Aaaah, St. Lucia, Jamaica – that’s what this makes me think of! Smoothies are a delicious and healthy breakfast option. The original recipe is from Williams Sonoma…I’m starting to think they should pay me to be their official recipe tester or something ;) I made these two mornings in a row, once following their recipe and once with my changes. I have to say, my way tasted MUCH better. I used vanilla yogurt instead of plain, and instead of using not-frozen pineapple and frozen banana I used frozen pineapple and not-frozen banana. (Get that?) Also, I like to put the ice into the blender before the rest of the ingredients and crush it on its own so there are no chunks in the smoothie. I especially love this because it’s a great excuse to buy a whole pineapple and then you have lots of leftover fruit to have as a snack for days.

Pineapple Smoothie
1 ½ cups ice cubes
1 cup pineapple juice
1 banana, peeled and sliced
3/4 cup vanilla yogurt
1 Tbs. sugar
1 cup pineapple chunks (frozen)

In a blender, crush ice cubes until in small pieces. Add the pineapple juice, banana, yogurt, sugar, and pineapple chunks and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve immediately. Serves 2.