Dole Whip Smoothie

If you’re a Disney fanatic, Dole Whip brings sweet desire to your heart and tummy. The delicious pineapple treat is similar to soft serve and is a favorite among Disney enthusiasts young and old. Since it can only be snagged at a few locations around Disney World and Disneyland, I knew I had to find a recipe to recreate the treat.

Scouring the internet, I learned the most popular recipe for homemade Dole Whip consisted of lemon juice, lime juice, canned Dole pineapple with juice, heavy whipping cream, and sugar. Lots of sugar. On a mission to find a better alternative, I came across Detoxinista’s Pineapple Whip recipe and I was inspired.

I don’t have an ice cream maker and I was pretty impatient to haul my food processor out then wait for the treat to freeze, but I do have a pretty awesome immersion blender. Also, I was hungry. Really hungry.

Disclaimer: I’m the type of person to just throw things into my smoothie glass without being too particular with measurements. This is pretty good estimate of how much I used. I also use a HUGE cup, so you may have to make modifications,

Smoothie time.

  • 1-1 1/2 cups pineapple, frozen then thawed
  • 1/4-1/3 cup vanilla yogurt (I used a cup of Activia Light Vanilla)
  • Lemon Water (I just used Propel Zero Lemon water)
  • Honey (I used about 1 tbsp for a large cup)
  • Optional: 1/4 cup rolled oats to make it a really filling meal

Notes: If you don’t have any yogurt around, you could use almond milk and squeeze a little lemon or lemon juice in instead. The yogurt just gives it a creamier taste. If you’re using oats, I recommend throwing them in a bowl and have them soak in a bit of lemon water for an hour to really soften them up. I did this before I went on my run, then came back to make my smoothie after a shower.

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Throw your thawed pineapple, yogurt, honey, and oats if using them in a cup or blender. Fill blender or cup with lemon water until the ingredients are almost cover by the water.

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Blend until smooth.

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This was probably the absolute best smoothie I have made. Probably because I’m taken to Disney World and paradise when I drink it. =)

 

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Chunky Monkey Smoothie

This is so easy to make, it really shouldn’t even be considered an actual recipe. I love to make this because it is chocolatey, creamy, and really helps me recover after a run. Did I mention chocolate?

Oh, and if you use unsweetened almond milk, it comes out to just 300 calories.

So really, all you’re gonna need is:

  • Blender or immersion blender
  • 2 cups of milk of your choice (I LOVE unsweetened vanilla almond milk!)
  • 2 ripeĀ  frozen bananas (I let my bananas sit out until they get lots of brown spots on em, then I freeze them, and let them thaw until they are that perfectly cold but kind of soft stage)
  • 1 tablespoon (or so) of unsweetened cocoa powder

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Throw in those bananas into your cup or blender.

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Then cocoa! Remember, it’s unsweetened, but your ripe bananas should provide natural sweetness. I usually throw in about a tablespoon, but ya might have to play around with it to find a taste that works for you! =)

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Milk! If you’re using an immersion blender, I tend to dump in only a cup first, blend a bit, then pour the rest in. It just makes it easier for me. Blend until smooth.

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Beautiful deliciousness.

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