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Pineapple Ginger Smoothie

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Many of you longtime followers know that I’m not a big believer 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!!

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Pineapple Ginger Smoothie

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  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x


You will love this sweet and colorful Pineapple Ginger Smoothie recipe. It is a bright, colorful and nutritional way to start the day.


  • 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


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


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

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81 comments on “Pineapple Ginger Smoothie”

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

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

  6. 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!

    • Did you go with the water or the pineapple juice? Plain or vanilla Greek? I would love to also try this for my kids.

  7. 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 :)

  8. 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!

  9. 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 =)

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

  11. 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?

    • 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?


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

      Happy Culinaria 2013,

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

  13. 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!

  14. Cannot wait to try this!!!!

  15. 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 :)

  16. 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!

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

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

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

  20. 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 :)

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

    Greetings from Poland!

  22. 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.

    • I’ve just included this, with a link to your blog, in my recent blog post…

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

  24. 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.

  25. 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!!

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

  27. 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 :)

  28. 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.

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

  30. Anyone have the nutrition facts on this?

    • 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!

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

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

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

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

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

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

  38. 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 :-)

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

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

  41. What is the serving size?

  42. 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!

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

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

  46. 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!

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

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

  49. 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.

  50. 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!)