Pineapple Protein Smoothie

This is an easy and delicious pineapple protein smoothie that packs 31.4g of protein per serving.

My mango protein smoothie was loved by many, so I created this protein smoothie, this time, with pineapple!

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Pineapple Protein Smoothie

Pineapple Protein Smoothie

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Enjoy a tropical boost with this 300-calorie Pineapple Protein Smoothie. Perfectly balanced for energy and nutrition, it’s a delightful blend of sweet pineapple and protein powder.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tbsp flaxseeds (or oats)
  • 1 cup almond milk (Unsweetened)

Instructions

  1. To a high-speed blender or a Nutribullet, add the frozen pineapple first, followed by the rest of the listed ingredients.
  2. Blend for 3-4 minutes. Taste and adjust to your preferences (e.g add more sweetness, make it thinner, etc)
  3. Enjoy!

Notes

*For recipe variations and smoothie benefits, scroll past the recipe!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie, Protein Shake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 301
  • Sugar: 19.3g
  • Fat: 4.4g
  • Carbohydrates: 29.4g
  • Fiber: 6.5g
  • Protein: 31.4g

Why Make This Protein Pineapple Smoothie?

Pineapple Protein Smoothie with flaxseeds and topped with fresh pineapple chunks

There are so many protein smoothie recipes out there, so what makes this protein pineapple shake so special?

For starters, the smoothie only needs 4 ingredients.

And as you can see based on the images, the smoothie is so thick and luscious. 

The smoothie also contains the following benefits:

  1. High in Protein: The protein powder in the smoothie provides a substantial amount of protein.
  2. Rich in Vitamins and Minerals: Pineapple is a good source of Vitamin C and manganese, which are important for immune health, bone strength, and metabolism.
  3. Source of Healthy Fats: The flaxseeds in the smoothie offer omega-3 fatty acids, beneficial for heart health, brain function, and reducing inflammation.
  4. Dietary Fiber: The smoothie contains a good amount of fiber in it, aiding in digestion and promoting a healthy gut.
  5. Low in Sugar and Calories: Using unsweetened almond milk and natural sweetness from pineapple keeps the smoothie’s sugar content relatively low compared to many store-bought smoothies.
  6. Energy Boosting: The combination of protein, healthy fats, and carbohydrates provides a balanced energy boost, making this smoothie a great choice for a breakfast or pre-workout snack.

This low calorie protein shake is also very flexible in terms of when you can drink it.

I have tested drinking this smoothie for breakfast, pre and post-workout as well.

It’s not heavy, and doesn’t make you sleepy after drinking it!

Pineapple Protein Smoothie being poured

Recipe Variations

You can either keep this smoothie as it is, with 4 simple ingredients or take it to the next level and elevate it further.

I personally love the 4-ingredient version, but I have also experimented with other variations.

Perhaps you can get inspired by some of my experiments!

  1.  Throw In Some Greens: A handful of spinach, collared greens, or even kale can add a healthy dose of added nutrients without changing the taste of this smoothie much.
  2. No Protein Powder Version: I am sure I am not the only person who gets side effects from certain types of protein powders. Instead of protein powder, add 1/2 cup of cottage cheese!
  3. Chocolate Version: Chocolate is my weakness, and I absolutely love adding it to smoothies. If you do too, throw in a tablespoon of cocoa powder to the blender, or use chocolate-flavored protein powder!
  4. Berry Power: Love berries? Why not add 1/2 cup of mixed berries for a fruity antioxidant-packed smoothie?
  5. Flax Alternatives: Don’t have flaxseeds? Use oats, chia seeds, or nut butter instead!

Blender Compatability

I tested this smoothie recipe using 8 different blenders.

Only 1 wasn’t compatible with this recipe, leaving you plenty of other options!

Blender Type Suitability
Nutribullet 600
Vitamix Blender Propel 510
BlendJet 4000mAh x
Ninja Blender BL610
Oster 6640 Blender
Hamilton Beach 58148A Blender
AMZChef Blender 1800 W
Wamife Blender

Blender brands and models not mentioned in the list above have not been tested with this recipe.

Recipe FAQs:

Pineapple Protein Smoothie

If you are part of my YouTube or TikTok following, you will know that I always publish my newly developed smoothie recipes there.

I received several questions which I think you could find helpful. 

I will leave their answers below, however, if you have any questions not answered in here, please feel free to leave them in the comments section below, and I will give you the answers as soon as I can!

How Can I Make This Smoothie Vegan?

Making this protein pineapple shake vegan couldn't be easier. All you need to do is ensure you use vegan protein powder. All the other ingredients are already vegan-friendly!

Is This Pineapple Smoothie Good For Weight Loss?

Yes, this smoothie can aid weight loss, thanks to the high protein content, which helps keep you full for longer. On top of that, the smoothie only contains 300 calories per serving!

How Do I Store This Smoothie?

Once the smoothie is blended, transfer it into portable water or smoothie bottles, and tightly close the lid. Refrigirate and consume with 24 hours.

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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