Yum! This is way better than I expected it to be for some reason. I usually have canned pineapple and juice in the cabinets and used that. I used the juice that came with the pineapple and what I didn’t have I opened a juice. I always have frozen bananas in the house for smoothies so I used a frozen one. They make for frothier smoothies anyway. The two alone are a great combination together. I got about 2 servings out of mine.
HEALTHY PINEAPPLE SMOOTHIE WITH BANANA
1 1/2 cups baby-cut carrots (7 ounces)
1 cup chopped fresh pineapples (5 ounces)
1/4 cup orange juice (2 ounces)
1/2 ripe banana
1 cup water
- Add all ingredients to a blender container.
- Blend until smooth, about 30 seconds.
- Serve immediately.
This is a fantastic alternative. I’m not vegan or lactose intolerant, I just like eating healthy. I wanted to make homemade pudding, but when I looked recipes up it called for eggs and such. I just wanted to keep it simple and healthy. This recipes provides just that. Its great tasting and can easily be changed around a little bit to make it more interesting. The first night I made it, I pretty much stuck to the recipe but I used dark chocolate almond milk instead of soy…it was simple and delicious. However, the second time, my boyfriend added a little peanut butter and a handfull of chocolate chips…that too was delicious.
CHOCOLATE, AVOCADO, & BANANA SMOOTHIE RECIPE
½ large avocado
1 tablespoon raw honey
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
¼ cup ice
½ cup coconut milk
Water to cover all ingredients
- Blend avocado, banana, and coconut milk until smooth.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until desired consistency is reached.
Our whole family starts nearly every day with this thick, delicious smoothie.I tried this recipe today and it was good. I did use regular yogurt instead of honey, maple syrup or white sugar and it still came out good. I also omitted the wheat germ because I didn’t have that either and I also added fat free milk to make it a little thinner. I used fresh strawberries and bananas.
Delicious and great for breakfast! I love finding ways to use wheat germ so this was perfect. To cut down on the fat and calories but not on the taste I used non-fat Greek yogurt.
I used fresh strawberries instead of frozen. I also used an non-fat Greek yogurt which was something new for me, but delicious nonetheless. I didn’t have any wheat germ so I put in a little flax seed instead. This was great and I’m definitely thinking about making it for breakfasts. i found this very thick, so much so that it was impossible to blend without adding some liquid. It is also very sweet, although the flavor is great.
HOMEMADE STRAWBERRY BANANA YOGURT SMOOTHIE
- 1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
- 2 heaping cups fresh strawberries, hulled and rinsed
- 1 firm banana, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
- 2 tsp honey, maple syrup or white sugar (plus more to taste)
- 1 cup of ice (optional)
- Drop all of the ingredients into the blender jar and blend on the highest speed for 40 seconds. Serve immediately.
This is a wonderfully healthy and refreshing smoothie…perfect for the summertime. I made it this morning and loved it. Next time, I’ll add the milk and ice cubes first and crush the ice a bit before adding the rest. It got to be a bit much for my blender when I added everything at once. Maybe because I used frozen fruit.
Delicious! I scaled this recipe down to one serving and it came out bursting with flavor. 1 cup fresh orange juice I had, 1 cup frozen cherries, and I added apple and banana and this smoothie came out just great. Perfect flavor combination; you wouldn’t think it’s something healthy:)
Wow. I never in my whole life have tasted something so good as this. The lemonade mix really adds a twist. Again, Wow. Is spactacular. The fruit inside the smoothie really help your energy raise. You will feel so good after drinking this smoothie. Its spectacular.
VERY BERRY MORNING SMOOTHIE
1 cup frozen cherries
1/2 cup frozen black currants (or blueberries)
1 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
- Place all the ingredients, excluding chia seeds, in a blender and process until smooth.
- Divide the smoothies between two cups and stir in the chia seeds.
- P.S. If you prefer, you can blend in the chia seeds together with the smoothie. I like to stir them in after blending because I like to feel the seeds.