This blueberry pineapple smoothie is bursting with tangy sweetness! It’s packed with antioxidants and essential vitamins, plus it’s easy to customize. Only 5 minutes of hands-on time.
Why You’ll Love it:
Who can resist a big bowl of juicy, violet-hued bluebs? I eat them daily – fresh or frozen.
These little berries pack a mighty punch! They’re packed with insoluble fiber and disease-fighting antioxidants called flavonoids. Flavonoids possess anticancer, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties.
This blueberry pineapple smoothie is a refreshing way to enjoy them. It features blueberries, pineapple, banana, white grape juice, and zippy lime! It’s mostly sweet with a bright pop of citrus.
Enjoy this pineapple blueberry smoothie with breakfast or as an afternoon pick-me-up!
Banana – A banana makes this smoothie nice and creamy! Mine was on the smaller side. Use a yellow, ripe banana for the best results. Underripe bananas taste bitter and chalky. Overripe bananas taste fermented.
Frozen blueberries – It’s important to use frozen fruit for the right texture! Blueberries are labeled a superfood, and for good reason. They’re low in calories, but nutrient-dense. They have a high level of antioxidants that protect your body from cell-damaging free radicals.
Frozen pineapple – Adds a bright tangy sweetness! Pineapple is a rich source of vitamin C and contains enzymes that aid in digestion. One cup of pineapple contains 88 percent of the DV of vitamin C.
White grape juice – For extra sweetness. A half cup is plenty! I used water for the remaining liquid base.
Lime – For a bright pop of citrus and vitamin C. I always keep limes in the fridge for smoothies. A fresh squeeze of lime adds that extra zip.
How to Make a Blueberry Pineapple Smoothie:
This blueberry pineapple banana smoothie is easy to make! It’s as simple as measure, dump, and blend.
For those who like a bit more guidance, read on:
Combine ingredients: In the pitcher of your blender, combine the banana, frozen blueberries, frozen pineapple, white grape juice, and lime. Add the banana first. Placing the softest ingredients closest to the blades prevents stalling.
Blend: Start your blender on low speed, then gradually increase to high. You can use a tamper if your blender has one. Blend until smooth.
Taste: Taste the smoothie. If you like it, you’re done! If not, adjust to your liking. For a thinner smoothie, add a splash more liquid. For a sweeter one, add a teaspoon of honey or maple syrup.
Serve: Pour the smoothie into glasses and enjoy immediately!
- Use frozen fruit for a thick, frosty consistency. Fruit is made up of more than 80 percent water. Which means fresh fruit turns into pulpy juice when blended. You could use fresh fruit with ice, but the texture won’t be the same.
- A banana creates a thick, creamy texture. If you can’t have bananas, try one of these banana substitutes.
- If possible, use a high-speed blender. Most brands carry a high-speed model, even the budget-friendly ones. Look for a motor with at least 900 watts. I highly recommend a Vitamix or a Ninja. I use both.
- Always add the soft ingredients first and the frozen ones last. It gives the blades something to catch and gets everything moving. You can add the liquid at the end. Most people say to add it first, but it sinks to the bottom anyway!
Variations & Healthy Add-ins:
One of my favorite thing about smoothies is how easy they are to customize! Here’s a few ideas to get you started:
- Yogurt – Add 1/3 cup of Greek yogurt for extra protein. I prefer unsweetened because it has no added sugar. If you want the sugar, vanilla or blueberry flavored yogurt are good options.
- Chia seeds – Add one tablespoon of chia seeds for a bit of texture and omega 3 fatty acids. No need to soak them first. Just throw them in and blend.
- Nut butter – Add 1 1/2 tablespoons of nut butter for some plant-based protein. Berries and nuts go surprisingly well together. Cashew, almond, or peanut butter all work great.
- Greens – Add a handful of greens for a boost of iron and antioxidants. Try a half cup of loosely packed baby spinach. Spinach is mild in flavor and blends easy.
- Protein powder – Add three tablespoons of vanilla protein powder for a boost of protein. Use a protein blend or a plant-based protein to avoid a foamy smoothie.
Technically, you can store this blueberry and pineapple smoothie in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
I highly recommend making it fresh! Smoothies are best when they’re just made. And it only takes 2 minutes to make it, plus most blender pitchers are dishwasher safe.
If you have leftovers, transform it into smoothie popsicles! Just pour the leftover smoothie into popsicle molds, add popsicle sticks, and freeze overnight.
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Blueberry Pineapple Smoothie
- 1 banana peeled
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- ½ cup white grape juice
- ¼ cup cold water
- ½ lime, juiced
- In the pitcher of your blender, combine the banana, frozen blueberries, frozen pineapple, white grape juice, water, and lime juice.
- Start your blender on low speed, gradually increase the speed to high. Blend until smooth.
- Pour into glasses and enjoy immediately!