This refreshing banana pineapple green smoothie is the perfect snack! It’s lightly sweet, totally satisfying, and takes only minutes to make.
Smoothies can be an easy and delicious way to nourish your body with essential nutrients. Whether you’re enjoying a smoothie as a meal or a snack, there are endless options when it comes to ingredients and customizations.
Build a Better Smoothie:
To prevent your smoothie from being a sugar-bomb use water or an unsweetened-plant milk instead of juice and don’t over do the fruit. For a snack, aim to keep the fruit to ~1 cup per serving.
Tip: Use frozen fruit to make a creamier smoothie. This may eliminate the need for ice cubes. Additionally, adding a few tablespoons of rolled oats can also thicken a smoothie.
Add some green to your smoothie with a few handfuls of spinach, kale, or swiss chard. These green veggies shouldn’t really change the flavor of the smoothie but will deliver fiber and antioxidants!
Tip: Using citrus, like lemon, in a smoothie with greens helps cut down on any bitterness and “hides” the greens without adding sugar.
Round out a perfect smoothie with a source of healthy fat and/or protein by adding seeds, a nut- or seed-butter, few slices of avocado, or protein powder.
Tip: Usually 1-2 tablespoons per serving of a nut or seed butter is sufficient. However, if you are looking for ways to add more calories and protein, you could definitely increase this amount.
For those with certain digestive issues, like Gastroparesis, a smoothie can be a great way to get in nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables in an easy-to-digest way since they are blendedized.
This Banana Pineapple Green Smoothie smoothie recipe is vegan, gluten-free and made of low FODMAP ingredients!
Banana Pineapple Green Smoothie
- 1/2 of a banana
- 1/3 cup frozen pineapple
- 1 cup, loosely packed, spinach
- 1 peeled lemon wedge (1/4 of a lemon)
- 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
- 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 3-4 ice cubes
- 1/8 teaspoon (or a few dashes) of ground ginger
- Combine all ingredients in blender, blend ~1-2 minutes until smooth.