Watermelon pineapple juice smoothie makes a wonderful, refreshing and delicious cool drink with tropical flavors that is perfect for summer!
Just like you can make watermelon juice using fresh watermelons, you can also make delicious watermelon salads like this watermelon blueberry kale salad, watermelon mint feta cheese salad etc which makes great, simple, refreshing salads for any bbq or summer parties.
As you know, watermelon and pineapple are both very colorful and delicious fruits.
Hence the juicy fruit smoothie made using watermelon and pineapple is colorful too with a deep orange pink hue from the bright reddish pink colors of watermelon and bright orange yellow colors of pineapple.
The texture of this smoothie is more like a thinner juice consistency but you can make it more thicker similar to frosty smoothies by freezing the watermelon and pineapple slices prior to making the smoothie. Also you can use more ice cubes and reduce the water if needed to make the smoothie more thicker in texture.
Is watermelon and pineapple a good combination?
Watermelon and pineapple makes a great combination in drinks like fresh juice, smoothies, cocktails etc and also in salads.
Both are very refreshing fruits that make a wonderful combination together in terms of taste and texture.
I have also made fresh watermelon juice using just watermelon fruit, which is very delicious, refreshing, cooling and perfect for summer, and it is always one of my most favorite drinks ever!
I also have this colorful watermelon jam for summer, if you have any leftover watermelons to use up and if you are looking for new watermelon recipes.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, I am not sure about using pineapples so it's a good idea to check with your doctor since many advise against using pineapples during pregnanacy.
Also, make sure you do not have an allergy for pineapples if you are trying pineapples for the first time.
If you are using fresh pineapples instead of canned pineapples, it is also important to use ripe pineapple to make pineapple juice since unripe pineapple will not taste good and may not be good for health reasons as well.
You can read more about the health benefits and risks of pineapples here.
If you are fine with pineapples and if you love pineapples, then fresh pineapple juice made using ripe pineapple is one of the best refreshing juices that you might enjoy.
Combining pineapple juice with watermelon makes one of the most delightful and naturally refreshing fruit juice smoothies, perfect for summer or anytime you want a very delicious, refreshing and cooling fruit juice or smoothie.
Watermelons and pineapples are both very high in water content and the flavors go very well when used in drinks or salads.
Pineapples are also delicious tropical fruits, so if you are looking for a tropical flavored fruit juice try pineapple juice or this watermelon pineapple juice for a very refreshing drink!
So here is how you can make this delicious, naturally refreshing and cooling watermelon and pineapple juice smoothie.
Tips to make the best watermelon pineapple juice smoothie
To make the best watermelon pineapple juice smoothie, please follow the below tips:
Make sure to use good quality, fresh watermelon and pineapple.
If the fruits that you use are not fresh, naturally the fruit juice or smoothie made using them won't taste fresh so make sure to always use good quality fruits (you can also use canned pineapples instead of fresh pineapples).
It's best to use seedless watermelon to prepare watermelon juice if you find it difficult to remove the seeds from the melon prior to juicing.
This is because, if there are seeds while you make the juice in the blender, the seeds can get crushed and alter the taste of the juice.
To avoid this happening, make sure to remove the seeds as much as possible (however if there is little small seeds, no need to worry much about it as you can strain the juice if desired).
Also, make sure to use ripe & sweet pineapple for the best flavor!
For the best tasting juice or smoothie, make sure to serve the drink as soon as it's prepared or make sure to serve it chilled!
Also use chilled fruits and chilled water to make refreshing & cooling drink!
Easy fresh fruit juice recipes:
So here is how you can make this simple, delicious tropical watermelon and pineapple juice smoothie at home.
How to make watermelon pineapple juice smoothie?
We use the following ingredients to make delicious, refreshing and cooling watermelon pineapple juice smoothie.
watermelon sliced 2 cups chilled (make sure seeds are removed if not using seedless watermelon)
pineapple sliced 1 cup chilled (taken from ripe, sweet pineapple or use canned pineapples)
water 2 cups chilled
sugar 3 tablespoons (adjust to taste)
Step by step instructions
Add the watermelon slices, pineapple slices and sugar to a blender (if using canned pineapples, you can add pineapple slices as well as any juice in it).
Also add the water and blend until smooth.
Filter the prepared drink through a fine mesh strainer to remove any residue from pineapples (this is not needed if you are using canned pineapples).
Transfer the prepared fresh juicy smoothie to serving glass tumblers or cups ( with added ice cubes if desired).
Serve immediately for best results!
If you are saving this juice or smoothie for serving later on the day, make sure to keep it chilled in the refrigerator until ready to serve and also you can serve this along with lots of ice cubes, especially if you are taking this outdoors.
If you double or triple the quantity and make large batches of drink, it's a good idea to freeze it if you are not serving on the same day.
You can transfer the drink to ice cube trays for more longer storage.
Variations & Tips To Make Perfect Watermelon Pineapple Drink:
It's not just juice or smoothie that you can make with watermelons and pineapples.
As I mentioned earlier, watermelons and pineapples make a very delicious combination.
Pineapples are also the ideal fruit to give you the tropical flavor in your drinks and salads.
Just like watermelon pineapple juice, other popular and delicious drink that you can make using watermelons and pineapples include mocktails and cocktails.
To make the delicious watermelon pineapple juice smoothie more thick in texture, you can replace the chilled fruits with frozen fruits.
Also use ice cubes instead of chilled water (you can also reduce the amount of water and replace with ice cubes for a frosty texture ideal for smoothies).
If you are making healthy smoothies, it is a good idea to skip the sugar and use natural sweeteners like honey to make it more healthy, since smoothies are usually made in a more healthier way.
Instead of water, you can use pineapple juice or watermelon juice in the smoothie along with ice cubes & frozen fruits to make the perfect watermelon and pineapple smoothie!
I have other delicious, refreshing smoothies like this mango orange smoothie, strawberry blueberry smoothie, mango lassi (Indian mango smoothie), peach smoothie with yogurt etc are so easy to make for summer!
You can also make delicious tropical salads using ripe, sweet pineapple slices and seedless watermelon slices which will be very refreshing, cooling, healthy snacks or fruit desserts for summer.
Also you can add other fruits like strawberries to this juicy smoothie recipe to make it even more flavorful and delicious.
Strawberries too go great with watermelons and pineapples and add great flavor to the juice or smoothie.
So feel free to add a handful of strawberries to make a different flavor to the delicious drink, if you wish!
Also, if you are making smoothies using watermelons and pineapples, you can add strawberries in that too, as strawberries are great for smoothies!
Below you can get the recipe for refreshing and cooling tropical flavored watermelon pineapple juice smoothie in detail.
Watermelon Pineapple Juice Smoothie
- 2 cups watermelon sliced chilled, make sure seeds are removed if not using seedless watermelon
- 1 cup pineapple sliced chilled (taken from ripe, sweet pineapple) or use canned pineapples
- 2 cups water chilled
- 3 tablespoons sugar adjust to taste
- Add the watermelon slices, pineapple slices and sugar to a blender (if using canned pineapples, you can add pineapple slices as well as any juice in it).
- Also add the water and blend until smooth.
- Filter the prepared drink through a fine mesh strainer to remove any residue from fresh pineapples (this is not needed if you are using canned pineapples).
- Transfer the juicy smoothie to serving glass tumblers or cups (add ice cubes if desired) and serve immediately for best results!