This Vanilla Pineapple Smoothie has a light, refreshing tropical taste with a hint of cinnamon and vanilla. Easy and delicious protein shake to enjoy for breakfast or lunch!
Eating healthy doesn't have to be boring. We like to change up our protein smoothies with different fruits each week to keep them refreshing and nutritious.
Today's the day! We are hitting it hard in the gym again this morning. Well, not too hard because I still want to be able to walk tomorrow.
And we are taking a few weeks to reset our bodies by eating healthy lean and green meals. That means no processed sugar. I'm a little bit skeered because my sweet tooth is the size of Texas...no, probably Europe. It's big people.
Not eating extra sugar has me worried. Mostly because the food I enjoy making the most happens to be pretty sugar laden. Hello, crazy dessert baker here!
The past few days I have completely given up sugar. The first day I went hard core and made it the entire day without even one bite, so I know it's totally possible.
How bad do I want this? Well, I'd love to have my clothes not feel snug and to fit into those shorts from a few years ago that I have stored away.
This weekend I slipped a little by having two Strawberry Cheesecake Stuffed Sugar Cookies and a few bites of Hot Chocolate Cheesecake Dip, but then I got back on track the next morning with this protein smoothie.
The smoothie does have sugar from the frozen pineapple, but no extra processed sugars.
I thought about adding some frozen cherries into this pineapple smoothie. But our daughter is a big pineapple freak, so I left it alone. She is on to something because this protein shake was delicious.
If you love getting a Dole Whip at Disney, you will love the flavor of this healthy smoothie. I can totally get on board with eating a healthy Dole Whip a few times a week.
- Frozen Pineapple - frozen fruit thickens the consistency of the smoothie. You can also buy fresh pineapple, cut it up, and freeze it.
- Unsweetened Coconut Milk - this keeps it dairy free and gives it the tropical flavor. Feel free to use any milk or water in place of it.
- Rolled Oats - adds some fiber and thicks the smoothie a little bit. Hemp seeds are another option.
- Vanilla Protein Powder - turn a smoothie into a well balanced meal by adding protein
- Greek Yogurt - great source of calcium and probiotics
- Vanilla & Cinnamon - adds a pop of flavor that brightens the fruit smoothie
Fruit smoothies are so easy to make. Using the frozen pineapple gives it that thick, smooth texture.
How to make a Vanilla Pineapple Smoothie:
- Place everything in a high powder blender, starting with the liquid first.
- Pulse until smooth and creamy.
- Pour into 2 glasses and drink immediately!
Boost your pineapple smoothie with mix-ins:
- Chia Seeds
- Flax Seeds
- Acai Powder
A frozen fruit smoothie is a totally delicious way to curb your sugar cravings and feel like you are indulging in a sweet treat!
More healthy fruit smoothie recipes:
- Coconut Mango Smoothie
- Cherry Banana Smoothie
- Raspberry Mint Smoothie
- Strawberry Coconut Smoothie Bowl
*The post for Vanilla Pineapple Smoothie was first published January 5, 2015. The post and photos were updated and republished January 3, 2021.
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Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking
No sugar?? Jocelyn, you are my HERO. I wouldn't last 4 hours unless I was asleep! 😉 And these smoothies... Dessert in a glass = perfect for me! Pinned!
Smoothies are something I really want to start making more for myself. And I love the vanilla and pineapple in this one. It looks perfect!
Megan - The Emotional Baker
I'm sugar obsessed, too. This smoothie would be great to quench my sugar craving. Hope to try soon 🙂
It's good to know that I'm not alone in this sugar obsession 🙂 We can do this with our smoothie love though!!!
Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen
Two great combinations - love it Jocelyn!
You can find the frozen pineapple at Costco. I love pineapple too and I thought it was awesome when I found it in bulk.
I definitely can't wait to find it in bulk. I wonder if our Sam's Club has it...we don't have Costco here.
Julianne @ Beyond Frosting
What an incredible smoothie! I love the flavor combinations!
Thank you so much 🙂
This smoothie sounds yummy!
I buy my frozen pineapple in a big bag at Costco, but you can also get it at Trader Joe's. 🙂
Thanks so much for sharing where to buy the pineapple...unfortunately both those stores are an hour away. I was told Meijer has it too...so I will be checking it out 🙂
I hit the gym hard today. I am already sore! Made your Cherry Banana Smoothie today. It was wonderful! I will have to try this one tomorrow!
Yay for hitting the gym hard!! I hear ya on the sore muscles...make sure you stretch and drink lots of water!! And I am so glad to hear you loved the Cherry smoothie...I have a new version of that one coming soon 🙂
Lisa | Sweet 2 Eat Baking
Girl, you had me at oatmeal crumble. This looks phenomenal!
Love the exotic flavours - pineapple is definitely a favourite of mine.
That oatmeal and cinnamon just put the smoothie to new heights for me...it just really added something to it. Thank you so much for pinning 🙂
Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy
looks delicious! and i love the straws! 😀
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
Today is day 1 for me. My goal is to skip baking today and tomorrow ... but then I'll be tasting here and there. But otherwise, nada. For at least a week, lol. 🙂
Why do we torture ourselves like this? I have been limiting my treat making too, so that I don't slip up. We can do a week of this, right?
I love pineapple and I have some vanilla Greek yogurt in my fridge right now. I think I just found my next "snack" 🙂
Woo hoo! Sounds to me like the perfect snack plan 🙂
Melanie @ Carmel Moments
What a fabulous combo! Delicious indeed!
Pinned. Happy Monday Jocelyn.
Thank you so much for the pin love girlie!!!