This 3-ingredient vegan strawberry pineapple smoothie is light, refreshing, and ready to drink in just 5 minutes!

Strawberry pineapple smoothie in glass on two stacked coasters

Although smoothies are definitely something you can enjoy year-round, summer is my favourite time of year for a sippable breakfast. And friends, this strawberry pineapple smoothie was made for hot summer days!

The tropical flavour will make you feel like you’re on vacation, and because it’s a smoothie made without banana or yogurt, it’s refreshing and light, rather than heavy. It’s also easy to customise—I share lots of ideas later in this post.

The base of this recipe is strawberries and pineapple. From here, you can go two ways—add orange juice, like my 3-Ingredient Strawberry Banana Smoothie, for some citrusy flavour, or give your smoothie a creamy piña colada spin by using coconut milk.

Why You’ll Love This Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie Recipe

Here’s why this is one of my favourite summer smoothie recipes.

  • Refreshing. If you prefer your smoothies light and fruity, this strawberry pineapple smoothie is perfect.
  • Easy. With just three ingredients, there’s hardly any prep needed to make it! (Let’s face it, no one wants to spend 20 minutes cutting and washing fruit first thing in the morning.)
  • Delicious. Pineapple and strawberries are a natural pair, with just the right balance of sweet and tart.

Is Strawberry and Pineapple Good Together?

In a word: yes! Both strawberries and pineapple are fruit that pair well with a variety of flavours, so it’s only natural that they’d also pair well with each other. The acidity of pineapple brings out the best in strawberries in this strawberry pineapple smoothie.

Overhead view of ingredients for strawberry pineapple smoothie

Notes on Ingredients

Scroll down to the recipe card to find the ingredient quantities and recipe instructions.

  • Frozen strawberries – You can freeze fresh strawberries or buy a bag of frozen strawberries.
  • Pineapple – Freeze the pineapple for a thicker smoothie, or leave it unfrozen for a thinner, frothy smoothie.
  • Coconut milk or orange juice – You can also use another non-dairy milk. 
  • Unsweetened shredded coconut flakes and pineapple chunks – Add these for garnish, if you’d like.

What Is the Difference Between Coconut Milk in a Can and Coconut Milk in a Carton?

You can use either option for this strawberry pineapple smoothie recipe, but coconut milk in a can is thicker and richer because it has a higher fat content. It also has a more pronounced coconut flavour.

How to Make a Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie

As with most smoothie recipes, this one is easy as can be! Here’s what you’ll need to do.

  • Combine the ingredients. Place the strawberries, pineapple, and liquid in a blender.
  • Blend. Turn on the blender and process the ingredients until the mixture is completely smooth.
  • Serve. Pour the smoothie into glasses and garnish with coconut flakes and pineapple chunks, if desired.

Tips for Success

These are some of my favourite tips and hints for making a perfect strawberry pineapple smoothie.

  • Add the liquid first. This creates a vortex in your blender, which pulls the solid ingredients towards the blade and helps eliminate annoying air pockets that stop your blender from working.
  • Meal prep it. If you’re not a morning person, you can make your smoothie even easier by portioning the pineapple and strawberries in mason jars or zip-top bags and keeping them in the freezer. Just add liquid and blend in the morning!
  • Sweeten if needed. Depending on whether you use orange juice or coconut milk, you may want to add a bit of sweetener, especially if the berries or pineapple are on the tart side.
Two strawberry pineapple smoothies in glasses with straws, garnished with coconut flakes and pineapple wedge

Variations

There are so many ways you can make this strawberry pineapple smoothie recipe your own:

  • Add a hint of vanilla. Use a vanilla flavoured plant milk instead of coconut milk or orange juice.
  • Fill it with superfoods. Chia seeds, ground flax, and hemp hearts are all healthy additions to this smoothie recipe.
  • Boost it with protein. Add a scoop of vegan Greek yogurt or your favourite plant-based protein powder. Silken tofu will add some protein too!
  • Veg it up. Throw in a handful of spinach to get some extra nutrients into your day, or try using kale a la my kale smoothie with strawberries.
  • Make it dessert worthy. Take a cue from my Korean strawberry milk and swirl homemade strawberry syrup into the bottom of the smoothie.

How to Store

This strawberry pineapple smoothie can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a day, but note that it’s really best enjoyed right away. As the smoothie sits in the fridge, it will get thinner.

Can This Recipe Be Frozen?

Yes, you can freeze strawberry pineapple smoothies! Place them in a jar (make sure you leave head space for expansion!), zip-top bag, or other airtight container and freeze them for up to 3 months. Let them thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

Another option if you have leftovers is to freeze your strawberry pineapple smoothie in popsicle moulds and repurpose your breakfast smoothie as a refreshing summer dessert!

Three strawberry pineapple smoothies in glasses with straws, garnished with coconut flakes and pineapple

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Strawberry pineapple smoothie in glass on two stacked coasters

Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie

This vegan strawberry pineapple smoothie is light, refreshing, and ready to drink in just 5 minutes. You only need 3 ingredients to make it!
5 (from 3 ratings)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 2 cups cubed pineapple, frozen if you want a thicker smoothie
  • 1 cup coconut milk or orange juice or other non diary milk, full fat or light fat is fine
  • unsweetened shredded coconut flakes and pineapple chunks for garnish

Instructions 

  • Blend the strawberries, pineapple and coconut milk together in a blender until completely smooth. Pour into glasses and top with shredded coconut flakes and garnish glasses with pineapple chunks to serve. Enjoy!

Notes

  • To store: This strawberry pineapple smoothie can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a day, but note that it’s really best enjoyed right away.
  • To freeze: Place leftovers in a jar (make sure you leave head space for expansion!), zip-top bag, or other airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months. Let thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving.
Calories: 351kcal, Carbohydrates: 38g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 25g, Saturated Fat: 21g, Sodium: 18mg, Potassium: 649mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 23g, Vitamin A: 96IU, Vitamin C: 165mg, Calcium: 65mg, Iron: 5mg

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