Pineapple, Mint and Banana Smoothie

Pineapple mint and banana smoothie

This pineapple, mint and banana smoothie is my family’s new favorite breakfast and afternoon smoothie. It’s tangy and minty and honestly tastes like a creamsicle. I bet even your pickiest kids will love this smoothie. I made this smoothie up for Zoe the week she attended her intense dance camp. She’s not a huge fan of bananas, but I wanted her to get some potassium in her diet, so I knew the smoothie route was the way to go. I also read that pineapple contains a substance called bromelain, which is a group of digestive enzymes that can be instrumental in reducing inflammation and healing wounds. This smoothie sounded like the perfect breakfast smoothie for a girl that was going to be on her feet dancing for 6 hours a day.

This smoothie is a great way to get rid of those browned bananas and all those leftover mint leaves you have sitting around from making those minty limeades. You don’t need to fuss with cutting up a fresh pineapple to make this either. I always use frozen pineapple, (from Trader Joes) and I love it because you don’t need to add any additional ice. It’s the perfect smoothie to cool off with on a hot summer day.

Pineapple mint and banana smoothie

Pineapple, Mint and Banana Smoothie:

recipe from The Very Best Of Recipes for Health: 250 Recipes and More from the Popular Feature on NYTimes.comir?t=marmamcoo 20&l=as2&o=1&a=1605295736The Very Best Recipes for Health
makes 16 ounces

  • 1 heaping cup of fresh or frozen pineapple – I used frozen pineapple
  • 1 medium ripe banana, fresh or frozen – try to use a riper banana as the smoothie will be sweeter
  • 3/4 cup almond milk, nut milk, or milk of choice  – I use my homemade vanilla almond milk
  • 6 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey – I always use a local honey to help with seasonal allergies – Note: If you’re using sweetened almond milk, you may not need the honey.
  • optional – 2 to 3 ice cubes if you’re using fresh pineapple – I didn’t use ice cubes as I used frozen pineapple

pineapple mint and banana smoothie ingredients

Place the almond milk, pineapple, banana, mint leaves and honey into a blender.

pineapple mint and banana smoothie in the blender

Blend away until smooth.

pineapple mint and banana smoothie blended

Pour into a glass and drink up!

Pineapple mint and banana smoothie

Yes, it’s that simple!  That’s why I love smoothies, they’re quick to make and delicious.

With love Jackie

Pineapple, Mint and Banana Smoothie

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Recipe by Jackie
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Total time

5

minutes

    Ingredients

    • 1 heaping cup of fresh or frozen pineapple - I used frozen pineapple

    • 1 medium ripe banana, fresh or frozen - try to use a riper banana as the smoothie will be sweeter

    • ¾ cup almond milk, nut milk, or milk of choice - I use my homemade vanilla almond milk

    • 6 fresh mint leaves

    • 1 teaspoon raw honey - I always use a local honey to help with seasonal allergies - Note: If you're using sweetened almond or rice milk, you may not need the honey

    • optional - 2 to 3 ice cubes if you're using fresh pineapple - I didn't use ice cubes as I used frozen pineapple

    Directions

    • Place the almond milk, pineapple, banana, mint leaves and honey into a blender.

    • Blend away until smooth.

    • Pour into a glass and drink up!

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      22 thoughts on “Pineapple, Mint and Banana Smoothie”

      1. I love using fresh fruit and forgoing the ice cubes, too 🙂 This smoothie sounds delicious- maybe I’ll use raspberries instead of pineapple (that’s what I have in the freezeer :)!

      2. okay you wouldn’t believe me unless you saw me but you know i am not a smoothie girl but trying so hard to do it for health reasons and all (even though i eat well I still feel like i need more hence thought I would start trying to do the “more” by drinking smoothies). Anyway- had my first one the other day and loved it. So trying this the next time! Baby steps- so next time is like next week but still- its next time right? LOL!

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        1. Good luck finding one 🙂 It doesn’t need to be a powerhouse blender! Hope you’re having fun girl! xoxo, Jackie

        1. Hi Dani! I thought you would like this smoothie. It’s super sweet and almost feels like a dessert, but it isn’t! That’s what I love about it because it satisfies my sweet tooth. Have a great day 🙂 xoxo, Jackie

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      5. This is delicious! I’m having one right now on the deck at the cabin, and it’ll be a frequent companion, I can tell already. I must be having a “MarinMama” day – had leftover Lacinato Kale Salad for lunch (I added a little onion – good!), and I’m making the Israeli Cousous Salad for dinner. Wish I had some fresh basil and heirloom tomatoes – I’d be making the bruschetta, too!

        1. Hi Marilyn! Great to hear from you again. I’m so happy to hear that you’re having a “Marin mama” day at your cabin, it makes me smile. It sounds like the perfect day and setting. I love that you’re enjoying the recipes, especially the kale salad and this smoothie. I hope the couscous salad turned out well for you. Enjoy the peace of the cabin. I would so love to be sitting back on a deck right about now! xoxo, Jackie

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      7. Anna @ Garnish with Lemon

        My kids have been totally into smoothies after school. The mint sounds so refreshing in this recipe. Looks like a winner!

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      9. Protein is a really important part of a strong breakfast that will stick with you. This looks like a great recipe, but I am confused about why you chose rice or almond milk which are both poor sources of protein over soy milk, skim milk or Greek yogurt which are all great sources of protein & would really round out the shake to make it a good breakfast option. Any thoughts?

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