pineapple, orange & banana green smoothie


This is a bright and fresh tasting green smoothie to start off our day with a little extra energy.  I think half my kitchen freezer is full of frozen fruit.  Plenty of smoothie recipes call for fresh fruit, but I just like it better with frozen.  I buy extra bananas and just let them ripen on the counter, then break into pieces and freeze.  I also recently had a glut of oranges that we weren't going to get to, so I peeled and cut them into chunks and froze, and I've been using those in smoothies. 

I try to avoid using juice in my smoothies.  It just adds a lot of sugar without all the other nutrients from the fruit.  Instead I prefer to whole fruits and then add other liquid as needed.  In this one today I used my homemade almond milk. 

Ingredients are approximate.  This is a big smoothie - enough for me and four kids - so if you're just making it for yourself I would probably cut this down by at least half.  

  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 cup frozen orange chunks
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 3 kale leaves
  • 3 tablespoons honey (or to taste)

Blend in a high speed blender until totally smooth.