Creamy, tangy, and full of heart-healthy fatty acids, this Pineapple Banana Avocado Smoothie is a great way to start your day.
It should come as no surprise that I have another smoothie to share with you all this week, this time featuring avocado! Typically, I spread it on sandwiches in lieu of mayo, but today I decided to use it as a smoothie base to add natural creaminess and texture. My Pineapple Banana Avocado Smoothie is a great way to start your day,
- Banana: The best fruit to add to your smoothies to naturally sweeten without adding sugar.
- Avocado: Creamy and full of protein, they’re also a great source of heart-healthy mono-unsaturated fatty acids.
- Pineapple: Extremely tropical in flavor, its sweet and tart and a fantastic source of Vitamin C.
- Plain yogurt: Without adding much in flavor, it adds necessary liquid and aids in the creamy texture, while being a great source of probiotics.
- Vanilla extract: Helps to sweeten and balance flavors of the smoothie.
HOw to Make a PIneapple Banana Avocado Smoothie
Start your Pineapple Banana Avocado Smoothie by cutting your fresh pineapple, making sure you cut enough to remove any green or brown spots so you don’t get any bitterness from the shell.
Then add your pineapple and banana to your blender. You can always use frozen fruit so you won’t have to add ice at the end.
Then add a teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Then add the plain yogurt and your cut up avocado.
Finish with the ice and water, and then blend until smooth. Add more water if too thick, or more ice if too thin.
Pour evenly into glasses, garnishing with any extra pineapple wedges.
Serve and enjoy your Pineapple Banana Avocado Smoothie!
Switch Things Up
- Change out the fruit. Mango could be used in place of pineapple, or just add to the mix with some fresh berries.
- Increase the protein. Use Greek yogurt instead of regular to increase the protein levels in this smoothie. Or add some protein powder!
- Make it dairy-free. Instead of yogurt, use coconut milk or almond milk.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is banana and avocado good for weight loss?
Being great sources of fiber and protein, they help you feel fuller for longer, which can aid in losing weight.
Which fruit goes with avocado?
You’d be surprised what goes well with avocado. My favorites include: banana, oranges, strawberries, blueberries, lime, and kiwi.
Can I make smoothies ahead of time?
Yes! In fact, this smoothie would be a great candidate for my make-ahead smoothie freezer bags.
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Drink it as a way to kick-start your day, or have it as an afternoon snack to keep you going until dinner, my Pineapple Banana Avocado Smoothie is satisfying anytime.
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Pineapple Banana Avocado Smoothie
- ½ banana
- ½ avocado
- 1 cup pineapple
- ½ cup plain yogurt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup water
- 2 handfuls ice
- Place all ingredients in a large blender and puree until smooth.