This strawberry and pineapple tropical smoothie brings the brightness of those delicious summer flavors. Thanks to frozen fruit, it's a delicious smoothie recipe to make any time of the year.
This is a smoothie recipe that could NOT be easier. A tropical smoothie. Throw all of the ingredients into a blender, blend, pour into glasses, enjoy. Luckily, it's also delicious.
This smoothie lets you enjoy those tropical summer flavors like banana, pineapple, and strawberry well into fall and winter.
I mean, here in Austin it's still crazy-hot. But technically, now it's fall. Soon we won't be able to find those fresh summer berries and fruits at the store or markets.
Or at least not at their peak. Which is why... buy them now while you still can and freeze them for smoothies! That way you can enjoy the flavors of summer even in fall and winter.
You can also of course use the frozen fruit you get at the store!
I love this combination of banana, pineapple, and strawberry in this smoothie. I know once it DOES finally get cold here, it will be nice to have these flavors to remember summer by.
- Frozen pineapple
- Frozen strawberries
- Almond milk (or other milk of your choice)
- Protein powder (optional)
Get a good blender - I absolutely love my blender. I can usually throw everything in, press the smoothie button, and as long as I have enough liquid, it all blends together, no problem. This is the blender I've had for the last few years and I love it.
Don't have a good blender? Add more liquid - If you don't have a good blender and you have a smoothie that's having a rough time blending, do two things. First, add a bit more liquid as needed. Second, use a wooden spoon and press down on the ingredients so that they can get incorporated into the blender once you start it again. Obviously, before you start it, remove the spoon, put the lid back on, etc.
Add healthy ingredients - I always make sure to add healthy ingredients to my smoothies! Either that's protein powder, oatmeal, healthy berries, or seeds like flaxseeds, hemp seeds, or chia seeds. (Smoothies are a great way to sneak in veggies, too!)
Make sure it's cold! - I love cold smoothies. Warm smoothies? Not so much. One of the benefits of adding frozen fruit to smoothies is that it naturally makes the smoothie cold. You CAN use fresh fruit in this recipe. If doing so, I'd just recommend adding some ice cubes so that your smoothie gets nice and cold.
- Protein powder - I love adding a scoop of protein powder to balance out the sweetness of fruit in smoothies
- Greek yogurt - If I don't have protein powder, I add a scoop of high-fat Greek yogurt to smoothies. Healthy fat and lots of protein. The Greek yogurt also adds a creaminess to the smoothie.
- Chia seeds - Chia seeds are high in Omega3s!
- Flax seeds - Flax seeds are also a great addition to smoothies. You can get them ground or whole.
Other smoothie recipes to try:
Strawberry and Pineapple Tropical Smoothie
- 1 banana
- 1 cup frozen pineapple cubed
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- ½ cup almond milk
- 1 tablespoon protein powder optional
- Add all ingredients to a blender.
- Blend until thoroughly mixed and then pour into glasses to serve.
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