Pineapple Smoothie Recipes, Healthy Benefits & Nutrition

The pineapple is a fruit unlike any other. The name of the fruit originates from the Tupi word “nanas” which translates as “excellent fruit.” Once you taste that pineapple in your smoothie, we know you’ll certainly agree with the Tupi!

Pineapples first began near right in between South Brazil and Paraguay. Christopher Columbus first discovered the pineapple in 1493 in the Indies, and brought this sweet and tasty fruit back with him to Europe. The pineapple was then brought to Hawaii, Guam and Zimbabwe. In the 17th century, pineapples were successfully grown in hothouses in Europe, making it a treat that could be enjoyed even in cooler temperatures.

Today, the most pineapples are grown in Southeast Asia, at 2198 thousand metric tons. Thailand follows right behind in second place with 1894 thousand metric tons and Costa Rica follows in third place with 1870 thousand metric tons. Pineapples are grown in many sunny and warm climates, including Chile, India, Mexico, Columbia and Malaysia.

Pineapple Nutrients

The pineapple is a healthy choice indeed for your smoothie. You’ll find it is an excellent source of vitamin C, it has about 130% of your daily recommended allowance per one cup serving. It also is a great source for manganese, with 76% of your daily recommended allowance. Many enjoy pineapple as a special healthy treat because it is so delicious and is also good for you.

Adding Pineapple to Your Smoothie

This is a great smoothie choice especially if you are having a family gathering or guests for dinner or a party. If you (or they) haven’t had fresh pineapple, you are all in for a real treat – because it really just doesn’t taste much like that canned stuff we’ve come to know. It is well worth it to give fresh pineapple a try if you want to make healthy smoothies. And smoothies with pineapple make them a bit more special, something you just don’t see everyday. So whether you are making them to treat your family, guests or to treat yourself, this is a smoothie ingredient to truly savor.

Some look at a pineapple and wonder, “how do I cut this up?” It is actually easier than you might think. Get your cutting board and a sharp knife. Cut the top off (the stem and about 1 inch of the top of the pineapple) and then cut the bottom off. Then stand the pineapple on one flat end and cut the peel off each side. Watch this video to see:

Pineapples are sweet and will go well with many ingredients, try them with citrus fruit for a refreshing taste!

Pineapple, Cucumber, Spinach Smoothie with Mint


Officially labeled as a green smoothie, this recipe has so much more to offer than the color green. Containing an excellent mix of flavors from pineapple, cucumber, pear, lime, spinach, agave and lime, this

Tropical Pineapple Mango Smoothie


I have not tried this smoothie recipe, it is a submission from one of our readers (submit your recipe). If you try this combination, especially the egg, I’m very curious how this will taste.

Banana Pineapple Smoothie Recipe with Almond Milk


Banana and Pineapple are a great combination of smoothie texture and powerful flavor. Try to use fresh pineapple, your tastebuds will thank you. This is a simple and great tasting smoothie, great for any time

Pineapple Mango Smoothie Recipe


This tropical creamy smoothie would be great for breakfast.  Just cut the mango, pineapple the night before and put it in the freezer so it’s ready by morning, throw all the ingredients in a


Citrus Ginger Coconut Smoothie Recipe


Ginger is a tasty addition to foods, but it’s also very healthy and helps in soothing muscle aches and pains.  It’s great for those who are active daily.  Weightlifters use it to help muscle


Cantaloupe Pineapple Health Generator Smoothie


This is our most recent smoothie recipe submission from Mack. Mack has used what I consider a rare and interesting fruit combination for a smoothie. I am also intrigued by the the use of

Tropical Pina Colada Smoothie

Tropical Pina Colada Smoothie


I’m not a huge fan of pina colada, although I love the song. ;-) But I must admit I do love the smell of coconut so if you make this smoothie, I would suggest

Banana Split Smoothie


Too lazy to eat a banana split? How about drinking a banana split? Bananas are great smoothie ingredients so why not bring the split to the smoothie? You can add a scoop of vanilla

Clementine Pineapple Smoothie


My wife seems to buy a lot of clementine oranges during the winter so I thought I should add a smoothie with clementines. After all, if they are a great winter fruit we should

Grapefruit Smoothie


I personally don’t like grapefruit, but my wife loves them, so there must be others who would enjoy a grapefruit smoothie. While it is too tart for my tastes it is an ultra healthly

Mondo Mango Smoothie


I love a good, ripe mango and adding it to a smoothie with sherbet ice cream is delicious. Forget about the the nutrients in mango as well as the fiber, you’ll want this for

Danielle G Smoothie Recipe


The key is putting slightly more pineapples than strawberries, and because the fruit is frozen you dont need ice. Tastes great and very healthy!! Ingredients: 2 1/2 to 3 cups of Welch’s Strawberry Breeze Juice (or

Tropical Ginger smoothie

Ginger Tropical Smoothie Recipe


Ginger Tropical Smoothie 1/2 cup orange juice 1/4 cup pineapple juice 1/2 banana 1/4 to 1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger root 1/2 cup crushed ice, or 2 small ice cubes Add all ingredients to blender and process until smooth. Serves

Pineapple Coconut Smoothie Recipe


PINEAPPLE COCONUT SMOOTHIE 1/2 cup buttermilk 1 cup pineapple chunks, canned in juice, drained 1 tsp. coconut flakes 1/2 tsp. coconut extract Add all ingredients to blender and process until smooth. Serves 1. Related smoothie recipes: Pina Colada Smoothie Pina Colada

Pineapple Smoothie Recipe


PINEAPPLE SMOOTHIE 20 oz Unsweetened pineapple chunks 1 c Buttermilk 2 ts Vanilla extract 2 ts Liquid sweetener Mint Leaves–Optional Drain pineapple, reserving 1/2 cup juice. Freeze pineapple chunks. Place juice, buttermilk, vanilla, sweetener and frozen pineapple into a

Orange Pineapple Coconut Smoothie Recipe


Orange Pineapple Coconut Smoothie 1/4 cup orange juice 1/4 cup pineapple juice 1 tbsp coconut milk 1/2 banana 1/4 tsp grated fresh ginger root 1/2 cup crushed ice or 2 small ice cubes Add all ingredients to blender and process until

Tofu Smoothie Recipe


Tofu Smoothie   1 cup Tropicana Orange-Pineapple Juice   2 cups frozen strawberries   1 tablespoon honey   1 teaspoon vanilla extract   1 pack Nasoya Silken Tofu   1 cup Silk Very Vanilla Soymilk   1 large banana   12 packets

Banana Pineapple Colada Smoothie Recipe


Banana Pineapple Colada Smoothie 1/2 peeled banana 1/2 cup pineapple chunks 1/2 cup pineapple juice 1/2 cup ice cubes 1 tablespoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon coconut extract Place all ingredients in a blender and blender until smooth. Related smoothie recipes: Pina Colada Smoothie Island Fruit

Tropical Paradise Smoothie

Tropical Paradise Smoothie


Tropical Paradise Smoothie Recipe This is a great smoothie that appeals to most tastes because so many are blended in on great smoothie recipe. 1 1/2 cups pineapple-orange juice 1 cup sliced banana (about 1 medium) 1 cup

Zacarito Smoothie


The Zacarito Smoothie Recipe 1/2 container of Welch’s Frozen 100% white grape juice concentrate 1 peeled banana 1/2 cup Strawberries, fresh or frozen(if frozen, let thaw 15 min) 1/2 cup Pineapple Chunks, fresh or canned 1 to 2 tablespoons