Pineapple, Passionfruit and Coconut Smoothie

Pineapple, Passionfruit and Coconut Smoothie

Cool and refreshing, smoothies are popular in Malaysia. This one contains some of Malaysia’s abundant fruits and tastes, like a summertime party. Soya-based Greek-style coconut yoghurt provides an excellent coconut taste with a lower saturated fat content.  Skimmed milk has also been used to reduce the saturated fat content, making this drink healthier.

Serves:  5

Dietary: coeliac, vegetarian, egg-free

Contains; milk (yoghurt, milk, skimmed milk powder), peanuts (peanut butter)

May Contain:  Soya (Greek-style coconut yoghurt),

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: Nil


2 cups (200 g) pineapple chunks (fresh or frozen)
3 passion fruit (seeds and flesh)
4 Tbsp (120 g) Greek-style coconut yoghurt,
2 cups (500 ml) skimmed milk;
4 Tbsp (70 g) smooth peanut butter
6 Tbsp (70 g) dried skimmed milk powder, fortified
16 Ice-cubes



  1. Place all ingredients in a blender with six ice cubes.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Best served poured over ice.
  4. Drink immediately.


This recipe has been donated by Angela Thorpe, a Student Dietitian at the University of Winchester.



Per serving: 250 ml
Total calories: 228 kcal
Fat: 9.7 g
 of which saturates:  3.9 g
Carbohydrate: 20.0 g
 of which sugars: 18.0 g
Fibre: 3.3 g
Protein: 13.0 g
Salt: 0.46 g



  • A portion of this smoothie is a good source of Calcium and Protein.
  • Calcium is needed for the maintenance of normal bones and teeth.
  • Protein contributes to the maintenance of normal bones and muscle mass.
  • A portion of this drink is also a good source of potassium, magnesium, biotin and vitamin B12.


  • If you are making this drink in advance, use tinned or cooked pineapple to prevent the drink from separating. Fresh pineapple contains an enzyme that may break down the protein present in the drink, causing it to separate.
  • To make this smoothie suitable for a vegan diet, substitute cow and powder for plant-based milk.
  • Passionfruit can be quite bitter for a school child’s palate. An alternative would be to use peach as a variation.


Consumer Tested by Luke Maher, Nutrition Student at Atlantic Technological University

Checked by Sarah Foster, RD and Kathy Lewis, RNutr.,


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