This Strawberry Banana Pineapple Smoothie is a perfect healthy treat for breakfast, snack, or any time you want to blend up and enjoy some delicious fresh fruit.
The addition of protein powder makes this smoothie a meal replacement option too, and while I don't do it every day, I like having a smoothie for lunch on days when I'm really busy. It's a very convenient and easy way to have a healthy lunch.
Smoothies are simple to make and take just 5 minutes to make in your blender.
If you love strawberry and banana smoothies you might like a Strawberry Banana Milkshake too.
STRAWBERRY BANANA PINEAPPLE SMOOTHIE RECIPE
The combination of strawberries, pineapple, and banana makes a smoothie that is sweet, creamy, and a little bit tangy.
You can use fresh or frozen fruit in this strawberry banana pineapple smoothie recipe, and your options for healthy and tasty add-ins are nearly endless.
Kids love this smoothie, and mine ask for it often. I like to keep the ingredients on hand so we can make strawberry banana pineapple smoothies all the time. Sometimes we switch it up and make Strawberry Banana Peanut Butter Smoothies too!
This recipe makes two servings, and that's the perfect amount for my blender. Feel free to do two batches, or cut the ingredients in half to make a single serving.
INGREDIENTS IN STRAWBERRY BANANA PINEAPPLE SMOOTHIE
Milk - You can use whatever type of dairy or dairy-free milk that you prefer.
Frozen Pineapple - Frozen pineapple is easy to find in grocery stores all year long. If you have fresh pineapple, you can use that too.
Banana - You will need one ripe banana for two servings of this smoothie. I like to make sure the banana has some brown spots on it so that it's sweet.
Strawberries - Remove the hulls from the strawberries. Frozen berries can also be used. See recipe notes for more details about substituting frozen ingredients.
Vanilla Protein Powder - This is optional, but I find that it makes my smoothies much more filling. You can use an unflavored protein if you prefer.
Ice - You may want to add ice to get the right icy consistency. This will depend on if your fruits are frozen or not.
If you have any questions about this strawberry banana pineapple smoothie recipe, please leave a comment below and I will get back to you.
HOW TO MAKE STRAWBERRY BANANA PINEAPPLE SMOOTHIE
I love smoothie recipes because they really can't get any simpler. Just throw the ingredients in the blender and go. This strawberry banana pineapple smoothie is one of our go-to smoothies.
- Add all ingredients to the blender jar in the order they are listed, being sure to add the milk to the blender first.
- Blend until Smooth.
- If needed, add ice or additional milk for consistency.
- Enjoy right away.
These numbered steps are for illustration purposes only. For the complete list of ingredients and instructions, please see the recipe below.
HOW TO TELL IF A BANANA IS RIPE
A banana is ripe if the stem is no longer green, it's easy to peel, and it snaps off the stem easily.
I like bananas that have some brown spots, because they tend to be a little sweeter.
CAN I FREEZE BANANAS FOR SMOOTHIES?
This is one of my favorite cooking hacks. If your bananas are ripe but you don't want to use them just yet, peel them and chop into slices, then put the slices in a plastic freezer bag.
Frozen banana slices are then perfectly ripe for all of your smoothie making needs.
OPTIONAL STAWBERRY BANANA PINEAPPLE SMOOTHIE ADD-INS:
- 1 scoop of plain or vanilla protein powder
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon nut butter - try peanut butter, almond butter, or cashew butter
- 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon hemp hearts
- ½ cup of additional fruit like blueberries or raspberries
- Feel free to add in any of your personal favorite smoothie ingredients.
TIPS FOR MAKING SMOOTHIES
Always put the liquid in the blender first, before the frozen and solid things. This will help keep the blender from jamming up.
Omit the ice if you are using frozen ingredients, like a frozen chopped banana. Then add ice until you get your desired consistency.
If your smoothie calls for two or more types of fruit, don't use all frozen fruit, otherwise the liquid will freeze the fruit and the blender will jam up.
If you like a thinner smoothie, add more water, milk, or dairy free milk.
If you like a thicker smoothie, add more fresh or frozen fruit, or yogurt.
For a sweeter smoothie, add additional sweet fruits or add a tablespoon of honey, agave, or maple syrup.
MORE SMOOTHIE RECIPES
Did you make this Strawberry Banana Pineapple Smoothie? Please leave a comment below letting me know what you thought.
- 1 cup milk (or dairy-free milk of choice)
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 1 small banana, peeled and sliced
- 1 cup strawberries, hulled
- 1 serving vanilla protein powder (optional)
- ½ cup ice, optional for consistency
- Add all ingredients to the blender jar in the order that they are listed, with the milk being added to the blender jar first.
- Blend until smooth.
- Add more milk or ice for preferred consistency.
- Enjoy right away.
- You can use fresh or frozen strawberries, fresh or frozen bananas, and fresh or frozen pineapple. Just make sure to use only 1 frozen fruit otherwise the blender may jam up.
- You can use milk or your dairy-free milk of choice in this smoothie recipe.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 297Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 93mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 5gSugar: 36gProtein: 18g
This nutrition info is based on the exact ingredients and brands that I used a the time. It may not be 100% accurate. Please check your ingredients nutrition labels.