Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie
If you’re looking for a cold and creamy tropical treat that can really knock you off your feet then this strawberry pineapple smoothie is perfect. Made with strawberries, pineapple, and banana, every sip is thick, luscious, and good to the last drop.
We love loading our smoothies with berries. If you haven’t tried our banana peach smoothie, açaí smoothie or broccoli smoothie, make sure you do!
Why Make This Recipe
This strawberry banana pineapple smoothie is ice-cold, creamy, thick, and perfect for helping to beat the summer heat. Thanks to all of the fruits packed into every cup this drink is also incredibly filling. Perfect for helping to curb some hunger pains between meals.
If you’re a fan of frozen yogurt, then I’m sure you’re going to love this drink. It reminds me of a good fro-yo due to how thick it is, but it also reminds me of the Jamba Juice Strawberries Wild drink.
While this is not a copycat recipe, it is perfect in its own ways. I ate my strawberry pineapple smoothie with a spoon because it was so thick and I just couldn’t wait or resist the temptation but if you wait a moment or two it will thin down enough to use with a straw.
Milk: We want to use a liquid to help thin down the smoothie. You can use any kind of milk including dairy, coconut, or almond milk. You can also opt for pineapple juice instead if you’re wanting a stronger pineapple flavor.
Frozen Pineapple & Strawberries: The frozen berries will make the smoothie cold, creamy, and thick. You can use fresh fruit if you prefer.
Banana: We want to use a frozen chopped banana, this will help to thicken our drink and adda little more sweetness depending on how ripe your banana is.
Yogurt: Using plain yogurt, low-fat vanilla yogurt, or even Greek yogurt you can create a flavorful and thick smoothie. Note that your choice of yogurt may affect the sweetness of the drink.
- Place all of the ingredients inside of your blender. I like to put the milk at the bottom because it helps to mix things up a bit easier.
- Close the blender lid and blend the mix until smooth.
If needed, adjust the thickness and flavor by adding in more pineapple juice or yogurt as desired.
FAQs and Expert Tips
You can use cow milk, half and half, coconut milk, almond milk, or juices as the liquid in this smoothie. All will work at thinning down the drink, but each will change the flavor slightly. So pick what you have on hand or think would be best.
You can use any yogurt of choice, but if using a plain yogurt, you may want to add in a little honey or a splash of vanilla for added sweetness.
You will not need to add any ice to the drink (unless you want to). Due to the frozen fruits, they will thicken and chill our smoothie as they’re blended. This means we don’t have to worry about ice melting and watering down our drink.
You can create little baggies in the freezer of preportioned frozen fruits allowing you the ease of just grabbing and dumping in the blender as needed. This will shave off a few minutes of prep and make mornings easier.
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Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie
- 1/2 cup milk - or almond milk. Can also use pineapple juice for more pronounced pineapple flavor
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 banana - frozen, if using chopped bananas I use about 3/4 cup
- 1/2 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt - or plain yogurt
- Add the milk, frozen pineapple, frozen strawberries, banana, and yogurt to a high powered blender.
- Blend until smooth. Add more pineapple juice or yogurt as needed.