When you think of princesses, the color pink probably comes to mind. At least, that’s the color of the tulle-colored gown that singer/songwriter Melissa Levis of Moey’s Music Party wears when she’s performing her songs for children. But princesses need to grow up and become strong women, which is why Levis loves making delightful drinks with her son, Monty. And her recipe for a Princess Pink Smoothie is sure to be your child’s go-to drink (and woot, it’s healthy, too).
But exactly how do you make a Princess Pink Smoothie? Well, it’s as simple as scouring your fridge for fruit and blending it until smooth. “My favorite recipe is for a Princess Pink Smoothie!” says Levis. “Take whatever fruit is in the refrigerator – strawberries, bananas, grapes, mango, nectarine, peaches, yogurt, a splash of juice, ice, and voila – a healthy Moey Pink smoothie!”
Levis adds that while she could stick to a strict recipe, she prefers to let her child decide what fruits to feature in the smoothie. “Because I want my son to be creative, we never follow a set recipe – it’s just whatever ingredients are on hand,” she adds. “We have loved making smoothies together since he was a toddler. He even started a smoothie stand this summer!”
So if you’re picking out plums and pineapple, you might be wondering how to turn the Princess Pink Smoothie, you know, pink. If you’re blending fruits that don’t have a distinctly pink color, you can always add fruits such as strawberries, raspberries, or dragon fruit, which will give your smoothie that pop of pink color worthy of a princess smoothie.
Princess Pink Smoothie
- 3 cups fruit, either fresh or frozen
- 2 cups ice
- 1/4 cup 100% fruit juice or milk (for a creamier consistency)
- Remove any stems, pits, or seeds from fruit.
- Wash fruit and pat dry.
- Add fruit to the blender and fruit juice and/or milk, and pulse until smooth.
- Add ice and blend until the smoothie reaches the consistency you like.
- Pour into 4 glasses and serve.