Loaded with vitamin C and bursting of tropical flavours, this dairy-free vegan pineapple smoothie is the morning kick you never knew you needed. It’s also the perfect drink to recover after a run (or any workout for that matter).
This vegan pineapple smoothie looks a bit like sunshine in a glass. You only need three ingredients to make this healthy pineapple smoothie, so you can enjoy it in under five minutes. I like to make this pineapple smoothie with almond milk, but you can also try it with oat milk or even coconut milk if you want to go full tropical.
Pineapple smoothie ideas abound, but I’m completely in love with the simplicity of this recipe. As you may have noticed already, I am all about simplicity when it comes to smoothies, mostly because no one’s got time to put together 10 ingredients, five of which may require chopping. Have I mentioned I’m not a morning person? Let’s keep it simple, guys!
What do you need to make this vegan pineapple smoothie?
To make this pineapple smoothie, you need the following:
- Banana — I freeze ripen bananas practically in bulk to have them ready for smoothies. This smoothie calls for a medium banana, but you can also use a small one, as it’s there mostly for texture.
- Pineapple — this is the star ingredient of the smoothie and the flavour that you will feel the most because it totally overpowers the banana. I use fresh pineapple for this smoothie, but frozen would also work. If you use both frozen banana and pineapple, you may need to add a bit more liquid, unless you like your smoothies to have an ice-cream like consistency. You’re going to need the equivalent of 1 cup of pineapple chunks.
- Almond milk — practically any kind of plant-based milk is just fine for this smoothie. I made it with oat milk and it was delicious, but for some reason I believe almond milk pairs better with the flavour of the pineapple. If you use coconut milk, you’re practically in for a tropical feast.
How do you make the smoothie?
To make the smoothie, cut the pineapple into chunks, slice the banana if you froze it whole, and add both ingredients in a powerful blender. Top it up with almond mil, and blend for 1-2 minutes. Serve immediately.
This recipe is for a single serving, but you can easily double or even triple it for the entire family to enjoy in the morning.
How can I boost this pineapple smoothie?
If you think this smoothie has the potential to be transformed into a nutritional bomb, you’re absolutely right. Some of the things you can add to boost it include:
- 1 tbsp vegan protein powder
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1-2 tbsp hemp seeds
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1 handful baby spinach
- 1 tsp agave nectar or maple syrup if you want it sweeter
- A couple of ice cubes to make it frostier (add them before blending)
This is a pretty flexible recipe, but I recommend it to give the 3-ingredient version a try — I’m sure you’ll love the taste and the way the pineapple and banana taste on their own.
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- 1 medium frozen banana
- 1 cup (225 g) pineapple chunks
- 1 cup (250 ml) almond milk
- Add the frozen banana, pineapple chunks and almond milk in a blender.
- Blend for 1 to 2 minutes until smooth.
- Serve immediately.
If using ice cubes, add them as the last ingredient before blending.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 310Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 74gFiber: 6gSugar: 58gProtein: 3g
Nutritional information is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator.