Pineapple Mint Smoothie recipe: this Healthy Mint Smoothie combines some of my favorite tropical flavors like pineapple and mango to create a simple and tasty fruit smoothie with only 6 ingredients. There is nothing more refreshing than a fresh mint this time of year and this smoothie is the perfect way to enjoy it!
Pineapple Mint Smoothie Recipe
As summer is in full swing, I thought I’d bring you a perfect icy treat that just screams this new season. My Pineapple Mint Smoothie is perfectly refreshing, yet creamy AND downright tropical. The mint is unexpected but so delicious.
This easy smoothie comes together in less than 10 minutes with just 6 ingredients making a recipe you will want to make again and again.
It is simply THE BEST Mint Fruit Smoothie.
Here's why you'll love my Pineapple Mint Smoothie recipe...
I’ve been on a unique smoothie kick lately and my Pineapple Mint Smoothie is the latest addition to my creations. My favorite way to amp up an old favorite is to add something unexpected to the mix like fresh herbs, turmeric even fresh ginger! Check out all my 20+ Unique Smoothies to Love here.
Mint is a great place to start with a unique smoothie because it pairs well with so many fruits. It's also pretty easy to love. Luckily my mint plant is already taking off this year! So I can go to my deck and get lots of fresh mint without a lot of fuss.
I grow mint for two reasons… mint smoothies like this and mojitos. My mint plant is actually a pineapple mint plant which makes it even more fun for this combination of smoothie flavors. You can find them at your garden center or even online.
Well… at least one of those reasons is healthy! I'll have to save my favorite mojito recipes for another day.
Mint Fruit Smoothie
If you haven't tried fresh mint in a smoothie yet, you are missing out! The combination of fruit with fresh mint really makes a light and unexpected fruit smoothie everyone will love. It brings the flavors to life.
The mint is the perfect compliment to more tropical fruits like this pineapple! Mango, papaya, or even strawberries will also work.
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.
There is no substitute for just off the plant fresh mint. It’s divine. But if you don't have a garden and grow your own, you easily find it in the herb section of your local grocery store. My store sells it with the other hearty fresh herbs in flat plastic containers.
Ingredients in the Smoothie:
- Frozen Pineapple: You'll want frozen pineapple chunks. They are widely available in the freezer section of your grocery store or buy fresh pineapple, cut and freeze it. I like using frozen fruit in my smoothies because it makes them light and chilled without having to add extra ice.
- Frozen Mango: You could easily substitute just pineapple for the mango in this recipe BUT I love the tropical flavor combination of these two special fruits. Frozen mango is also sold in the freezer section of the grocery store.
- Frozen Banana: I like to take any bananas that don't get eaten at my house and cut them in half and freeze them. That way I reduce my food waste and always have frozen bananas for smoothies. They also sell frozen banana chunks at the grocery store. If you don't like bananas in smoothies you can easily make this banana free by adding extra pineapple and mango in place of the banana. I use banana in my smoothie recipes because it makes it creamier and naturally sweet.
- Milk: I wrote the recipe to use light almond milk but you can use any dairy or non-dairy milk you have. Coconut milk would also be lovely with this.
- Greek Yogurt: I added plain Greek yogurt to this Pineapple Mint Smoothie to make it nice and creamy. If you want to make this recipe non-dairy or vegan you can substitute non-dairy yogurt.
- Mint: Fresh mint leaves work perfectly for this healthy smoothie!
Health Benefits of Mint
If you aren't familiar with the health benefits of mint, it's actually really good for you! It's full of antioxidants, can help with stomach troubles, and can even improve brain function.
This Mint Smoothie is a great way to add some to your diet.
What herbs are good for smoothies?
Mint is great in smoothies! Other good ones are basil, parsley, ginger, turmeric and cinnamon.
How to Make a Pineapple and Mint Smoothie:
- Gather all your frozen fruit, milk, mint, and greek yogurt.
- Get out your blender.
- Put all the ingredients in the blender and mix until smooth. Adjust the amount of milk needed to get the consistency you desire. I love a good high speed blender for making smoothies.
- Pour in a glass and serve immediately.
- Make this a high-protein smoothie by adding protein powder. Feel free to add your favorite plain or vanilla protein powder to the mix, if you need that for your nutrition goals! If you do add it this smoothie could be more of a small meal than a snack.
- Make this vegan or dairy-free by using non-dairy milk and non-dairy yogurt. You can also take the yogurt out and add a touch more fruit.
- Many fruits would work well in this Mint Smoothie including strawberry, papaya, or kiwi! You could also use the tropical blend of frozen fruit at the grocery store.
- You can easily up the nutritional value of this smoothie by adding a handful of your favorite greens like spinach or kale. It will turn it green though.
- This smoothie can be cut in half for one or doubled for the family.
This Pineapple Mint Smoothie is Irresistible!
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.
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Pineapple Mint Smoothie
- 1 frozen banana
- ½ cup 0% greek yogurt
- ½ cup almond milk
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- ½ cup frozen mango
- 2 tablespoons fresh mint
- optional garnish: fresh mint sprig & fresh pineapple slice
- Throw all ingredients into the blender and mix well.
- Serve with a fresh mint garnish and fresh pineapple
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Never thought about doing mint and pineapple together! This sounds amazing
Jen @ JENRON DESIGNS says
What a refreshing recipe for a summer time breakfast treat or mid morning snack.
Heather @ US Japan Fam says
I'm not generally a fan of mint in drinks, reminds me of mouth wash LOL but this sounds interesting!! I wanna give it a try!
That flavor combination sounds so refreshing! I can't wait to try it.
Such a yummy summer smoothie, I'm actually having a moment with pineapple so this is perfect for me.
Yummm this looks so good!!! I love anything with mint 🙂 I need to try making this.
Lisa Ballantyne says
Looks delicious Julie! Perfect for the unofficial start of summer!
Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real says
This sounds amazing Julie!!
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!
Those look so wonderful and refreshing. I'm actually quite curious to try how pineapple mixes with mint.
Miz Helen says
Your Pineapple Mint Smoothie looks fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing it with Full Plate Thursday!
Thanks Miz Helen!
Pragati // Simple Medicine says
Pineapple is one of my favorite additions to a smoothie. It adds the perfect touch of sweetness. Yum!
I totally agree! No need for extra sugar with sweetness like that!
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!
Lisa @ RunWiki says
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!
Great minds think alike! YUMY! Thanks so much for the pin. Great to see you today 🙂
Made this smoothie today as pineapples are in season and we had delicious fresh mint on hand. It tastes like good vibes in a glass! Total mood-booster. It was delicious and extremely refreshing! We enjoyed it sitting outside in the warm California sun! It tastes like healthy ice cream and the light green color is amazing.
Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner says
Thanks for linking up this just screams summer!
Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life says
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!
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. 🙂
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!
Thanks Eva! I hope you enjoy it! Great to "see" you today 🙂
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!
It totally does! Perfect for summer!
jill conyers says
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!
Chocolate and mint is a dream too! Can't go wrong with that!
Janelle @ Run With No Regrets says
Great smoothie recipes! I love the tropical flavors! I need to get some fresh fruit and get to work!
So yummy! I keep baggies of the frozen in the fridge so I'll always have access.
Jerusha (@TheDisneyChef) says
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.
Thanks Jerusha! It's pretty yummy! Great to see you today!
Oh my gosh - this looks delicious!! Pineapple and mint are two of my favorites!
Me too! Thank you!!
I printed this!! Looks fantastic!
Thanks April!! Thanks for stopping by today. Hope to see you again! 🙂
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!
yay! I'm so glad you liked it! I'll add your tip to the notes. Thank you!!!
Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes says
This looks delicious! What do you think about eliminating the banana? I don't like bananas....would you replace it with something else?
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!
Jess @hellotofit says
I've never added mint to a smoothie before..just to mojitos ;). Great idea, Julie!!
It's also really good sprinkled on fruit... especially watermelon 🙂
Nicole @ Fitful Focus says
oooo like a healthy pineapple mojito! I'll take one please, madam bartender!
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My mint is flourishing this year. I have to make this soon!!
Diane @runninrocker says
Yum! You certainly have some good looking smoothies on here! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Have a great week!
Thanks Diane! They are really yummy!!!
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!)
Danyelle Musselman says
Never thought about putting pineapple and mint together, but this sounds really yummy!
I would have never thought to combine pineapple and mint, sounds yummy though! Loved that you used your own fresh mint to make it 🙂
Thanks Annmarie! There is nothing more gratifying than cooking and eating food you grew yourself!
Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner says
I am liking the pineapple and mint in there. We are going to Hawaii soon so I have pineapple on my brain!
Ahhhh!!!! I'm so jealous of Hawaii. They have the best pineapple!
Blane Sherer says
Love those smoothies !
I'll be looking forward to your sharing with us about your trip to Pittsburgh.