One day when looking for inspiration for new smoothie flavors I came across a clip I had from Shape Magazine about a book, "Pop it, Stir it, Fix It, Serve it" by Laura Karr (link below). It was from 2005 and is along the quick and easy route utilizing canned foods and soda. I'm not one to buy canned goods, as I prefer making from scratch, but the flavors here sounded refreshing... and this could be a new way for me to drink my carbonated goodness without pain! I adapted her frosty pineapple quencher recipe to be lighter and utilize a fresh pineapple I had chopped and put in the freezer (core and all). The result was a thick, frosty type satisfying shake that I am now addicted to!
Pineapple Fizz, serves 2
2 cups frozen pineapple
1 tsp lemon juice
2 cups lemon lime sparking water
Blend pineapple and lemon juice in blender. Add only enough sparkling water to help blend to smooth consistency so pineapple doesn't get stuck. Turn off blender and add in remaining sparkling water and stir.