Winter Smoothie – Pineapple, Banana, and Orange
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.
I love this recipe for a Pineapple, Banana, and Orange Smoothie. It’s a fabulous, quick, and easy smoothie using winter produce. Because it uses seasonal fruit, you can buy produce that’s on sale and keep your costs down! Think about in season produce and how to incorporate it into delicious food and you can keep your budget lower too!
Yields 4-6 nice sized servings
7 minPrep Time
2 minCook Time
- 1/2 pineapple, core included, cut into large chunks
- 1 banana
- 1 orange
- 1 cup orange juice
- 2-3 handfulls ice
- Place all ingredients in Vitamix or other heavy duty blender.
- Whir on high for 1-2 minutes, until all combined and ready to eat.
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 stainlesss steel straws.
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