Juice Shake

by Marcie
smoothie in a Blendtec wildside jar sitting on a table.

My kids have always called smoothies “juice shakes.” I guess because we throw a bunch of fruit in the blender and it turns into a shake made out of juice. Juice shakes are so healthy and tasty. I keep one in the blender in the fridge almost all the time. I also keep a lidded cup full of one in the fridge. It has a straw so I open the fridge and take a long sip and put it back. Then when I need to refill it I do. It’s so healthy to be drinking smoothies when you’re looking for a snack.

Here is my favorite juice shake


  • 2 bananas
  • 3 cups of strawberries
  • 2 cups of pineapple juice
  • 3 large spoonfuls of organic greek yogurt
  • 2 handfuls of kale (or spinach or chopped cucumbers)
  • 1 cup of mango (or blueberries, cherries or cranberries)
  • 3 cups of water

I always do the bananas, strawberries, pineapple juice and yogurt. Then I always do something green: Either kale, spinach, spring mix, or cucumbers. Whichever we have. Then I always do an added powerhouse fruit: either mango, blueberries, cherries or cranberries. Give this recipe a try! All real foods. This juice shake smoothie is full of vitamins A, B6, C and K, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, protein, folate, and fiber. Get a cup with a lid and straw and keep it full of this shake and you’ll have energy all day.

Yield: 8 cups

The Best Juice Shake Smoothie

Blentec blender with juice shake smoothie in it.

With nothing but real foods, this juice shake smoothie is healthy, energizing, and refreshing!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 minute


  • 2 bananas
  • 3 cups of strawberries
  • 2 cups of pineapple juice
  • 3 large spoonfuls of organic plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 handfuls of kale (or spinach or chopped cucumbers)
  • 1 cup of mango (or blueberries, cherries, cranberries)
  • 3 cups of water


  1. Add all ingredients (fresh or frozen) to the blender in order of manufacture's instructions.
  2. Blend approx 1 minute.
  3. Serve cold.


Keep a cup with lid and straw filled with smoothie in the fridge at all times and you'll always have a healthy, satisfying drink whenever you open the fridge.

Tastes great with popcorn and Marcie's Granola Bars for an energizing afternoon or movie snack.

A word about blenders

Ninja blender with motor plus 3 containers/pitchers to blend in and 5 lids.

For a Ninja blender: pile in as much fruit as you want and then put in 3-4 spoonfuls of organic Greek yogurt and pour in some pineapple juice. Then add some water until the liquid is about 3/4 full. Then you put the lid on and blend. Pictures with fruit are in a Ninja.

For a Blendtec: First put the pineapple juice, water, banana, yogurt (all soft things). Then put in the frozen fruit.

Pros about the Ninja: It comes with 1- 2 little blenders which are perfect for blending peanuts into peanut butter or making pesto. Or chopping anything really. The blades are very sharp. Cheaper than other blenders and comes with 2 bigger pitchers too.

Cons about the Ninja: The engine clicked onto each lid and you had to hold down the button to get it to puree. Not a big deal for me as I don’t walk away from my blender anyway. And I enjoy jogging in place and counting to 30 while I blend. The pitchers are not as big as the Blendtec.

Pros about the Blendtec: Comes with 2 large pitchers which is what I need for my large family. One time the blender base was making a weird noise and smelling bad so I sent it to Blendtec and they fixed it no charge. You can turn it on and walk away.

Cons: The blades are dull so they don’t do a good job of pureeing peanut butter.

These are the only two types of blenders I’ve had but I’d recommend either one. Click to purchase and as an amazon associate, I will receive a small commission on it or anything you buy on Amazon. Thanks for your support!

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