This 5-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 can be easily made vegan too.
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 and 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.
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 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 yogurt to my smoothies for a creamy texture and to make them more filling. You can use strawberry-flavored yogurt in place of plain yogurt.
Milk – Use whole, skim, or low-fat milk.
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 and chop the pineapple and freeze for 5-6 hours.
Peel and cut the banana into slices. Freeze for 5-6 hours.
Add frozen strawberries, banana, pineapple chunks, ½ cup milk, and 1 cup plain yogurt to the medium jar of a high-speed blender.
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.
Add honey to taste and mix well.
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, orange juice, or plain water.
To make a vegan version of this smoothie, replace dairy milk and yogurt and with plant-based milk and yogurts.
You can make multiple variations of this 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 seeds, flax seeds, etc.
Other – Addition of protein powder make this smoothie great as a pre or post work out 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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Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie Recipe
- 10-12 strawberries (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, and yogurt to the medium jar of a high-speed blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Add honey to taste and mix well.
- Pour into glasses and serve chilled.