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Strawberry Pineapple Morning Starter

Strawberries and pineapple make this smoothie the perfect start to your day.


several (7 or 8) large strawberries
several (2 or 3 rings; 7 or 8 chunks) pieces of fresh or canned pineapple
1/4 cup apple juice
4 or 5 ice cubes (optional)


Add ice cubes and apple juice. Layer in pineapple. Add strawberries. Blend until smooth. Let sit for a minute to reduce froth.

If you like your smoothies smooth, use the ice (or frozen strawberries). Without the ice, the recipe is a little chunkier but still oh so delicious! This is a favorite in our house, especially with fresh strawberries.

Makes three cups.