Our orange pineapple smoothie recipe is the simplest way to make a nutritious vitamin boost.
Is Orange Pineapple Smoothie Healthy?
Yes, we believe it is good for your health.
Orange juice and pineapple are rich in antioxidants like vitamin C, A, and B6 while also containing a variety of other nutrients such as manganese, copper, iron, calcium, etc. Blending the two together with a little ice gives you a delicious health boost.
In addition to these nutrients, each serving contains just 119 calories. If you only require a small amount to meet your daily calorie goal, low-calorie beverages such as this one are ideal.
Around 52 of those 119 calories come from added sugar. This amount accounts for approximately 26 percent of the recommended upper limit for a 2000-calorie diet.
The ingredients list is actually pretty simple:
To make the most delicious and flavorful smoothie, use ripe pineapples for their sweetness and stronger aroma. There are numerous techniques for selecting a ripe pineapple, but our favorite is to gently sniff the pineapple’s bottom. It should smell floral and sweet.
You can also use fresh whole oranges, but we found it more convenient to just slice the fruit in half and squeeze out the juice rather than peeling away the rind. If you have time, however, we encourage you to use the orange flesh — it will provide you with additional fiber.
Oranges should be firm and heavy in proportion to their size, with fine-textured skin and no soft spots.
They should be free of blemishes and cuts. Scars may form on the peel where the young fruits brush against the tree, but these surface flaws are not an indication of the fruit’s quality.
To avoid spoiling the fruit, there are two ways to store it properly.
Allowing them to sit at room temperature in the pantry—or even in a fruit basket in the kitchen—will result in a juicier fruit. It’s the preferred method if you’re certain you’ll consume the oranges within a couple of days.
The second option is to store the oranges in the refrigerator. They won’t be as juicy, but you’ll get a much longer shelf life in exchange. It’s the best option if you’re purchasing in bulk or if someone generously shares their harvest with you.
How Long Does This Smoothie Last?
As with most smoothies, it’s best to consume it all at once to avoid it becoming watery and discolored. Otherwise, we recommend omitting the ice during production to make storage easier.
If you wish to keep it for two days, combine everything in a large container and seal it tightly. Whenever you need, blend with ice.
Divide it into small portions and store it in Ziploc bags rather than containers to extend its shelf life. They facilitate individual storage/use.
When left alone, most smoothies will self-separate into layers, which is normal and does not indicate spoilage. Typically, spoiled smoothies have an unpleasant odor and may contain molds.
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.
The orange pineapple smoothie is a refreshing and healthy drink that's perfect for a morning boost.