Quick & Delicious Fruit and Vegetable Smoothie Perfect for all Weather!


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You’ll love this delicious fruit and vegetable smoothie that’s perfect for cold winter days. Featuring pineapple, banana, orange and a secret veggie!

A smoothie is a great day to start the day off right to make sure you eat the recommended number of servings of fruits and veggies. I always listen to the debate about the cost of eating fresh fruits and veg being higher than eating a processed diet, but I’m not sure I agree. We do a lot of things to keep our grocery budget low, yet still eat a healthy diet.

glass full of pineapple smoothie with straw and wedge of pineapple on side and bananas on tabletop

Ingredients for Winter Fruit and Vegetable Smoothies

Fruits and vegetables are the best sources of vitamins, minerals, and fiber that our bodies need. Smoothies are often associated with summer, but this pineapple, banana, and orange winter smoothie is perfect.

Buy seasonal fruit on sale and keep your costs down. Here is what you’ll need:

  • Pineapple: Cut this into large chunks, core included. The riper your pineapple the sweeter the smoothie will be.
  • Banana: Adds potassium and gives thickness to your smoothie. You can also use a frozen banana if you don’t have any fresh.
  • Orange: Peel it, but don’t worry about the other pulp as it adds fiber to your smoothie recipe.
  • Orange juice: Fresh squeezed juice tastes better, but use any variety you have on hand.
  • Ice: Makes your smoothie creamy and cold.

Tools for making Smoothies –

Vitamix – I got my vitamix a couple years ago. It is one of my favorite kitchen tools. It makes soups, smoothies, and grinds wheat berries! I believe it’s worth every penny in the real food kitchen.

Stainless Steel Straws – we have these and LOVE them! They are an eco-friendly alternative to the disposable plastic straws.

Straw Cleaning Brush – great for cleaning out the stainless steel straws.

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basket of winter fruits with pineapple, oranges, apples, and bananas

How to Make Fruit and Veggie Smoothies

Prepare all your fruits and ingredients. Fruit should be peeled and cut into large chunks. Place all ingredients in Vitamix or other high speed blender. Whir on high for 1-2 minutes, until all combined and ready to eat.

The consistency should be smooth and creamy with no chunks.

Recipe Tip

If the smoothie is too thick add a bit more orange juice or even a little bit of water. If it isn’t thick enough add more ice or banana.

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Variations on Winter Smoothies with Fruits and Vegetables

One of the reasons I love smoothies made with fruits and vegetables is because you can use up produce that is in season or on sale. Smoothies are also `100% customizable to your own preferences.

Don’t like pineapple? That’s fine! Use banana and mango instead! Other ingredients I like to add or play around with in smoothies are:

  • Coconut milk instead of juice
  • Vanilla protein powder
  • Dairy free milks or yogurts
  • Any combination of frozen fruits such as berries, peaches, mangos
  • Chia seeds
  • Ground flax seeds
  • Dark leafy greens
  • Carrots as they are naturally sweet
  • Spices such as ginger or turmeric

How to Freeze Smoothies for Later

Freezing smoothies is easy and budget friendly. Start by preparing your winter smoothie recipe as usual. Pour it into individual airtight, freezer-safe containers. Leave some space at the top to allow for expansion. Label and date each container so you don’ t forget what it is! Frozen smoothies are good in the freezer up to three months.

Allow your frozen smoothie to thaw in the refrigerator overnight when you’re ready to drink it. You can also blend a frozen smoothie up with a bit of juice or water to get that creamy consistency.

Can I add greens to my winter fruit smoothies without it tasting bad?

Add leafy greens to any smoothy. I prefer fresh spinach but fresh baby kale also works well. Avoid the older, tougher greens as they have a more pungent taste. Sweet fruits mask the flavor of the greens.

Do I have to use dairy products in smoothies?

No! In this recipe I don’t use any dairy or substitutes at all. If you like the creaminess try almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk, or oat milk in place of traditional dairy.

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Yield: 4-6 nice sized servings

Quick & Easy Winter Smoothie – Pineapple, Banana, & Orange

glass full of pineapple smoothie with straw and wedge of pineapple on side and bananas on tabletop

Delicious winter smoothie that incorporates in season fruits for ultimate nutrition while saving you money.

Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes


  • 1/2 pineapple, core included, cut into large chunks
  • 1 banana
  • 1 orange
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2-3 handfuls ice


  1. Place all ingredients in Vitamix or other heavy duty blender.
  2. Whir on high for 1-2 minutes, until all combined and ready to eat.
  3. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 310Total Fat: 1gSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 77gSugar: 59gProtein: 3g

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About Michelle Marine

Michelle Marine is the author of How to Raise Chickens for Meat, a long-time green-living enthusiast, and rural Iowa mom of four. She empowers families to grow and eat seasonal, local foods; to reduce their ecological footprint; and to come together through impactful travel.

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