This pineapple apple smoothie is refreshing, naturally sweet, and vibrant! Honeycrisp apple, tropical pineapple, and creamy banana make a quick and delicious smoothie. Perfect for an on-the-go breakfast or healthy snack.
Why you’ll love it:
Pineapple is one of my favorite fruits for smoothies. It’s sweet-tart, tropical flavor is so refreshing and light.
This pineapple apple smoothie is perfect for a hot summer day (or when your jonesing for sunshine!). Which is me, all the time.
It’s refined-sugar-free with just frozen pineapple, fresh apple, banana, lime, plant-based milk, and Greek yogurt. It’s totally customizable though! Feel free to swap the yogurt with vegan yogurt, or the plant milk with regular milk. It’s your smoothie and YOU are the boss.
Frozen pineapple – Be sure to use frozen pineapple to thicken the smoothie without the need for ice. Pineapple is naturally sweet with a subtle tang that’s perfect for smoothies.
Banana – A banana naturally thickens and sweetens a smoothie. Use a ripe banana! Underripe bananas are chalky and slightly bitter tasting. When a banana ripens, it’s starch converts to sugar giving it a better taste/texture.
Apple – I prefer crisp sweet-tart apples for smoothies. Honeycrisp are my favorite, but Pink Ladies work great too. You can use any apple you like though. I leave the peel on, but the peel is noticeable and doesn’t blend up completely. If you don’t like texture, peel the apple before you cut it into chunks.
Lime – For a pop of bright citrus! It enhances the flavor of the pineapple. Skip the bottle and buy a fresh lime instead. They are far better!
Almond milk – You can use any type of milk you want. Unsweetened almond milk is my favorite milk for smoothies because it’s tasty, low-calorie, and creamy. You can use any plant-based milk you like, or regular milk works too.
Greek yogurt – A scoop of Greek yogurt gives this frosty smoothie a creamier texture and some added protein. You can use vegan or dairy-free yogurt in its place if needed.
How to make a pineapple smoothie:
This apple and pineapple smoothie is a breeze to make!
Place all the ingredients into your blender. I highly recommend a high-speed blender like a Vitamix or Ninja. It will give you a smoother blend.
Blend until thick, creamy, and smooth. If the smoothie is too thick, add a splash of almond milk to make it thinner. Me and my daughter prefer thick smoothies and it’s easier to thin it out than make it thicker.
Pour into glasses and enjoy! This pineapple smoothie makes one large glass or two small glasses.
Smoothie Making Tips:
- For a smoother texture, peel the apple. I don’t mind the bits of peel in my smoothie, plus they add plenty of nutrients! But if you like a smoother blend, peel the apple first.
- If your smoothie’s too thick, add more liquid. Smoothies are very forgiving. If its too thick, add a splash of almond milk and blend until it’s pourable. I prefer a thick smoothie, because it’s refreshing and doesn’t melt as quickly.
- If your smoothie’s too thin, add more frozen pineapple. You can also add ice, but it may give the smoothie an icey texture.
Pineapple Smoothie Variations:
- Dairy-Free: Swap the Greek yogurt with vegan or dairy-free yogurt.
- Milk: You can use any kind of milk you like, regular or plant-based. I prefer almond milk, but not all brands are created equal. Almond breeze is my favorite!
- Sweetener: If you like a sweeter smoothie, you can add honey or maple syrup to sweeten it. Just be careful not to add too much, or you will have a sugar bomb!
- Fruit: Pineapple tastes great with so many different fruits. Instead of apple you could use mango, orange, or peach.
Technically, you can store a smoothie in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. I don’t recommend it because the thick, frosty texture is lost.
However, if you can’t finish your smoothie, you can make the rest into smoothie pops! Pour the smoothie into a popsicle mold, add sticks, and freeze for later. My kids love smoothie pops.
Yes! Pineapple and apple are a delicious combo. Both are sweet and tangy with the pineapple flavor coming through more than the apple.
This pineapple smoothie is a healthy drink! It’s made with whole foods, no added sweeteners, and plant-based milk. Pineapple is loaded with antioxidants, nutrients, and plant compounds that help fight inflammation and protect against certain diseases. Apple provides fiber and lime adds immune-boosting vitamin C!
The better question is what fruit doesn’t go with pineapple! Pineapple is a versatile, tropical fruit that goes well with mango, banana, apple, pear, peaches, strawberries, and papaya.
Refreshing Smoothie Recipes
Pineapple Apple Smoothie
- high-speed blender
- 2 cups frozen pineapple
- 1 Honeycrisp apple peeled and cut into chunks
- 1 banana peeled
- ½ lime juiced
- ⅓ cup almond milk
- ¼ cup unsweetened Greek yogurt
- Combine all the ingredients in the base of a high-speed blender. Blend until thick, creamy, and smooth.
- If the smoothie is too thick, add two more tablespoons of almond milk and blend again.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy!