6 Of The Best Pineapple Juice Substitutes To Try Today

Pineapple juice can be used in countless recipes. The unique taste of pineapple juice makes it perfect for adding to cooked dishes, as well as to juices and smoothies.

Pineapple juice has a really unique flavor that is almost without comparison. It has a great sweetness to it, and a slight acidity that makes it easily light up your tastebuds.

However, because the taste of pineapple juice is so unique, it can seem almost impossible to find a substitute for it should you run out of it! 

6 Of The Best Pineapple Juice Substitutes To Try Today

In the unfortunate case that you have to substitute pineapple juice for something else in your recipe, there are luckily a few things you can depend on to help you to do just this! 

So join us down below, because today we are going to dedicate ourselves to showing you 6 of the very best substitutes for pineapple juice that you likely already have lying around in your kitchen pantry! Let’s dive right in!

1. Orange Juice

We figured that there were few better fruit juices to kick off this list than orange juice!

The reason for this is that orange juice is renowned for having quite a strong acidity to its flavor profile, which helps to give it that amazing tangy taste that is reminiscent of pineapple juice. 

Though the flavor of orange juice is not an exact 1:1 match to pineapple juice, the acidity that it boasts helps to make it perfect as a replacement if you need a slightly stronger and sharper taste in a recipe.

As well as that, both pineapples and oranges are summer fruits, which helps to give them a great sunny flavor that delights the palate with every drop of juice.

This makes orange juice a great replacement for pineapple juice if you are planning on creating the perfect smoothie.

If you enjoy pairing pineapple juice or even pineapple slices with ham, then orange juice and orange slices can be a perfect substitute. Their similarities in flavor help to make their juices easy to swap out.

Orange juice can easily be used to create amazing marinades for different meats, to create amazing culinary delights.

2. Mango Juice

If you find yourself craving the exotic and vibrant sunny taste of pineapple juice, then you can always make use of mango juice instead! Mango is a very exotic fruit that has an incredible sweetness that is totally irresistible. 

Mango juice can make a perfect substitute for pineapple juice when making a smoothie because mango juice is naturally very high in Vitamin C, and potassium, which thus makes it highly beneficial to include in a tasty smoothie recipe! 

Mango juice is also rich in antioxidants and fiber which makes it great to add to smoothies if you want those added benefits. These are benefits that you cannot get from pineapple juice. 

If you are someone that suffers from the acidity of pineapple juice, then you will definitely want to swap it out for mango juice because mango juice is far less acidic, and thus it can settle more naturally in the stomach while still tasting relatively similar! 

We love adding mango juice to smoothie recipes because it creates a very exotic and summery flavor!

3. Grapefruit Juice

If you aren’t too concerned about the taste of the pineapple juice replacement, then you can definitely make use of grapefruit juice instead.

Grapefruit juice is a little more bitter and sharp in its flavor, so you may want to consider this before you use it in a recipe for a smoothie. 

However, both pineapple and grapefruit juice are very acidic, so they can both work in one another’s place in smoothies, especially if you are looking for that slightly sharper taste to add to dishes or drinks.

If you are concerned about the bitter taste of grapefruit juice, then you can slightly offset the tartness by mixing a little bit of sugar or honey into any recipe that makes use of it. 

Luckily, as an exotic fruit, grapefruit is able to easily provide that more summery taste that pineapple would otherwise provide in your recipe!

You just might want to keep in mind that grapefruit juice has a red color, so if you are concerned about the resulting color of your smoothie, then you may not want to make use of grapefruit juice! 

4. Lemon Juice

If you are someone that uses pineapple juice in countless dishes and recipes, then you will definitely want to make use of lemon juice as a substitute.

This is because lemon juice is used as an ingredient in countless recipes for dishes, as well as in countless recipes for amazing drinks and smoothies. 

Lemon juice, of course, has a great tanginess to it thanks to its high acidity. This makes it a great substitute for pineapple juice which is similarly acidic and tangy. 

If you want to create truly amazing and vibrant smoothies, but you’ve run out of pineapple juice, then lemon juice can easily save the day.

Lemons are incredibly versatile fruits that are used in countless ways for countless recipes, so it was a total shoo-in to include on this list! 

When using lemon juice in place of pineapple, make sure to use a little less lemon juice than you would have used pineapple juice in any given recipe, as lemon juice is much more concentrated, and incredibly sour.

If you were to overload a recipe with lemon, it could become unpleasant to eat or drink! 

If you find that a recipe is a little too sweet, then lemon juice can also be perfect for helping to balance out the sweetness by pairing it with a little bit of tartness and acidity. 

5. Lime Juice

If you’re having trouble grabbing lemon juice for your recipe, the lime juice can also make a great pineapple juice substitute. 

Lime juice has an acidity that is very similar to lemon juice, and this makes it perfect as a replacement for pineapple juice because it will help to add a sharp flavor that pineapple juice would ordinarily provide! 

You will definitely want to be careful with your ratios when it comes to lime juice. You do not want to add the same amount of lime juice to a smoothie as you would pineapple juice.

In fact, you should use even less lime juice than lemon juice, because lime juice is naturally much more sour and potent. 

If you find that lime juice has made your drink too acidic or sour, simply stir in a little bit of sugar to counteract it! 

Lime is a great juice to replace pineapple with, because it has the perfect amount of acidity to it, as well as an excellent exotic flavor that you will love.

6. Passion Fruit Juice

If you want a replacement for pineapple juice that has the most similar taste, then you will definitely want to make use of passion fruit juice. 

The taste of passion fruit juice is incredibly pleasant. It’s immensely vibrant and sweet, and the way its flavors spread across the palate really cannot be resisted.

We totally love adding passion fruit juice to recipes in order to create the perfect exotic flavor. 

Passion fruit is, luckily, available all throughout the year, thus you can easily reach for it in the grocery store should you find that they are totally out of pineapple juice. This makes it a very convenient substitute to go for.

We also totally loved that passion fruit juice could be used as a 1:1 substitute. You can simply add the same amount of passion fruit juice to a recipe that you would have added in pineapple juice!

To Wrap Up

As you can see, finding replacements for pineapple juice does not have to be difficult, and there are numerous amazing ingredients that can easily stand in place of it.

Just make sure to carefully consider the ratios of any ingredient you are using to replace pineapple juice. You don’t want to add loads of lime juice to a drink and then find that it becomes too bitter! 

Try using some of these substitutes in some of your favorite pineapple-centric recipes today and you just might find a new favorite flavor combination!

6 Of The Best Pineapple Juice Substitutes To Try Today

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Pineapple juice is known to be incredibly easy to add to loads of recipes to create summer flavors. But what can you use if you run out of pineapple juice?


  • Orange Juice

  • Mango Juice

  • Grapefruit Juice

  • Lemon Juice

  • Lime Juice

  • Passion Fruit Juice


  • Decide on what substitute you need
  • Pick a substitute from the list above
  • Read what you need to substitute with
  • Create the recipe and enjoy
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