Pineapple Ginger Smoothie

February 19, 2012 by Ali

Many of you longtime followers know that I’m not a big believe in “recipes” when it comes to smoothies. My method of choice is always “a little of this, a little of that”, usually based on whatever fresh produce happens to be hanging around my house.

But a smoothie I made this week happened to be exceptionally tasty. So I decided to snap a quick pic and share it with you all.

It’s basically a simple pineapple smoothie, featuring some healthy Greek yogurt, banana, and my favorite smoothie ingredient — fresh ginger! All in all a delicious, light, and wonderfully fresh tasting citrus smoothie. Feel free to substitute in your favorite citrus fruits, but I happen to be partial to my beloved piña. So pineapple it is for me! Enjoy!!

Pineapple Ginger Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 cups smoothie


  • 1 1/2 cups diced fresh pineapple
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (I used vanilla, but you can choose your favorite flavor)
  • 1 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice or water


Blend all ingredients together in a blender until smooth. Serve immediately.

Ali’s Tip:

For a different twist, try adding in a pinch of ground cinnamon to this smoothie!

About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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93 thoughts on “Pineapple Ginger Smoothie

  1. This is loaded with sugar. These fruits are high in sugar…so is yogurt How is this healthy

    - Neva Z

  2. I have been looking for a good smoothie recipe with fresh pineapple and fresh ginger as they are great inflammation fighters for back pain and arthritis, this one looks good. I would like to add turmeric about 1 tablespoon, how would this affect the taste if so how would you alter the recipe to balance it?

    - Peter

  3. Can I use ginger powder instead of fresh ginger? Would I use the same amount?

    - Steve

    • Hi Steve,

      Sure, you can sub in ginger powder. But you’ll want to use WAY less. Usually I estimate 1/4 teaspoon for every 1 Tablespoon of fresh ginger. Enjoy!


      - Ali

  4. Thanks for this!!! I’m gonna make it today!

    - Chaz L.

  5. We’re on very similar smoothie pages – I usually do the same “whatever’s here, plus Greek yogurt and a frozen banana” thing. Lately my absolute *favorite* has been pretty similar to the one above, but it’s pineapple with a couple handfuls of chopped cilantro…it. is. amazing.
    (But I’m still gonna have to try it with the ginger, lol…sounds delish!)

    - Christine M

  6. I have had this pinned for ages and just tried it. Amazing! My whole family loved it. I made one substitution, instead of water or pineapple juice, I used Parrot Bay coconut rum. :-) It was a nice summer day afternoon cocktail. Thanks so much for this recipe. I will be making it often.

    - Mary Ellen Halloran

  7. I just made it. It’s a fa-bu-lous taste! And Cyndi: Thanks for the mason jar link!

    - ThamarBerber

  8. I just made it. It’s a fa-bu-lous taste! And Cyndi: Thanks for the mason jar link!

    - ThamarBerber

  9. Question… Would love to know where you got the jar with the handle. Love that! This recipe sounds delicious, too. I’m headed to the kitchen right now to try it. Thanks!

    - Tish

  10. Just made this and its very yummy! thanks for the great recipe!

    - Jessica

  11. I’ll try that recipe for sure, I usually add green stuff but your version has to be more refreshing. BTW, I’ve been looking for those jars with handle. Where can I buy them? They would be perfect for beer.

    - Wilmar

  12. I tried this today, I doubled the recipe and used canned pineapple. I tried downing a glass at one time but it was really spicey.

    I liked it though – I’ve never had a smoothie before.

    - Philip Nesbitt

  13. I used a can of crushed pineapple and then all the juice from that! It worked great! I will be making this again for sure. It topped off a beautiful brunch with my family!

    - Lorie

  14. What is the serving size?

    - Alyssa

  15. Someone asked this but didn’t see a response. Is canned pineapple ok to use

    - Chasetity

  16. Saw this posted on someone else’s Facebook page – including your photo – without any attribution. In case you care ;)

    - LMC

  17. The recipe sounds good :-) will definitely try it out. I just want to mention here to KatieB – I don’t see that Ali plagiarized at all since the recipe on her website 1. doesn’t have banana 2. adds cinnamon 3. uses less pineapple….so, HOW is that plagiarism? AND – with smoothies it is SO so easy to just throw a few fruits together and discover that they worked and share it online with friends – this is what Ali did….and Yelem, in the Western World we call plain yughurt Greek yoghurt, dont know where or who started it, but we dont call it Turkish….even if youghurt comes from Turkey, no disrespect meant :-)

    - ck

  18. Just curious if it would be okay to use pineapple out of the can?

    - Kimberly

  19. hi i am 12 and i sugjest that you use blue berry greek yougert so it gives it a sweet ness

    - jacolby weaver

  20. Pineapple Ginger Smoothie
    Has anyone made this an freeze it? Than use later
    If so please tell.

    - Cindy

  21. I was just wondering if you have the nutrition value on this I just made it it is DELICOUS thank you

    - Karen

  22. Sounds yummy! I will have to try this! But I will probably freeze the pinapple first so I can omit the ice. We never have ice cubes.

    - Rachel

  23. İt is mean Turkish yoğurt not Greek yoğurt, does Greeks know also “ayran”? No, since yoğurt from Turkey. Please mention about it as Turkish yoğurt.

    - Eylem

  24. Yoğurt is not from Greece from Turkey, is it clear?

    - Eylem

  25. Anyone have the nutrition facts on this?

    - Jackie

    • I think it comes out to somewhere in the 300-350 calorie range (depending on whether you use pineapple juice or water and if you use non-fat or regular greek yogurt). It would be a great breakfast smoothie!

      - sarah

  26. Made this with plain Greek yogurt, minus ginger, plus a few drops of vanilla. Yum!

    - Kara

  27. I made this for breakfast this morning and it was great! I used plain greek yogurt, so added some vanilla extract for a little extra flavor.

    - Tara

  28. I made this smoothie this afternoon after wondering what to do with some very ripe pineapple and it was delicious! My daughter and I both loved it! Thankyou :)

    - Renee

  29. adding to my collection of delish smoothies! Thanks so much <3

    - Shannon

  30. Hello to all my friends on here. I just wanted to let everyone know that I’ve tried this “smoothie” with “ginger.” Let’s just say my special tush place is now on fire. So thank youuuu Ali and her “tips” for a fired up bun!!

    - Kristin

  31. Just made this for the first time with Coconut Milk instead of Yogurt, I really wanted to love this, wasn’t bad but wasn’t all that great either, a tablespoon of Ginger is way to much, my mouth was burning. Would have been better with a pinch of Ginger for more of a spicy kick try a tsp.

    - Stacy

  32. The simplest recipes are always the best, and a great idea about changing the yogurt flavor as a variation.

    - Joy

  33. Made your Pineapple Ginger Smoothie this morning. Used regular vanilla yogurt since I didn’t have Greek on hand. I’m a big fan of Greek yogurt so will definite try it this way in the future. An excellent smoothie… made a good breakfast.

    Keep writing.

    - Kathleen Richardson

  34. Hi! This is my version of your smoothie –

    Greetings from Poland!

    - Olga

  35. Pretty good, got this off of pinterest. I skipped the ginger since I am not a fan and used water instead of pineapple juice since I didn’t have any. And, I must say I will make this again. Maybe I will try with juice next time to see if I get a little more flavor. Think I am going to start making smoothies at home now, now that I have a recipe to follow :)

    - Melody

  36. What do you think of using coconut water as a substitute for the pineapple juice or regular water?

    - David

  37. Below is a link to purchase the handled mason jars.

    - Cyndi

  38. where can we get the jars with handles from? Awesome recipe

    - Sue

  39. That looks soooo good. What a great idea to add fresh ginger to your smoothie! I can only imagine how wonderful that flavor combo must taste. I am looking forward to trying this one. Thanks!

    - Candace

  40. Found this on Pinterest. Interesting recipe! I recently made a pinapple smoothie with Almond Milk and a sprig of mint. No sweetener, no nonsense, just those 3 ingredients. Amazing! Ginger is so delicious too. Thanks for sharing :)

    - Maddy

  41. Cannot wait to try this!!!!

    - melissa

  42. Looks delicious! When I lived in Ghana (West Africa), I could always buy fresh pineapple ginger juice from the corner store. This brings back such good memories!

    - Emily

  43. Another idea for dairy avoiders–try unsweetened coconut milk instead of yogurt. : ) Tasty recipe, thanks!

    - Christina

  44. Doesn’t the banana overpower the whole thing? I love me some banana in my smoothies, but usually if I use one, no matter what else I add…it’s a banana smoothie. Does pineapple somehow hold it’s own here?

    - Jeff Clough

    • Oops, please excuse the misspelling of your name, Jeff! Hazard of short-term memory loss plus cell phone responses!

      Happy Culinaria 2013,

      - Anne

    • Hi there,
      I had the same question, Geoff ! I like pineapple and ginger but often find that banana overwhelms and my smoothies end up skewed toward that flavor. Have you dared to try this recipe?


      - Anne

  45. Yum. I’m normally not onw to use a recipe of smoothies but I’ll be trying this one and pinning it to pinterest.

    - Lisa @ A Little Slice of Life

  46. Oh my gosh, this looks so delicious and healthy for you.. I especially like the use of ground cinnamon.. This spice is so good for you..

    Thanks =)

    - RMSorg

  47. I’m off sugar…so I will nix the flavored yogurt and use plain. But if I use a scoop of vanilla whey protein powder I think i will be on to something!

    - Maureen

  48. I’m a big fun of “a little of this, a little of that” recipes as well. And I’ll try your shake since you say it’s so special :)

    - Marta @ I love breakfasts!

  49. Found this via Pinterest and am trying to get more ginger into my world. So I made this smoothie to go with supper tonight…yum! My picky teenaged daughters thought I had done something crazy with ginger ale, they drank it right up and loved it! Delicious and healthy and different (but a good different)! Thanks!

    - Karen

  50. sounds tasty, where did you get those mason jar glasses!? I need some!

    - Dandy

  51. sounds delicious! i’m going to try it w/o banana (I’m allergic). I love pina and I love ginger.

    - Li

  52. Oh wow that looks tasty. I’m fan of the “a little of this, a little of that” approach to smoothies too, but thanks for jotting this one down. Mmmm.

    - Liz

  53. This looks fantastic! I’ll definitely have to try it…I always end up just throwing random things into smoothies and sometimes that works better than others. :) Would love to try an actual recipe.

    - sara

  54. I’ve never thought about adding ginger to a smoothie, what a great idea! This delicious and refreshing!

    - Annie @ Annie's Cooking Lab