one serving of fruit, with no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial flavors or sweeteners, no GMOs, and non BPA and are 100 calories or less per serving.

Pineapple Protein Smoothie

Pineapple Protein Smoothie is the perfect way for a busy mom to recharge after a tough workout, when you are on the go, or you need an afternoon pick me up that is good for you.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 1

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup of cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh ice
  • 1/4 cup vanilla whey protein
  • 1 Del Monte Fruit Refreshers Pineapple in Passion Fruit or 1 cup diced pineapple
  • Pinch of Cinnamon

Instructions

  • In a blender add all ingredients and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into a glass and enjoy.

Notes

If using diced pineapple add 2 teaspoon honey or agave
Course: Breakfast, Snack

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20 comments on “Pineapple Protein Smoothie”

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    Lauren @ Hall Nesting

    I have never been kayaking I bet it was a blast. I would love this smoothie afterwards for sure!

    1. It is always great to have a nice filling and refreshing smoothie after a bit of fitness. This one is delicious!

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    Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens

    How fun that you got to go kayaking! My family loves doing that, too! This smoothie looks so deliciously refreshing, and I love the flavor profile!

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction

    I love putting pineapple in smoothies! I wish I was starting my day with this!

  4. This smoothie looks delicious, I am going to send this to my daughter! She is always making protein smoothies after her run!

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    Trish - Mom On Timeout

    Love pineapple anything! This smoothie looks so delicious and since I love cottage cheese – I’m in!

    1. That is great Trish! I am a huge pineapple fan, and the cottage cheese is perfect for adding a bit more protein to keep us strong!

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    Kacey @ The Cookie Writer

    I have picked up running again so this smoothie would be perfect for me! Plus, that addition of cottage cheese is amazing for my vegetarian diet!

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes)

    I absolutely love the idea of this smoothie and you totally sold me with the pineapple.

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen

    I’ll bet this tastes great! Plus with all that protein I’m sure it fills you up for hours!

    1. It does Renee. I am always trying to up my protein in take so this is perfect for me when life is crazy busy.

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    Justine | Cooking and Beer

    I LOVE that you put cottage cheese in this recipe! It’s such a great smoothie ingredient!

    1. Thanks Justine, I just recently started to add to my smoothies. I love cottage cheese and the extra protein is always a bonus.

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