Pineapple Smoothies with Banana are a fresh way to start the day. Made with frozen fruits and yogurt, it tastes like vacation in a glass and has tons of Vitamin C. With just 4 ingredients, these smoothies are so easy to make for busy mornings!
Easy Pineapple Smoothie with Banana
Ahhh, it's the start of a new year and I'm so happy to be back to a regular schedule again. We were sick over the holidays and all I have been craving is fresh, flavorful foods.
One thing that's on regular rotation in our house, especially after sickness? SMOOTHIES.
These four-ingredient Pineapple Smoothies are so dreamy and full of tropical flavors. They have me wishing it were summer all over again.
Why you'll love this recipe
- Homemade smoothies are a quick, easy and healthy breakfast or snack. This recipe only has 4 ingredients!
- Pineapple and banana are a winning combination that tastes like a vacation!
- You can customize the recipe with your favorite ingredients.
Kids and adults alike can enjoy smoothies, so make a double batch for the whole fam!
Here are the simple ingredients you'll need to make this easy Pineapple Banana Smoothie recipe.
Frozen pineapple: Feel free to use fresh or canned pineapple instead. I love cutting up a whole pineapple for a healthy snack and freezing leftover for smoothies. If using canned, you should drain the juices first. If you use fresh or canned, you'll want to add some ice cubes into the mix.
Frozen banana: Banana provides a silky, thick, creamy texture. Frozen banana helps keep these super cold, but you can use fresh banana too for a similar effect. Make sure to add some ice if you use fresh banana.
Yogurt: We love using unsweetened coconut yogurt for this (it adds some extra tropical flavor!) but any unsweetened, plain yogurt will work! Greek yogurt especially creates super thick, creamy smoothies.
Pineapple juice: Juice helps to balance out the creamy consistency of this smoothie and keeps the blender running smoothly. The frozen elements and yogurt thicken the smoothie, so juice provides some thinness.
You can substitute any other fruit juice, like fresh orange juice, or your milk of choice. I prefer a non-dairy milk like almond milk, coconut milk, oat milk or cashew milk. Even coconut water will work here (and will add to that tropical vacation flavor!).
Granola: This one is an optional fifth ingredient that's a great addition. I like adding a little pinch of crunch. I started adding granola after having an acai bowl with my son on a trip to Austin. Even if it’s a small amount it adds fun texture to the smoothie!
How to Make a Pineapple Banana Smoothie
Making this Banana Pineapple Smoothie is super easy! And such a quick breakfast. You're going to love it.
Here's how to make this delicious smoothie:
Add the juice to a blender pitcher, then the yogurt.
Then top it off with the frozen pineapple and banana and blend away. About 45 seconds on medium-high speed should do the trick.
Keep pulsing the blender until smooth. Add more pineapple juice if your blender gets stuck, or wait a few minutes for the frozen fruit to thaw a little bit.
Once it has a smooth consistency, then pour into glasses and enjoy!
Is your smoothie too thick or too thin? Check out these ways to adjust the texture to your liking.
Madison's Pro Smoothie Tip:
To make sure you are maxing out your blender's capabilities to yield a smoothie with a great and delicious consistency, always load up your blender pitcher in the following order:
- liquids first
- then soft fruits or vegetables
- then greens
- then frozen fruits and ice
- any powders on top
Tips & Tricks
Feel free to use regular yogurt or non-dairy yogurt or omit it completely if needed. This fruit smoothie recipe is delightful with unsweetened coconut yogurt and tastes like a piña colada!
If smoothie is too thick, add more pineapple juice about ¼ cup at a time. If too thin, you can add additional pineapple chunks or yogurt.
Feel free to omit the banana, but you may wish to add some more yogurt for thickness.
Top with chopped pineapple or granola! Or both.
Are you cleaning your blender well? There's nothing like old caked-on gunk — or worse, an odor — to ruin your smoothie. Here's how to clean a blender properly.
Pineapple Smoothie Variations
Here are some ways to mix up this pineapple banana smoothie to your tastes!
- Pineapple mango smoothie — Replace half the pineapple with frozen or fresh mango.
- Strawberry pineapple smoothie — Replace half the pineapple with frozen or fresh strawberries.
- Pineapple smoothie bowl — Pour the smoothie into a bowl instead of a glass. Add your favorite toppings such as fresh pineapple, strawberries, blueberries, granola, chia seeds and maybe some more yogurt, then enjoy with a spoon.
- Dairy-free pineapple smoothie — Use non-dairy yogurt to make this smoothie.
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- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 1 frozen banana
- ½ cup yogurt
- ½ cup pineapple juice
- Add the juice to a blender pitcher, then the add the yogurt.
- Add frozen pineapple and banana over top of the yogurt.
- Blend for 45 seconds on medium-high speed. Keep pulsing the blender until smooth.
- Pour into two glasses. Top with fresh pineapple and a pinch of granola if desired.
We love using unsweetened coconut yogurt for this (it tastes like a piña colada!) but unsweetened/plain yogurt will work too.
You can use fresh or frozen fruit, but if using fresh you will need to add 1 cup of ice to get the smoothie super cold.
Add more pineapple juice if your blender gets stuck, or wait a few minutes for the frozen fruit to thaw a little bit.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 8 ounces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 227Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 44mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 3gSugar: 43gProtein: 4g