Red, White, and Smoothie

Happy 4th of July, America!

While this day is often full of grilled food and chips, I’m taking a different approach. There’s no reason to give up delicious taste to eat healthy! Here’s my recipe for a clean and patriotic smoothies that’s perfect for a day on the boat or an evening under the fireworks.


  • Pineapple Juice
  • 1 Banana
  • Frozen Strawberries
  • Frozen Blueberries
  • Chia Seeds

In your blender, mix pineapple juice with the frozen blueberries to create your blue base. Put that at the bottom of your mason jar or other clear container. Rinse out your blender and put in the banana with a little pineapple juice (you shouldn’t need much pineapple juice with the banana). Pour this mixture on top of the blueberry smoothie, and give one last quick rinse to your blender. Blend the frozen strawberries with a little more pineapple juice and put it on top of your banana blend. Sprinkle chia seeds between layers or on top as desired. Remember that the more pineapple juice you add, the thinner your smoothie will be. You won’t need to add ice or yogurt to the smoothie because the frozen fruit makes it thick enough as is, but the recipe is easy enough to modify however you’d like!

Now go take an artsy photo for your Instagram, and have a fun and safe 4th of July!