This tasty pineapple lemonade smoothie combines pineapple flavor with a little bit of a lemonade twist. It is made with only four ingredients: pineapple, lemonade, Greek yogurt and banana. It is great as a refreshing breakfast drink or post workout smoothie.
The pineapple and lemonade combination is probably one of my favorites for smoothies. Lemonade itself is a very satisfying thirst quenching drink, but is a bit too sugary and unhealthy to drink a lot of at once. This smoothie satisfies that lemonade craving in a filling, healthy way.
Lemons or Lemonade for this pineapple lemonade smoothie?
For this pineapple lemonade smoothie, you can use either lemons or lemonade depending on your preference, but they will each taste very different. Lemonade is made with lemons but also has a lot of sugar added to give it that sweetness. This lemonade version is probably the version that most people and kids will enjoy.
However, if you are like me and love sour things (I will eat lemons just like orange slices), then you may want to try replacing the lemonade with purely squeezed lemon juice. This will add a tartness and sourness but is offset by the pineapples. I love this version after a workout because it is so refreshing and also healthier since it has less sugar.
Side note: My husband did enjoy the pure lemon version even though he does not like lemons or sour flavors nearly as much as me!
Ingredients & Variations:
- Pineapple. Use real pineapple chunks, not pineapple flavoured juice. They can be fresh or frozen.
- Lemonade. Use any good quality or homemade lemonade here. As discussed above you can substitute this for purely squeezed lemon juice if you want a more tart (and healthy) smoothie.
- Banana. You don’t really taste the banana in this smoothie too strongly. It adds thickness to the smoothie consistency. Although if you prefer to leave it out, use frozen pineapples and/ or slightly frozen lemonade instead to add thickness.
- Greek yogurt. Just plain Greek yogurt or regular yogurt works for this smoothie.