This 10-minute Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie is the best way to start your day. It is easy to make and a great way to include fruits in your diet. It is naturally gluten-free and can be easily made vegan.
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About This Recipe
When the summer hits in and the season of fresh and juicy strawberry starts, I can’t think of a better healthy breakfast option than this delicious Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie.
Tangy and sweet from the use of fresh strawberries and pineapple, this refreshing smoothie can be made with or without yogurt.
It is the easiest thing to make and the tropical flavor from sweet pineapple and bananas is to die for. If you are on a weight loss journey, this one is for you.
You can try out a lot of variations around the basic recipe of strawberry banana pineapple smoothies. Add in the ingredients you like and skip the ones you don’t.
You can also make it thicker and serve it as a smoothie bowl topped with your favorite toppings.
This recipe is gluten-free and can be easily made vegan. You can also double or triple the recipe as per your requirement.
Strawberry and pineapple smoothie is also a great meal prep idea. Make a big batch and pour it in mason jars. Just grab one mason jar on busy mornings and your breakfast is sorted.
Strawberries – You need to freeze the strawberries for 5-6 hours. To save time, you can buy frozen strawberries in bulk at Costco or freeze them at home when they are in season.
Banana – Frozen banana makes the smoothie super creamy. Skip adding it if you don’t like bananas in your smoothies.
Pineapple – Choose a ripe and juicy fresh pineapple. Peel the skin using a sharp knife and then cut the flesh into cubes. Freeze the cubes for 5-6 hours.
You can use canned pineapple too. Just drain the liquid in which it was preserved.
Plain Yogurt – I like to add plain yogurt to my smoothies for a creamy texture and to make them more filling. You can use strawberry-flavored yogurt or vanilla yogurt in place of plain yogurt.
Greek yogurt also works great.
Milk – Use whole milk, skim, or low-fat milk. Plant-based milk like coconut milk, soy milk, cashew milk, almond milk, etc also works great in this recipe.
Sweetener – Depending on whether or not strawberries and pineapple are sweet, you can add or avoid honey or sugar to sweeten the smoothie.
How To Make Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie
Wash 10-12 strawberries with water. Remove the green leafy part using a knife and chop the strawberries into small pieces. Freeze them for 5-6 hours.
Peel the pineapple and chop it into ½ inch chunks. Freeze ½ cup pineapple chunks for 5-6 hours.
Peel and cut a large banana into slices. Freeze for 5-6 hours.
Blend The Smoothie
Add frozen strawberries, frozen banana, frozen pineapple chunks, ½ cup milk, 1 cup plain yogurt, and honey to taste to the medium jar of a high speed blender or a food processor.
Note – If the frozen fruits are very hard, then thaw them over the counter for 10 minutes before blending.
Note – If you have forgotten to freeze the fruits, add a few ice cubes while blending.
Blend until smooth.
Pour the smoothie into 2 tall serving glasses. Garnish with pineapple and strawberry slices and serve immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can make this smoothie without yogurt and milk by replacing them with coconut water, pineapple juice, orange juice, or plain water.
To make it vegan, replace dairy milk and yogurt with plant-based milk and yogurts.
You can make multiple variations of this healthy strawberry banana pineapple smoothie recipe by adding or eliminating ingredients from the basic recipe. Here are some suggestions.
Fruits – Add other fruits like apples, grapes, cantaloupe, kiwi, coconut, raspberries, blueberries, oranges, peaches, or mangoes.
Greens – You can add greens like kale or baby spinach.
Seeds – Add chia seeds, hemp seed, flax seed, etc.
Other – The addition of vanilla protein powder makes this smoothie great as a pre or post-workout snack. You can also add collagen powder to it.
Smoothie Bowl – To make a smoothie bowl, add less milk while blending and keep the consistency thick. Transfer the thick smoothie to the serving bowl and top it with toppings of your choice such as fresh fruits, seeds, nuts, granola, coconut flakes, chocolate chips, almond butter, peanut butter, etc.
Strawberry and pineapple smoothie tastes the best when made fresh. But in case you have leftovers, you can store them in the fridge in an air-tight container for a maximum of a day.
You can chop the fruits and freeze them in individual ziplock bags or glass containers and just blend them when ready to serve.
While drinking it again, shake well and then consume.
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The Best Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie Recipe
- 10-12 strawberries (hulled, chopped, and frozen)
- 1 large banana (peeled, sliced, and frozen)
- ½ cup cubed pineapple (fresh or canned, frozen)
- 1 cup plain yogurt (or strawberry yogurt)
- ½ cup milk (whole, skim or low fat)
- honey (to taste)
- Add frozen strawberries, banana, pineapple, milk, yogurt, and honey to the medium jar of a high-speed blender or a food processor.
- If the frozen fruits are very hard, then thaw them over the counter for 10 minutes before blending.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour the smoothie into 2 tall serving glasses. Garnish with pineapple and strawberry slices and serve immediately.