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Refreshing Pineapple Smoothie

Indulge in the tropical delight of fresh pineapple smoothie! This creamy concoction of frozen pineapple chunks, vanilla Greek yogurt, milk, mint leaves, lime juice, and ice is the perfect snack that is filling and satisfying. You just only need 6 simple ingredients and 5 minutes to make this recipe!

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This creamy and refreshing pineapple smoothie, without a banana base, is here to brighten your day! Packed with frozen pineapples, cool mint leaves, and a burst of flavor, this smoothie is the perfect blend of sweet and refreshing, making it an ideal treat for any time of day. 

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Pineapple is loaded with nutrients that can boost your well-being. It is low in calories and high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties help to improve digestion and immunity and protect against diseases.

Pineapples are sweet, tangy, and convenient to add to your diet. You can enjoy pineapple fresh, frozen, or grilled. It can also be included in a well-balanced nutrient-rich diet by adding it to smoothies, homemade pizzas, and salads.

πŸ’š Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • Packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants
  • Provides a refreshing burst of hydration and energy
  • A great way to use up pineapples
  • A fuss-free recipe that is ready in 5 minutes 
  • Versatile and highly customizable!

🍍 Ingredients and Substitutions

ingredients for pineapple smoothie.
  • Pineapple: Frozen chunks, can also use freshly cut pineapple or juice. If you are using pineapple juice, substitute 2 cups of frozen pineapple with 1 cup of pineapple juice and 1 cup of another frozen fruit such as banana, mango, kiwi, or strawberry.
  • Vanilla Greek Yogurt: Adds a sweet vanilla flavor and a boost of protein, calcium, and probiotics. It also gives a silky creamy texture.
  • Milk: Provides healthy fats and adds creaminess and richness to the smoothie while enhancing its tropical flavor. You may substitute it with dairy-free milk.
  • Ice Cubes: Help to achieve a colder consistency and make the smoothie more refreshing, especially on hot days. Ice cubes are optional but can be added for more thickness and to chill the drink without diluting the flavor.
  • Fresh Lime or Lemon Juice: Adds tanginess and balances out the sweetness of fruit and yogurt. You may substitute lemon juice with orange juice or any juice blend.
  • Fresh Mint Leaves: The cool, minty flavor from fresh mint leaves provides a refreshing contrast to the sweetness of pineapple or the tartness of lemon, creating a more balanced and enjoyable smoothie. Mint also aids in digestion and provides relief from bloating.

πŸ”ͺ How to Make a Pineapple Smoothie

Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender by adding frozen pineapple chunks first, so they are easy to chop. Blend until smooth, adding more milk or water, if needed. Then pour the smoothie into glasses and garnish with fresh mint leaves. Your refreshing pineapple smoothie is ready to be enjoyed! 

pineapple smoothie ingredients in a blender
pineapple smoothie in a blender jar
pineapple smoothie served in two glasses

βœ”οΈ Helpful Tips

  • I recommend investing in a high-speed blender, like AGARO, if you make smoothies often. It saves time and effort! 
  • To begin with, add less milk and gradually add more milk or water if you prefer a smoothie with a thinner consistency.
  • For healthy fats and additional fiber, blend 1-2 tablespoons of chia, or flax seeds into your smoothie. 
  • If you want to bump up the protein content of this smoothie, add 1 -2 tablespoons of peanut butter or vegan protein powder.
  • For more sweetness, add 1 tablespoon of honey or a few pieces of deseeded dates (soaked in hot water for at least 30 minutes) while blending.
  • Begin blending at a lower speed, then slowly increase the speed as the ingredients start coming together.
photo taken from side angle of pineapple smoothie served in two glasses

πŸ«™ Equipment Needed

  • High-speed blender (like AGARO) – Although a regular blender works fine, a high-speed blender will save time and effort and yield a much smoother drink.

❔ Commonly Asked Questions

Can I make this pineapple smoothie with banana?

While this smoothie recipe is without a banana base, you can add frozen bananas or any other frozen fruits such as berries, kiwis, or mangoes.

How do I further thicken my smoothies?

To make thick smoothies, use frozen fruits instead of fresh ones. You can also mix in 1-2 tablespoons of chia or flax seeds, rolled oats, or a couple of tablespoons of Greek yogurt to achieve that super creamy and thick texture.
Start with less liquid, such as water, milk, or juice, and gradually add more as needed until you reach your desired consistency.

How do I choose a ripe pineapple for my smoothie?

Look for a pineapple with vibrant golden-yellow skin. Give the pineapple a gentle squeeze – if it yields slightly to pressure, it’s ripe and ready to be enjoyed.
A ripe pineapple will have a sweet, fragrant aroma at the stem end.

pineapple smoothie served in a glass

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πŸ“– Recipe

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Refreshing Pineapple Smoothie

Yield: 2-3 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Indulge in the tropical delight of fresh pineapple smoothie! This creamy concoction of frozen pineapple chunks, vanilla Greek yogurt, milk, mint leaves, lime juice, and ice is the perfect snack that is filling and satisfying. You just only need 6 simple ingredients and 5 minutes to make this recipe!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen pineapple chunks
  • Β½ cup Greek yogurt (vanilla)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • juice from one lime
  • 2-3 mint sprigs

Instructions

    Place all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Nutrition Information
Yield 3 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 214Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 8mgSodium 59mgCarbohydrates 44gFiber 2gSugar 41gProtein 7g

The nutrition info calculated is just a rough estimate and is provided as a courtesy. Bear in mind that value will vary based on variables like a specific brand or type of product used. To obtain the most accurate representation, it is highly recommended that you calculate it on your own with the actual amount and type of ingredient used.

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