Banana Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie
This Strawberry Banana Pineapple Smoothie contains no added sugar and won’t derail your diet. Sweet strawberries, creamy bananas, and a splash of pineapple juice helps brighten the smoothie and gives it a subtle tropical vibe!
Healthy Fruit Smoothie Recipe
I love sweet, fruity smoothies. They’re so refreshing and go down quickly and easily. But they can be sugar minefields, and many clock in with stats that should make them meals, not snacks.
Luckily, this banana strawberry pineapple smoothie has no added sugar and won’t derail your diet. It’s made with just three (real) ingredients: strawberries, bananas, and pineapple juice. Plus, it’s naturally vegan, gluten-free, contains no added sugar, and it’s healthy.
Strawberries and bananas are such a great combo. I grew up with good old-fashioned strawberry-banana yogurt and it was my favorite. The flavors in the smoothie remind me of all the brown bagged lunches of my childhood.
A splash of pineapple juice helps brighten the smoothie and gives it a subtle tropical vibe. If you don’t have pineapple juice, use orange juice, or another favorite. You just need something to help your blender get going.
I used frozen strawberries and previously frozen banana chunks. That way you don’t have to add ice, which waters down the smoothie.
Bananas are instrumental in smoothies because they add creaminess, without adding milk or yogurt, and bananas add fullness. The longer you blend, the fluffier the smoothie gets thanks to bananas.
This banana pineapple smoothie recipe recipe makes two smoothies. One for you, and one to share. Or one now, and one later if you freeze the leftovers.
Dirty the blender once and drink twice is my motto. But I doubt you’ll even want to save it for later. I sure didn’t.
How to Make Banana Strawberry Pineapple Smoothies
Add the frozen strawberries and banana chunks to a blender, then pour in half the pineapple juice (you want to add just enough juice to get the smoothie going). Blend on high power until the smoothie becomes creamy, pouring in more pineapple juice as needed to reach your desired consistency. The longer you blend the healthy smoothie, the fluffier it will become!
Pour the strawberry pineapple smoothie into two glasses. If you want to freeze the second smoothie portion, cover a freezer-safe glass with plastic wrap or store in a freezer bag or a glass jar with a lid. You want to cover the smoothie somehow to prevent it from absorbing the freezer smells!
When you’re ready to enjoy your frozen smoothie, let it rest on your counter for 30 minutes before digging in. This will warm the smoothie just enough to make it creamy again.
Can I Use Fresh Fruit in This Easy Smoothie Recipe?
Yep, you can use fresh or frozen fruit in this smoothie recipe (or a combination of both!). Just know that if you use fresh fruit you’ll need to add ice to the smoothie to achieve a smoothie consistency. Adding ice can water down the flavors of the pineapple smoothie, but it will still taste good.
Tips for the Best Fruit Smoothie
The riper the bananas, the sweeter they’ll be. When you see bundles of very ripe bananas on sale at your grocery store, snatch them up. Just peel them, break them into 2-inch chunks, throw them into a Ziplock, and that’s your banana strawberry pineapple smoothie stash.
When buying the pineapple juice (or your juice of choice) for this fruit smoothie, check the ingredients list to confirm that fruit juice is the only ingredient. Many store-bought juices contain corn syrup or other sweeteners, which you want to avoid.
Lastly, feel free to switch up this recipe to suit your tastes. Consider this banana strawberry pineapple smoothie recipe a guideline for any smoothie you’re craving. The toughest part about making the perfect smoothie is getting the fruit to liquid ratio just right, but I’ve already done the hardest work for you!
More Fruit Smoothie Recipes:
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- Yogurt and Frozen Fruit Smoothie — Smoothie recipes with frozen fruit are the best because they don’t need any ice to reach the perfect consistency!
- PB&J Smoothie — The smoothie gets its jelly flavor from berries rather than actual jelly. And of course, don’t be skimpy on the peanut butter!
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- Fudgy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie — This vegan, gluten-free smoothie is thick, rich, and tastes like drinkable chocolate-peanut butter fudge.
- 8 ounces strawberries (about 2 cups, I used whole, frozen berries)
- 2 medium ripe bananas, peeled (previously frozen into chunks is ideal)
- about 1 cup pineapple juice, or as necessary (substitute with orange juice or your favorite juice medley)
- To the canister of a blender, add the strawberries, bananas, and about 1/2 cup juice. Add enough juice only as necessary to get blender moving and until desired smoothie consistency is reached.
- Blend on high power until smooth and creamy. The longer you blend, the fluffier the mixture tends to become due to the bananas.
- Pour mixture into 2 glasses and serve immediately. Extra portion will keep airtight in the freezer for up to 1 month (cover a freezer-safe glass with plasticwrap or place inside a ziplock to prevent freezer smells). Allow to come up to room temp for about 30 minutes before serving.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 349 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 80mg Carbohydrates: 86g Fiber: 7g Sugar: 60g Protein: 4g
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