Pineapple and Blueberry Smoothie

I guess you didn't think of putting pineapples and blueberries together in a drink did you? It is actually a lovely combination and the smoothie is quite easy to make. Pineapples contain bromelain, an enzyme that breaks down proteins and is excellent for your stomach. Its nutrients include calcium, potassium, fibre, and vitamin C. In addition pineapples are low in fat and cholesterol. Also, one of the benefits of pineapples is that it helps to build healthy bones as they are rich in manganese, a trace mineral that is needed for your body to build bone and connective tissues. That is not the only good news because the blueberries are packed with antioxidants and iron and are especially good for your heart.

Note that you can use a food processor if you don't own a blender.

A very healthy drink, excellent for the digestive system

This recipe is:

  • Egg free
  • Gluten free
  • Lactose (dairy) free
  • Nut free
  • Vegan

Pineapple and Blueberry Smoothie

Serves 2-3 people


  • 150 grams (5 oz) blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 200 millilitres (7 fluid oz) pineapple juice (without added sugar)
  • 100 millilitres (3½ fluid oz) soy yoghurt (or regular yoghurt)
  • 1 large, very ripe banana
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • A couple of ice cubes


  1. Place the ice cubes in the blender.
  2. Pour the 2 tablespoons cold water on top of the ice cubes. Blend for 5 seconds.
  3. Add the 150 grams blueberries, 200 millilitres pineapple juice, 100 millilitres soy yoghurt, the banana and 1 tablespoon agave nectar.
  4. Blend for 15 seconds or until completely smooth.
  5. Add more agave according to taste.
  6. Serve immediately.


  • You can use other berries instead of the blueberries. Try raspberries, strawberries or blackberries.
  • You can use maple syrup instead of the agave nectar.
  • You can use soy milk instead of the soy yoghurt if you prefer a lighter smoothie.