Pineapple Mint Smoothie

Pineapple Mint Smoothie

There is nothing more refreshing than fresh mint this time of year!  This Pineapple Mint Smoothie recipe combines some of my favorite tropical flavors and is the perfect healthy way to enjoy mint.

Pineapple Mint Smoothie recipe

Hi friends!

In honor of the unofficial start to summer, I thought I’d bring you a perfect icy treat that just screams this new season.  Pineapple Mint Smoothie is perfectly refreshing, yet creamy AND downright tropical.  The mint is unexpected but so delicious.

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Here’s why you’ll love my Pineapple Mint Smoothie recipe…

I’ve been on a unique smoothie kick lately.  My favorite way to amp up an old favorite is to add something unexpected to the mix like fresh herbs, turmeric even fresh ginger!  Mint is a great place to start because it pairs well with so many fruits.  It’s also pretty easy to love.

Luckily my mint is already taking off this year!  I grow mint for two reasons… smoothies like this and mojitos.

Pineapple Mint Smoothie recipe

Well… at least one of those reasons is healthy!  I’ll have to save my favorite mojito recipes for another day.

Pineapple Mint Smoothie recipe

There is no substitute for just off the plant fresh mint.  It’s divine.

If you don’t have your own plant you can easily find it in the herb section of your local grocery store.

Pineapple Mint Smoothie recipe

My secret to making this treat really yummy is also adding a small handful of frozen mangos.  It brings even more tropical hints to the smoothie without overwhelming the pineapple.  I also had a frozen banana and some greek yogurt to make it creamy and up the nutrient content and to make the smoothie super creamy.

Feel free to add your favorite plain or vanilla protein powder to the mix, but it doesn’t need it!  If you do add it this smoothie could be more of a small meal than a snack.

Pineapple Mint Smoothie recipe

This Pineapple Mint Smoothie recipe is simple, healthy and perfect for this gorgeous season called summer  Give this smoothie combination a try and let me know what you think!  As always I’d love to hear your opinions on mint in smoothies in the comments below.

By | 2018-05-31T07:58:50+00:00 May 31st, 2018|All Vegetarian, Food, Recipes, Smoothies & Drinks|49 Comments

49 Comments

  1. Lisa Ballantyne May 31, 2018 at 10:04 am - Reply

    Looks delicious Julie! Perfect for the unofficial start of summer!

  2. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real May 31, 2018 at 9:57 am - Reply

    This sounds amazing Julie!!

  3. Erinn May 31, 2018 at 8:45 am - Reply

    Yum! Mint is one of my favorite flavors ever and I love it paired with fruit! I bet this smoothie would be great with strawberries too!

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  5. Marjie June 20, 2015 at 4:35 am - Reply

    Those look so wonderful and refreshing. I’m actually quite curious to try how pineapple mixes with mint.

  6. Miz Helen June 2, 2015 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    Your Pineapple Mint Smoothie looks fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing it with Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  7. Pragati // Simple Medicine June 1, 2015 at 9:21 pm - Reply

    Pineapple is one of my favorite additions to a smoothie. It adds the perfect touch of sweetness. Yum!

    • JulieWunder June 3, 2015 at 4:35 pm - Reply

      I totally agree! No need for extra sugar with sweetness like that!

  8. Meghan June 1, 2015 at 11:31 am - Reply

    So glad you added this to the MM link-up…I LOVE pineapple and mint and smoothies. Which means that this is pretty much heaven in a glass to me. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  9. Lisa @ RunWiki June 1, 2015 at 8:58 am - Reply

    I have a smoothie on my site that is Pineapple and mint too. It sounds like an odd combo, but it tastes so good! This looks wonderful! Pinning for sure!

    • JulieWunder June 3, 2015 at 4:13 pm - Reply

      Great minds think alike! YUMY! Thanks so much for the pin. Great to see you today 🙂

  10. Thanks for linking up this just screams summer!

  11. This looks like the perfect way to start the morning! I used to grow mint…it just goes haywire everywhere. I should try putting it in a pot. I use it a lot though, so it seems silly not to grow it. And mojitos is one of the reasons for me too. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your yummy smoothie recipe with us at #FoodieFriDIY…I am sending all sorts of foodie love your way!

    • JulieWunder May 31, 2015 at 10:05 pm - Reply

      Thanks Michelle! I’m afraid to put it in the ground that it will kill everything else. Try it in a pot near the kitchen for easy access. I also adore it with watermelon. 🙂

  12. Eva May 30, 2015 at 10:22 pm - Reply

    Our mint is growing beautifully this year and since I have so much of it I am always looking for fresh idea to use it up. I should definitely try your recipe!

    • JulieWunder May 31, 2015 at 10:02 pm - Reply

      Thanks Eva! I hope you enjoy it! Great to “see” you today 🙂

  13. Farrah May 30, 2015 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    Thank you for coming up with so many awesome food combinations/pairings! <3 I need to try this out too! I adore pineapple, and the mint would make it even more refreshing! :D!

  14. jill conyers May 30, 2015 at 3:17 am - Reply

    Chocolate mint is the first mint flavor combination that comes to mind. I also have a recipe for Strawberry Delight that uses mint and I love it.

    Thanks for linking up with Fitness Friday Julie!

    • JulieWunder May 30, 2015 at 3:38 pm - Reply

      Chocolate and mint is a dream too! Can’t go wrong with that!

  15. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets May 29, 2015 at 8:57 am - Reply

    Great smoothie recipes! I love the tropical flavors! I need to get some fresh fruit and get to work!

    • JulieWunder May 30, 2015 at 3:27 pm - Reply

      So yummy! I keep baggies of the frozen in the fridge so I’ll always have access.

  16. Jerusha (@TheDisneyChef) May 28, 2015 at 8:08 am - Reply

    I would have never thought of marrying those two flavors together, but now that you’ve introduced me to the idea, I bet it’s amazing! I can’t wait to try this.

    • JulieWunder May 28, 2015 at 2:35 pm - Reply

      Thanks Jerusha! It’s pretty yummy! Great to see you today!

  17. Natalie May 27, 2015 at 12:28 am - Reply

    Oh my gosh – this looks delicious!! Pineapple and mint are two of my favorites!

  18. April May 26, 2015 at 11:21 pm - Reply

    I printed this!! Looks fantastic!

    • JulieWunder May 27, 2015 at 8:24 am - Reply

      Thanks April!! Thanks for stopping by today. Hope to see you again! 🙂

  19. Melissa May 26, 2015 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    Hey, Julie. I couldn’t wait to make this after I saw it posted this morning. I saved it until after I worked in the yard this afternoon for a refreshing treat. It was as good as I imagined! I loved the fresh, fruity mango and pineapple flavors. I think next time I will add more mint, though. It didn’t come through as strongly as I would want it to. Thanks for the recipe! Next time, I will try the strawberry basil!

    • JulieWunder May 27, 2015 at 8:24 am - Reply

      yay! I’m so glad you liked it! I’ll add your tip to the notes. Thank you!!!

  20. This looks delicious! What do you think about eliminating the banana? I don’t like bananas….would you replace it with something else?

    • JulieWunder May 27, 2015 at 8:23 am - Reply

      So… I use the banana just to make it creamy. I think the pineapple and mango is actually what I taste and is much stronger than the bananna. However, if you really really dislike banana I would try it with just more pineapple and mango… maybe a little more yogurt. Let me know how it turns out!

  21. Jess @hellotofit May 26, 2015 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    I’ve never added mint to a smoothie before..just to mojitos ;). Great idea, Julie!!

    • JulieWunder May 27, 2015 at 8:21 am - Reply

      It’s also really good sprinkled on fruit… especially watermelon 🙂

  22. Nicole @ Fitful Focus May 26, 2015 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    oooo like a healthy pineapple mojito! I’ll take one please, madam bartender!

  23. Jaime May 26, 2015 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    My mint is flourishing this year. I have to make this soon!!

  24. Diane @runninrocker May 26, 2015 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    Yum! You certainly have some good looking smoothies on here! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Have a great week!

  25. Andrea May 26, 2015 at 11:19 am - Reply

    Confession: I’ve never made my own smoothie at home. I do have a giant mint plant that is going gangbusters right now- there may be some mojitos in my future (because I have no idea what else to do with mint!)

  26. Danyelle Musselman May 26, 2015 at 10:30 am - Reply

    Never thought about putting pineapple and mint together, but this sounds really yummy!

  27. Annmarie May 26, 2015 at 8:21 am - Reply

    I would have never thought to combine pineapple and mint, sounds yummy though! Loved that you used your own fresh mint to make it 🙂

    • JulieWunder May 26, 2015 at 12:27 pm - Reply

      Thanks Annmarie! There is nothing more gratifying than cooking and eating food you grew yourself!

  28. I am liking the pineapple and mint in there. We are going to Hawaii soon so I have pineapple on my brain!

    • JulieWunder May 26, 2015 at 12:27 pm - Reply

      Ahhhh!!!! I’m so jealous of Hawaii. They have the best pineapple!

  29. Blane Sherer May 26, 2015 at 5:12 am - Reply

    Love those smoothies !
    I’ll be looking forward to your sharing with us about your trip to Pittsburgh.

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