Sweet. Soothing. Refreshing. Hydrating. This Pineapple Mint Smoothie happens to be my literary agent’s favorite recipe of all time. If you close your eyes while sipping it down, you might even teleport to a poolside bar and think it’s a pineapple mojito (you wouldn’t be the first!).

pineapple mint smoothie in a glass with a paper straw and a lime wedge.

Have you ever thought about serving smoothies at your poolside parties? They make the perfect addition to a summery spread, and I won’t tell anyone if you add a little rum to them!

Table of Contents
  1. Ingredients in a Mint Smoothie
  2. Pineapple Mint Smoothie FAQs
  3. Naturally Lower Sugar in Smoothies
  4. Smoothie Recipes Using Fresh Herbs
  5. Pineapple Mint Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients in a Mint Smoothie

Head to the grocery store and gather the following fruits, leafy greens and fresh herbs to create this delicious mint smoothie.

No matter where you serve it, a juicy, sweet pineapple smoothie is amazing. It’s the perfect summer drink to cool down, hydrate and feel amazing!

ingredients for a tropical smoothie recipe including pineapple, lime, mint and kale.
  • Kale: The king of the leafy green family, kale is packed with fiber and phytonutrients that our body loves.
  • Coconut Water: This is the most hydrating liquid base out there. I love using it as a post-workout smoothie or on a hot day.
  • Pineapple: This natural sweetener turns this healthy smoothie into a decadent poolside cooler.
  • Lime: Fresh limes make the most vibrant flavors and can be blended effortlessly into a mint smoothie.
  • Mint: Mint is a natural stimulant, which can help your perk up during a painfully slow afternoon, or even give you a healthy jolt before you head to the gym.

If you’re not a fan of kale in your smoothies but want to be, then this is a great gateway smoothie. The pineapple and coconut water up the sweetness + tone down the bold kale flavor.

Let me put it this way. Normally my kids don’t like kale in their smoothies, but this pineapple mint smoothie went down the hatch nice n’ easy.

mint smoothies on a polka dot table cloth.

Pineapple Mint Smoothie FAQs

How much mint should I add to my smoothie?

I typically stick to 1/4 cup or less when adding herbs to smoothies. I really want the mint to shine in this pineapple mint smoothie, so I add the whole 1/4 cup. Feel free to start with less if this is your first time trying fresh mint!

Can I use dried mint in a smoothie?

I don’t recommend it. Dried mint has a different flavor, and consistency and doesn’t hold the nutritional benefits found in fresh. I do recommend growing your own mint! It’s super easy to do and allows you to grab a garnish any time you want.

How do I lower the natural sugar in a smoothie?

Use a low-sugar fruit to naturally lower the sugar. If the pineapple in this pineapple mint smoothie is too much, then use half of the measurement called for and add in raspberries, blackberries or peaches to help lower the sugar.

2 glasses of pineapple mint smoothie in glasses with lime wedges.

Naturally Lower Sugar in Smoothies

While sugar in fruit is not processed, it can be a bit much at times. The easiest way to help your body easily process the natural sugar in fruits is to add in a plant-based protein powder with protein and healthy fats. Then you get a filling snack without the sugar crash.

You can also swap out higher glycemic fruits with lower glycemic fruits.

Low Sugar Fruit Swaps

If the pineapple holds too much natural sugar for you then cut it down to 3/4 cup and add in 3/4 cup of one of the following low sugar fruits:

  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Peaches
  • Grapefruit

Don’t let natural sugar slow you down! Smoothies are the ultimate ‘build your own’ since you can really use what you have on hand or prefer to make any recipe work for you.

Smoothie Recipes Using Fresh Herbs

Fresh herbs are the ultimate bonus ingredient. They add an extra leafy green and lovely flavor addition to any smoothie. Here are a few of my favorite herb smoothie recipes:

Don’t forget to rate this smoothie once you’ve made it. I’m curious how it turned out for you!

4.46 from 387 votes

Pineapple Mint Smoothie

Friends will keep coming back for more when you serve up this refreshingly sweet pineapple mint smoothie. This recipe is a great way to introduce others to the world of kale!
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Author: Jen Hansard
Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: Plant-Based, Vegan
Serves: 1


  • 1 cup kale fresh
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 ½ cups pineapple frozen
  • ¼ cup mint fresh
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 serving homemade protein powder optional


  • Blend kale and coconut water until smooth.
  • Add remaining ingredients, and blend until smooth.


  • Use frozen fruit to make smoothie cold.
  • This really can turn into a mocktail with a fun glass and some fresh mint or lime wedge garnish.
  • Swap kale with the leafy green of your choice. 
  • Swap coconut water with regular water or carton coconut milk.
  • Use a plant based protein powder to help your body process the natural sugar more easily.


Calories: 214kcal, Carbohydrates: 50g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 284mg, Potassium: 1280mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 31g, Vitamin A: 7322IU, Vitamin C: 213mg, Calcium: 220mg, Iron: 3mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Very refreshing for a summer smoothie! Definitely felt the pineapple mojito vibe!

  2. 5 stars
    I REALLY enjoyed this smoothie combination. It did perk me up this AM. It was also the smoothest “smoothie” recipe, I have ever made. I had some C2O pineapple water that I used as my liquid! Yum-o

  3. 5 stars
    It’s very refreshing. I only put a couple of mints instead since my sister didn’t like it. With just a few mint, she love it!

  4. 5 stars
    Kale is always my favorite smoothie! Great combo, refreshing, and easily made into a meal replacement while still refreshing!

  5. 2 stars
    I. went outside to pick the mint from my garden and I cut up my pineapple and used baby kale. The lime and the mint just kind of ruined the smoothie for me. I drank it but it was more like taking medicine for me, not a real enjoyment. Sorry.

  6. Loving all the flavors paired together really nice . Pleasantly surprised! Will be making this again!

  7. 4 stars
    I enjoyed this, but it almost seemed a little chalky. Perhaps I used a little too much mint. Aside from that, it was quite tasty and refreshing.

  8. 5 stars
    I like this smoothie. Very refreshing. I might in the future use a little less mint but overall it gets a high rating from me

  9. 5 stars
    I actually was prepared to not like this one as I really detest coconut water. However, I followed the recipe and it was delicious. The fresh mint paired so well with the pineapples and lime juice. And I couldn’t taste the coconut water.

    1. Marie, way to step out and try things you really don’t like in a new way!

  10. 5 stars
    I absolutely loved this one! Ever since I had the beet smoothie with mint, I’ve been a fan of mint in smoothies. The flavors of pineapple and mint paired perfectly. I didn’t even mind the coconut water (I hate coconut water in or out of smoothies…too frothy and I don’t like the taste!). I will make this one again.

    1. 4 stars
      This one will be a keeper recipe for upping use of leafy greens. Tasty smoothie and healthy!