This blueberry pineapple smoothie is delicious and is so easy to make! You can make a swirl when serving it or not, you choose, but either way this smoothie has amazing fruity flavors and is boosted with protein-rich hemp seeds to make it super filling. Great for snacking or breakfast and made 100% dairy-free.
We make smoothies regularly for breakfast or for snacking in the middle of the day as they are quick, easy and SO nutritious. Our favorites are this peach pineapple smoothie and this blackberry and strawberry smoothie for their super sweet and fruity flavor, my kids go crazy for them!
But, I have the impression that we now have a new favorite: blueberry pineapple smoothie!
This smoothie recipe is super simple and uses frozen fruit for convenience, but also to give it such an amazing thick, frosty and refreshing taste. It is nicely sweet, thanks to the natural sugar in the fruits, no need to add any sweetener to it. Also, using frozen fruit opposed to ice cubes to make your smoothie thicker help prevent watering down and it keeps the flavor nice and robust.
And blueberry and pineapple pair so well together! I often use this combo of fruit when making overnight oats with frozen fruits, but we mostly use them both together when making healthy smoothies.
We also love how this smoothie is thick and creamy, thanks to the addition of hemp seeds. These tiny seeds bring tons of nutrition, such as omega-3 fats and plant-based protein, but also, once blended, they create such an unbelievable creamy consistency that works so well in smoothies.
As a side note, if you can find small frozen wild blueberries in your grocery store, use these one! We use the frozen blueberries from the brand Wyman's and they add so much sweetness to the drink! We use them also for making cakes, oatmeal, jams and my favorite, vegan blueberry cheesecake. And they make smoothies super delicious, too.
You can make this smoothie by combining all the ingredients all at once OR as seen in the pictures, I like to make a swirl pairing a blueberry mixture with a pineapple mixture when serving for a pretty galaxy look. It takes an extra 5 minutes to make it that way, but it is totally optional!
Let me know if you gave it a try! ❤️
What you'll need
- Blueberries: use frozen blueberries, if possible. Any frozen blueberries will work of course, but these frozen blueberries from Wyman's (tiny sweet wild blueberries from Maine) are amazing and so sweet!
- Pineapple: also use frozen for a nice frosty consistency, plus it is more convenient too.
- Banana: amazing to provide a nice creaminess to the smoothie and make it sweeter naturally, too. Since both the blueberries and pineapple are frozen, I used fresh bananas, which worked out well.
- Hemp seeds: these rich in healthy fats and plant-based protein tiny seeds add amazing nutrition to help you feel full for a while, but also will make your smoothie creamier.
- Plant-based milk: use any kind you like, I usually use oat milk when making smoothies or other drinks.
- Cardamom: pairs so well with blueberries! But, swap for cinnamon, if you prefer.
Why adding hemp seeds to this blueberry pineapple smoothie
Hemps seeds are so healthy! They are packed with plant-based protein (25 % of their calorie are quality proteins) and rich in healthy fats (omega 3 + omega 6). They also contain important vitamins, minerals and so much more. They are tiny, but have so much to offer to help you stay healthy.
This very-fruity smoothie recipe is naturally super sweet and tends to have a juicy texture, thus benefits from the addition of hemp seeds for a nice creamy addition, so try not to omit them. Other than providing lots of nutrients to the recipe, the seeds help create a texture that's thicker and super velvety with a milky feeling, while still being dairy-free (just like in this buffalo sauce).
Also, they are tiny and soft making them super easy to blend to a smooth texture without any soaking time, no matter what kind of blender you have!
How to make a blueberry pineapple smoothie
Below I will show you how I make the swirl combining a pineapple and a blueberry smoothie mixture. This means you will have to make 2 drinks and then combine them in your glass as seen in my quick video. It only takes a few extra minutes to make it that way and it looks so appetizing and pretty!
BUT, you don't have to make the swirl at all. You can also simply combine all the ingredients in your blender and blend on high until smooth, then serve.
Make the pineapple smoothie batch
To a blender, add the frozen pineapple, hemp seeds, half of a banana and plant milk.
Blend on high until smooth and pour in one large glass for a large smoothie for one person or pour in 2 serving glasses if serving for 2 people.
Then, quickly rinse the blender under water.
Make the blueberry smoothie batch
Place the blender back on its base and add the frozen blueberries, hemp seeds, half of a banana, cardamom (optional, or swap for cinnamon) and plant milk. Blend on high until smooth.
Combine and serve
Then, simply pour the blueberry smoothie mixture over the glasses with the pineapple smoothie and try to create swirls while pouring by "twisting" the glass. Also, use a spoon and gently stir to help create the swirls. Enjoy right away!
Watch how to make it
How to make this healthy smoothie using fresh fruits
You can also use fresh blueberries when in season, but then I recommend you use a frozen banana instead to make sure your smoothie is thick enough for best texture (helps for the swirls too).
Also, you can add a handful of ice cubes to help frost and thicken the smoothie if using only fresh fruits, although try not to add too many so it does not dilute the flavors.
- If you want to use only frozen fruits, including the banana, then you might need to add extra liquid to the blender to get the blades going. Or use the tamper if you have a vitamix.
- I love using oat milk when making smoothies as it helps create a thick and creamy texture. But, any kind of plant milk will work. Just like I did in this coconut milkshake, you can use coconut milk to create a super rich smoothie.
Variations and substitutions
- Try adding vegan yogurt to make your smoothie creamier and help keep it thick. We love the cashew yogurt from the brand Forager Project, which would work well in this recipe
- You can turn this smoothie into a smoothie bowl! In this case, you would need to make it thick enough to hold on the toppings, so try using only frozen fruits or add a handful of rolled oats when blending the mixtures. Pour into a bowl and create a swirl using a spoon. Top your bowl with granola, more fruits, nuts/seeds, shredded coconut, etc. Check out these strawberry smoothie bowl and watermelon smoothie bowl for inspiration!
- I think the blueberry and pineapple flavors work so well together, but feel free to use different frozen fruits as well. Try to use 2 fruits with contrasting colors for a fun galaxy look, like strawberries + peaches, or cherries + mangoes, etc.
- Make it a green smoothie by adding a handful of baby spinach to the pineapple mixture.
- If you don't have hemp seeds, then you can also use ground flax seeds instead.
Bananas make this smoothie super creamy, so if you don't want to include bananas, then be sure to swap for another fruit that becomes creamy when blended, such as avocado or mango.
To make it higher in protein, then you can add more hemp seeds or add a scoop of protein powder. Also, using soy milk will boost the protein content of this drink. I will sometimes blend a tablespoon of almond butter in my smoothies too to make them more filling and satisfying, especially if enjoying for breakfast.
This fruit smoothie recipe is SO good-for-you! Blueberries are super healthy and provide a tons of fiber, vitamin C, manganese and potassium. Plus, they are very rich in antioxidants and virtually fat-free, making it an amazing fruit to enjoy daily. Pineapple also is rich in nutrients, such as vitamin C and manganese, plus it has been shown to help improve digestion (thanks to the bromelain). Finally, as described above, hemp seeds are rich in healthy omega-3 fats and plant-based protein, helping this smoothie be more filling and satisfying.
Other fruit smoothies or drinks you might like
- Watermelon banana smoothie
- Oat milk smoothie
- Zucchini blackberry smoothie
- Banana carrot smoothie
- Blueberry lavender almond milk
- Piña colada mocktail
- Strawberry almond milk
- Strawberry, chocolate and banana smoothie
- Strawberry banana smoothie bowl
- Avocado peanut butter smoothie
- Peach pineapple smoothie
- Berry smoothie without banana
- Strawberry cucumber mint smoothie
I hope you enjoy this blueberry pineapple smoothie as much as we do! If you try it, please leave a comment below and rate the recipe to let me know how it was. Your feedback is so helpful!
Blueberry Pineapple Smoothie
- 1 cup pineapple - frozen
- ½ banana
- 2 tbsp hemp seeds
- ¾ cup plant milk
- 1 cup blueberries - frozen
- ½ banana
- 1 tbsp hemp seeds
- ¾ cup vegan milk
- ¼ tsp cardamom or cinnamon - optional
- Make the pineapple layer: To a blender, add the pineapple, banana, hemp seeds and plant milk. Blend on high until smooth, then divide in between 2 large glasses.
- Quickly rinse your blender and put it back on its base.
- Make the blueberry layer: Add the blueberries, banana, hemp seeds, cardamom (if using) and plant milk to the blender and blend until super smooth.
- Gently divide the blueberry layer by pouring it over the pineapple one. Then, using a spoon, create a few swirls by stirring just a little. Drink immediately. Enjoy!
- You can use fresh blueberries and/or fresh pineapple, but if doing so, try using a frozen banana instead. Or, add a handful of ice cubes to keep your smoothie thick and cold.
- I love these frozen blueberries from Wyman's.