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Hello! I’m Anjali. I’m a board certified health coach, author, wife, mom and food lover from the SF Bay area (now living in Seattle, WA!); with a passion for delicious food and a desire to make healthy eating easy, tasty and fun! Learn more about me here and stay for a while!

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Blueberry Pineapple Smoothie

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This blueberry pineapple smoothie is full of healthy benefits and is ready in just 5 minutes! It packs an antioxidant punch from the frozen wild blueberries and spinach, has natural sweetness from the bananas and pineapple, and added protein from some plain Greek yogurt. This delicious smoothie is super easy, satisfying, and kid-friendly too!

Blueberry pineapple smoothie in two glasses with a straw against a grey background.

Summer is the perfect time for smoothies, but they’re really a great, easy breakfast or snack any time of year. When I was a kid, my mom would make strawberry-banana “milkshake desserts” on weekday mornings as a fast breakfast that was still healthy and filling.

I really thought they were sugary treats, I had no idea that they were just strawberries, bananas, plain yogurt, and ice – no milk or sugar actually involved!

But thanks to the creaminess from the yogurt and sweetness from the banana, it tasted just like a milkshake. This pineapple blueberry smoothie recipe takes inspiration from my mom’s healthy tricks from my childhood. 

The best part? It’s ready in just 5 minutes, it’s super filling and satisfying, it’s kid-friendly (and a great way to sneak in a bunch of fruits and veggies into a picky eater’s diet!), can be taken on the go, and can easily be made vegan too!

👩🏽‍🍳 Why This Recipe Works

  • Packed with fresh fruits and veggies
  • Provides a healthy dose of important vitamins and minerals
  • High in protein
  • High in fiber
  • Smooth texture
  • Quick breakfast or snack
  • Filling & satisfying
  • Kid friendly and gluten free
  • Easily made vegan
  • Best blueberry pineapple smoothie ever!

🥘 Ingredients

This easy blueberry smoothie calls for just a few simple ingredients you can find at any grocery store!

Ingredients for blueberry pineapple smoothie recipe on a grey background.
  • Frozen Wild Blueberries: While you can use fresh blueberries, I find that frozen blueberries gives this pineapple blueberry banana smoothie a smoother, creamier consistency. I choose wild blueberries because they have more of an antioxidant punch than regular blueberries!
  • Frozen Banana: For sweetness and creaminess. Again, you can use fresh, but frozen is better for a creamy smoothie!
  • Fresh Pineapple: I buy pre-cut pineapple chunks to save on prep time!
  • Plain Greek Yogurt: I used nonfat Greek yogurt, but you can use lowfat or even full fat for more creaminess. If you want a sweeter, more dessert like feel, use vanilla Greek yogurt (but keep in mind it will have added sugar).
  • Baby Spinach: To sneak in those greens! You can also use baby kale (regular kale will have a stronger flavor and more fibrous feel).
  • Milk: I used lowfat milk, but any type of milk will work. Unsweetened almond milk, coconut milk, oat milk, or any plant based milk will all taste great in this blueberry pineapple spinach smoothie.
  • Ground Flax Seed: For added protein and healthy fats.
  • Water & Ice Cubes: Add both as needed, to achieve the consistency you want.

📖 Variations

There are so many different ways to customize this pineapple and blueberry smoothie! Here are some of our favorites:

  • Strawberry Blueberry Pineapple Smoothie: Either replace the banana with frozen strawberries, or add in 1/2 cup frozen strawberries along with the banana!
  • Mango Pineapple Blueberry Smoothie: Replace the banana with 1/4 cup frozen mango, or add in the mango with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Blueberry Pineapple Smoothie Without Yogurt: If you’re not a fan of Greek yogurt, you can replace it with your favorite protein powder, or omit it altogether.
  • Vegan Blueberry Smoothie: To make this pineapple banana blueberry smoothie dairy free and vegan, use a plant based milk instead of the regular milk, and an unsweetened coconut yogurt (or your favorite plant based yogurt) instead of the Greek yogurt.
  • Berry Protein Smoothie: You can add 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder into this easy drink, or you can also try adding in hemp seeds, a tablespoon of chia seeds, or even nut butters for additional protein!

🔪 How To Make A Blueberry Pineapple Smoothie

This recipe really couldn’t be any easier to make, meaning it’s a great option when you need a healthy breakfast in a hurry!

Prep: In a blender combine all of the ingredients (add your liquid first for easy blending).

Ingredients for a blueberry banana smoothie in a blender

Blend: Blend until smooth. Scrape down the sides of container, and blend once more to ensure everything is combined.

Ingredients are fully blended

Serve this healthy blueberry banana pineapple smoothie immediately and enjoy!

Blueberry banana smoothie in two glasses on a marble work surface

❓Recipe FAQs

Do blueberries and pineapple taste good together?

Yes! Blueberries have a delicate and slightly tart+sweet fruity flavor – they do not have an overpowering taste. Pineapple has a natural sweetness to them and when blended, they become quite creamy. Blueberries and pineapples are a great natural food pairing.

Does pineapple detox your body?

Yes, pineapple does have detoxification benefits! Pineapples contain flavonoids and polyphenols, a type of antioxidant that helps to remove toxins from your bloodstream (which your liver then processes out of your body).

What are the Health Benefits of Blueberries?

Blueberries really are a super food, they’re low-glycemic (compared to other fruits) and are high in nutrients. Here are some of the other health benefits of blueberries:
* Full of antioxidants
* Anti-inflammatory
* Can protect against high blood pressure
* Can help to prevent heart disease
* Can help reduce muscle damage after exercise
* Packed with Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, manganese, potassium, copper, and folate

Are Blueberry Smoothies Healthy?

Typically, yes they are! But it depends on what you add into the smoothie along with the blueberries. If you add in a bunch of high sugar ingredients like frozen yogurt or ice cream, then you will end up with a smoothie that’s more like a dessert than a healthy breakfast. But if you choose whole food, nutrient dense ingredients, then yes, your smoothie will be super healthy!

This blueberry banana spinach smoothie has so many health benefits because in addition to the blueberries, this particular smoothie also has protein-rich Greek yogurt, potassium-packed bananas and nutrient-rich baby spinach (full of iron, magnesium and antioxidants) to round out the recipe! It’s low in calories, low in fat, high in protein and high in fiber. You can enjoy this smoothie as a light breakfast, healthy dessert or post-workout snack for under 200 calories!

💭 Expert Tips

  • You can use fresh or frozen fruit – frozen is great for convenience.
  • Use a high powered blender for this smoothie – I absolutely love my Vitamix Blender, but I have heard that this blender by CleanBlend is comparable to the Vitamix and is more affordable!
  • Drink this pineapple blueberry spinach smoothie as soon as you make it. It will keep in the fridge for up to 12 hours, but you’ll have to re-stir it since the ingredients will separate in the fridge over time.
  • To make this smoothie vegan, use a vegan protein powder instead of Greek Yogurt, and swap out the milk for coconut or almond milk (make sure to get the unsweetened variety with no carrageenan).
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5 from 26 votes

Blueberry Pineapple Smoothie

This blueberry pineapple smoothie is full of healthy benefits and is ready in just 5 minutes! It packs an antioxidant punch from the frozen wild blueberries and spinach, has natural sweetness from the bananas and pineapple, and added protein from some plain Greek yogurt. This delicious smoothie is super easy, satisfying, and kid-friendly too!
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 183kcal
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen wild blueberries
  • 1 fresh or frozen banana
  • ¼ cup fresh cut pineapple
  • ½ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup baby spinach or kale
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  • ½ cup 1% milk
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup ice optional

Equipment

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Notes

  • You can use fresh or frozen fruit – frozen is great for convenience.
  • Drink this smoothie as soon as you make it. It will keep in the fridge for up to 12 hours, but you’ll have to re-stir it since the ingredients will separate in the fridge over time.
  • To make this smoothie vegan, use a vegan protein powder instead of Greek Yogurt, and swap out the milk for coconut or almond milk (make sure to get the unsweetened variety with no carrageenan).
  • Note: There is no added sugar in this recipe – all of the sugar comes from the fruit and dairy used!

Nutrition

Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 567mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 21g

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Smoothies are nutritious, delicious, and easy to customize. You can make them fruit forward, protein rich, packed with veggies, or all of the above! Fresh, flavorful ingredients mean that you don’t have to rely on sugar for a sweet treat.

All of our healthy smoothie recipes are vegetarian and gluten free with a vegan option! 

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112 responses to “Blueberry Pineapple Smoothie”

  1. This smoothie is so healthy and delicious for my perfect mornings. It keeps me full and makes my mornings brighter, thanks!5 stars

  2. It’s looking delicious! I’ll definitely try this 🙂 Thank you so much for such tasty and creamy blueberry banana smoothie recipe!5 stars

  3. Lovely smoothie! We have lots of blueberries frozen from this year’s foraging, but what I enjoyed most of all was the pineapple in this smoothie. Really added some beautiful tang!5 stars

    • Hi Mike! I haven’t tried it with avocado instead of banana, but theoretically I think it should work. The only thing is – it will be a lot less sweet with that substitution. If you try it, let me know how it turns out!

  4. I had fresh blueberries and a pear instead of banana. Left out the water and skim milk and put in a cup of dark chocolate almond milk. Delicious! I love the tang from the Greek yogurt. Plus I started my day with my fruit and veggie servings! Thanks!

  5. Made this for my 5yr old in a hurry and it came together so quickly and he loved it! I didn’t use ice and didn’t have flax meal handy so I added some wheat germ instead. Perfect for his back to school snack in the morning, and mine too! Thanks Anjali!5 stars

    • If you like the flavor of blueberries you can totally add more than 1 cup, but you probably won’t taste the banana much if you go higher than 1 cup for the recipe!

  6. I love Bananas but I would rather not have them because they are high in carbs but I love how quick and easy it is to make this!5 stars

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