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Pineapple & Cherry Crunch Smoothie

written by Head Health Nutter July 25, 2010

It’s mid-summer and hotter than a tin roof in South America at noon. Thanks to Bindu’s guest post on Tuesday, we know how to eat to beat the heat with cooling food and drink. Here’s another smoothie recipe to keep you in the blending mood.

If you haven’t already, check out Live Lighter’s smoothie recipes for tons of summer meal ideas. As a special treat (and excellent healthy substitute), why not make your smoothies even more summer-like by freezing them and making smoothie popsicles?

Whether you freeze it or leave it in a glass, this smoothie will fill you up, quench your thirst and help you get all your necessary daily vitamins! Pineapple is great for increasing the power of your immune system (and reducing inflammation) while cherries just as healthy and in season right now so it’s the best time to eat ’em.

Pineapple & Cherry Crunch Smoothie

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Serves: 1.5 Prep Time: Cooking Time:


  • 1/4 raw almonds
  • 3/4 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 cup cherries, pitted
  • 1/4 plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsp. granola
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (or to desired thickness)


  1. Blend almonds until ground.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and blend.
  3. Enjoy!


Nutrition Information Amount per serving Calories 499.0 Total Fat 26.9 g Saturated Fat 3.2 g Polyunsaturated Fat 7.2 g Monounsaturated Fat 13.7 g Cholesterol 3.7 mg Sodium 124.9 mg Potassium 918.4 mg Total Carbohydrate 54.6 g Dietary Fiber 9.8 g Sugars 35.8 g Protein 16.2 g Vitamin A 7.2 % Vitamin B-12 5.7 % Vitamin B-6 14.5 % Vitamin C 39.6 % Vitamin D 12.5 % Vitamin E 88.4 % Calcium 33.7 % Copper 36.6 % Folate 13.4 % Iron 19.5 % Magnesium 46.0 % Manganese 195.4 % Niacin 13.0 % Pantothenic Acid 12.2 % Phosphorus 44.4 % Riboflavin 32.8 % Selenium 16.0 % Thiamin 28.2 % Zinc 19.4 % *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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