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Magical Pineapple Smoothie Recipe

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This simple yet satisfying pineapple smoothie recipe is a quick, delicious, and nutritious way to start your day. Creamy and naturally plant-based!

a clear glass filled with pale yellow frozen pineapple smoothie garnished with dried pineapple ring and a glass straw

Why This Recipe Works

  • Super simple and easy to make.
  • Healthy and nutritious. 
  • Creamy texture. 
  • Rich in tropical flavors. It tastes amazing!
  • Vegan, plant-based, dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and soy-free.
  • No added sugar.
  • Full of fiber, vitamins, and nutrients.
  • You’ll find a magical hint of vanilla that ties it all together.
a shot glass of refreshing pineapple smoothie

Ingredients and Substitutions

Frozen pineapple: It’s easy to make this creamy pineapple smoothie year-round thanks to the use of frozen pineapple chunks, which can be found in the frozen section of most grocery stores. If you prefer using fresh, you can cut a fresh pineapple and store the chunks in the freezer until frozen.

Ice: This lends additional creamy texture and hydration.

Milk: Oat milk makes the perfect plant-based milk option for this smoothie recipe, but almond milk and coconut milk (makes it piña colada-like!) also make excellent choices. If not on a dairy-free or vegan diet, you can use regular whole milk, if you prefer!

Yogurt: I love to use plant-based cashew milk yogurt in this recipe, but coconut yogurt works well as another vegan option. If you are not dairy-free, Greek yogurt works beautifully! 

Vanilla: This is my secret ingredient! Vanilla extract adds that beautiful vanilla flavor tone that helps tie all the tropical flavors together.

tropical frozen pineapple smoothie in a small glass with a glass

How to Make a Pineapple Smoothie

It’s really quite simple! Using a blender or food processor, you will blend all of the ingredients together until smooth and creamy. Then, pour it into a glass and enjoy!


Want an extra dose of vitamin C? Add a splash of orange juice to this recipe.

Want to add protein powder? A scoop of vanilla protein powder works great in this recipe.

Want some green power? Add a handful of spinach or kale before blending.

Want to up the sweetness? A teaspoon of raw honey or maple syrup levels this smoothie up to dessert status!

a glass of pineapple smoothie garnished with pineapple

Top Tip

Are you a fan of smoothie bowls? You can most definitely pour this pineapple smoothie into a bowl instead of a glass! It tastes great topped off with fresh fruit like peach slices, chopped mango, strawberry slices or blueberries. 

hands holding a refreshing glass of frozen pineapple smoothie
What are the benefits of a pineapple smoothie?

Pineapple is rich in vitamin C, antioxidants, vitamin B6, potassium, and fiber and contains bromelain which is great for digestion.

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pineapple smoothie garnished with dried pineapple ring

Would you like to eat your pineapple instead? Check out this pineapple pound cake or pineapple salad recipe.

How to Make a Pineapple Smoothie

This simple yet satisfying pineapple smoothie recipe is a quick, delicious and nutritious way to start your day. Creamy and naturally plant-based!
4.96 from 45 votes
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Course: Beverages, Breakfast
Cuisine: Plant-Based
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 smoothies
Author: Kristen Wood


  • 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • ½ cup ice
  • ½ cup milk of choice we like oat milk
  • ¼ cup yogurt of choice we like cashew yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • To a blender or food processor, add the pineapple, ice, milk, yogurt and vanilla extract. Blend until smooth.
  • Enjoy!


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Serving: 1smoothie | Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 89mg | Potassium: 93mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 48IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    I have frozen pineapple in the freezer so I’m making this for breakfast tomorrow. So refreshing too.

  2. 5 stars
    Healthy and Delicious! My family loves pineapples and this is something they will clearly enjoy for breakfast.

  3. 5 stars
    So great! And I love how jam packed pineapple is with Vitamin C! This recipe is perfect for anyone suffering from a cold