Bucha Buddha’s Pineapple Mint Kombucha Smoothie Recipe

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Healthy and refreshing, this pineapple mint kombucha smoothie is the perfect drink to sip on during hot summer days. The sweetness of the pineapple, the kombucha's tartness, and the mint's coolness all come together harmoniously, creating a burst of flavors. 

This dairy-free kombucha smoothie is a healthy snack you can enjoy anytime. With the inherent health benefits of fruit and the probiotic boost of homemade kombucha, this refreshing drink is something you don’t want to miss.


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Pineapple Mint Kombucha Smoothie

  • Total Time:
    5 minutes

  • Yield:
    1 Serving 1x


While mixing pineapple, mint, and apple may sound unusual, these flavors balance each other out perfectly. Put this smoothie together in under ten minutes and reap the benefits.



  • 4 ounces black tea kombucha
  • 3 mint leaves
  • 2 cups frozen pineapple pieces
  • 1 cored apple


  1. Peel and slice the apple into smaller pieces. Make sure that no seeds are remaining.
  2. Using a high-speed blender, pulse the apple and kombucha for 10 seconds.
  3. Add the pineapple and mint to the blender—process for 30 seconds or until it becomes smooth.
  4. Pour into a serving glass.
  5. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and a circular slice of pineapple. (Optional)


If you don’t have frozen pineapple, use fresh or canned pineapple as a substitute. You may have to add a handful of ice cubes to maintain the recipe’s texture. Alternatively, add extra ice cubes and add organic pineapple juice with no added sugar.

Green or white tea kombucha can be used instead of black tea. The type of tea will mildly change the smoothie’s flavor, but all are great choices.

If you don’t have mint leaves, experiment with other herbs like basil, marjoram, parsley, rosemary, or tarragon.

  • Cook Time: 5 minutes

What Does a Pineapple Mint Kombucha Smoothie Taste Like?

A pineapple mint kombucha smoothie tastes like a tropical holiday in a glass. It’s fruity, sweet, cool, and tart all in one!

The fruits offer a sweet and juicy flavor, while the kombucha adds an underlying tartness. Mint rounds off the flavor profile, providing a pleasant aftertaste with its signature coolness.

If you’re looking for a refreshing drink, this one should be at the top of your list. Add a pineapple chunk and paper umbrella on the glass rim, and you have a great summertime beverage.

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What Are the Health Benefits of a Pineapple Mint Kombucha Smoothie?

Kombucha is full of antioxidants and helps your kidneys and liver work at their full potential. Besides its gluten-free profile, it’s also amazing for your gut health, thanks to the number of probiotics imparted by the SCOBY during fermentation.

That said, we can’t ignore the health benefits of this smoothie’s other ingredients either! Here are some notable health benefits that you can reap from drinking this drink:


  • Are rich in antioxidants and vitamins that boost immunity
  • Benefit heart health
  • Can reduce cancer risk
  • Promote healthy digestion


  • Are good for digestion due to bromelain
  • Are good for skin health due to high levels of vitamin C
  • Improve eye health and reduces the risk of macular degeneration
  • Promote bone health thanks to the high manganese content


  • Promotes oral health
  • Reduces symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Helps relieve symptoms of asthma and seasonal allergies
  • May improve memory and brain function

How Much Caffeine Is In a Pineapple Mint Kombucha Smoothie?

The caffeine content of kombucha primarily lies in the type of tea it’s brewed with. This recipe, made with 4 oz of black tea kombucha, has about 8 mg of caffeine per serving.

This figure is significantly lower than the caffeine you get when drinking coffee or energy drinks. So don’t worry about drinking this kombucha late at night—your sleep schedule won’t be interrupted!

How Many Calories Are In a Pineapple Mint Kombucha Smoothie?

One pineapple mint kombucha smoothie contains approximately 274 calories. Most of the calories come from the pineapple, then the apple, with only 15 calories from the kombucha.

Should You Make This Recipe with Young, Sweet Kombucha or Older, Sour Kombucha?

I prefer this recipe with young kombucha (brewed for about eight days). Sweet kombucha brings out the flavors of the fruit and satisfies your sweet tooth in the healthiest way possible.

However, there are always advocates for an older kombucha base, and that’s fine. It’s up to you to decide what satisfies your body and taste buds the most.


Joshua recently discovered flavored kombucha and has since become a fan of its taste and health properties. He's currently attempting to taste test at least 20 different kombucha flavors, and his current favorite is apple kombucha.

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