Summer is around the corner and it is beginning to get warm here in Tennessee. This Pineapple Banana Mint Smoothie is perfect for a hot day. Usually our smoothies are made from almond milk or yogurt, but I wanted something lighter but not adding extra carbs and sugar. We had some leftover club soda in the fridge so I tried adding it to some fresh pineapple, banana, and mint and it is delicious, light, and fizzy. A perfect summer time drink!
If you’ve never tried growing mint, it is super easy! But beware, grow it in pots or it will spread everywhere in your garden or yard! We bought a plant at Lowes and it is taking over a huge pot already. I love my herbs in pots and being able to pick rosemary, basil, dill, and mint for recipes!
To determine the carbohydrate count in this recipe, just add the banana and pineapple carb amounts. You do not have to be exact when making this recipe, just add in some pineapple and a banana. I used about 1/2 cup fresh pineapple, but you could also use canned in water or it’s own juice.
If your children balk at the green smoothies, just leave out the mint and it will be a pretty orange/yellow color.
- ½ cup fresh or canned pineapple
- 1 small banana
- 4-8 mint leaves
- 1 cup club soda
- Add all ingredients to smoothie cup or blender.
- Blend for 30 seconds ot 1 minute or until all mixed.
- Be careful as it will fizz while being blended.