Pineapple Green Tea Slushie

Looking for a non-coffee afternoon pick me up? This pineapple green tea slushie has plenty of matcha to perk you up after your 3pm slump. #pineapple #tea #matcha #drinks #nonalcoholic

why wait for summer to officially arrive before you slurp up a citrusy, matcha-filled pineapple green tea slushie?

the last handful of years have been divided by quarters – first by academic quarters, now by fiscal quarters (ugh i definitely to the holidays as q4 last year). it’s the end of q1, and i’ve been thinking about my 2019 goals that i posted at the beginning of the year. i’m surprised that i’m actually making some solid progress – i’ve been doing yoga and/or zumba at least once a week (went to a fitness marshall class this weekend and wow that was fun!!). volunteered a measly 2 hours at the food bank last week (hey, it’s a start). i didn’t blog last week (mostly because i didn’t realize that artichokes need to get boiled before they get grilled, unless you want crispy fibrous artichoke jerky).

is any of that related to this pineapple green tea slushie? not really. unless you want to count pineapple and matcha as vegetables. at that point, is milk tea a vegetable, and can i justify making a trip to la for bopomofo to satisfy my veggie goal? please and thank you.

all rambling aside, this pineapple green tea slushie is a riff off of the pig and quill‘s iced citrus matcha latte, but with more orange zest and more pineapple. it’s more citrus-y, and with a higher ratio of frozen pineapple to milk (i like unsweetened soy milk, anything goes), it becomes thicc and rich enough that you can forgo the coconut whip she likes on top. it’s the kind of drink that is gently sweet and not horribly unhealthy. it’s perfect for ushering in q2 and all the sunshine and candy-like fruit that comes with this time of year.

Plenty of orange juice and zest, as well as frozen pineapple (duh!), give this pineapple green tea slushie plenty of tang. #pineapple #tea #matcha #drinks #nonalcoholic

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5 from 2 votes
Looking for a non-coffee afternoon pick me up? This pineapple green tea slushie has plenty of matcha to perk you up after your 3pm slump. #pineapple #tea #matcha #drinks #nonalcoholic
Pineapple Green Tea Slushie
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
This pineapple green tea slushie is almost like a pineapple and orange smoothie, with a hint of matcha to cut through all the sweetness and tang from the fruit.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Fusion
Keyword: dairy-free, drinks, egg-free, fruit, green tea, matcha, non-alcoholic, nut-free, orange, pineapple, smoothie, tea, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 215 kcal
  • 3 cups almond or soy or light coconut milk
  • juice of 1 orange
  • finely grated zest of 2 oranges
  • 2 T maple syrup or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 T matcha
  • 2 cups frozen pineapple
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until the pineapple has been broken up and the drink is a thick, slushie/milkshake/smoothie like consistency. Serve cold.
Recipe Notes

From The Pig & Quill.

If you're new to matcha or don't like strong tea, I'd recommend cutting down the amount of matcha to 1 1/2 T or 2 T.

Haven't tried this, but it could be interesting to use frozen orange chunks instead of pineapple! Let me know how it goes if you try that.

spill the tea, or other tea drinks besides this pineapple green tea slushie

Love Boba Guys? Me, too. Here's an easy homemade version of their popular strawberry matcha latte. #strawberry #matcha #greentea #matchalatte

strawberry matcha latte

This bubbly strawberry jasmine tea is easy to make at home, and much cheaper than any iced tea drink you'd get at a coffee shop! #strawberry #jasminetea #nonalcoholic

bubbly strawberry jasmine tea

No need to find a fresh pineapple! Frozen pineapple works best and gives this pineapple green tea slushie its thick, slurpable consistency. #pineapple #tea #matcha #drinks #nonalcoholic

8 Replies to “Pineapple Green Tea Slushie”

  1. I love the color of this slushy and it just sounds so refreshing! And volunteering two hours is nothing to scoff at girlfriend! That’s awesome!! And good to know about the artichokes….I have always wanted to try grilling them, but I didn’t know you had to boil them first! Have a great week my dear 🙂 XOXO

    1. ahh yes it’s such a gorgeous green, isn’t it? haha yeah those artichokes definitely taught me a lesson 🤦

  2. Looks and sounds so refreshing,, Heather! I love anything with pineapple, and have recently become a fan of matcha! Have a great q2! Ha5 stars

    1. same! was definitely eating frozen pineapple chunks the other night as dessert lol.

  3. looks so refreshing 🙂 summer needs5 stars

    1. yes! it’s finally pretty hot around me, so you bet i’m chugging this (;

  4. I wouldn’t have known that about the artichokes either! I’ve never done anything with them! This looks super refreshing, Heather!!

    1. haha who knew?! artichokes are so tasty though, you’ll have to cook them at home soon (:

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