Peach Pineapple Kefir Smoothie

Kefir is an underrated ingredient – providing significantly more live, active cultures when compared to yogurt! If you’re looking for a different take on a smoothie, try this tasty and refreshing peach pineapple kefir smoothie. The benefits? A creamy, tropical beverage that increases the good bacteria in your gut and provides vitamin D!

The kefir used in this recipe resembles a drinkable yogurt in consistency and taste. I love adding it to smoothies because it actually tastes delicious! I don’t notice much of a difference compared to yogurt.

Enjoy this delightfully refreshing smoothie – perfect for cooling down on a hot summer day OR providing an excellent source of vitamin D in those winter months.

Reasons to Try This Kefir Smoothie

  • Simple and easy: Just six ingredients, two of them being water and ice cubes.
  • Packed with probiotics: Do you know what foods contain probiotics? Fermented foods. Kefir is a fermented beverage with multiple strains of probiotics (even listed on the label).
  • High in fiber: One serving has 9 grams of both soluble and insoluble fiber. Chia seeds contain prebiotics, which provide food for the probiotics. A healthy balance of both prebiotics and probiotics can lead to a move diverse gut microbiome.
  • Great source of vitamin D! There are NOT many food sources of vitamin D- and this smoothie contains 30% of our daily value. That means this smoothie is ideal for summer AND winter. Vitamin D deficiency is becoming more common. Multiple studies show there is a link between vitamin D deficiency, depression and anxiety.
A peach pineapple kefir smoothie with two straws in it, and pineapple chunks and a bottle of kefir in the background.

What is Kefir?

Kefir is a dairy product produced through microbial fermentation by combining kefir grains and milk, resulting in healthy microorganisms such as lactic acid bacteria and yeasts. Consuming kefir comes with many promising benefits due to the anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative, anti-cancer, anti-microbial, and anti-diabetic properties.

Kefir grains contain more than 60 different strains of bacteria, which makes it a more diverse source of probiotics as compared to yogurt and other fermented dairy products.

The more variety the better when it comes to a healthy gut microbiome! With more diversity comes increased adaptability and resilience against the “bad” bacteria. It is directly correlated with improved health and well-being.


Recipe makes one large serving or two small servings.

Ingredients for a pineapple peach smoothie on a counter.
  • 1/2 cup water: Sub with milk or coconut water if preferred.
  • 8 ounces peach flavored Kefir: I used Lifeway Peach Kefir, which can be found at most grocery stores (Walmart, Meijer, Kroger).
  • 6 ice cubes: Ice cubes increase the thickness of this smoothie, and I found 6 was the perfect amount without taking away from the sweetness. Add more for even more creaminess (but you may need more honey).
  • 1/2 cup of frozen pineapple chunks: For a delicious, tropical flavor and antioxidants.
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds: To increase the fiber content, but feel free to omit.
  • 1 tablespoon of honey: Optional, but it does taste much better with a little sweetness! For a lower sugar option you could use stevia.

Tips For Success

  • Divide this recipe into two smaller servings for a refreshing snack, lower in calories and sugar.
  • Add 1 scoop of protein powder for a well-balanced breakfast with > 30 grams of protein.
  • Kefir can also be made dairy-free: look for coconut water kefir or coconut milk kefir.
  • Use stevia as a substitute for honey to reduce sugar.
  • Add 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt for extra protein without protein powder.

How to Make A Peach Pineapple Kefir Smoothie

Two glasses of peach pineapple smoothies wiht kefir on a counter.

Combine all ingredients in a blender.

Add all ingredients to a blender or Nutri-bullet and blend until smooth.


Pour into a large glass or divide into two smaller servings. Drink immediately.

A peach pineapple kefir smoothie next to a bottle of kefir on the counter.

Other Variations

Kefir comes in so many different flavors. Try my creamy strawberry kefir smoothie (which basically tastes like a strawberry smoothie) or come up with your own variations.

Raspberries are very high in fiber and prebiotics. The mixed berry kefir with frozen raspberries and milk would be delicious and nutritious!

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Peach Pineapple Kefir Smoothie

Alex Evink, MS, RD
A refreshing smoothie with tropical flavors and the power of probiotics! Kefir has significantly more live, active cultures when compared to yogurt and will assist in a more diverse microbiome. Simple to make, delicious to drink, and is an excellent source of vitamin D!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving
Calories 300 kcal


  • 1 tablespoon honey (optional – or use stevia for less sugar)
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 8 ounces Lifeway Peach Kefir
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup water (or sub with coconut water/unsweetened almond milk)
  • 6 ice cubes


  • Combine all ingredients to a blender or Nutri-bullet until smooth and creamy.
  • Drink immediately. Enjoy!


  • Sweeten with stevia for less sugar.
  • Makes 1 large serving, or divide into 2 small servings.
  • To increase protein content, add 1 scoop of protein powder or 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt.
Nutritional information is just an estimation, and individual ingredients and preparation may lead to slight discrepancies.
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving  
Calories 300
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 5.4g 27%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 125mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 30.5g 11%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 35g  
Protein 11.5g  
Vitamin D 3.8mcg 20%
Calcium 390mg 30%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 380mg 8%
Keyword gut health smoothie, probiotics, recipe to improve the gut microbiome

A Good Source of Vitamin D!

All in all, kefir is a little higher in sugar than yogurt – but consuming it provides so many potential benefits.

Getting an adequate amount of vitamin D is difficult in the winter months, if you live in colder climates – and Lifeway Kefir contains 30% of our daily value! It’s a versatile ingredient that can be substituted for milk or yogurt in various recipes.

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