Pineapple And Grapefruit High Fat Smoothie

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This zingy smoothie is high in vitamins, calcium and antioxidants. It also contains healthy fats from coconut oil and pumpkin seeds – here’s why you should eat healthy seeds and kernels

Note that this smoothie is not a low calorie snack, in fact it tops the charts at just under 700 calories, with 240 of those calories coming from the coconut oil and 196 from the pumpkin seeds. So it’s one to have when you’ve been particularly active, or as an occasional treat. If you’re following a training plan and are struggling to keep your calorie intake high enough, then this smoothie could be a useful way to boost your daily consumption. 

For more delicious and unusual combos head over to our best smoothie recipes. Looking to refuel post workout? Check out our best protein shake recipes.

Pineapple And Grapefruit High Fat Smoothie Recipe

699 calories

Ingredients (Serves One)

  • 2 slices of pineapple
  • ¼ grapefruit, peeled and sectioned
  • 250ml low-fat natural yogurt
  • 2tbsp pumpkin seeds  
  • 2tbsp coconut oil


We used Myfitnesspal, one of the best weight-loss apps for calorie counting, to pin down the approximate nutritional quantities for all the ingredients to this recipe.

This smoothie contains around 44g of fat, (30g of which is saturated fat) from the pumpkin seeds and coconut oil, 50g of carbs, 32g protein and 5g of fibre. According to the NHS guidelines, a serving of any smoothie provides a maximum of one of your five-a-day.

More About The Ingredients


A good source of vitamin C, pineapple is also packed with fibre, which helps keep you full for longer.


Not only is grapefruit high in vitamin C, it also reduces insulin spikes.

Natural yogurt

Yogurt is a good source of calcium and protein, and it helps promote a healthy gut

Pumpkin seeds

These seeds are full of good fats that will fire up your metabolism, helping you burn fat for longer.
Coconut oil

This oil is rich in lauric acid, a fatty acid that promotes fat-burning and reduces overall food intake by leaving you full for longer.

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Lucy Miller
Former editor

Lucy Miller is an experienced journalist who has worked across a range of health and fitness titles. She was the fitness and nutrition editor at Men’s Fitness UK, and has also been fitness editor of both Health & Fitness UK and Women’s Fitness UK. Lucy qualified as a NASM-certified personal trainer and nutritionist in 2008.