Banana Pineapple Mint Smoothie

Banana Pineapple Mint Smoothie

Cool, creamy, and refreshing. I could probably just skip straight to the recipe as those three words sum up these Banana Pineapple Mint Smoothies perfectly. I toyed with calling them “calming smoothies,” as both mint and pineapple have calming effects on the digestive tract, but it would have given these smoothies a, well, calming feel to them when in actuality, these smoothies will do the exact opposite to your taste buds.

 

These smoothies came about from my need to use up leftover mint from my tzatziki sauce before it went bad. One of Bry’s pet-peeves is throwing out food – he cannot stand it. And for good reason. It’s sad when you think about how much food Americans waste every year. And while I’ve gotten much better at not letting food go to waste, I’m still awful at using up fresh herbs fast enough. Honestly, I have avoided making various sauces and dishes simply because they only call for a small amount of a fresh herb and I just know that I will forget to use up the rest of it before it goes bad. But not this time. No, I was determined to put mint in as many dishes as I could to avoid wasting it. And as a result, I now know that mint is an awesome addition to guac, grilled chicken, and smoothies.

Thanks to the creaminess from the frozen banana, these smoothies taste like what would happen if a pina colada and a mojito had a baby: cool, creamy, and refreshing (told you I could have stopped with just those three words). While I made these with the intention of a smoothie, feel free to add a splash of rum and turn it into a healthier summer cocktail!

 So here’s a toast to freshening up your summer flavors!

Banana Pineapple Mint Smoothie

Cool, creamy, and refreshing this smoothie is the perfect snack on a hot summer day.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Banana, Healthy, Mint, PIneapple, Smoothie, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 2
Author: The Healthy Toast

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • Leaves from 1 sprig of fresh mint
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • If you only have fresh pineapple, you may want to add ice to the smoothie

Instructions

  • Place mint leaves and milk in blender and blend well (you don’t want any mint leaf pieces). Add in banana and pineapple. Blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into two glasses, top with fresh pineapple (optional), and enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition per smoothie: 120 calories, 2 g Fat, 0 g Saturate Fat, 26 g Carbohydrate, 4 g Fiber, 16 g Sugar, 2 g Protein
Add a comment
1 Comment
  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine AvatarRebecca @ Strength and Sunshine3 years ago

    Refreshing and tropical, I’m in!

  • About
    About Kelli McGrane Headshot

    I’m Kelli MS, RD, and my mission is to prove that eating healthier doesn’t have to be complicated or restrictive. Follow along to learn more about food and cooking, with an emphasis on breakfast and sweet treats!

    About Kelli McGrane Headshot

    Welcome to The Healthy Toast!

    Hi, I’m Kelli McGrane MS, RD! My mission is to show you that eating healthier doesn’t have to be complicated or restrictive. I believe getting to know your food is the first step to a healthy relationship with it. Follow along in my journey to learn all I can about ingredients and cooking with an emphasis on breakfast and sweet treats!

    My Networks
    Recipe Redux Blogging Network
    Nutrition Blogging Network
    Healthy Aperature Blogging Network
    Kelli McGrane is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. This means that if you click on a product link, I may receive compensation. This compensation comes at no additional cost to you, and as always I only recommend products I trust!