This delicious strawberry pineapple smoothie is one of my favorites - and it's vegan! Made with fresh or frozen strawberries, ripe or frozen pineapple, and almond milk, this smoothie is not only delicious but also healthy. So if you're looking for a tasty vegan treat or a healthy breakfast, give this recipe a try!
This strawberry pineapple smoothie recipe is perfect for spring and summertime! This Vegan Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie is refreshing, nutritious, and easy to make. Plus, it's a great way to use up overripen strawberries and pineapple. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!
We removed the coconut and the bananas and added strawberries, almond milk, and lemon juice to make the perfect strawberry pineapple smoothie combination.
If you like your bananas on your strawberry smoothie, you should also have to check out our delicious strawberry kiwi banana smoothie, which makes a great low-calorie breakfast or quick snack!
You make this delicious smoothie in 5 minutes with just a few ingredients.
Choose ripe fresh fruit or frozen produce this way, and you won't need to add sweeteners or just a little.
- Fresh or frozen strawberries
- Sweet pineapple chunks
- Unsweetened almond milk
- Lemon juice or orange juice
- Ice cubes (if using fresh fruit)
See quantities in the recipe card.
Smoothie making tip
In general, you can use both fresh fruits and frozen fruits for your smoothie recipes. What will change is the number of ice cubes that you add to them since you want them to have a smoothie texture, but it also comes with water.
When you add water, the sweet taste is diluted, and you may need to add more sweeteners to achieve the right sweet spot.
Just keep that in mind, as this recipe calls for frozen sweet pineapple and strawberries, and fresh fruits will inevitably require more liquid and maybe additional maple syrup.
Measure your ingredients.
Add the ingredients into the blender.
Note: if your blender tends to struggle with big chunks, I recommend that you add almond milk and water first in the blender. It prevents blenders from snagging frozen fruit from mixing.
Then, add the blender jar to the frozen pineapple chunks, frozen strawberries, lemon juice, ice cubes, and maple syrup.
If using fresh fruit, you can use the smoothie mode of your high-speed blender.
On the other hand, use the ice mode to start with, so the blender breaks the first frozen fruit chunks and then uses the smoothie mode.
If the blender struggles, add more almond milk or water.
If your blender has a tamper, use it to help the blender runs smoothly. Blend for approximately 40 seconds or until the smoothie reaches your desired consistency.
You can optionally mix in a banana for extra fruity
If you like to make this refreshing smoothie thinner, simply add more almond milk.
Fact: strawberries leaves are edible and nutritious. The leaves can be consumed in salads, tea, boiled, and smoothies. They are rich in iron, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and antioxidants. They also contain ellagic acid which has immune-boosting properties.
- shredded coconut on top
- sliced strawberries
- pineapple triangles to serve.
How to make a smoothie without yogurt?
This strawberry pineapple smoothie recipe is creamy as it is, but you could add creamy coconut yogurt, vegan strawberry yogurt, or vanilla-flavored soy yogurt if you like.
Many people like adding greek yogurt to their smoothies, to make them extra creamy. We purposely made this strawberry pineapple smoothie without yogurt.
Another way is making the creamiest smoothie using frozen fruit, banana, or full-fat coconut milk.
Other options include using vegan ice cream, which will give in return a smoothie more similar to a milkshake.
Optional add-ins and variations
So there are two kinds of smoothie fans, the ones that love bananas and those who can't stand them. We love adding bananas into our smoothies, but they can be overpowering, depending on the rest of the ingredients.
This Pineapple smoothie without banana has just the right amount of sweetness and creaminess.
Bananas are great to add creamy texture, sweetness, and flavor; but if we already have all those components in our smoothie, they will just add extra sweetness, which comes with calories.
I like the simple combination of pineapple and fresh or frozen strawberries so we left them out.
If you are one of those, not-so-common people, like Joaquin, who just don't gain weight, and always look forward to squeezing in extra calories into their meals, add a ripe banana!
If you want to make a strawberry banana smoothie, you can directly add a fresh or frozen banana into the blender jar.
Lemon juice or Orange juice
Did you know that adding citrus like lemon juice, orange juice, or tangerine enhances the flavor of strawberries?
I learned that from my Local Ice Cream shop owner and Gelatiere in Italy.
Add a splash of citrus to your smoothie and the flavor will be drastically elevated!
The wheat germ is what causes the new plant sprout to develop and grow. While only a tiny piece of the apple, the germ is quite nutritious.
It's high in thiamin and folate and magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc.
Add gluten-free rolled oats, or oatmeal to add extra fiber and protein to your smoothie. I recommend adding two tablespoons.
They don't need to be gluten-free if you don't have any dietary restrictions.
If you left your fruit in the freezer and plan to add oats to your smoothie, why not leave your oats soaking overnight? That way they will add an extra creamy texture to your smoothie, plus oats have non-soluble fiber that is super healthy and contribute to heart health.
Adding chia seeds or flax meals are great ways to add antioxidants and protein to your smoothies. I always add one tablespoon per portion.
If you want to make this smoothie a protein powerhouse, add a scoop or two of this great vegan clean protein.
You could also use vanilla or banana flavored protein powders which go well with our choice of fruits.
I started making this smoothie years ago using coconut milk, and I have always loved the combination and how it contributes to the smoothie tropical flavor.
Recently I used homemade almond milk because I didn't have coconut milk or shredded coconut and we were so surprised by how much the flavor changed.
So delicious! It tasted like a different smoothie, equally delicious, but with a distinct strong twist.
You can also achieve this, by adding a tablespoon of almond butter, which will also increase the protein content and healthy fats content.
If you want an extra layer of creaminess, you can use vegan plain or vanilla yogurt.
Tips for frozen fruits
When you stumble upon a not-so-sweet pineapple, you can use them for your smoothies, or to make pineapple water. Pineapples are also great for making anti-inflammatory and hangover fighting juices, given their high concentration of Vitamin C and bromelain, which are great healthy antioxidants and enzymes.
They are not 100% ideal for smoothies, as you want your smoothie to be on the sweeter side but, you can quickly fix that with a tablespoon of agave syrup, maple syrup, or your sweetener of choice.
To make this strawberry pineapple smoothie, you can also use canned pineapple. Just grab those pineapple chunks and add them to the blender.
You can also use the remaining pineapple juice to add some sweetness instead of using the suggested maple syrup tablespoon in the recipe.
Feezing pineapple chunks in a flat pan with parchment paper makes it easy to pick the correct quantity for your smoothie, but you can put them in a bag.
They will freeze as big chunks, making them more difficult for the blender to handle.
Frozen fruit is inexpensive and if fresh strawberries are about to get moldy, you can save them by freezing them and using them in your smoothies.
Try to freeze the strawberries, somehow lose, leaving some space between them, for the same reasons as the strawberries. Otherwise juicing strawberries is another great way to use big batches.
You can also use frozen strawberries to make dairy-free berry ice cream in minutes.
Although we are not using bananas in this recipe, as it is an optional ingredient, I wanted to show my method to freeze them.
I rip out the banana slices, then store them inside the bag in an empty bag. So anytime you require frozen fruit, there are plenty available and there is no need to get a bag of frozen fruit from the supermarket.
Fruit smoothies are at their best when fresh. If you have leftovers, store them using an airtight container, and keep them in the refrigerator for a day or two.
Store in the fridge closed for up to three days.
When making smoothies, having a great blender is game-changing. It makes all the difference when you are working with ice, fresh fruit, and frozen goods.
It reduces the time you spend chopping ingredients and making things go throw smoothly, and simply press a button and wait.
This Blendtec blender is our choice (affiliate link).
Frequently asked questions
Can I use pineapple juice?
Yes, you can, but you may need to add more ice cubes and more frozen strawberries to reach the idea of a smoothie consistency.
Can I use coconut water?
Yes, you can substitute the suggested water for coconut water for additional coconut taste and electrolytes.
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Vegan Pineapple Strawberry Smoothie - No banana or Yogurt
- Blend. Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender. Introduce liquids first, followed by chunks of frozen fruit. If using frozen fruit -use the blender's ice function, helping the blender with a tamper or stopping and pulsing; then blend at high speed, as usual.If using fresh fruit - use the smoothie option for 40 seconds and use extra ice and 1 extra tablespoon of maple syrup.
- Taste and adjust flavors if needed. Add more almond milk for creaminess or pineapple to thicken or maple syrup (optional) for additional sweetness.
- Serve immediately or store in a closed mason jar for up to 3 days.
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