Triple Berry “Frozen Yogurt”

Okay, I’m so behind on my posts, forgive me! I mostly wanted to post so I could get that ugly tent off my main page.

It’s been a long week. We went down to Utah over the weekend, and when we got in the car to leave, the check engine light came on! Thankfully, my grandpa was able to fix it enough for us to get home, but the very next day, it came back on. So now our car is in the shop, and my wallet’s feeling thinner and thinner each day it stays. Josh went to Seattle this morning at 4 AM, and I’ve been up trying to catch up on homework since then! And, to top it all off, we’ve been out of milk for like three days.

…Which I didn’t realize until after I had decided to make a smoothie and dumped all the frozen fruit into the blender. So I used the last of my yogurt. I wouldn’t have guessed, but it actually tastes kind of like ice cream. Really yogurt-y ice cream. So I guess that means it would taste more like frozen yogurt.

I know I post way too many smoothies, but for the sake of pushing down that ugly tent, here is yet another!

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Triple Berry “Frozen Yogurt”

1 cup vanilla yogurt
1 cup strawberries
1/4 cup blueberries
1/4 cup raspberries
1 frozen banana

Note: I’m totally guessing on the amounts here, just add what you want and make sure it’s thick!

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Pineapple Banana Smoothie

See this little guy? It gave me an allergic reaction. I forgot I’m allergic to pineapple… haha. But mmmm, was it good.FullSizeRender

Well, at least I think it was an allergic reaction. I’ve been trying to figure this out my whole life. I did some research a couple years ago, from which I learned it’s the acid in the pineapple that people are sensitive or allergic to. And I’m pretty sure I’m allergic (or sensitive?) to the acid in it, because when I eat pineapple, my tongue burns and my throat and tongue swell up a little bit, but not enough to cause problems. I don’t get rashes or anything.

Basically, this is a long-winded way of saying, after 20 years, I still have no idea if this is normal or not. So I’m posing a question to you lovely readers. A poll, if you like. Please comment your responses!

Does your tongue hurt/throat swell a little after you eat pineapple? Do you know if this is an allergy or a sensitivity? Or is it just a normal fact of life for all of humanity that I haven’t quite picked up on? I don’t have any other allergies, so I have no way of comparing. 

Anyways, I’ll post the recipe now. From Creme de la Crumb.
Oh, and a side-note: I used a frozen banana, and it was a little too banana-y for me. So if you’re not a fan of yellow Laffy Taffy, use a fresh banana, and maybe start with half and add up.


Pineapple Banana Smoothie

Serves 2

  • 2 cups frozen pineapple
  • 1 frozen banana (start with half and add up, if you’re sensitive about your bananas)
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 2.5 cups almond milk