Pineapple Orange Banana Smoothie

Pineapple Orange Banana Smoothie | Get Inspired Everyday!

Pineapple Orange Banana Smoothie | Get Inspired Everyday!

Pineapple Orange Banana was my favorite flavor of juice when I was a kid, but these days we’re more nutrition savvy, and juice is no longer the breakfast staple it once was. Enter the smoothie… complete with all the fiber, and packed with vitamins and minerals!

Pineapple Orange Banana Smoothie | Get Inspired Everyday!

I don’t have anything against juice per se, but now that I know there are better options, I tend to steer clear of it (except for fresh pressed juices of course). Regular store bought juice is essentially liquid fruit sugar, and because it’s been pasteurized you’re missing a lot of the live enzymes, along with the vitamins and minerals.

The great thing about smoothies is they’re so much easier to make than making your own juice first thing in the morning. We try to make a couple of green juices at home every week, but I always rely on smoothies to get plenty of produce from day to day.

Pineapple Orange Banana Smoothie | Get Inspired Everyday! Pineapple Orange Banana Smoothie | Get Inspired Everyday!

So if you’re not feeling like a green smoothie first thing, give this one a try – the tropical flavor is bound to pick up your winter blues!

One of my favorite ways to have 2 different flavors from 1 smoothie, is to make this recipe as it’s written and pour half of it into 2 pint jars, (1 for me and 1 for my husband). Next, I add a couple handfuls of baby spinach to the blender with the remaining half of the smoothie along with about a cup of coconut water. After it’s blended I portion it into 2 containers, that way we get a fruit smoothie for breakfast, and a green smoothie for mid-morning!

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Pineapple Orange Banana Smoothie
 
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Serves: 64 ounces - 8 cups
Ingredients
  • 1 pound of fresh pineapple chunks, about 3½ cups
  • 2 large bananas, peeled
  • 1 large orange, peeled and quartered weighing 12 ounces
  • 1 cup either coconut yogurt (for vegan & dairy free) or greek yogurt
  • Optional:
  • 1-2 cups ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Blend all the ingredients in a blender until smooth.
  2. If your fruit is at room temperature, you may want to add some ice cubes to your smoothie. Add the ice only after you've blended the fruit, otherwise there's not enough room in the blender.


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23 Comments on “Pineapple Orange Banana Smoothie”

    1. I’m not sure what you mean by ‘preserved’ but if you mean canning I don’t think this recipe would work for that, especially because it contains yogurt. There are a couple of options for keeping this longer though, you can freeze the smoothie (it tastes pretty good, but not quite the same as fresh) or you can make freezer smoothie packs, (I linked to my post below on how to make those) in individual servings so that you can make smaller amounts of smoothie at one time. I hope this helps, and be sure to let me know if you have anymore questions!
      http://getinspiredeveryday.com/lifestyle/make-your-own-freezer-smoothie-packs/

  1. Tweaked a little bit and lessened most ingredients, minus the yogurt, plus chai seeds, green tea extract, unflavored protein powder, kale, spinach, and Almost/coconut milk. One of the best green smoothies ever.

  2. would frozen pineapple work ? I have a great big bag from Costco and am looking for ways to use it up.

    1. You can definitely add any kind of protein powder you like the flavor of, protein powder can sometimes give a smoothie a weird flavor, but if you have a brand you already enjoy you’ll be fine. I hope you enjoy the smoothie, and be sure to let me know if you have anymore questions!

  3. Really love the recipe, I haven try it yet, but for sure I’ll make it today, I was just wondering can I use canned pineapple? And thanks againg for your recipes.

    1. You could use canned pineapple but it will really effect the flavor, fresh pineapple is much brighter in taste and has about double the flavor of canned. You can also look for frozen pineapple chunks which would be a little closer to fresh. Hope you enjoy the recipe, and be sure to let me know if you have anymore questions!

  4. I’m hoping to include this delicious smoothie recipe in a preschool cookbook we’re making (not for sale – just for parents). We just installed a new garden (hooray!) and are celebrating with a healthy foods for little people cookbook. We have a “10 things to do with oranges/apples/spinach/bananas etc. pages” and we wanted to include this with our oranges page! Any chance you could email me a higher resolution photo of this smoothie? The image from this site is too small. If you’d rather not have this is a cookbook – totally fine. We DO credit you and your website after the recipe. Thanks!

    1. That would be fine if you’d like to use the recipe in your preschool cookbook, I love the idea of celebrating healthy foods for little people! I’ll send you a photo, and I hope you (and your parent group) enjoy this smoothie recipe!

  5. I don’t drink juice anymore because of the sugar, but you just made my day with this recipe.
    I get these cravings for something cold and refreshing and this hits the spot!

  6. “Regular store bought juice is essentially liquid fruit sugar” amen to that my friend. I try to explain this to my friends but they don’t seem to grasp the concept.
    They think that store bought juice is the same as fresh pressed juice. They just don’t get it….
    Anyways this is a great smoothie Kari, I’m loving that you mixed pineapple with orange, such a great combo!

    1. There are so many of the concepts that we all grew up with, all the while thinking it was a ‘healthy start’ to the day! I love that there’s so much information getting out there now about the benefits of eating real, whole foods! 🙂

  7. You have won me over with the color of this smoothie! That orange/banana/pineapple combo is gorgeous smoothie style. I’m a total freak when it comes to juice, I won’t let my kids touch it with a 10 foot pole (store bought kind) so my neighbors think I’m a total wacko. They offered my kids a Capri Sun the other day and one of those Hugs drinks (100% refined sugar) and I was like, um, I can’t let them drink that! I know I’m insane, but I just can’t do it. Your smoothie tastes so much better and have all the vitamins and minerals I’m looking for. Thanks =)

    1. Let them think you’re crazy, your kids will thanks you later when they grow into strong healthy adults! The funny thing is, even with all the processed food out there it seems like kids will still gravitate to the healthy choices if it’s offered – my nieces and nephews love fresh fruits and veggies, and smoothies are always a hit! 🙂

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