Pineapple Smoothie

I got a small surprise from my Appa last time when we went to India. He gave me a small present, two cookery books. It was a very pleasant surprise, especially since it was from my Appa.

Appa is a kind of person who doesn't believe in giving as well as receiving any gifts. Though its a small present, I treasure it very much, since things like this happen only once in a bluemoon :).

Ok, now coming to the two books, one is a kutti book which has only soft drink recipes. Those are very simple recipes, which can be made easily with standard ingredients which can be found in any kitchen. Other book has a variety of Kerala recipes.

Today I tried one of the soft drink recipes in the kutti book, Pineapple Smoothie.

You can see other drink recipes here

Here is the recipe…

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Pineapple Smoothie

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Course: Drinks
Servings: 2
Author: Maria Jose Martin


  • 570 gms Fresh or tinned pineapple with its juice
  • 1/2 tsp Fresh nutmeg/cinnamon gratings
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 1/2 cup Chilled milk
  • 1 cup Chilled yogurt
  • Extra honey & nutmeg/cinnamon – to drizzle


  • Chop the pineapple into small pieces. Process pineapple with its juice,cinnamon, honey an milk in a blender until the mixture becomes smooth.Add yogurt and process for 5-10 seconds. Pour into serving glasses. Drizzle honey and sprinkle cinnamon over the smoothie. Serve immediately.


Though the original recipe calls for 2 tbsp of honey, you can reduce it to 1 or even 1/2 tbsp. I used Al Marai yogurt.
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35 thoughts on “Pineapple Smoothie”

  1. Hi Maria, I really enjoy and happy to see your Kerala Recipes. My husband like nadan(Kerala) food. So Thank you for posting all delicious recipes. All the best Maria.With luv Mercy.

  2. Hi Maria, I really enjoy reading your narration before reading the recipe. Just wanted to know whether your mother tongue is Malayalam or Thamil.

    Thank you for posting all delicious recipes. God bless you in all your effort and your family.

  3. hi Maria, i am a silent fan of you and your recipes and envy your family members.They are too lucky to have you in kitchen. anyway this weekend i will surely try this smoothie. Thank you dear for this and keep posting. All the best.

  4. Hi chechy, I found your blog a few weeks back and I love it ! I absolutely love your style of writing and not to mention the awesome recipes you’ve put up. Great work! It’s an inspiration to people like me who’ve just got into cooking :) 

  5. Wonderful recipe.  Just got a fresh pineapple from LULU the other day and was wondering for a new presentation.  You reached just on time.  Thanks for ur help.  Will try and reply………….

  6. Hai Maria, I am a regular visitor of ur site just 4months. All dishes are so yummy…, and very very thankful to u for posting …..I like ur site very much…. Maria, why don’t add u some welcome drink recipes, I.e , drinks with ice creams and fully decorated with some special straws,others….. I am waiting for that,,,,, Thanks. Chindu

    • Hi Chindu,

      Great to know that you visit this space regularly, thank you! Thanks for your suggestion too, I’ll try to add more recipes of that kind.


  7. hai Maria…i got your site from one of my cousins….
    i’m just a strater(in cooking) and i’m loving it…..
    got to try this one today…
    do post more healthy recepies for me.thanks

    • Hi Biny,

      Welcome to MariasMenu! Great to know that you like this space. Please convey my special thanks to your cousin.

      Btw, did you try this? Hope you liked it.

      Please check out the healthy recipes tab on the right side, you can see the healthy recipes there.


  8. Dear Maria

    I want to clear one doubt that once i made fruit salad, i put fruits(Apple, grape, banana and pineapple) condensed milk, milk and ice cream. But the taste was bitter. why it is like that ? somebody told me it is because the pineapple and the milk it will not add together, is it right?

    Waiting your reply,


    • Hi Salam,

      I havent tried fruit salad yet, so I’m not sure about the process. However I’ve come across some fruit salad recipes and in that they usually put the fruits in sugar syrup and the custard is usually poured on top of that. May be you can try soaking the fruits in sugar syrup next time.

      For this smoothie recipe, I didnt have any bitter taste, though I’ve used pineapple & milk.

      Hope this helps….


    •  dear salam,
      yep u r right.never put milk ‘n pineapple 2gether.similarly never add chopped oranges along with the other fruits.keep oranges /pineapple in the sugar syrup separately and add along with the rest of the ingredients while serving.there wont b any probs :)

  9. Your recipes r simply mouth waterrrrrrring….
    Why don’t u add some home made wine recipes, I am sure u will be having a treasure chest of wine recipes….. yummmy …..

  10. Hi Mariachi…this recipe sounds yummy…..

    Please confirm…’chilled yogurt’…is this natural (plain) yogurt or flavoured (sweet) yogurt???

    • Suzi dear

      I used plain natural yogurt, I think its ok to use flavored yogurt also if it compliments the pineapple flavor.

      Hope you’ll like it :)

      Take care dear…


  11. hey maria…I love all ur recipes..i tried couple of them…it was all yummy thanks for the recipes…
    but I have one tip for this pineapple smoothie..if u are using fresh pineapple…it will turn bitter once u blend it with milk…so better if u use canned pineapple or cook the fresh pineapple for couple of minutes and cool and blend ….enjoy

  12. Mona & Emi – Please try it out and let me know whether you guys like it.

    Rv- Thanks a lot for nominating me for the award :)

    Shn- its very true that parents surprise us at times, and that too beyond our imagination :)

  13. Hi Maria:) smoothie looks great and so do the other dishes:) ….I have a prize for you, please do not forget to colect it from my site :) check it out…

  14. Maria, that was quite a touching gesture from your Appa….when the kids re away, especially after marriage.and when the parents learn about our new found interests and passions, the way they respond sometimes surprise us !




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