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Sweet, creamy and tangy, this Pineapple Cream Tropical Smoothie with pineapple and a hint of orange is sure to refresh you on a hot summer day. It’s dairy free and has no added sugar!
Hot, summer days + trying to eat smarter = fruit smoothies for this family. We like running or biking with the kids and it never fails while we are out that the kids request a fruit smoothie for a snack afterwards.
This simple smoothie recipe is one of our favorites.Let me get right to the point today and tell you about the flavors in this refreshing summer drink. As you probably guessed from the title, the main flavor is pineapple. I am pineapple crazy and I almost always have at least one pineapple sitting in the kitchen waiting to be devoured. Kinslee is a girl after my own heart. If I start cutting into a pineapple, you can guess that she is right there, waiting to get her fair share. To make this recipe simple, I used DOLE® Canned 100% Pineapple Juice. Now I can drink this juice straight from the can. It’s exotic and refreshing. Serious goodness here, I’m telling you. But it is so versatile and ideal to add to smoothies and other recipes (can you imagine a tangy chicken marinade made with pineapple juice? Hmmm…:)).
For the smoothie, I paired this pineapple juice with some orange juice concentrate to have a mix of tropical flavors. Then I added in cashew milk. Why cashew milk? We wanted a dairy free smoothie, but still craved that creamy texture that milk gives. Feel free to use your favorite type of milk (almond, soy, coconut, or cow’s milk if you don’t need vegan).
The last thing that gets added in is a touch of vanilla. Sound weird? Trust me…it’s wonderful. It makes the flavors come together and pop. Your taste buds will be jumping for joy! Blend all of these ingredients together in a blender along with crushed ice. In our blender, it took just 10 seconds before we had the perfect, slushy texture.
Looks like a refreshing drink for your summer parties, right? Pineapple Cream Tropical Smoothie. You’ll love it!
Looks delicious! Be careful if you try a pineapple marinade though. Fresh pineapple juice contains an enzyme that basically turns meat to mush. Glazes and sauces are fine, but if you marinade in pineapple juice, you may get a nasty surprise.
Sounds really good! Thanks for sharing your recipe.
Wow! This smoothie is so refreshing. It really defines the word tropical. I love that it’s sweet and creamy and so fresh! Yummy!
My kids want smoothies EVERY day! I need to mix it up and try this one – it sounds delicious!
Love pineapple anything and this would be a hit for Summer! And I find myself adding vanilla to almost everything, it just adds a great flavor. 🙂
Loving that you used pineapple juice in your smoothie – this looks delicious!
All I want to do right now is sip on one of these smoothies and laze around next to the pool!
Pineapple is one of my favorite flavors! How have I never made a smoothie with it?! This is definitely going to be my first! Pinned!
That smoothie sounds amazing – love all the tropical flavours. Such a refreshing snack in the summer!
it’s like a tropical vacation in a glass – LOVE it and we LOVE Dole pineapple juice
I love pineapple too!! What a perfect cool drink for these hot summer days we have been having here!!!!
Such a refreshing drink Julie! Especially for a pineapple lover like me!
I could drink this beautiful frosty beverate all summer long and not tire of it. It looks fantastic (I’m a sucker for pineapple, too).
I’ve been craving a pineapple smoothie lately, yum!!