Our banana pineapple smoothie recipe is the perfect blend of healthful, delicious ingredients.
If you run out of smoothie ideas, try this delicious mixture of four types of fruits, spinach, and Greek yogurt. Such diversity lends the drink an abundance of flavor, making the journey to a healthy diet considerably easier.
Besides instructions and measurements, our recipe also provides nutritional information and tips for customizing this drink to your preferences.
These nutrients come with 146 calories, within our 250-calorie limit for a drink. Check out our guidelines to learn more about our fixed limits for different types of foods, to make calorie management easier.
Similarly, we also try to limit our added sugar content. As such, we only sweeten each serving with 1/4 tbsp honey, containing about 4 g sugar. This is 8% of the recommended daily allowance.
The ingredients for our banana pineapple smoothie recipe are: banana, pineapple, strawberry, spinach, Greek yogurt, orange juice, honey, and ice.
This smoothie should taste deliciously sweet and tangy. Therefore, it’s important that you pick ripe fruits for the maximum amount of sweetness:
Ripe bananas are soft to squeeze with a yellow or green skin. If left in the fridge for a few days, they’ll continue to ripen and turn super sweet.
Ripe strawberries are shiny and plump, and their crown is vibrantly green.
Ripe pineapples emit a strong and sweet floral scent at the bottom, so it’s a good idea to give the bottom of each one a quick sniff to find the ones that are best for your smoothie.
While bananas and strawberries are often used whole, it’s best to remove the core from pineapples. The core is edible, but its fibrous texture will affect your smoothie’s consistency.
For the same reason, we also cut the stems off the spinach. They make a nice vegetable sauté or quiche filling, but they’re definitely not for smoothies.
For Greek yogurt and orange juice, there are plenty of options that can be used interchangeably. You can either make them at home or choose from a variety of good quality products at the supermarket or small organic store — all are healthy options. Still, make sure that they are unsweetened. Sweetened products are not particularly bad for you, but we want you to actively regulate the amount of added sugar you consume within the day.
Can I Use Frozen Fruits for this Smoothie?
Yes, you totally can. Using frozen fruits will result in a denser smoothie that you can scoop and eat like frozen yogurt. Of course, there’s no need to include ice in this case.
You can either look for the produce in the frozen foods section or make them right at home. Simply cut the fruit into small pieces, spread them out on a tray, freeze them, and then transfer them to sealable bags.
Storage and Freezing the Leftover
Like bread, smoothies taste best as soon as they are made. Storage, although possible, won’t really retain the smoothie’s integrity. The color and texture will change, and the ground ice will turn into water, no matter if it’s kept in the fridge or freezer.
However, leaving out the ice and blending the rest of the ingredients to a ‘smoothie purée’ is one way to store your smoothie.
Once that’s done, portion the ‘smoothie purée’ into small bags and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months. When you feel like a smoothie you can just blend the purée quickly with ice for a refreshing glass of smoothie with almost uncompromised quality.
Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef who believes that joy is the secret ingredient to delicious food. At Healthy Recipes 101, Tuyet personally tests and simplifies every recipe, ensuring maximum flavor with minimal effort. With a background at prestigious French restaurants P’TI Saigon and Le Corto, Tuyet knows how to make every dish exceptional.
Luna Regina is an accomplished writer and author who dedicates her career to empowering home cooks and making cooking effortless for everyone. She is the founder of HealthyKitchen101.com and HealthyRecipes101.com, where she works with her team to develop easy, nutritious recipes and help aspiring cooks choose the right kitchen appliances.
Natalie Butler is a registered dietitian nutritionist with a passion to help others live their best life through food, fitness, safer beauty and a healthy lifestyle. She has expertise with a variety of diets and diseases and believes that there is no one-size-fits-all approach for health.
Tropical delight with banana and pineapple flavors!