Start your day with this Healthy Pineapple Banana Smoothie Recipe. It is delicious, loaded with tropical flavors and can be made in under 5 minutes with just 2 minutes of prep time and will sail you through the morning. Here is how to make Banana Pineapple Smoothie Recipe.
Who doesn’t love a delicious, hearty breakfast to start the day? And if it’s healthy too, their is no looking back. Smoothies are my all time breakfast favourites and I churn them in all possible combinations and this healthy Pineapple smoothie is my go to recipe for a easy smoothie fix.
Last week I got a fabulously fresh pineapple from our local road side vendor and while half of it was snacked upon, the remaining half went into making this delicious and simple Pineapple Banana Smoothie.
With the availability of low fat greek yogurt easily in India now, It’s my preferred type of yogurt for smoothie recipes as it makes them thick and luscious and still keep the calorie count under check. However, if it’s not available, you can use the regular curd. You can strain the curd for a few hours before adding it in smoothies for extra richness.
So if you are on a weightloss journey or wanting to eat something healthy and delicious, do give this Pineapple Banana Smoothie a try :). It’s a great mason jar recipe too which you can sip on the go.
Health benefits of Pineapple & Banana
Pineapple is rich in Vit C which helps in building up body’s immunity.
It is rich in Manganese which helps in building strong bones and connective tissues.
It is rich in dietary fibres and aids in digestion.
Pineapple has anti inflammatory properties, reduce excessive coagulation of the blood and reduce mucus in the throat and nose.
Banana are rich in fibre.
They help control asthma and reduces the risk of blood cancer.
The fiber, potassium, vitamin C and B6 content in bananas support heart health.
Regular consumption of banana keeps diabetes in check
What is Greek Yogurt?
Greek Yogurt is yogurt that has been strained to remove most of it’s whey resulting in a thick creamy yogurt. Greek yogurt is lower in lactose and has double the protein content as compared to regular yogurt. You can read more about the benefits of greek yogurt here.
Tips to make best Pineapple Banana Smoothie Recipe
I like to freeze my fruits for a couple of hours before throwing them in the blender. The smoothies comes out super chilled and thick and their is no need to add extra ice cubes to it.
Frozen Pineapple and bananas gives a very nice texture to this healthy Pineapple Banana Greek Yogurt Smoothie.
You can use almond milk or Cashew Yogurt to make a vegan version of this Pineapple and Banana Smoothie. You can also make it with coconut milk.
Also do not forget to replace honey with maple syrup if you are doing it Vegan.
Please please don’t use caned pineapple or canned pineapple juice to make this healthy Pineapple Banana Smoothie. It will definitely not do justice to this recipe and you will end up with something that is not healthy, will taste yikes and their is no point in using canned pineapple when you get such beautiful fresh ones so easily.
You can add flax seed powder and other dry fruits like almond or cashew nuts to this smoothie to make it even more healthier.
Variations of Banana Pineapple Smoothie
You can add spinach, orange juice, mango, kiwi, strawberry, kale, coconut water, coconut milk, pumpkin, flax seeds, chia seeds etc to this smoothie recipe and make new versions for yourself.
Other interesting options to add in this smoothie are orange, peach, papaya, apple, blueberry, passion fruit, ginger and cinnamon.
How to freeze Banana and Pineapple for smoothie?
To freeze banana and pineapple, chop them in small pieces and put them on a baking tray in a single layer. Freeze for 6-8 hours. Scoop them in a freezer safe bag once they are frozen and store for 8-10 months. Keep using whenever you need them.
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Pineapple Banana Smoothie Recipe
Healthy Pineapple Banana Smoothie
Start your day with this Healthy Pineapple Banana Smoothie Recipe. It is delicious and can be made in under 5 minutes with just 2 minutes of prep time.
Add all the ingredients in a blender.
Blend until smooth.
Pour in serving glasses and garnish with mint leaves and pineapple wedges.
You can use any yogurt if Greek Yogurt is not available.
Use maple syrup instead of honey if you want vegan version.
Use any vegan yogurt like cashew Curd, bean curd etc for vegan version.
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