The Darling Nomadess: Pineapple Raspberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Pineapple Raspberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

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Since moving to Colorado, one of the healthiest states in the USA, my eating habits, err, sugar cravings, have been magnified. Over the winter I started to make simple changes to my diet such as reaching for a piece of fruit instead of chocolate when the cravings come in tough ( know, ladies...). It's too bad Mother Nature can't bring some fresh baked cookies with her when she visits. Wouldn't that be nice?

Lately, I've found that I'm naturally looking for lighter treats instead of heavy baked goods so I've been juicing and making lots of smoothies, particularly this pineapple raspberry banana smoothie. Who doesn't love a tropical drink served in a pineapple? 

1/2 cup raspberries
1/2 cup pineapple
1 banana
1/2 cup almond milk 
1/2 cup ice

Cut the top off of the pineapple. Using a knife, cut a circle into the pineapple and spoon the pineapple out of the rind creating a cup. This would be much easier if you have a pineapple corer rather than using a knife! 

Place all of the ingredients in a blender. I started with the ice crusher mode to break up the ice and pineapple then went into smoothie mode on my blender.

Once blended to your likeness, pour into the pineapple cup, garnish to your liking with funky straws, mini umbrellas, or slices of fruit! Enjoy! 

I find that the banana helps alleviate cramps, while the other fruits help with bloat. I use almond milk instead of real milk because of an intolerance and find that I'm less bloated when I stay away from dairy. It's a delicious light drink that's pretty stylish, too.

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Do you have any favorite smoothie recipes for the summer?

With Love,


  1. This looks so refreshing and perfect for Summer! I love it served in the pineapple! XO

    Anna || A Lily Love Affair

  2. MMMMM! Delicious! Great for summer!


  3. This looks like the PERFECT summer smoothie, especially during *that* time of the month! Thanks for sharing the recipe. #client

  4. This looks so tasty and easy to make too! Sophie x

  5. This looks so yummy! I've been loving anything and everything pineapple lately, so I'll have to give this a try!

  6. OMG that smoothie looks SO good!!!!
    XO Amanda |

  7. Sounds delicious (and so pretty drinking straight from a pinapple!

    Engineering In Style

  8. This looks amazing! I am so going to force my sisters to have a little cocktail party so we can try this!

    Lovely blog as well. Really enjoying it.
    Lifestyle & Fashion Blogger

  9. I drink smoothies on the regular, can't wait to try this one!

  10. Ooh yum!! I love how you served it in a pineapple :)

  11. I definitely need to make a smoothie now! This recipe looks delicious!

  12. I want to have this smoothie just to drink it out of a pineapple! ;) But I hear ya on the sugar cravings... Now I can't do my own grocery shopping so I'm forced to be pretty healthy, which is a good thing, but sometimes it just would be nice to have a chocolate bar or something thrown into the mix.

  13. This looks quite delicious & refreshing. I love pineapples in just about everything...well until I get that numb sensation from all the acid but that usually doesn't happen unless I eat an entire pineapple :D xx Adaleta Avdic


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