Tropical Smoothie

A whole orange goes into this refreshing drink, making it nice and thick. It’s healthy enough to make a great grab-and-go breakfast and delicious enough to be an anytime treat.

Hands-on time:
10 minutes
Total time:
10 minutes

Kitchen Gear

Cutting board
Table knife
Measuring cup
Measuring spoons
Blender (adult needed)
2 glasses


3⁄4 cup plain yogurt
1 large overripe banana, sliced (and frozen, if possible)
1 orange, peeled and sectioned
1⁄2 cup fresh, frozen, or canned pineapple chunks
2 ice cubes (if using non-frozen fruit)
1 tablespoon almond or peanut butter
1 tablespoon shredded unsweetened coconut


  1. Put all the ingredients in the blender.
  2. Put the top on tightly. Turn on the blender to medium speed and blend until the mixture is smooth, 30–60 seconds.
  3. Divide the smoothie equally between the two glasses and serve right away, or cover and refrigerate up to 4 hours.

* Sectioned means pulled apart after you peel it.