Pineapple Smoothie Recipe
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Pineapple Smoothie Recipe

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"I got this recipe over 20 years ago," reports Margery Bryan of Royal City, Washington. "I've tried several diabetic recipes, and this is one of the best."
Recommended: Holiday Drinks
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + freezing
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + freezing
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks, undrained
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons sugar substitute
  • Mint leaves, optional

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 80 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 61mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat-free milk.


  1. Drain pineapple, reserving 1/2 cup juice. Freeze pineapple chunks. Place the juice, buttermilk, vanilla, sugar substitute and frozen pineapple in a blender; cover and process until smooth. Pour into glasses and garnish with mint if desired. Serve immediately. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Pineapple Smoothie Beverage in Taste of Home August/September 1993, p18

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shortbreadlover User ID: 960739 226399
Reviewed May. 16, 2015

"i like this recipe. it is so refreshoing to drink. i am going to make it all summer"

Feen User ID: 1925557 6680
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2014

"Delicious!! This is a keeper. I only froze half the pineapple chunks (just refrigerated the rest) and it turned out great. I also used all the juice from the can. Refreshing, light and will definitely make again."

PookeyJ User ID: 6143461 4745
Reviewed May. 28, 2013

"My husband is a diabetic and he hates buttermilk. He drank this smoothie and absolutely loved it! I didn't tell him it had buttermilk in it. lol So easy if you remember to put the pinapple in the freezer the night before."

vdc User ID: 3543636 4154
Reviewed May. 10, 2011

"Was very Delicious! Will definitially be making again.:)"

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