Fresh Fruit Smoothie – Healthy Option

Nutritious, creamy, and full of fresh fruit, our fresh fruit smoothie is perfect for breakfast or anytime you crave a refreshing snack.

The Backstory: With everyone into the smoothie craze these days, it’s hard to know which ones are good for you and which ones are loaded with sugar and extra calories. The good news? You can make delicious smoothies at home and enjoy their health benefits as well as their delicious taste. My recipe below is packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, but most of all, it’s full of juicy, sweet flavor. This recipe is perfect for kids as well as adults and works as a breakfast, lunch or anytime snack. More of the Backstory after the recipe

Fresh Fruit Smoothie - Healthy Option

This delicious smoothie is packed with sweet fruit and loaded with vitamins and minerals. It's the perfect breakfast or on-the-go light meal or snack any time of day.
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 servings


  • 1 medium sized banana (about 4 oz)
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1/4 cup instant skim milk powder
  • 1 medium orange (about 5 oz), peeled, chopped
  • 1/2 cup raw pineapple, peeled and chopped
  • 3/4 cup frozen unsweetened strawberries, unthawed (about 4 oz)
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups crushed ice
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Place all ingredients in food processor or blender and process until smooth.

Recipe Notes


Nutrition Information Per Serving
Calories:  190
Total Fat: 0g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Protein: 4g
Carbohydrates: 44g
Sodium: 45mg
Fiber: 4g

…The Backstory continues: You can find other tasty recipes in my latest cookbook, Healthy Meals for Your Busy Life. In my new book, I’ve created a collection of delicious and satisfying meals from Lemon Poppy Seed Cake to Glazed Sweet Potatoes — that you can prepare in 30 minutes or less. I know you’ll love them and that they’ll leave you feeling full, satisfied, and happy that you’ve made healthful choices that don’t sacrifice on taste!

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Franceen Friefeld, RD., LD., P.H.Ec.

Franceen Friefeld, RD., LD., P.H.Ec.

Franceen is one of country's leading voices in nutrition and health with 30 + years of experience as a senior food management executive, author, speaker, and TV host. Fran's followers adore her because she believes you should be able to have your kugel and not feel guilty about it. Her recipes, humor, and realistic approach to enjoying food and cutting through the hype of fad diets and quick fixes are what make her approach to a balanced lifestyle loved by so many.
Franceen Friefeld, RD., LD., P.H.Ec.

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