Plant-Based Pineapple Smoothie that’s Lower Carb and Banana Free


I frequently receive requests for banana-free smoothies and recipes that are low sugar and low carbohydrate. Simple as it may be, this tasty, nourishing pineapple smoothie fits the healthy bill. Whether your cooling off on a hot day, waking up your digestive system, or recharging from outdoor activities, you can count on this easy blend of pineapple and almonds. It’s enriched with tummy-friendly dairy-free yogurt, whole almonds, and almond milk.

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This Pineapple Almond Smoothie is Naturally Higher in Healthy Fats

And a little secret that you may not know – dairy-free milks and yogurts are often lower sugar and lower carbohydrate than dairy-based ones! Dairy milk naturally contains a high amount of milk sugar (lactose), but unsweetened almond milk and unsweetened dairy-free yogurt are both sugar-free. Plain yogurt (which has just a little more sugar) is used here for a little extra sweetness. If you opt for unsweetened dairy-free yogurt in this pineapple smoothie recipe, you may want to add a few drops of pure stevia if your pineapple isn’t super sweet.

Fresh fruit is used in this pineapple smoothie recipe, but for a frostier, creamier treat, use frozen pineapple. It’s fairly inexpensive and available year round at stores like Trader Joe’s, or you can flash-freeze your own chunks when pineapple is at its peak.

Pineapple Almond Smoothie

Special Diet Notes: Low Carb Pineapple Smoothie

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, optionally soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian.

Dairy-Free Low Carb Pineapple Smoothie
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This nutty smoothie has an unexpected but tasty combination of almonds and pineapple. For a purely tropical blend, you can substitute macadamia nuts and full-fat, unsweetened coconut milk yogurt.
Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1 smoothie
  • ½ cup (8 ounces) plain dairy-free yogurt (an almond-based one if possible!)
  • ½ cup unsweetened dairy-free almond milk beverage
  • 2½ ounces fresh pineapple
  • 20 whole blanched and slivered almonds
  1. In a blender, combine the yogurt alternative, almond milk, pineapple, and almonds and puree until smooth and creamy.
Note: Other low-carb fruits or nuts can be substituted for pineapple and/or almonds.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 smoothie Calories: 187 Fat: 20.5g Carbohydrates: 21.4g Sugar: 8.7g Sodium: 97mg Fiber: 6.5g Protein: 8.7g

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


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