This pineapple surf smoothie king recipe is the perfect, refreshing tropical drink! Made with sweet strawberries, sunny pineapple, and thirst-quenching kiwi, this strawberry pineapple smoothie is as easy as can be and absolutely delicious!
What’s in the pineapple surf from Smoothie King?
The pineapple surf smoothie is one of the signature smoothies at Smoothie King. The refreshing drink is made with strawberries, pineapples, kiwi apple juice blend, turbinado sugar, and a dairy whey blend.
Like the angel food smoothie, the pineapple surf is part of their treat blends, which is a line of indulgent fruit smoothies. It tastes incredibly refreshing and slightly tropical, thanks to pineapples and kiwi juice.
My homemade version is a tempting treat and one of the best things to cool down on a hot summer day. You can enjoy it for breakfast, a post-workout refresher, or a healthy midday snack.
It’s cold, thick, creamy, and jam-packed with fruity-fresh flavors. Plus, you can customize the recipe with other fruits, juices, and mix-ins. That’s the beauty of this tropical pineapple smoothie!
I sure do love easy homemade smoothies! They are just perfect for breakfast and snacking. If you’re looking for more smoothie ideas, try our easy Bahama mama smoothie, kiwi quencher smoothie, or this yummy peanut butter cup smoothie.
Why you’ll love pineapple surf smoothie king
- Amazing flavor: The pineapple surf smoothie is the perfect balance of sweet and tart. There’s something so delicious about strawberries and pineapple. And if you throw kiwi and apple in the mix, you’ll end up with a tasty fruit drink.
- Energy kick: Make this pineapple surf copycat recipe for breakfast to start off your day right. Drink it as a healthy snack, or whip a larger batch to enjoy and share with your family.
- Customizable: The smoothie is incredible as-is, but I’ve included plenty of mix-in options and ways to boost the nutrients.
My favorite part of making this pineapple surf smoothie king recipe is that it’s so quick and doesn’t require many ingredients. If you’re a fruit lover like me, this recipe is for you! Check out the recipe card at the end of the post, which lists the exact measurements.
- Pineapple: Frozen pineapple is the star of this smoothie and adds a fresh, tropical flavor. Pineapple contains an enzyme called bromelain, which aids digestion and reduces inflammation in the gut.
- Strawberries are the yummy berry component in this smoothie. Be sure to use frozen strawberries to keep the smoothie cold and creamy. Strawberries are rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, and fiber.
- Kiwi: I decided to add a fresh kiwi instead because pure kiwi juice is hard to find. Kiwis are a nutrient powerhouse, packed with vitamins C, E, and K and minerals like potassium and folate.
- Apple juice is the main liquid in this pineapple strawberry smoothie. Be sure to buy pure, unsweetened apple juice.
- Maple syrup: Just 2 teaspoons sweeten this smoothie up. Feel free to adjust the sweetness to your taste or swap in honey or agave syrup if preferred.
- Yogurt: Plain or vanilla low-fat Greek yogurt gives the smoothie a bit of protein and makes the texture nice and creamy.
How to make pineapple surf smoothie king
There is nothing quite like a perfectly icy homemade smoothie. I know you will keep this pineapple surf smoothie king recipe on hand and use it over and over again. Follow the steps below to blend it up!
Step 1: Layer ingredients
First, pour the liquids (apple juice, maple syrup, and yogurt) into your blender. Next, add the chopped kiwi and finish with frozen pineapple and strawberries on top. It’s important to add the ingredients in this order for easy blending.
Step 2: Blend the smoothie
Start the blender on low speed. Gradually increase the speed to high until everything is fully combined and smooth. End the blending cycle at low speed. If necessary, turn off the blender and scrape down the sides with a spatula.
Step 3: Adjust texture (optional)
Don’t hesitate to add more apple juice if the consistency seems too thick or the smoothie won’t fully blend.
Step 4: Sweeten it up (optional)
This pineapple surf recipe should be perfectly sweet. But if your pineapple or kiwi are very tart, you can sweeten it up more. Simply add 1/2 tablespoon additional maple syrup, agave syrup, or honey.
Step 5: Serve + garnish
Divide the pineapple surf smoothie between 2 drinking glasses. Optionally, garnish each drink with fresh pineapple, strawberries, and kiwi. Serve cold and enjoy!
With a handful of easy tips and tricks, you’ll have a perfectly delicious, thick pineapple surf smoothie king in no time!
- Blender: You need a good-quality high-speed blender. I recommend a Nutri Bullet, Blendtec, or Vitamix. They are costly but worth the investment, and you can wait until they go on sale.
- Skip the ice and use pre-frozen fruit: Ice waters down smoothies and gives a grainy texture. Frozen fruit creates a thicker, smoother texture and delivers the best flavor.
- Freeze your own fruit: For the best tasting smoothie, consider freezing your own fresh fruit. Peel and dice a pineapple, then spread the pineapple pieces out on a parchment-lined baking sheet (tray). Cover with plastic wrap and freeze. Strawberries can be frozen as is, but I recommend cutting large berries in half. Use the frozen fruit in the smoothie and place leftovers in an airtight freezer bag to store for later.
- Adjust the texture as needed: Every blender works differently. If you need to thin your smoothie out, add more juice to blend it up. And in case your smoothie turns out too thin, you can thicken it with more frozen fruit.
- Serve quickly: Since smoothies melt quickly, serve your pineapple surf smoothie king right after blending it.
Mix-ins & variations
This pineapple surf smoothie king recipe is an excellent base for so many customizations. You can swap in other fruit, try other juices, or add some nourishing add-ins. There are lots of different options to make it your own!
- Other fruit: Raspberries are a good swap-in for strawberries, and frozen mango chunks make a tasty replacement for pineapple.
- Other juices: Feel free to substitute the kiwi apple juice with the same amount of mango juice, pineapple juice, or papaya/guava nectar.
- Coconut water: Another idea is to replace the kiwi apple juice with coconut water.
- Extra creamy: If you want a creamier smoothie, use full-fat Greek yogurt, or swap out the yogurt for canned coconut milk.
- Protein: For a heartier, more nourishing smoothie, add 1 to 2 tablespoons rolled oats, flaxseed meal, or unsalted nuts like macadamia nuts or cashews.
- Leafy greens: To make a green pineapple smoothie, add a handful of fresh baby spinach leaves to the smoothie. You won’t even taste it!
- Smoothie popsicles: You can also pour the smoothie mixture into popsicle molds and freeze it for up to 3 months. If the smoothie is too thick for pouring, let it thaw a little first. Since frozen food tastes less sweet, double the amount of maple syrup.
- Refrigerator: Enjoy the pineapple smoothie king immediately after making for the best flavor and nutrient levels. Still, leftover smoothie will last 1 to 2 days in the fridge.
- Freezer: Freeze any leftover pineapple smoothie as quickly as possible to retain the nutrients. It can be frozen for 2 to 3 months. I recommend ice cube trays for easy portioning. To drink, add the ice cubes directly to the blender or allow them to thaw in the refrigerator overnight.
More smoothie recipes
If you love healthy fruit smoothies, you’re always looking for more tasty recipes. Here are some of my other favorite smoothie recipes I think you should give a try.
- Mango Magic Smoothie
- Sunrise Sunset Smoothie
- Kiwi Quencher Smoothie
- Peanut Paradise Smoothie
- Triple Berry Oat Smoothie
- 1 1/2 cups / 225 g / 8 oz frozen pineapple
- 1 cup / 150 g / 5.3 oz frozen strawberries
- 1 small kiwi, chopped
- 1/2 cup / 120 g / 4 oz Greek yogurt (plain or vanilla)
- 3/4 cup / 175 ml / 6 fl oz apple juice
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- Layer ingredients. First, pour the liquids (apple juice, maple syrup, and yogurt) into your blender. Next, add the chopped kiwi and finish with frozen pineapple and strawberries on top. It’s important to add the ingredients in this order for easy blending.
- Blend the smoothie. Start the blender on low speed. Gradually increase the speed to high until everything is fully combined and smooth. End the blending cycle at low speed. If necessary, turn off the blender and scrape down the sides with a spatula.
- Adjust texture (optional). Don’t hesitate to add more apple juice if the consistency seems too thick or the smoothie won’t fully blend.
- Sweeten it up (optional). This pineapple surf recipe should be perfectly sweet. But if your pineapple or kiwi are very tart, you can sweeten it up more. Simply add 1/2 tablespoon additional maple syrup, agave syrup, or honey.
- Serve + garnish. Divide the pineapple surf smoothie between 2 drinking glasses. Optionally, garnish each drink with fresh pineapple, strawberries, and kiwi. Serve cold and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 273Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 31mgCarbohydrates: 63gFiber: 4gSugar: 53gProtein: 7g