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Delicious Vitamin C Immune Boosting Smoothie made with strawberry, banana, red bell pepper and served in two tall jars with white straws inside and starwberries blurred in the background
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5 from 7 votes

Refreshing Pink Smoothie

Delicious and refreshing Pink Smoothie is made with strawberry, banana, red bell pepper (unexpected but delicious) and is the perfect start to your day. Naturally vegan, dairy-free and kid-approved!
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time4 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy breakfast, healthy smoothie recipe, kid-approved
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 443kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups strawberries fresh or frozen
  • 1 sweet red bell pepper washed and deseeded
  • 1 banana very ripe
  • 2 tbsp nut butter
  • 1 cup plain almond milk

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • If not using a high-speed blender, like a Vitamix, consider blending ingredients in stages to ensure an even blend.

Notes

  • Switch out the banana for mango! Can’t eat bananas or they are simply just not your thing? Mangoes are a great alternative that help give the smoothie a creamy texture and a swap that I often use. AND, they are high in vitamin C!
  • Up the protein. I like to add collagen powder to my vitamin c immune boosting smoothie to enhance the protein and make it stick to my bones a bit longer. An excellent plant-based, smoothie-friendly alternative would be hemp hearts!
  • Use whatever milk you like. We primarily eat dairy-free, so I use plant-based milks or water in this smoothie. But whatever milk your family enjoys (or you have on hand) will work just fine.
  • Adjust the amount of liquid use to your personal preference. I like my smoothies thick, but still pourable. If you prefer them a bit closer to an ice cream consistency, use less liquid. If you like them thinner, add more!
  • If you are using all frozen fruit, your blender is in for a workout. This might not be an issue if you are using a high-speed blender like a Vitamix. Otherwise, try blending this smoothie in stages. First blend the liquid + bell pepper + 1 type of frozen fruit. Then add the other frozen fruit. This will help make for a creamier smoothie without a bunch of chunks….or a stalled blender that can’t move its blades.

Nutrition

Calories: 443kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 335mg | Potassium: 1243mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 3800IU | Vitamin C: 289.2mg | Calcium: 446mg | Iron: 2.8mg