Our family has been drinking smoothies nonstop this summer. Like our favorite green smoothie, we love this Strawberry, Pineapple, Banana Smoothie for a snack or breakfast. It’s healthy and creamy, offers protein and nutrients, and its fruity flavor and pretty, pink color makes it widely appealing, whether you are blending it up for kids or for yourself it’s sure to be a favorite.
Let’s talk ingredients & benefits:
Strawberries are rich in fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants. They are among the top 20 most antioxidant-rich fruits. One serving of strawberries (about 8 berries) contains more vitamin C than an orange.
Bananas are a good source of fiber, potassium, and magnesium. Your body digests the sugar in a banana more slowly than refined sugars, so you get lasting energy.
Pineapple is packed with nutrients, antioxidants, and other helpful compounds, such as enzymes that can fight inflammation and disease. Pineapple and its compounds have been linked to many health benefits, including aiding digestion, boosting immunity, and speeding up recovery from surgery, among others.
Greek Yogurt adds protein.
Almond Milk is mild in flavor and creamy in consistency making it ideal for smoothie making.
Honey will add sweetness.
Vanilla will heighten the flavors.
Chia Seeds. contain quercetin, an antioxidant that can reduce your risk of developing several health conditions. They are also high in fiber, which can help to lower high blood pressure.
How to make this Strawberry, Pineapple, Banana Smoothie:
All you have to do is, place all of the ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.
The result: an AMAZING Strawberry, Pineapple, Banana Smoothie!
As with any smoothie recipe, this Strawberry, Pineapple, Banana Smoothie is ultra-versatile. I often add 2 handfuls of spinach. Please note though, the color will change from pretty pink to unappealing brown, but rest assured, it will have the same delicious taste.
Optional add-ins & variations:
Of course, you can mix in whatever you’d like to customize your Strawberry, Pineapple, Banana Smoothie! But at the same time: if you want it to be perfect, you’ve got to use flavors that work. Here are some ideas:
Other fruit you can add: You can add a handful of other fruit. Don’t add too much, especially if fruit is frozen. 1/2 cup of fruit like peaches or mango should be good or substitute 1 cup of the frozen strawberries for blueberry.
Whole grains: Add up to 1/4 cup quick or rolled oats or wheat bran to add more fiber, calories and complex carbohydrates making this smoothie more of a meal.
Almond butter: Adding nut butters to smoothies is an instant way to make them more satisfying. The healthy fats in almond butter will keep you full for longer. You can swap in any nut butter you like. To make the Strawberry Smoothie nut-free, use sunflower seed butter.
Peanut butter: Add this for a more dessert like feel.
A scoop of protein powder: Whey protein will dissolve better. If you add plant-based protein powder, you will have to add a splash more liquid, since there usually made with peas and brown rice they are more absorbent.
Ground Flaxseed: Adding 2 tablespoons will help you stay fuller longer.
Are you ready to make your best Strawberry, Pineapple, Banana Smoothie? Let’s do it!
A Strawberry, Pineapple, & Banana Smoothie that’s healthy, refreshing, and delicious! Made with strawberries, pineapple, banana, Greek yogurt, almond milk, chia seeds and honey. Perfect for kids and adults.
1¼ almond milk
1/3 cup Vanilla Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon Honey
1 teaspoon Vanilla essence
1 frozen Banana
2 cups frozen strawberries
1 cup frozen pineapple
4 tablespoons chia seeds
½ – ¾ filtered water
Blend all ingredients together until smooth.
Top with chia seeds if desired. Serve Immediately. Enjoy!
Prep Time:5 minutes
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