Valentine’s Day is almost here, and if the aisles of chocolate and glittery cards have not given you that hint, the color of everything in your life has helped you out. Among all of the chocolate that you might eat, drink a few pink dairy drinks for your health as well.
After all, the color of Valentine’s Day is pink. Pink hearts, pink ribbons, pink as far as the eye can see. And with the flavors of pink around, like raspberry, strawberry, and other sweets, you should enjoy it while they are around.
Get in on the must-have color of the month and power your day with these 5 pink smoothies.
Refreshing Dairy Drinks
Take 15 minutes to make this protein-packed smoothie that is perfect for breakfast or for a post-workout refuel. Made with 1 cup milk, 1 cup frozen strawberries, 1 cup plain Greek yogurt, 2 tablespoons honey, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract all combined with ice, you’ll have four servings of a refueling pink smoothie.
For a restful evening after a long day, cool down with this protein-filled fruit smoothie. Take a half-hour for a sip the entire family will enjoy. Combine 1 cup of milk, 1 cup of sliced strawberries, 1 large ripe banana, 1⁄2 cup of orange juice, 2 tablespoons of lime juice, and 1 cup of ice.
The perfect start to a busy morning or a great finish to a tough workout, this smoothie is filling and refreshing with just a hint of cucumber and mint. Take 10 minutes to gather and combine 1 cup of raspberries, 1 cup of milk, 1⁄2 cup of vanilla Greek yogurt, 1⁄2 cup of cucumber, 1 tablespoon of agave, mint leaves, and 1 cup of ice for two servings of a unique smoothie.
To vary the flavor in this easy protein-packed smoothie for one, use 1 cup of blueberries, blackberries or raspberries in place of the strawberries with the rest of the ingredients: 1 banana, 1 entire container of vanilla Greek yogurt, and 1⁄2 cup of milk.
This quick and easy protein-packed smoothie tastes great while providing valuable nutrients and energy for those on the go. With so many sweet fruits included, you won’t even know there are beets in it! Made with 1 1⁄4 cups Greek yogurt, 3⁄4 cup canned beets, 12 pitted dark sweet cherries, 1⁄2 Honey Crisp apple, with the remainder of the apple sliced as a garnish, 1⁄4 cup pineapple chunks, 2 tablespoons milk, and 4 teaspoons honey. It only takes 5 minutes to prepare and serve for you and your health-minded friends.