This simple guava pineapple smoothie is made with light coconut milk and a few frozen strawberries for a refreshing dairy-free summer drink.

I know the pitaya (dragonfruit) craze is almost old news at this point but living in a place sans a Whole Foods or any exotic market where finding dragonfruit is basically mission impossible, I’m still pretty obsessed with it.

I mean, I barely just got over acai bowls and that’s been past its prime for a solid year or so already.

This simple guava pineapple smoothie is made with light coconut milk and a few frozen strawberries for a refreshing dairy-free summer drink.
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Suburban life is rough sometimes.

Without dragonfruit at my disposal, guava is pretty much the next best thing.

It’s about as exotic as the local grocery stores will get this time of year so I gotta take what I can get and grab these fragrant little guys while I can.

If you do have dragonfruit on hand though, this pitaya bowl is dreamy! You can learn how to cut dragonfruit with this post and see all the fun ways to add it to smoothie bowls.

Ripe summer guava fruit goes so well with pineapple for a refreshing summer smoothie.

There are a few different kinds of guava and while I wish the ones my store carries were those gorgeous pink color I see everyone else finding (seemingly so easily too I might add), they’re not. 

They’re a pale flesh color at best and far from that vivid brightness your brain is programmed to associate with tropical fruit.

Last year, I combined them with strawberries in this guava chia pudding and the color was exactly what I had in my mind when I think of guava.

So for this guava pineapple smoothie, I decided to do the same.

Pale flesh just wasn’t gonna cut it.

Check out this helpful post –> How To Make The Best Smoothie

This simple smoothie of guava, pineapple and light coconut milk is a delicious and healthy way to cool off in the summer.

This isn’t a strawberry smoothie though. There’s just a handful and they’re purely for color.

The flavors that come through in this smoothie are most definitely guava and pineapple.

Combined with the light coconut milk, it basically epitomizes a refreshing tropical summer drink, just like this mango pineapple smoothie.

The simple combination of guava and pineapple makes for a delicious summer smoothie.

I was all about simplicity in this guava pineapple smoothie.

Fruit + coconut milk and that’s pretty much it.

I could’ve gone crazy and started adding superfoods like flax, chia, hemp seeds or even some collagen or protein powder but I really just wanted a refreshing summer drink and nothing else.

Plus, you can make my gut healing smoothie recipe if that’s what you’re looking for instead. It uses papaya, another wonderful tropical fruit!

There was no need to anyway because take a look at these killer healthy summer smoothies I’m also sharing today and check out their recipes below:

Healthy Summer Smoothie round-up

Eating Bird Food – Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie

Fit Foodie Finds – Refreshing Ginger Pineapple Smoothie

Lexi’s Clean Kitchen – Superfood Summer Smoothie

Cotter Crunch – Creamy Coconut Spirulina Superfood Smoothie

Food Faith Fitness – Banana Mango Watermelon Smoothie

There’s some amazing superfood options up there if that’s what you’re looking for.

From ginger to spirulina and everything in between, we’ve got you covered on the healthy summer smoothie front!

But if you’re looking for simple, look no further because this is it.

Refreshing, dairy-free and tropical fruit forward, I can pretty much guarantee it won’t disappoint on a hot summer day.

While this guava pineapple smoothie is delicious on its own, add protein powder for a great workout snack on a hot summer day.

Love this guava pineapple smoothie? Try one of these other refreshing smoothies too:

Layered Strawberry Ginger Peach Smoothie
Wild Blueberry Beet Smoothie
Bubbly Ginger Blood Orange Smoothie
Pineapple Kiwi Mint Smoothie

5 from 1 vote

Guava Pineapple Smoothie

Servings: 2 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
This simple guava pineapple smoothie is made with light coconut milk and a few frozen strawberries for a refreshing dairy-free summer drink.
This simple guava pineapple smoothie is made with light coconut milk and a few frozen strawberries for a refreshing dairy-free summer drink.


  • 4 guavas, about 125g, seeds removed
  • 2/3 cup chopped pineapple, about 200g
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries, about 80g
  • 3/4 cup light coconut milk, from a can
  • 1/8 teaspoon xanthan gum, optional


  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into 2 glasses and serve.


Add protein powder for a great pre or post-workout snack.


Serving: 1SERVINGCalories: 326kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 9gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 14mgFiber: 20gSugar: 37g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
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  1. The prettiest color smoothie ever Gina! So easy and love the guava pineapple combo. Thanks for sharing that awesome list of smoothies! Can’t wait to check them out too.

  2. Yassss anything with guava! I actually JUST posted a recipe this week with dragonfruit because I finally bought it for the first time. Actually, with guava and pineapple too! This is beautiful, and I think fresh guava is super special and exotic!