Blueberry Pineapple Smoothie… with almond milk and Greek yogurt.
You will want to make this blueberry pineapple smoothie over and over when you taste how refreshing it is! It’s essentially fat-free with less than 2 grams of fat and only 5 grams of cholesterol.
If you’re making some changes in your diet and lifestyle to help lower your cholesterol, and risk of heart disease, add this to your repertoire.
I used fresh pineapple, but you can use canned. However, fresh pineapple gives you the added benefit of more fiber.
Of course, you can substitute your choice of yogurt, however, greek yogurt has more protein and with zero fat, you can’t go wrong. I used Chobani zero vanilla.
In addition, yogurt is a source of probiotics. Probiotics may help to lower cholesterol by binding with it in the small intestine.
By using almond milk, you’re improving your cholesterol-lowering efforts even further. Studies show that almonds lower total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides. And the recommended intake is 30 almonds per day. One cup of almond milk is the equivalent of 4.5 almonds.
Additionally, blueberries are a source of soluble fiber!
So try this Blueberry Pineapple Smoothie, it’s not only delicious and healthy, but it contains several of the recommended foods that help lower cholesterol.
Enjoy and tell me what you think!
Blueberry Pineapple Smoothie
- 1/2 cup Pineapple cubes, I used fresh
- 1/2 cup Blueberries, rinsed and drained
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, I used Chobani 0%fat, vanilla
- 1/2 cup Almond milk, I used unsweetened vanilla
- 1 cup Crushed ice
- Place all ingredients into blender and process.Makes about 12 oz.Nutrition information: 236 calories, 14 gr protein, 1.6 gr fat, 5 mg chol.