Pineapple and Frozen Orange Juice Smoothie (4 Way Smoothie)

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 Pineapple and Frozen Orange Juice Smoothie (4 Way Smoothie)

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Pineapple and frozen orange juice smoothie

This is the first of my 4 way smoothie recipes.  I am going to give you a recipe for a gorgeous pineapple smoothie made with frozen orange juice and give you the options to turn this basic smoothie into a Green Smoothie (with spinach) Thickie (with filling carbs) or a Green Thickie (spinach and filling carbs).

4 Way Smoothie: How to make a fruit smoothie 4 different waysOf course a green thickie is my favourite option, but some people do have the luxury of drinking a thin green smoothie for their nutrients followed by a nice filling healthy breakfast such as a bowl of oatmeal.  This is what I used to do before I had children and I’m sure later on in life I’ll be able to go back to sitting down relaxing while I eat my breakfast.  But still, there are definite benefits of drinking your food, it’s much better for your digestion and actually gives you more energy, so Green Thickies are good for all of us, not just those who are too busy to sit down for breakfast.

4 Way Pineapple and Frozen Orange Juice Smoothie

Here are the options for creating your favourite type of smoothie:

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Why use frozen orange juice as a base?

Pineapple and frozen orange juice smoothie Even though a lot of my smoothies have water as a base as it’s the quickest option, I believe the healthiest option is to use fruit juice as a base as you’re getting even more nutrients and liquid that comes straight out of fruit is healthier than the water that comes out of your tap.

So if you can, try and make your own fruit juice for bases for your smoothies.  I understand that not many people will want to get out their juicer and a blender just to make a smoothie, so I’ll try and include fruits that are easy to squeeze manually as the base for the smoothies.  These include citrus and pineapple.  I use this citrus squeezer to make my fruit juice as it’s quick, easy and not messy at all.

Unless you want to save your smoothie for later in the fridge, I recommend you add some frozen fruit, ice or frozen fruit to your smoothie to cool it down.  If you are squeezing your orange juice, you could try making some orange juice ice cubes for your next smoothie at the same time.  It is much more refreshing than ice cubes.

Pineapple and frozen orange juice smoothieIf you really can’t make your own juice, you can use a carton of store bought orange juice, but this won’t really have any health benefits as they have been pasturised so almost all the goodness has gone.

Pineapple and Frozen Orange Juice Smoothie

This smoothie is so refreshing and very quick and easy to make.  It should taste great regardless of the type of smoothie you choose to make.  If you need to sweeten it up feel free to add the healthy sweetener of your choice.


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What is your favourite base for a smoothie?


Pineapple and Frozen Orange Juice Smoothie

Pineapple and frozen orange juice smoothie

This Pineapple and Frozen Orange Juice Smoothie has 4 options (4 Way Smoothie). You can make a fruit smoothie, green smoothie, thickie or green thickie.

  • Author: Katherine Kyle
  • Prep Time: 2 Minutes
  • Total Time: 2 Minutes
  • Yield: 2 Servings 1x
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Drink


  • 1 and a half Cups Orange Juice (If you are drinking this straight away substitute one cup of for ice or frozen orange juice)
  • 3 CupPineapple
  • 1 Banana
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • 1 Cup Spinach, tightly packed or 2 cups loosely packed. (Or any other mild greens)
  • 1 Cup Spinach, tightly packed or 2 cups loosely packed. (Or any other mild greens)
  • 1 Cup link Oats Or one cup of Quinoa


  1. Blend the ingredients in the order listed.
  2. If you are making a green smoothie blend the greens and liquid first and then blend the rest of the ingredients. This creates more space in your blender.
  3. Add more water if required to thin it out.
  4. Substitute any of the ingredients for whatever you already have.
  5. If your smoothie is too warm, you can cool it down in the fridge or freeze some of your ingredients before blending.
  6. It is better to add frozen ingredients at the end to cool the smoothie down.


  • The calories shown are for half of the ingredients listed as this smoothie serves 2.
  • If you are new to Green Thickies and have more questions about making the perfect green thickie, please read this guide on How to make a Green Thickie.
  • Suitable for Special Diets: Gluten free (Use GF Oats or Quinoa), raw (Use raw oats/quinoa), vegetarian, vegan, dairy free, egg free, sugar free, wheat free, soya free (don’t use soya milk), salt free, nut free (replace nuts with any plain seeds)
  • *If you want to check if you can drink green thickies on your special diet please read this first. This will suggest some substitutions so you can still enjoy Green Thickies with ingredients you can tolerate.


  • Serving Size: 500 ml/ 1 pint/ 20 oz
  • Calories: 265
  • Sugar: 48g
  • Sodium: 5mg
  • Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 67g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 3g


Katherine Kyle @ Green Thickies

Founder at Green Thickies
Katherine lost 56 pounds and recovered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with Green Thickies.
Read Katherine's inspiring comeback story, From Fat and Fatigued To Lean and Loving Life In 4 Months.
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  1. Jenny$1983 says:

    This looks so good! I love pineapple but when I haven’t had it for a while it makes me tongue and lips sore – then if I eat it regularly it stops happening. I’m the same with kiwi, it’s very weird, ha. It’s always worth it though :)

    I like your implementation of the ‘four ways’ system, it’s a clever way to break it down and it nicely emphasizes the adaptable nature of all of your recipes :)

  2. Yum…I added cinnamon and frozen coconut milk cubes too <3

  3. What are link oats?

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