4-Ingredient Tropical Banana Smoothie

4-ingredient tropical banana smoothie not only tastes amazing but takes just five minutes to make. With a delicious creamy texture it’s not only refreshing but also revitalising and rejuvenating. Start your day with a ray of sunshine thanks to this healthy banana smoothie recipe!

4-ingredient tropical banana smoothie not only tastes amazing but takes just five minutes to make. With a delicious creamy texture it's not only refreshing but also revitalising and rejuvenating. Start your day with a ray of sunshine with this healthy banana smoothie recipe!

Folks, this 4-ingredient tropical banana smoothie is just what you need for a quick boost of vitamins and minerals right at the start of the day!

Made with tasty bananas, sweet juicy pineapple chunks, skimmed milk and ground almonds, this fruit smoothie is sure to become one of your favorite smoothie recipes.

In fact, I’m even going to go as far as to claim that as you sip down this tasty creamy sweet banana smoothie you could be mistaken for thinking you’re in the tropics!

4-ingredient tropical banana smoothie not only tastes amazing but takes just five minutes to make. With a delicious creamy texture it's not only refreshing but also revitalising and rejuvenating. Start your day with a ray of sunshine with this healthy banana smoothie recipe!

This simple banana smoothie was devised by me taking my original and equally easy popular Banana Boost Smoothie and adding the pineapple as a tropical twist.

It’s recipes like this tropical banana smoothie that I’m hoping I can find in some of the places we’re staying on our hike of the West Highland Way next week for breakfast. To give us all the energy and boost that we need on a daily basis to help us complete its 96 miles!

We head to Fort William on Sunday, by train. We start our descent from there North to South from Monday averaging 16 miles a day over the next 6 days to finish in Milngavie on the Saturday

Normally the popular route is from South to North, finishing at Fort William but I’m not normal so we’re doing it our way. 🙂

Actually, North to South is the way I did it previously with Mike (that’s him in this Geal Charn And A’Mharconaich post) 6 years ago and it was great passing everybody on their way up as it was less busy!

4-ingredient tropical banana smoothie not only tastes amazing but takes just five minutes to make. With a delicious creamy texture it's not only refreshing but also revitalising and rejuvenating. Start your day with a ray of sunshine with this healthy banana smoothie recipe!

Now, I’m not sure if those places on the West Highland Way that we stay at will have a Optimum VAC2 Air Vacuum Blender (they should!).

You see that’s what I made this tropical banana smoothie with and I really cannot be without this valuable piece of kitchen equipment now. It’s my blender for life, and could be yours too!

Remember if you use a Optimum VAC2 Air Vacuum Blender you’ve the added benefit of your smoothie staying fresher for longer!

The blender has revolutionary vacuum technology which eliminates the oxidation process by drawing the air (oxygen), which can lead to the destruction of nutrients in food, out of the blending jug so you can enjoy maximum benefits.

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4-ingredient tropical banana smoothie not only tastes amazing but takes just five minutes to make. With a delicious creamy texture it's not only refreshing but also revitalising and rejuvenating. Start your day with a ray of sunshine with this healthy banana smoothie recipe!

Checkout my Optimum VAC2 Air Vacuum Blender Review for more details, videos, specifications and special offers for you to purchase this amazing blender!

How to Make 4-Ingredient Tropical Banana Smoothie

  • Place all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth.
  • Substitute the milk for almond milk if you want this recipe to be vegan.
  • To sweeten up add a drop of maple syrup.
  • To spice up a little add a pinch of cinnamon.

4-Ingredient Tropical Banana Smoothie Recipe

This healthy smoothie recipe is chocked full of essential nutrients and provides a quarter of the daily protein you need too. If you struggle to eat your recommended 5 portions of fruit and veg on a daily basis, a smoothie like this can help!

I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe if you like it! 🙂

5 from 5 votes
4-ingredient tropical banana smoothie not only tastes amazing but takes just five minutes to make. With a delicious creamy texture it's not only refreshing but also revitalising and rejuvenating. Start your day with a ray of sunshine with this healthy banana smoothie recipe!
4-Ingredient Tropical Banana Smoothie
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
2 mins
 
4-ingredient tropical banana smoothie not only tastes amazing but takes just five minutes to make.
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 2
Calories: 446 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 2 ripe bananas chopped
  • 400 g pineapple chunks
  • 300 ml skimmed milk*
  • 40 g ground almonds
Instructions
  1. Place the banana, pineapple, chosen milk, ground almonds and optional ingredients into a food processor or blender.

  2. Blitz the ingredients until smooth.
  3. Pour into 2 glasses and serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

*You could use almond milk to make this recipe vegan.

** Optional Ingredients – a drop of honey / maple syrup and / or a pinch of cinnamon.

Nutrition Facts
4-Ingredient Tropical Banana Smoothie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 446 Calories from Fat 96
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.7g 16%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Monounsaturated Fat 6.4g
Cholesterol 3.1mg 1%
Sodium 70.6mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 83.4g 28%
Dietary Fiber 7.8g 31%
Sugars 65.4g
Protein 11.6g 23%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 44%
Calcium 27%
Iron 11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

4-ingredient tropical banana smoothie not only tastes amazing but takes just five minutes to make. With a delicious creamy texture it's not only refreshing but also revitalising and rejuvenating. Start your day with a ray of sunshine thanks to this healthy banana smoothie recipe!

If you’re looking for my other equally big hitting smoothies, then why not try out my Raspberry and Pear Smoothie or my Mango Peach and Passion Fruit Smoothie?

Back to this week though, on Thursday, the final recipe before we head off and take a week’s break, I hope you can join me for a fantastic One Pot Chorizo and Lamb Stew.

Catch you then. 😉

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Comments

  1. Ray of sunshine indeed! This smoothie is a welcome sight now that the weather is starting to turn warmer (finally). I love the addition of pineapple, and I’m thinking this smoothie would make for a great lunch too. The ground almonds are key! I’m excited to hear about your upcoming hike, too. Small world: Laura and I stayed in Fort William when we visited Scotland a couple of years ago. There was a small bed and breakfast, and the owners were absolutely amazing! And I think we even had a beer down at a pub in town that first night. Of course, we were jet-lagged like crazy, so I don’t remember much of that first night. Haha!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Well the weather for next week is looking OK in Fort William David, as opposed to today where the weather in the Highlands was nearly at snowing temperature!

      Maybe too soon for this Smoothie? Well you can’t wait forever for Spring can you? I’m sure it was the jet lag that made you not remember much about that night in Fort William, not the beer. 😉

  2. I love easy breakfast ideas…it ensures that I actually get to have breakfast 🙂
    This smoothie is perfect, delicious and bursting with great flavour. Thank you for the great recipe Neil, this I have got to save:)
    Have a great week 🙂

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Ashika, I do love making new smoothies. What I don’t particularly like is ones that are pages long! Hope you enjoy this one and it ensures that you get a good start to the day! 🙂

  3. I am all about quick and healthy summer smoothies for breakfast these days. Love pineapple and bananas together. I can barely wait to try it!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Neha, please send that summer weather over here! And thanks for your comment and rating. I really appreciate that. 😀

  4. This sounds pretty delicious, I must admit, if I could eat/drink it, that would amazing – alas. But eh, it’s still pretty “eye candy”! And I am totally particular about my blenders, or I was, when I used them more. I used to always buy a KitchenAid, however now, I never use one so my husband gets what HE wants!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Glad you like the smoothie GiGi even though its not something you can take with your intolerance’s. Sorry about that!

      I can understand that if you’re not using your KitchenAid then Landon’s not going to let you buy anything else. Ha ha, I’d be the same if Lynne wasn’t using something! 😀

  5. Ahhh – this smoothie sounds wonderful! My daughter and I have been on a bit of a smoothie kick and this one would be delicious to sip on before a workout or even after. I must admit, I don’t often use ground almonds in my smoothies – but gotta try doing so next time!
    BTW – being normals can be overrated – besides it will provide for some interesting scenes to take the trek in the opposite direction to which you and your friend did. Wishing you and Lady Lynne safe and fun travels next week, Neil – ooh and a wonderful weekend too!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Shashi. I’m all for smoothie kicks. It’s good to use them to detox and cleanse your body isn’t it? If I’ve had too much coffee or I’m feeling I’ve not eaten enough fruit and veg one of these soon makes me feel much better! I find the ground almonds help to thicken up the smoothie when I’m using skimmed milk so that’s why I like to use them in a lot of my smoothie recipes. Plus they give a delicious nutty flavour too!

  6. OMG! I’m so fun jealous of your upcoming adventure! You’re hiking 16 miles a day, over 6 days?!? Holy moly that sounds exhausting yet exhilarating at the same time! I googled West Highland Way and if I were going with you I’d spin around on those hills like Julie Andrews singing, “The Hills Are Alivvvvvve…”
    Can’t wait to hear about your adventures when you return!
    This smoothie looks incredibly refreshing too! Banana and pineapple are my favorite fruits when I’m feeling tropical!!! Looks amazing 🙂

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Ha ha, you would be in a perfect place for spinning around singing “The Hills are alive……” Christine. 🙂 And I know for a fact that you and Kieran, as fellow hiking fans, would enjoy each and every step of this awesome trek. I hope the weather is good enough for me to take lots of photographs of this trip to share here. Have a great weekend both of you!

  7. Your smoothie sounds delicious. What a lovely start to the day. Enjoy your hike. It sounds wonderful.

  8. Fifth ingredient: rum
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      THAT is a brilliant idea Jeff! I love rum as a summer drink. When summer arrives I’ll be looking to try that. Thanks for the inspiration. 😀

  9. Ben|Havocinthekitchen says:

    I love a good smoothie, but there’ a thing. Almost always, I can have a large glass of smoothie, and I’ll start starving in 30 minutes. There are a very few exceptions including a banana smoothie or when I incorporate oats or peanut butter (those 3 ingredients makes a delicious smoothie too!) I’m a huge fan of pineapples and almonds, and I need to try them together. Hopefully this combo makes me satisfied for a while 😉

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I know what you mean Ben. Some smoothies don’t really fill you up if you’re considering them as a meal. If it’s a breakfast smoothie, like yourself I’ll put oats in the smoothie too so that it’s filling and keeps me filled up!

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