The final treat I’m sharing in honor of Frozen Treat Week is a real doozy.
In keeping with the other two healthy treats I’ve shared for this event (3-Minute Easy Cherry-Chocolate Sorbet and Almost-Instant Healthy Mint Chocolate Chip Soft Serve), today’s treat is equally healthy. And every bit as delicious.
I’m not even kidding when I say that last summer I don’t think I touched a carton of ice cream once because of this smoothie. And that’s not to say that I didn’t crave ice cream.
Any time an ice cream craving would hit, I’d whip up this smoothie. Disaster averted.
Topped with a cherry, my niece and I had many a fun mocktail hour with this smoothie. (Kids go crazy for it!)
Sometimes I’ll even add a cup or two of spinach to make it a green smoothie (which is what I did here), and nope, you can’t taste the spinach. Or I’ll freeze this smoothie into popsicle molds because it makes super creamy popsicles. Any way you want to do it, this recipe is a winner.
I’ve had so much fun sharing a few of my favorite frozen treats with you this week. I want to give a HUGE thank-you to Katie and Brandy for organizing this event (it is a lot of work to put an event like this together!), and another big thank-you to Blendtec and Big Kitchen, the sponsors of today’s fabulous giveaway! (Take a look at the giveaway widget below for more giveaway details.)
Here are the other participating bloggers’ frozen treat posts today:
- 3/4 cup (185 ml) canned light coconut milk
- 3/4 cup (4.5 oz/125 g) cubed pineapple, frozen
- 1/2 medium banana, peeled, chopped into 2 pieces, and frozen
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 1 fresh cherry, for garnish (optional)
- Add all ingredients into a blender and process until smooth.
- Transfer to a serving glass and top with the cherry if desired; serve.
This recipe is from the e-book BLEND: Artisanal Smoothies for Food Lovers, Summer Volume 1 that I recently released with Alyssa of Everyday Maven.
Vegan Option: Omit the honey or use maple syrup instead.