This strawberry pineapple smoothie with banana is bursting with sweet, fruity flavor! The creamy puree is ideal for snacks and breakfasts.
Here’s a frothy, icy puree that’s bursting with flavor: the Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie! After creating over 50 smoothie recipes, we’ve learned loads about making the best possible purees for snacks, breakfasts, and treats. This recipe has a nuanced fruity flavor with a tropical finish from the pineapple. It’s a spin-off on our classic strawberry smoothie, and we might like it even better.
Ingredients in this strawberry pineapple smoothie
This strawberry pineapple smoothie recipe uses basic ingredients you might already have on hand in your freezer and refrigerator. You can use frozen fruit or a combination of frozen and fresh, plus juice, milk and yogurt. Here’s what you’ll need (or jump to the recipe below for exact quantities):
- Frozen strawberries: Frozen berries make the perfect icy puree. You can also use ripe fresh berries, which tend to be sweeter when they are in season. If using ripe berries, swap in a frozen banana for the room temperature one.
- Frozen pineapple chunks: Frozen pineapple is also integral to the texture here. If you have ripe pineapple, it will also be sweeter and more flavorful; if so, use a frozen banana.
- Banana: Room temperature banana works if you’ve got frozen berries and pineapple. It makes just the right creamy texture for a smoothie.
- Greek yogurt: Greek yogurt adds creamy body and lends protein to the smoothie, making it more filling than a simple fruit puree. For vegan, use a plant-based protein like chia seeds (read more below).
- 100% pineapple juice or orange juice: Pineapple or orange juice bright a bright, zingy punch of flavor.
- Milk of choice: Use dairy milk or oat, almond or coconut. You can even use water if you don’t have any milk on hand.
- Ice: Ice completes the texture and gives a nice, round body to this smoothie.
Using juice in smoothies
This strawberry pineapple banana smoothie benefits from a bit of pineapple juice or orange juice. The juice brings in a little natural sweetness and the acidity brings out the flavor in this smoothie. Here are a few notes:
- 100% pineapple juice brings in a pop of tropical flavor. It really accentuates the pineapple here, and adds just enough sweetness. However, you might not have it on hand (we don’t usually).
- Orange juice also works well and adds a pop of acidity. We prefer unsweetened orange juice here, but whatever you have on hand works.
- Or, use milk and 1 tablespoon lemon juice for acidity. If you don’t have juice, use your milk of choice along with 1 tablespoon lemon juice to accentuate the pineapple flavor. With this choice, you may want to add a splash of sweetener as well: like maple syrup, honey or agave syrup.
Dairy free / vegan variation
Don’t want to use Greek yogurt in this strawberry pineapple smoothie? We add Greek yogurt to many of our smoothies recipes because it adds a good dose of protein. But want a vegan strawberry banana pineapple smoothie? Here’s what to do:
- Omit the Greek yogurt.
- Use your non-dairy milk of choice. We like oat milk best in smoothies, but almond milk and coconut milk work well too.
- Consider adding a protein adder to make it filling, like chia seeds, protein powder or nut butter.
Ways to add protein to a strawberry banana pineapple smoothie
Want to add even more protein to this strawberry pineapple smoothie? Protein makes it filling and even more suitable for drinking as a snack or breakfast. Here are a few protein adders:
- Chia seeds. Add plant-based protein and fiber with chia seeds! 2 tablespoons chia seeds adds 4 grams protein and 11 grams fiber to a smoothie.
- Protein powder: Use a high quality vanilla protein powder.
- Almond butter or cashew butter. 1 tablespoon nut butter adds 4 grams protein. Keep in mind this will dull the color a bit.
Finding a good protein powder
Here at A Couple Cooks we don’t often include protein powder in our recipes. However, we do include them in a few choice recipes to maximize protein, like these energy balls or this protein smoothie. We did a little research into how to find healthy protein powder and here’s what we found:
More strawberry smoothie variations
Almost any flavor goes with a strawberry in a fruit smoothie recipe! We love this strawberry pineapple smoothie, but here are a few more variations to try:
This strawberry banana pineapple smoothie recipe is…
Vegetarian and gluten-free. For vegan, plant-based, and dairy-free, see the substitutes listed.
This strawberry pineapple smoothie with banana is bursting with sweet, fruity flavor! It’s the ideal creamy puree for snacks and breakfasts.
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 1 banana (room temperature)
- ¼ cup Greek yogurt*
- ½ cup 100% unsweetened pineapple juice or orange juice (or use additional milk)
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup milk (or oat, almond or coconut milk)
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (omit if using juice)
- ½ cup ice
- Place all ingredients in a blender, breaking the banana into pieces. Blend until creamy and frothy, stopping and scraping down the sides as necessary and adding the additional milk if necessary. For a sweeter smoothie, add ½ to 1 tablespoon honey, maple syrup or agave syrup (you likely won’t need it if using pineapple or orange juice). Serve immediately or store in a covered jar in the refrigerator for 1 day.
*Vegan variation: omit the yogurt and use ¾ cup oat milk, adding more as necessary until it comes to a frothy puree.
- Category: Drink
- Method: Blended
- Cuisine: Smoothie
- Diet: Vegetarian
Keywords: Strawberry pineapple smoothie