While smoothies are a delightful treat year-round, summer holds a special place in my heart for indulging in refreshing breakfast sips.And let me tell you, this strawberry pineapple smoothie is the epitome of summer days!
Its tropical essence transports you to vacation mode, offering a light and invigorating alternative to heavier options, as it’s crafted without banana or yogurt.
Moreover, its versatility allows for easy customization—I’ll share plenty of ideas later in this post.
At its core, this recipe celebrates the vibrant combination of strawberries and pineapple.
From here, you have two enticing paths to explore—infuse it with orange juice for a citrusy twist reminiscent of my 3-Ingredient Strawberry Banana Smoothie, or opt for a creamy piña colada vibe by incorporating coconut milk.
Strawberry and Pineapple Smoothie Ingredient
Refer to the recipe card below for specific ingredient quantities and instructions.
Frozen Strawberries: Use either freshly frozen strawberries or pre-packaged frozen ones.
Pineapple: Freezing pineapple yields a thicker smoothie, while using fresh pineapple results in a thinner, frothier texture.
Distinguishing Coconut Milk in a Can from Coconut Milk in a Carton:
Both varieties are suitable for this strawberry pineapple smoothie recipe. However, Coconut Milk in a can boasts a thicker, richer consistency due to its higher fat content.
Additionally, it offers a more pronounced coconut flavor, enriching the overall taste experience.
How to Prepare a Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie
Crafting this smoothie is a breeze! Follow these simple steps:
Combine Ingredients: Place the strawberries, pineapple, and liquid of choice into a blender.
Blend: Start the blender and process the ingredients until the mixture achieves a smooth consistency.
Here are some of my top recommendations for achieving the perfect strawberry pineapple smoothie:
Start with the Liquid: Adding the liquid first creates a vortex in the blender, facilitating the blending process by pulling the solid ingredients towards the blade and eliminating air pockets.
Prep in Advance: If mornings aren’t your forte, simplify your smoothie routine by pre-portioning pineapple and strawberries into mason jars or zip-top bags and storing them in the freezer. In the morning, simply add liquid and blend!
Adjust Sweetness: Depending on your choice of liquid (Coconut Milk or Orange Juice) and the natural tartness of the berries or pineapple, you may opt to add a touch of sweetener to balance the flavors.
There are numerous ways to customize this strawberry pineapple smoothie recipe to suit your taste:
Sneak in Vegetables: Increase your daily nutrient intake by tossing in a handful of spinach or trying kale, as seen in my kale smoothie with strawberries.
While this strawberry pineapple smoothie can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to a day, it’s best enjoyed immediately. As time elapses, the smoothie may thin out in consistency.
Yes, you can freeze strawberry pineapple smoothies! Store them in a jar or another airtight container, leaving room for expansion, and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving.
Alternatively, if you have leftover smoothie, freeze it in popsicle molds to transform your breakfast beverage into a refreshing summer dessert!
What Makes This Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie Recipe Stand Out:
Discover why this summer smoothie ranks among my top favorites:
Refreshing: Indulge in the light and fruity essence of this strawberry pineapple smoothie, ideal for those who crave refreshing sips.
Easy: With only three ingredients, minimal prep time is required! (Who wants to spend 20 minutes slicing and rinsing fruit early in the morning?)
Delicious: Pineapple and strawberries naturally complement each other, offering a harmonious blend of sweetness and tartness that’s simply irresistible.
Do Strawberry and Pineapple Complement Each Other?
Absolutely! Both strawberries and pineapple boast versatile flavors that harmonize well with various ingredients, making them a natural pairing in this delightful strawberry pineapple smoothie. The pineapple’s acidity enhances the strawberries’ flavors, creating a refreshing blend.