Vegan Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie (No Banana, Plant-Based, Whole30)
Indulge in this ultra-creamy, vegan strawberry pineapple smoothie! This tropical smoothie recipe is refreshing and bursting with flavor. Topped with two-minute coconut whip cream, it makes an indulgent snack!
This easy strawberry smoothie is a hit on a hot day! Made with only plant-based ingredients and topped with homemade coconut whip cream this smoothie goes from fueling to indulgent pretty quickly.
Plus, kids love the tropical smoothie flavor which makes it a nourishing snack on a warm day.
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What Are The Healthiest Fruits To Put In A Smoothie?
Truthfully, there is no perfect answer!
Any fruit can be part of a healthy diet depending on your own personal restrictions. However, when learning to make healthy smoothies, make sure you’re not using too much fruit without anything else.
All this will do is create a sugar high and a sugar crash. Instead, balance out your fruits with protein or healthy fats.
Sneaking Veggies Into The Smoothie
Smoothies are a great way to sneak extra veggies into your kid’s diet in a fun, tasty way (learn more about how to hide vegetables so kids will eat them).
This smoothie however is vegetable-free.
That said if you wish to boost the nutrient value of the smoothie, add in some carrot! This way the color of the smoothie will remain a pink-orange hue which will help entice kids.
Adding in spinach with a berry smoothie makes it a murky color- not great for kids.
How Do You Make A Smoothie Thicker?
There are a few ways to make smoothies thicker or creamier. While adding more ice and reducing the liquid in the smoothie will make the smoothie thicker, it won’t make it creamy.
Instead, you want to add ingredients like:
- Nut butter
- Coconut milk
It’s the almond butter in this pineapple smoothie that helps make it creamy. However, if you want it ultra-creamy, adding in some coconut milk would do the trick (making sure to use canned coconut milk, not the carton).
This tropical smoothie recipe is protein powder-free. It uses a combo of plant-based proteins (flax + almond butter + hemp hearts) to balance out the sugars in the fruit.
However, if you’re looking to use this healthy smoothie as a post-workout shake, you can easily add in some vegan protein powder.
Since plant-based proteins absorb liquid, know that you may need to add some extra liquid to the smoothie or use a tamper to blend it.
Lastly, remember that using protein powder will make it so that this stra3wberry pineapple smoothie recipe is no longer whole30.
Another protein option is to use collagen powder!
Collagen is a beneficial part of bone broth and wonderful for your hair, skin, and nails. Learn more about collagen and why you may want to boost your intake. However, unlike bone broth, it doesn’t taste like well, bone broth.
Similarly, collagen powder is odorless and flavorless. Plus, if ethically sourced one of the purest forms of protein you can give to your kids! I grab my collagen from Perfect Supplements and while I love their big tub of powder, I love the individual packets even more!
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Keep in mind that using collagen powder will void the “vegan” part of it.
What Can I Use Instead Of Almond Milk
Any plant-based milk should work for this smoothie recipe. Some great options are:
- Oat milk
- Cashew milk
- Pea milk
All of them will slightly change the texture of the smoothie but it will still be delicious!
The smoothie is best consumed right after blending. Storing in the fridge will make it separate.
Coconut whip is optional- but delicious!
You can easily add in protein powder if you wish but know it will alter the flavor and texture. Collagen is another option (not vegan) that will not alter the texture or flavor.
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- ¾ cup strawberries
- 2 tablespoons Flaxmeal
- 2 tablespoons Almond butter
- ½ cup almond milk
- 2 tablespoons Hemp Hearts
- 4 ice cubes
- Water as needed
- Coconut whip cream (optional)
Note: all of these health-boosting ingredients can be purchased through my favorite retailer Well.ca- and the best part is that they offer free shipping!
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How To Make The Pink Smoothie
In a powerful blender place the berries, flax, almond butter, hemp hearts, and almond milk.
Add in the pineapple and ice cubes.
Blend until smooth and creamy.
You may need a tamper to press everything down or extra water to thin the shake.
Pour the smoothie into two glasses and top with homemade coconut whip.
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Vegan Tropical Smoothie
This strawberry pineapple smoothie makes a great treat on a warm day or just when you need a pick-me-up. It's vegan, gluten-free, pink, and topped with some ever delicious coconut whip cream!
Moreover, little kids love it because of the color and moms love it because of all the healthy nutrients.