I personally have a preference for more exotic and tropical fruits, and while pineapple’s certainly are not as exotic as they once might have been, they are most definitely tropical, and have been one of the cornerstone ingredients in some of my tastiest and most satisfying smoothie recipes.
When I was first figuring out how to make a pineapple smoothie I found that I ultimately liked to use a combo of fresh and frozen pineapple pieces when I am making a smoothie mostly centered around this fruit. While this isn’t about how to make a pina colada smoothie, I do like to use certain flavors, like coconut and other fruits, that accent and compliment the primary fruit, which in this case is the delicious pineapple.
All you need to do is find a fresh pineapple from the grocery store or more locally from a farm, if you are so blessed to be near one. You can then use a cheap pineapple coring device to core out the bulk of the fruit, and then simply freeze the part of the fruit or the whole fruit in slices for later use, which is what I do particularly when organic pineapples are in season and much cheaper.
Some grocery stores like whole foods for example, will sell frozen organic pineapple chunks in 10-12oz baggies, and I use those when in a pinch too. I am also going to be using a fresh kiwi which I find works amazingly well with pineapple, and also the juice of a freshly squeezed lime for a slightly tangy touch. You can use this same recipe and simply replace the kiwi with other tropical fruits to come up with your own tasty blend! Experiment, and have fun! So let’s get to that pineapple smoothie recipe eh?
How To Make A Pineapple Smoothie
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- 1 cup of filtered water
- 2 cups frozen pineapple chunks
- 2 cups fresh pineapple chunks
- 1 large lime juiced
- 1 small kiwi fruit, skinned and sliced
- Pour your water and pineapple juice into your blender first
- Then pour in your lime juice and kiwi slices
- Toss in the fresh pineapple chunks
- Then finally add in your frozen chunks last
- Blend until desired consistency
Servings (yield) : 2-3 servings
Notes : I decided to only use 1 cup of pineapple juice instead of two because it’s so naturally high in sugar as it is, along with the fruit. I find that the smoothie is even sweet enough if you use 2 cups of water and no pineapple juice, and simply sweeten with organic Stevia instead, which is a safe and natural 0 calorie sweetener. So I advise trying both and see what appeals to your particular taste, I have enjoyed both variations!
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