1scoop vanilla protein powder(about 1-½ tablespoons)
Place all ingredients in blender or single serve cup and pulse until smooth.
Strawberries - for a Pineapple Banana Strawberry Smoothie that is sure to be popular during strawberry season. They add that fresh berry flavor to the mix and the resulting color is gorgeous. Fresh or frozen strawberries both work fine. The cucumber can be omitted if desired.
Mango - is high in Vitamin C and antioxidants, low in calories, and gives this smoothie a tropical twist. Sub for pineapple chunks but keep pineapple juice.
Almond butter - or cashew butter will add a little healthy fat. I use about 1 tablespoon.
Kale - or spinach in lieu of the cucumber for a green smoothie boost of iron, calcium, and Vitamins C & K. The color isn't very appealing but the health benefits are obvious.
Yogurt - for a creamier smoothie and an added boost of protein and calcium. Add carefully after the other ingredients have been blended to prevent the pineapple juice from curdling the yogurt. Feel free to leave out the protein powder. (use a non-dairy or plant-based yogurt for dairy-free/vegan)
Orange Juice - for a Pineapple Banana Orange Smoothie. Just replace the pineapple juice with orange juice or one fresh orange.
Ice - about 1 cup can be added to make a thicker, frothier-textured smoothie.
Chia Seeds - offer an extra protein boost as well as being low in calories, high in antioxidants and calcium, and rich in fiber. It is also the richest plant-source of omega 3s.