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.
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.
- 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
- In a blender, combine the yogurt alternative, almond milk, pineapple, and almonds and puree until smooth and creamy.