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Creamy pineapple and strawberry breakfast smoothies

 In Breakfast, Drinks, Recipes, Vegetarian

Creamy breakfast smoothies packed to the brim with nutrients. Chia seeds, almonds and yoghurt all add to the good-for-you factor of these fruity smoothies.

Creamy breakfast smoothies packed to the brim with nutrients. Chia seeds, almonds and yoghurt all add to the good-for-you factor of these fruity smoothies.I’m struggling with breakfast lately. I just don’t have the appetite for anything properly nutritious first thing in the morning. A cup of coffee and perhaps a few rusks (South Africa’s more delicious answer to biscotti) are about as much as I can stomach. However, I know I need to do better and so I have been trying to build up my repertoire of quick, easy and varied breakfast options. I LOVE eggs for breakfast but I can’t eat them every day.

Strawberries for smoothiesThese breakfast smoothies are such a great way to get a truck-load of nutrition into your first meal of the day and they are bloody delicious, if I do say so myself. PLUS, you can make these the night before and keep them in the fridge before grabbing and go-ing the next morning. We’re winning all around today. I think the key to making really great smoothies is to try to pack as much into them as you can, nutrition-wise. These contain rolled oats, almonds, chia seeds, pineapple, yoghurt, strawberries and a little maple syrup (the pineapple and strawberries were very tart) but you can totally leave that out to create a no-sugar-added breakfast treat.

Creamy breakfast smoothies packed to the brim with nutrients. Chia seeds, almonds and yoghurt all add to the good-for-you factor of these fruity smoothies.
But let’s talk about what we’re all thinking, how flipping gorgeous are those Ball drinks jars? I mean, come now. I swear, I would make smoothies just so I can use these jars every day. Of course, they add to the grab-and-go appeal of these smoothies but they even elevate en everyday smoothie to new heights. I can’t get enough of them and the kids think it’s VERY cool that they get to drink their smoothies out of them in the morning. What I love so much about these jars is that they also come with an infuser attachment which allows you to infuse your water with fruit and herbs easily, making it so easy to get enough water in. Now for the exciting bit. You stand a chance of winning a hamper filled with these glorious Ball® drinks jars with their accessories so you can create amazing smoothies, cocktails and infused waters at home.

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Creamy pineapple and strawberry breakfast smoothies
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Creamy breakfast smoothies packed to the brim with nutrients. Chia seeds, almonds and yoghurt all add to the good-for-you factor of these fruity smoothies.
Recipe type: Smoothie, Vegetarian, Breakfast, Gluten free
Serves: 2-3 smoothies
for the pineapple smoothie
  • 2 cups chopped pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons almonds
  • 2 tablespoons Greek/Coconut yoghurt
  • maple syrup, to taste (optional)
  • water/milk to thin out (optional)
for the strawberry smoothie
  • 2 cups strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 2 tablespoons Greek/Coconut yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon Chia seeds
  • maple syrup, to taste (optional)
  1. To make the smoothies, simply place all the ingredients for each smoothie in a blender and blend until smooth then layer in Ball® drinking jars and serve.
  2. Alternatively, you can combine the ingredients to make a single, super fruity smoothie.


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Alida Ryder
Being a general food freak has proven to be quite helpful in this career I've found myself in. Author of two cookbooks, photographer, food stylist. Mom to twins. Ex make-up and hair artist obsessed with beautiful clothes and spaces. I love a good G&T and I've been known to spend too much money on shoes.
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  • Anne Katie

    Surely that it will be the great smoothies for my kids. They love strawberry. Thanks for sharing simple but delicious recipes.

  • Chante August

    I also love smoothies so SO much I mainly have it for health reasons, but their delish taste is and added bonus , I would most probably use them for my smoothies and drink I’m style 🙂

  • Laura | Tutti Dolci

    I adore these smoothies for warm summer days, the colors are stunning!

  • Simone Cameron

    Oh wow I hadn’t heard of these before! Will definitely look out for them, they’re gorgeous!

    I personally love light summer drinks with mint and lemon slices. I make a pink lemonade with mint and lemon slices…maybe sliced strawberries. …I think it’d look awesome in here.

    Love that you can make these smoothies the night before. Will definitely try it out. Tomorrow I am FINALLY making those corn cakes.

  • Grey

    Oh lordy. These are going to be delicious on Monday morning. To the fruit aisle!

  • Reply

    Love the mason jars Alida! And this smoothie is just gorgeous! The colors! So summery and bright!

  • Hila Jonker

    My comment never posted. Let me try again. Milkshakes, with bits on top. Milkshakes just look like they taste better in them. Normal milkshake glasses may be “retro” but milkshakes in a jar are automatically amazing.

  • Hila

    Those amazing looking milkshakes everyone makes in them. That same milkshake looms arb in a normal glass but put them in one of these babies and BOOM!

  • Sandika Daya

    I would make hot chocolate kits with these jars and leave them on my hot drinks nook. I’d add in all the cute ingredients like chocolate pieces or a chocolate stick with mini marshmallows. Then invite friends over on a chilly day. Just add steamed milk.

  • Sunel Rossouw

    I would definitely make the salted caramel iced coffee recipe I got on Pinterest, I would look great in the Ball drinks jars.

  • Erin

    Smoothies! Sorry for being so unoriginal. Keeping it real. 🙂

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  • Reply

    We’re on the same healthy, (and beautiful!) breakfast page today Alida — and I agree with you, everything just tastes better out of a mason jar!

    • Alida Ryder

      Thanks Sue! Mason jars are just the absolute best!

  • Katrina

    The two-toned colour of this is so gorgeous! I love it!

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