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Strawberry Pineapple Coconut Smoothie

This recipe for a Strawberry Pineapple Coconut Smoothie is perfect for brightening your breakfast table! The flavors of strawberry, pineapple, and coconut together make this smoothie taste a little bit like a strawberry colada – only much healthier!

We recently purchased a super high-powered blender (love it!) and have been making loads of smoothies for snacks these days. And even a few more dessert like drinks.

Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner! That has me itching to make some Mexican food. I’ve always loved a good plate of tacos or enchiladas and plenty of salsa and guacamole to go around the table.

You can’t go wrong with something sweet, frosty and coconutty to drink either.

Creating this Strawberry Pineapple Coconut Smoothie

Seeing pineapples on sale in the grocery store last week had me thinking that I’d give a strawberry, pineapple coconut smoothie a whirl in the blender.

It was pretty tasty and oh-so-cute when we added a wedge of fresh pineapple and a maraschino cherry to the glass.

I did find that fresh pineapple is a little tricky to work with in a smoothie. When first testing this recipe I used fresh pineapple at room temperature. Fresh pineapple is very juicy and made it difficult to achieve the thick, smoothie consistency I was looking for.

Not one to be deterred from something so simple, I tried again. This time, freezing the freshly chopped pineapple until solid for use in the recipe. Problem solved! Taste buds satisfied!

Ingredients to make this Strawberry Pineapple Coconut Smoothie

This Strawberry Pineapple Coconut Smoothie recipe only uses a few ingredients, but they work so well together to create the most satisfying, strawberry colada like smoothie.

Here’s everything that you will need when making this recipe:

  • Coconut Milk
  • Coconut Oil
  • Frozen Strawberries – feel free to freeze fresh cut pineapple, but frozen store-bought will work just as well!
  • Frozen Pineapple – feel free to freeze fresh cut pineapple, but frozen store-bought will work just as well!

Like most simple smoothie recipes, they’re all about personal taste. Add more or less liquid depending on your preferences, or substitute other fruits if you desire. We’ve also tried this with Mango, Pineapple, Coconut.

For the complete ingredient list and detailed instructions, scroll to the bottom of this post for the FREE printable recipe card.

Extra Smoothie Ingredients to Make it More Filling

If you find yourself preferring to enjoy your smoothie as a meal, rather than in accompaniment to a meal, you might want it to be a bit more filling. Here are a few ideas to add in to your blender:

Collagen Peptides and Protein Powder are both great ways to increase the amount of protein in your smoothie recipes.

I recommend adding collagen peptides to add some protein to this smoothie. Collagen peptides are my favorite addition because it adding them doesn’t change the flavor of smoothies like some ingredients might.

Vanilla protein powder will also taste great in this recipe – warning: it will also make it a tad sweeter, if that matters to you!

How to Make Strawberry Pineapple Smoothies

Smoothies are one of the easiest things to prepare because there is very little time, technique, or effort involved!

  1. Add all of the ingredients into the blender in the order they are listed.
  2. Blend the smoothie, using the smoothie setting if your blender has one, until completely smooth.
  3. For a fun garnish, try serving it with a wedge of pineapple, a maraschino cherry, and a sprinkling of toasted coconut!

Don’t know how to toast coconut? Check out this post: Learn how to toast coconut flakes in 3 different ways (they’re all super easy!), how to store toasted coconut, how long toasted coconut lasts, and the many different ways you can use this fun, tasty ingredient!

The above is simply a quick summary of this recipe. Check out the free printable card at the bottom of this post for all the detailed instructions.

How Do You Store Leftover Smoothies?

Got leftovers? Freezing this Strawberry Pineapple Coconut Smoothie to enjoy later couldn’t be easier!

Just make sure, no matter what type of container you use, that you leave approximately 1 inch of headspace to allow for expansion as the smoothie freezes, and that you’ve chosen a freezer-safe container.

To enjoy a frozen smoothie, thaw the smoothie sitting on the counter for about 30-45 minutes before it is drinkable. If you want to eat it with a spoon, you will be able to use a shorter thawing time.

What is the Best Blender to Make this Strawberry Pineapple Coconut Smoothie?

I absolutely LOVE my Blendtec Blender. I love that this blender really chops everything up well for a perfectly smooth smoothie. There is nothing I like about taking a drink of a smoothie only to find a chunk of some mystery fruit that didn’t blend.

This blender is also incredibly durable and does so many things besides making smoothies! I just looked up my original order and I’ve had it since April 2012 (I’m noting this in January 2021). While they may be pricey, they last a long time!

9 years later and this blender is still blending perfectly – and that is even with 4 teenagers learning how to use it themselves. No one paid me to say this, and I bought the blender myself.

More Smoothie Recipes to Make

Need more smoothie recipe ideas to get your inspiration started? Check out some of these favorite recipes.

This Minty Raspberry-Banana Smoothie will fill you up and keep you energized all morning. It is packed with superfoods, antioxidant rich fruits and has just a hint of fresh herbs.

This Chocolate Almond Banana Smoothie is a delicious snack for an afternoon pick me up.

In this Pineapple Coconut Kale Smoothie, frozen pineapple is combined with kale, coconut oil, chia seeds, water, and orange juice for a refreshing green smoothie.

If you’re a fan of green smoothies and want a couple of different recipes to mix things up flavor-wise you should also give this Pineapple, Green Apple, Kale Smoothie  and this Green Smoothie Bowl a try. We love them both!

The best thing about this Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie is that while it is healthy, packed with vitamin A, protein, and whole grain goodness, it tastes a lot like a yummy slice of pumpkin pie.

If you don’t see what you’re looking for here, make sure you browse the recipe index; you can find all of the smoothie recipes here.

What favorite smoothie recipes are you making these days?

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Strawberry Pineapple Coconut Smoothie

Strawberry Pineapple Coconut Smoothie

Yield: 2- 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This recipe for a Strawberry Pineapple Coconut Smoothie is perfect for brightening your breakfast table! The flavors of strawberry, pineapple, and coconut together make this smoothie taste a little bit like a strawberry colada – only much healthier!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 - 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 8 ounces frozen fresh chopped pineapple*
  • 6 ounces frozen strawberries

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to your blender in the order listed.
  2. Place the lid on and puree (use the “smoothie setting” if your blender has one) until smooth and desired consistency is reached.
  3. Serve immediately, or portion into freezer-safe canning jars and store in the freezer for later use.
  4. If desired, garnish with a wedge of fresh pineapple, toasted coconut, and/or maraschino cherry.

Notes

Got leftovers?

Freezing this Strawberry Pineapple Coconut Smoothie to enjoy later couldn't be easier! Just make sure, no matter what type of container you use, that you leave approximately 1 inch of headspace to allow for expansion as the smoothie freezes, and that you've chosen a freezer-safe container.

To enjoy a frozen smoothie, thaw the smoothie sitting on the counter for about 30-45 minutes before it is drinkable. If you want to eat it with a spoon, you will be able to use a shorter thawing time.

Recipe Tips

When first testing this recipe I used fresh pineapple at room temperature. Fresh pineapple is very juicy and made it difficult to achieve a thick, smoothie consistency. This was solved by chopping fresh pineapple, then freezing it until solid for use in the recipe.

Like most simple smoothie recipes, they're all about personal taste. Add more or less liquid depending on your preferences, or substitute other fruits if you desire. We've also tried this with Mango, Pineapple, Coconut. Enjoy!

Additional tips: Tips for Making Smoothies

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Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 357Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 11mgCarbohydrates 68gFiber 8gSugar 49gProtein 4g

GoodLifeEats.com offers recipe nutritional information as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although GoodLifeEats.com makes every effort to provide accurate information, these figures are only estimates.

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Jackie

Monday 20th of January 2014

Hi! I can't wait to try the pineapple, strawberry, coconut smoothie! Yum! When you say 3/4 - 1 cup coconut milk do you mean the refrigerated carton of coconut milk or the can of coconut milk? They are totally different I think and want to be sure to use the right one! TIA for your response!

Jackie

Katie

Monday 20th of January 2014

refrigerated

Anna

Saturday 3rd of August 2013

where is the smoothie recipe?

Katie

Sunday 4th of August 2013

scroll all the way to the bottom of the post

Lindsey (Cafe Johnsonia)

Monday 7th of May 2012

All of your recipes look fantastic! I love strawberry and pineapple together. I need to get me one of those blenders.

Deborah

Monday 7th of May 2012

We do smoothies a lot, and I'll have to try this version soon!!

Lois

Friday 4th of May 2012

I just recently purchased a Vitamix so I'm going to try this by May 5th. I'm very curious where you got the glasses you served the smoothies in. I LOVE them!