This simple pineapple smoothie recipe comes together in just 5 minutes, which means it’s great for a quick and satisfying snack or breakfast. I’ve included ten variations on the recipe, like kale pineapple, carrot pineapple, pineapple coconut, and more!

This recipe costs about $2.83 to make and serves two people. That’s about $1.42  per serving. 

A picture of two glasses  filled with the smoothie with straws in them and a pineapple slice.

Pineapple Smoothie Recipe

Smoothies are my favorite for quick and easy breakfasts. They’re nutritious, satisfying, and so easy to make. Plus, my family LOVES them! I also appreciate the versatility. 

There’s a smoothie for everyone out there, even for picky eaters. I can usually make a drink for the whole family with just a few ingredients, even including variations.

In particular, you can turn this simple (but tasty!) pineapple smoothie into ten different drinks, depending on what you use. That means it’s great for people on specific diets, too.

Pineapple smoothies are delicious but also make a great part of a meal. I have one for breakfast paired with something more savory, like empanadas, breakfast enchiladas, or scrambled eggs.

Here’s Why You’ll Love This Pineapple Smoothie Recipe

  • Nutritional Benefits: Pineapple is a rich source of vitamin C. It also contains essential nutrients like manganese, vitamin B6, and dietary fiber. 
  • Hydration and Digestive Aid: Pineapple is known for its high water content, which helps in hydrating your body. Additionally, it contains bromelain, an enzyme that aids in digestion by breaking down proteins.
  • Versatility: Pineapple blends well with various ingredients, allowing you to customize your smoothie based on your preferences. See the list in the FAQ section below on how to customize your smoothie. 
  • Quick and Easy: With just a few simple ingredients and a blender, you can whip up a satisfying smoothie in minutes, making it a perfect option for busy mornings or as a refreshing snack.

Pineapple Smoothie Ingredients and Estimated Cost

Per Serving Cost: $1.42

Recipe Cost: $2.83

  •     2 cups frozen pineapple chunks: $1.58
  •     2 cups pineapple juice: $1.00
  •     1 large banana cut into chunks: $0.25

NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The recipe cost is calculated by the amounts needed for the recipe. The actual cost will vary depending on what ingredients you already have. I updated the pricing for this recipe in June 2023.

A picture of the ingredients needed to make this recipe.

How To Make This Pineapple Smoothie Recipe

*For complete recipe instructions, see the recipe card below. 

There’s nothing like a fast and easy smoothie as a perfect snack or accompaniment to a meal!

To make this pineapple smoothie recipe:

  1. Place all ingredients into a high-powered blender, and place the lid on tightly.
  2. Blend on HIGH speed until smooth, and no large chunks of frozen pineapple remain, about 1 minute. 
  3. Pour the smoothie into glasses and serve!

A picture collage showing how to make this recipe.

Pineapple Smoothie: Storage & Serving Tips

SERVE: Like any smoothie, a pineapple smoothie is best served immediately.

STORE: The leftover smoothie will be kept in the refrigerator for 12 hours. You may need to stir it before drinking because it may have separated.

FREEZE: I like freezing leftover smoothies in popsicle molds for an easy breakfast on the go!

Recipe FAQs

How long does it take to make this pineapple smoothie recipe?

This is a quick 5-minute recipe. You’re just putting all the ingredients into a blender, so it’s very easy!

How many servings does this recipe make?

This will make enough smoothies for two people, but thankfully it’s fast enough that you can make enough for the whole family if needed.

Can you use fresh pineapple instead of frozen?

Yes! I love using fresh, in-season fruit to pair with this smoothie, too. It won’t affect the flavor at all.

What other fruit goes well with pineapple?

This is a GREAT question! You can use this simple smoothie recipe as a base for my ten pineapple smoothie variations:
Spinach, Pineapple, and Banana: Add the pineapple juice and two handfuls of fresh spinach to the blender and blend until smooth. Then, add the remaining ingredients on the recipe card below and follow the instructions.
Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie: Add 1 cup of frozen or fresh strawberries instead of bananas in the recipe below.
Mango Pineapple Smoothie: Instead of using bananas in the recipe below, add 1 cup of frozen or fresh mango chunks.
Creamy Pineapple: Follow the recipe below, but use only 1 cup of pineapple juice and 1 cup of low-fat vanilla yogurt.
Kale Pineapple Smoothie: Add the pineapple juice and two handfuls of fresh kale to the blender and blend until smooth. Then, add the remaining ingredients on the recipe card below and follow the instructions.
Blueberry Pineapple Smoothie: Instead of using bananas in the recipe below, add 1 cup of frozen or fresh blueberries.
Pineapple Coconut: Follow the recipe below, but use only 1 cup of pineapple juice and 1 cup of coconut milk.
Pineapple Orange Smoothie: Follow the recipe below, but use orange juice instead of pineapple juice.
Avocado Pineapple Smoothie: Follow the recipe below, but use one sliced avocado instead of the banana.
Carrot Pineapple: Follow the recipe below, but use only 1 cup of pineapple juice and 1 cup of carrot juice.

A up close view inside a glass with the smoothie in it.

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Up close picture a glass with the smoothie inside with two straws in the glass.
5 from 10 votes

Simple Pineapple Smoothie

Author Jillian – a Food, Folks and Fun original!
Recipe Cost $ $2.83
Serving Cost $ $1.42
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
2 people
This simple pineapple smoothie recipe comes together in just 5 minutes, which means it’s great for a quick and satisfying snack or breakfast.

Equipment

  • High power blender
  • Drinking glasses
  • Measuring cups

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions

  • Place all of the ingredients into a high-powered blender, and place the lid on tightly.
  • Blend on HIGH speed until smooth and no large chunks of frozen pineapple remain, about 1 minute. Pour the smoothie into glasses and serve!

Nutrition

Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 697mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 107.6mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1.4mg

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15 Comments

  1. I would love to know where did you get the glass serving cups ??

    1. I got them from Anthropologie.

      1. I was going to ask the same thing, haha. So cute!

  2. Aimee Shugarman says:

    I love pineapple in my smoothies!!!

  3. Renee Goerger says:

    This is such a delicious smoothie and one of my favorites. I rarely have leftovers but I love the idea of freezing it into popsicle molds. Maybe this summer I’ll try that. Thanks for the great recipe!

    1. I’m so glad you love this recipe, it’s a family-favorite at my house.

  4. First, I just love your bear-shaped smoothie glass and gold straw! I need them! 😉 Love all the options for creating various pineapple smoothies! So many delicious choices! Can’t wait to try them all!

  5. Love your glass! This smoothie sounds absolutely wonderful, especially all those variations. I definitely need to try it with strawberries sometime.

  6. I love using pineapple in smoothies, what a fresh and delicious recipe! Pinning!

  7. Chris Collins says:

    Omg that glass is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! This smoothie is totally something I’ve got to try, thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. So cute, right?! Enjoy the smoothie!

  8. Lucy Parissi says:

    Wow, I love all your flavour variations on this already great base recipe.

    1. I’m so glad, enjoy!

  9. YUM! This is my FAVE smoothie recipe!