Banana Smoothie

22 May

Wow, where is this week going?  I can’t believe it is already Tuesday afternoon!  I feel like the older I get, the faster time goes.  Does anyone else feel this way?

Any who, I didn’t get around to posting this smoothie recipe last night for you guys, I ran out of time, but here it it!


Banana Smoothie


Serves: 1


  • 1 cup almond milk (or coconut milk/regular milk whatever you have on hand and like)
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder of your choice
  • 1-1 1/2 frozen bananas
  • 1 orange, peeled and cut into 4 wedges
  • 3/4 cup pineapple pieces


Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth!  Serve cold and enjoy!  Smile

*For more nutritional benefits, add in a tablespoon of ground flaxseeds, chia seeds or a handful of spinach!



I love how simple and delicious this smoothie is!

Lets take a look at why we should be eating these fruits:

Bananas are a god source of Fiber, Vitamin C, Potassium and Manganese and a great source of Vitamin B6.

Oranges are a good source of Thiamin, Folate and Potassium and a great source of Fiber and Vitamin C.

Pineapple is a good source of Fiber, Thiamin, Vitamin B6 and Copper and a great source of Vitamin C and Manganese.

Do I need to give you more reasons to make this smoothie?  Winking smile


Today has been a really busy day.  I started my day bright and early at 4:45am.  I woke up to feed the baby and then couldn’t go back to sleep.

I had something on my mind…




The Breville Sous Chef Food Processor.  I have been looking around for a while now and  was set on getting the Magimix until I saw the Sous Chef a few weeks ago.  I decided on this one since it’s ranked number 1 on Consumer Reports, plus it has a French fry slicing disk!  UPS delivered this bad boy last night and I was so excited to start using it as I’ve been wanting one for a while now!

I tested it out a bit this morning and had fun slicing cucumbers and shredding cheese.  I can’t wait to make some hummus tomorrow!  I’ll do a full product review once I’ve had it for a while and have been able to really test it out!

But, so far I’m in <3!  Smile



Yesterday here is what my eats looked like:

  • Breakfast-  Banana smoothie
  • AM Snack-  Clif Mojo bar
  • Lunch-  Ezekiel wrap with turkey, mustard, spinach, tomato, onion and avocado
  • Dinner- Leftover spicy pasta ( a huge helping)

This was such a good lunch!  I love raw yellow onions on sandwiches/wraps!


My first bowl with extra cheese




Yesterday, I did 45 minutes on the elliptical plus did core exercises at home. 

One down, only 4 more to go this week!


The rest of my day is going to be finishing up housework, working on the new blog and then getting in my 45 minutes of cardio this afternoon/evening whenever  the baby decides to nap.

Have a great rest of your day and go make a smoothie!  It’s hot outside!

***Don’t forget to “like” my new Facebook page for Balanced Healthy Life***


  • As you get older do you think time is going by quicker?
  • Bananas yay or nay?
  • Do you find yourself drinking more smoothie in hot weather?
  • What is your favorite thing to make/do with a food processor?


6 Responses to “Banana Smoothie”

  1. Stephanie Henry May 22, 2012 at 4:12 pm #

    Yes! As we get older, time goes by faster. I think the reason it because the older we get the busier we are and fill the time. I remember thinking my parents and grandparents were nut when they would say this. Now I know why. It is true. I love bananas. Especially in a smoothie, but I cannot consume more than 5-10 grams of (sugars) in a serving of food or I get dumping syndrome, followed by severe hypoglycemia. I had gastric bypass surgery eight years ago. Since bananas are on the high end of the glycemic index I do not consume much of them. In a smoothie maybe 1/4 a banana max. I really want to get a quality grade juicer so I can do my own juice and know what is in it! Definitely more smoothies in spring/ summer. My favorite thing to do with the food processor is slice all my fresh veggies and things for my portioned snack baggies for the week. I like thinly sliced veggies to eat raw. Then i mix them how I want and have a snack to grab for all the days of the week. I do all the prep for a lot of stuff in one day to make the week easier. Four small children take up a lot of my time and energy. I also make fresh veggies dips and hummus in the foo processor and in the winter I puree my soups in them, such as squash bisque or cauliflower soups. Mmmm, the fall comfort foods. I still have my old cheap food processor from my wedding 15 years ago. Thinking it is gonna need an upgrade. 🙂

    • Trainer Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life May 23, 2012 at 5:42 am #

      Nice work prepping all your vegetables for the week! I can only imagine how busy you are with four kids! I think I’m super busy with just one! 🙂

      That’s not fun about not being able to consume much banana, but you need to do what you need to do! I think I eat about 2-3 a day on average. When I buy groceries, I always have abour 4 bunches in my cart, I’m sure people look at me like I’m crazy for buying that many, but Keith and I just go through them really fast!

  2. allieksmith May 22, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

    I’m not even 20 yet and I DEF feel like time goes by faster!!! It is CRAZY! I’m loving your banana smoothie! Yum 🙂

  3. YUM! I have been making a similar smoothie using OJ, Pineapple, Banana and yogurt but I really like the idea of using a fresh orange w/ the Almond Milk and Protein powder. I’m a bit smoothie obsessed lately. Easiest. breakfast. everrrr! 🙂

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