Strawberry Banana Pineapple Smoothie is a delicious drink to start your day. Make it in under 10 minutes using 6 simple ingredients ( gluten-free, can be easily made vegan)
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About Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie
When the summer hits and the season of fresh and juicy strawberries starts, I can’t think of a better healthy breakfast option than this delicious Strawberry Banana Pineapple Smoothie.
Tangy and sweet from the use of fresh strawberries and pineapple, this refreshing smoothie can be made with or without yogurt.
It is the easiest thing to make and the tropical flavor from sweet pineapple and bananas is to die for. If you are on a weight loss journey, this one is for you.
You can try out a lot of variations around the basic recipe of this strawberry pineapple banana smoothie. Add in the ingredients you like and skip the ones you don’t.
You can also make it thicker and serve it as a smoothie bowl topped with your favorite toppings.
This recipe is gluten-free and can be easily made vegan. You can also double or triple the recipe as per your requirement.
Strawberry and pineapple smoothie is also a great meal prep idea. Make a big batch and pour it into mason jars. Just grab one mason jar on busy mornings and your breakfast is sorted.
Health Benefits Of Strawberries And Pineapples
One cup of strawberries contains about 160% of the daily recommended intake of vitamin C. This important vitamin is a powerful antioxidant that can help protect the body against damage from free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can contribute to the development of chronic diseases such as cancer.
Vitamin C is also essential for maintaining healthy skin and connective tissue. It helps the body produce collagen, a protein that gives skin its elasticity. Strawberries also contain ellagic acid, another compound with antioxidant properties that may help protect against cancer.
In addition to their antioxidant content, strawberries are a good source of fiber. Fiber is important for gut health and helps keep us feeling full after eating. One cup of strawberries contains 3 grams of fiber.
Strawberries are also a good source of folic acid, a B vitamin that is important for pregnant women. Folic acid helps prevent birth defects of the brain and spine.
Pineapples are rich in vitamin C, beta-carotene, antioxidants, and enzymes. These nutrients have been linked to several health benefits, including improved digestion, reduced inflammation, and boosted immunity.
Pineapples are also a good source of fiber. Fiber is important for gut health and helps keep us feeling full after eating. One cup of pineapple contains 2 grams of fiber.
Pineapples are low in calories and fat-free, making them an excellent choice for people watching their weight. They are also a good source of manganese, an essential mineral that plays a role in bone development and metabolism.
Strawberries – You need to freeze the strawberries for 5-6 hours. To save time, you can buy frozen strawberries in bulk at Costco or freeze them at home when they are in season.
Banana – Frozen banana makes the smoothie super creamy. Skip adding it if you don’t like bananas in your smoothies.
Pineapple – Choose a ripe and juicy fresh pineapple. Peel the skin using a sharp knife and then cut the flesh into cubes. Freeze the cubes for 5-6 hours.
You can use canned pineapple too. Just drain the liquid in which it was preserved.
Plain Yogurt – I like to add plain yogurt to my smoothies for a creamy texture and to make them more filling. You can use strawberry-flavored yogurt or vanilla yogurt in place of plain yogurt.
Greek yogurt also works great.
Milk – Use whole milk (full-fat milk), skim milk, or low-fat milk. Plant-based milk like coconut milk, soy milk, cashew milk, oat milk, almond milk, etc also works great in this healthy strawberry pineapple smoothie recipe.
To make the strawberry flavor even stronger, use strawberry milk in place of plain milk.
Sweetener – Depending on whether or not strawberries and pineapple are sweet, you can add or avoid honey or sugar to sweeten the smoothie. Maple syrup and agave nectar can also be used.
I sometimes add seedless medjool dates to sweeten my smoothie.
How To Make Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie
Wash 10-12 strawberries with water. Remove the green leafy part using a knife and chop the strawberries into small pieces. Freeze them for 5-6 hours.
Peel the pineapple and chop it into ½-inch chunks. Freeze ½ cup pineapple chunks for 5-6 hours.
Peel and cut a large banana into slices. Freeze for 5-6 hours.
Blend The Smoothie
- 10-12 frozen strawberries (rinsed, chopped, and frozen)
- 1 large peeled, sliced and frozen banana
- ½ cup frozen pineapple chunks
- ½ cup whole milk
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1 tablespoon honey (or to taste)
to the medium jar of a high-speed blender or a food processor.
Note – If the frozen fruits are very hard, then thaw them over the counter for 10 minutes before blending.
Note – If you have forgotten to freeze the fruits, add a few ice cubes while blending.
Blend until smooth.
Pour the smoothie into 2 tall serving glasses. Garnish with pineapple and strawberry slices and serve immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can make this smoothie without yogurt and milk by replacing them with coconut water, pineapple juice, orange juice, or plain water.
To make a vegan strawberry pineapple smoothie, replace dairy milk and yogurt with plant-based milk and yogurts.
You can make multiple variations of this healthy strawberry banana pineapple smoothie recipe by adding or eliminating ingredients from the basic recipe. Here are some suggestions.
Fruits – Add other fruits like apples, grapes, cantaloupe, kiwi, coconut, raspberries, blueberries, oranges, peaches, or mangoes.
Greens – You can add greens like kale or baby spinach.
Seeds – Add chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds, etc.
Other – The addition of vanilla protein powder makes this smoothie great as a pre or post-workout snack. You can also add collagen powder to it.
Smoothie Bowl – To make a banana strawberry pineapple smoothie bowl, add less milk while blending and keep the consistency thick. Transfer the thick smoothie to the serving bowl and top it with toppings of your choice such as fresh fruits, seeds, nuts, granola, coconut flakes, chocolate chips, almond butter, peanut butter, etc.
Strawberry and pineapple smoothie tastes the best when made fresh. But in case you have leftovers, you can store them in the fridge in an air-tight container for a maximum of a day.
You can chop the fruits and freeze them in an individual ziplock bag, freezer bag, or an airtight container and just blend them when ready to serve.
While drinking it again, shake well and then consume.
To make it fun for kids, you can freeze it in a popsicle mold.
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The Best Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie Recipe
- 10-12 strawberries (hulled, chopped, and frozen)
- 1 large banana (peeled, sliced, and frozen)
- ½ cup cubed pineapple (fresh or canned, frozen)
- 1 cup plain yogurt (or strawberry yogurt)
- ½ cup milk (whole, skim or low fat)
- 1 tablespoon honey (or to taste)
- Add frozen strawberries, banana, pineapple, milk, yogurt, and honey to the medium jar of a high-speed blender or a food processor.
- If the frozen fruits are very hard, then thaw them over the counter for 10 minutes before blending.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour the smoothie into 2 tall serving glasses. Garnish with pineapple and strawberry slices and serve immediately.