It’s smoothie season baybay!

This blueberry pineapple smoothie is creamy, sweet and tropical. It is balanced, easy and just a handful of healthy ingredients. My girls LOVE this one- Lia is always asking for the “blue smoothie”.

Mason jar containing a blueberry pineapple smoothie and glass straw

Why I love this healthy smoothie recipe:

  • Great source of protein: between the Greek yogurt and protein powder, this smoothie is an amazing source of protein. It has 19g for ½ the recipe and 38g if you drink the entire blender-full yourself!
  • Balanced: this smoothie contains high-fiber, high-nutrient carbs (the blueberries and pineapple!), protein from Greek yogurt and protein powder and healthy fats from the chia and hemp seeds. Eating meals that are a balance of these components is the key for feeling energized until your next meal.
  • Abundant in antioxidants: oooh the fancy buzzword: antioxidants! You may be wondering, uh what even ARE antioxidants? Every day we’re alive we do things that cause “oxidative stress” in our bodies. Things like smoking, drinking alcohol, breathing polluted air and even healthful habits like exercise can cause oxidative stress. Think of antioxidants as little officers that seek out the free radicals caused by oxidative stress and neutralize them. That’s why folks with higher-antioxidant diets have lower incidence of chronic diseased caused by oxidative stress like cancer, heart disease and the like. This antioxidant-rich smoothie owes its nutritional prowess to the abundance of anthocyanins in blueberries and the high vitamin C content of pineapples.
  • Kid-friendly: so this smoothie basically tastes like a creamy delicious treat that my girls are alllll about. Little do they know, it’s packed with protein, healthy fats and nutrients! Most of the time I’ll throw in a handful of baby spinach and feel like a virtuous mom getting leafy greens into my picky toddlers. Smoothies feel like an easy way to pack a nutritious punch for little eaters.
Small bowls of frozen blueberries, Greek yogurt, soy milk, hemp hearts, chia seeds, pineapple chunks. The ingredients needed to make this blueberry pineapple smoothie

Ingredients you will need to make this blueberry pineapple smoothie:

Blueberries: I recommend frozen blueberries here. Not only are they actually MORE nutritious (depending on where you live and what season it is) but they make the smoothie cool and creamy. I love snagging a bag of frozen blueberries at Costco. If you do use fresh blueberries you’ll want to use frozen pineapple or add a few ice cubes.

Pineapple chunks: you can use fresh or frozen. If you have a fresh pineapple on its last legs (like I did) this is a great way to use it. If you use frozen pineapple you may need a touch more liquid to get things moving.

Greek yogurt: I like to use plain yogurt here to keep things lower sugar. Occasionally I will sweeten with a touch of honey if I’m feeling extra sweet. I like to buy 2-4% Greek yogurt as I find the fat helps me feel satisfied for longer. But you can absolutely use nonfat for this recipe or you can use a sweetened variety like vanilla Greek yogurt.

Milk: I love using unsweetened soy milk as it provides more protein and soy isoflavones. However, you could use whatever variety of milk you enjoy. You can use cow’s milk or plant milk like unsweetened almond milk, coconut milk, hemp milk, oat milk, etc. choose your journey!

Seeds: I always have chia seeds, flaxseed and hemp hearts in my pantry. Use any or all three for an extra boost of fiber and heart-healthy fats.

Honey: this is totally optional but does make it a bit sweeter and cuts the tang of the yogurt and acidity in the pineapple.

Protein powder: to give this smoothie some extra staying power, a scoop of protein powder (depending on the brand) can add about 10-15g of protein. I’d recommend a vanilla or neutral-flavored variety so it blends well with the flavors. My favorite to use here is Orgain vanilla protein powder.

Two mason jars with blueberry smoothie, small bowl with pineapple chunks

VARIATIONS

There are so many different ways you could modify or adapt this recipe!

  • Mango Strawberry: replace the blueberries with strawberries and pineapple with mango!
  • Banana peanut butter: replace the blueberries and pineapple with a large frozen banana and add a heaping spoonful of peanut butter.
  • Super green: replace the blueberries with some frozen avocado chunks and add several handfuls of spinach or kale and a handful of mint leaves. If you’re super fancy and you have it add a teaspoon of spirulina for a super vibrant green color!
  • Smoothie bowl: pour this smoothie in a bowl and top with granola, fresh fruit, toasted coconut flakes and nut butter!
  • Immunity boost: add a 1-inch knob of peeled ginger and ½-inch knob of peeled turmeric
  • Dairy-free: replace the Greek yogurt with 1 small frozen banana. Alternatively, you could use a plant-based yogurt. You may want to increase the protein powder to make up for the protein lost from the Greek yogurt.

HOW TO MAKE THIS BLUEBERRY PINEAPPLE SMOOTHIE

For this recipe and smoothies in general, I recommend a really good quality, high-powered blender. I have the Vitamix Venturist with the small bowl and cup attachments and it’s been the best kitchen investment ever. 10/10 recommend.

Simply add all of your ingredients to the blender. Hit go and blend until super creamy. Depending on whether you’re using fresh or frozen fruit you may need to adjust with a touch more liquid to reach your desired consistency.

Mason jar with purple smoothie and fresh blueberries and chunks of pineapple

FAQ

Can I add fresh greens to this?

YES. In fact, I recommend it! Another tip- if you have spinach that’s about to go bad simply throw it in the freezer! Then use it in smoothies. Frozen spinach is even less detectable in smoothies than fresh.

I don’t have any of the seeds mentioned, can I leave those out?

Yep, the chia/flax/hemp seeds simply act as a “nutrition booster”. If you don’t have them, no sweat.

Can I prep this ahead of time?

This smoothie is best enjoyed fresh, poured right out of the blender! But you could make smoothie packs by combining the pineapple, blueberries, seeds and protein powder in a resealable bag and storing them in the freezer. Then you’d just need to add the contents of the bag and the milk and yogurt and voila! Delicious breakfast.

I don’t like milk or milk alternatives in smoothies, what could I use instead?

You can use water or orange juice. Keep in mind that using juice instead of soy milk will reduce the protein content and increase the sugar in this smoothie.

If you need other prep-ahead breakfast ideas definitely check out:

Veggie and bacon breakfast burritos

Morning glory muffins

My favorite egg casserole

Other smoothie recipes you may love:

Green smoothie

Pumpkin pie smoothie

Cookie dough smoothie

WATCH HOW TO MAKE THIS BLUEBERRY PINEAPPLE SMOOTHIE

Alright friends, hope you love this smoothie as much as we do! Let me know when you try it!

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Mason jar with blueberry pineapple smoothie

Blueberry Pineapple Smoothie

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  • Author: Erica
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

A refreshing fusion of ripe blueberries and tangy pineapple this blueberry pineapple smoothie is a delicious blend packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and natural goodness to revitalize your day!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup pineapple (fresh or frozen)
  • 2/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened soy milk (or almond, coconut, hemp, whichever you like!)
  • 1 Tbsp seeds (chia, flax, hemp, etc)
  • 1/2 Tbsp honey (optional, but delicious)
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)

Instructions

Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender. Blend into a super smooth delicious smoothie. Enjoy!


Notes

If you are using fresh fruit, you may want to add a few ice cubes if you like your smoothie to be cold with a thicker consistency. For a thinner consistency, simply add more liquid.

Nutrition information was calculated using Orgain vanilla protein powder and Fage 2% lowfat plain Greek yogurt.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 smoothie
  • Calories: 235
  • Sugar: 18.3 g
  • Sodium: 99.9 mg
  • Fat: 4.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 32.1 g
  • Protein: 18.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 8.4 mg