Pineapple Orange Banana Smoothie

For Christmas, I received a fabulous Vitamix from Donnie and have been looking for ways to use it more often. So far, it’s mostly been green smoothies. But yesterday I thought I’d give everyone a break and make a good old-fashioned fruit smoothie.


Below is the concoction I came up with. The smoothie was delicious! Unfortunately I have no pictures since I forgot before we drank it all up. So here is a picture of my Vitamix instead 🙂

I placed the ingredients in the Vitamix in the following order (frozen things are supposed to go on top in a VitaMix, whereas for other blenders it’s usually the opposite):

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 3 T chia seeds (or as much as you like)
  • 1/4 c. milk
  • 1/2 c. yogurt
  • 1 c. water
  • 1/2 c. Pine-Orange Banana Fruit Juice, Dole (or you can replace this and the water with a cup of fruit nectar. Mmmm!)
  • ~1 c. ice

This made 3 tall-glass-with-a-straw servings.

If I had had an orange on hand, I would’ve thrown that in as well…. Wait, I do have an orange. I guess I will just have to make this again today and throw in the orange  🙂