A pineapple smoothie is not only delicious and refreshing, but it’s also extremely good for you. It’s also the perfect treat to have with a snack or any meal. Or simply serve it on its own for an extra helping of nutrition.
You can also make a pineapple smoothie bowl by pouring it into a bowl and adding more ingredients on top. Some things I like to top my smoothie with are coconut, pineapple bits, other bite-size fruit pieces, sliced nuts, or chocolate.
This is just one example of how to make a smoothie. If you’re in the mood for another flavor, check out some of the ones I’ve listed below.
If you don’t want to read anything but the recipe, you can click on the jump-to-recipe button at the top of this page, right below the title. However, please read the whole post for some valuable insight on the benefits of smoothies.
Question: What’s better than something that simply tastes good?
Answer: Something nutritious that tastes good. And that’s exactly what a nutritious smoothie delivers.
Here are some of my favorite smoothies that are actually good for you:
Frozen Coffee Smoothie – Wake up quickly and feel great all morning with this delicious drink.
Creamy Orange Smoothie – Like Creamsicles? Yes? Then you’ll love this delicious orange treat.
Creamy Banana Berry Smoothie – This flavor-packed drink is delicious any time of day.
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie – You don’t have to wait until fall to make this one as long as you can find cans of pumpkin.
Watermelon Lemon Smoothie – Now that most fruits and vegetables are available year-round, I make this any time I crave watermelon. But it’s especially good on a summer day.
Lemonade Smoothie – With this one you get all the yumminess of lemonade with extra nutrition from rest of the ingredients.
Enjoy smoothies when you want deliciousness to go along with your nutrition. They’re also easy to transport if you’re in a hurry. Just put them in a travel cup, pop the lid on, and you’re good to go.
Pineapple Smoothie Ingredients
You can put anything you want in your smoothie, but one of the things I like to do is keep the colors pleasant … unless I’m making a swamp smoothie. I’ll add that one later.
Since pineapple is a pale yellow, I refrain from putting anything green in it because I don’t want it to turn green.
I also don’t put blueberries in it because it will turn brown, which is fine for a swamp smoothie. But like I said, more on that later.
Here are the ingredients I put in my pineapple smoothies:
- Frozen pineapple chunks
- Pineapple juice
- Plain yogurt (Greek or regular)
The full recipe with the exact measurements of ingredients and directions is at the bottom of this post on a printable card that I added for your convenience.
If you want to use vanilla yogurt, you can leave out the honey. Or if you want it sweeter, add more honey. It’s your smoothie, so make it the way you want it.
How to Make a Pineapple Smoothie
The rich flavor of this yummy health drink might give you the impression that you have to follow a lot of steps. But you don’t.
Simply put all of the ingredients in the blender and turn it on.
When the drink is the consistency you like, it’s ready.
All you have to do is pour it into glasses and enjoy.
Benefits of Pineapple
According to Medical News Today, pineapples have quite a few health benefits. Here are some that will entice you to add this fruit to your regular diet:
- Pineapple is rich in bromelian, which is an enzyme that aids in digestion and helps to reduce inflammation.
- It’s loaded with vitamins and minerals that are essential to good health.
- Pineapple helps slow the progression of macular degeneration.
- The potassium in pineapple helps to maintain a healthy blood pressure.
- It’s packed with vitamin C, beta carotene, and fiber that all help fight cancer.
These are just a few of the benefits of eating pineapple, but the one I like the most is that it tastes wonderful. I enjoy anything with pineapple in it.
Best Blender for Frozen Fruit Smoothies
Most blenders are designed to blend whatever you put in them. However, I’ve had some blenders that don’t do a great job with ice or frozen fruit.
I currently have several blenders that can do the job, and I use all of them, depending on the amount I’m making. For one smoothie, I use my Hamilton Beach personal blender because it’s super easy to clean.
When I make two medium-size smoothies, I use a NutriBullet. For two large smoothies or more, I use a KitchenAid. I don’t have a Vitamix, but I know it does a great job.
Mix and Match Smoothie Ingredients
When you make smoothies, don’t be afraid to try something new. If the recipe calls for bananas but you don’t have any, use an avocado instead. Both of those make your smoothie extra creamy.
Swap out the liquids. I sometimes use almond milk or coconut water as the liquid in smoothies. Apple juice and orange juice are also good. Or if I don’t have any of those, I’ll add just plain water.
Keep in mind that when you use complementary colors (opposites on the color wheel) when making smoothies, the final result will be a brownish liquid.
It will still probably taste good, but it might not be as visually appealing. When I do this, I call it a swamp smoothie.
More Tasty Recipes
There’s nothing better to me than discovering or creating recipes for delicious food. Here are some of my favorites:
Homemade Salsa – This recipe is budget-friendly, easy to make, and super delicious on chips, veggies, or crackers.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Moose Munch – This sweet treat combines the wonderful flavors of peanut butter and chocolate that are so good together.
Candied Pecans – Sweets snacking has never been so delicious!
Deviled Eggs – Any get-together is better when you have a platter of deviled eggs, and these are so yummy.
Tortilla Chips – If you want some fabulous chips, make your own. It’s super easy, and you’ll never go back!
Bacon Wrapped Jalapeños – Also known as jalapeño poppers, these are delicious to enjoy with any smoothie.
- 1 cup of frozen pineapple chunks
- 1 banana
- 12 ounces of pineapple juice
- 1/2 cup of plain yogurt (Greek or regular)
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- Put all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until everything is well mixed.
- Pour into 2 glasses.
- Serve cold. Yep. That’s it. Enjoy!
If you use fresh pineapple, add 1/2 cup of ice to the mixture.
You may substitute vanilla yogurt, but if you do, leave out the honey.
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Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 325Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 3mgSodium 47mgCarbohydrates 78gFiber 3gSugar 64gProtein 5g
The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.