One of my favorite things EVER is juicing oranges and blending the juice with frozen pineapple. OMG, you guys. You get this deliciously refreshing, ice-cold, sweet drink perfect for breakfast or a summer afternoon cool-down. It’s tropical, juicy, and so freaking yummy! I could drink it every day. Plus, it’s so easy to do! Especially if you don’t juice your own oranges. But that’s how I prefer it. Totally up to you though.
When you blend the orange juice with frozen pineapple, you don’t need to add ice or waste time chilling it to drink it cold. I don’t like watering it down with ice, and I don’t like making it and then waiting to drink it. So frozen pineapple is the perfect solution! You can also use previously chilled orange juice. That’s a bonus. 🙂
If you want something super refreshing either on a warm day or first thing in the morning, this is the ideal way to go. Honestly, it’s so sweet and delicious. I could easily make this every single day no matter the time of year. But I prefer it in the late winter and early spring because that’s when oranges are fresh here! And it’s already pretty warm in Phoenix around that time, so it’s perfect.
I love smoothies (which this pretty much is), so check out the other smoothies we’ve made on the blog, like blueberry pie, tropical green, chocolate, and pumpkin pie. And keep an eye out for more of them! I’m thinking combos like pineapple mango grapefruit and banana pineapple mango. Maybe even some banana strawberry action will happen soon. Mmmm!! We have to #fruitsohard over the summer, y’all!
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A refreshing, delicious pineapple orange juice perfect for hot summer days and quick, easy breakfasts. Drink it as is or freeze it to add to future smoothies!
- 4 cups orange juice (freshly squeezed is best)
- 2 cups pineapple* (I used frozen chunks)
- (optional) 1-2 cups ice
Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth. Add ice if you want it cold right away.
An optional choice is to strain it if you don't want pulp, but I find that our Vitamix chews everything up well enough that mine's a smooth juice without straining.
Best when fresh, though it'll keep for up to 48 hours in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It can be frozen for other uses for 1 month or more.
*This is the orange-to-pineapple ratio I've used and like best, but it depends on your taste. Feel free to use more or less pineapple or orange juice for your liking!