This Pineapple Banana Smoothie is naturally hydrating and refreshing, and full of tropical flavors. You only need five ingredients for this creamy smoothie that is the perfect breakfast or snack.  

pineapple banana smoothies

Smoothies make a delicious breakfast. Not only are homemade smoothies budget-friendly, but they’re much better for you than take-out. Smoothie places often pack in concentrated fruit juices and added sugar to make them sweeter.

This Pineapple Banana Smoothie only has 5 ingredients and no refined sugar. Pineapples and bananas are both naturally very sweet which makes it super easy to blend them into a refreshing drink.

Why You Need This Recipe

  • Pack nutritious ingredients into a smoothie to start the day off right. You don’t have to compromise on taste to make a smoothie good for you.
  • Smoothies come together in a flash which makes them perfect for a busy weekday morning.
  • Pineapple, banana, and coconut belong together. These tropical flavors pair so well in this healthy drink.

Key Ingredients

ingredients for a pineapple banana smoothie

Coconut water – Coconut water is the liquid found in the middle of a coconut (as opposed to coconut milk which comes from the flesh). It’s hydrating, low in calories, and full of antioxidants. It also has a slight coconut flavor which makes it an excellent liquid base for smoothies.

Plain yogurt – Adding yogurt to smoothies makes them thick, smooth, and creamy. You can use dairy-free yogurt to make this smoothie vegan. I prefer to add unsweetened yogurt to my smoothies, but if you prefer a little bit more sweetness you can buy vanilla yogurt as well.

Pineapple – You can purchase pre-cut pineapple if you’d rather not cut up a whole one or you can use frozen pineapple. Just be sure to have extra coconut water handy in case the smoothie is too thick. Pineapple is high in Vitamin C.

Banana – Frozen bananas do an excellent job thickening up a smoothie without the addition of ice. The texture comes out creamy versus icy. Just be sure to freeze a ripe banana and not a green or unripe one and be sure to peel it first (see my guide on how to freeze bananas).

Chia seeds – Chia seeds are a great addition for any smoothie. They’re high in plant protein, fiber, and antioxidants.

Recipe Steps

Step One

In the base of a blender, combine the pineapple, yogurt, banana, chia seeds, and coconut water.

how to make a banana pineapple smoothie

Step Two

Blend on high for 30 seconds until the pineapple smoothie is thick and creamy.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Step Three

Serve immediately.

pouring smoothie from blender into glass

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • You can either cut up your own pineapple or you can look for pre-cut pineapple in the refrigerator section of most grocery stores. In a pinch, you can use frozen pineapple chunks or canned pineapple chunks.
  • Try to use pineapple that is ripe and sweet for this smoothie. If your pineapple is not super sweet, you may need to add a teaspoon or two of honey or maple syrup to ensure that the smoothie is sweet.
  • You can easily double this recipe for extra servings.
  • You can use sweetened vanilla-flavored yogurt for extra sweetness and tropical flavor, if desired.
  • The nutrition label for this recipe is based on using plain Greek yogurt.
  • To make this recipe vegan, be sure to use a dairy-free yogurt like coconut yogurt or cashew yogurt.

FAQs

Can I use a liquid besides coconut water?

If you don’t have or like coconut water you can also use unsweetened plant milk or regular milk in its place. Or, for even more tropical flavor, substitute pineapple juice for the coconut water.

Can I make this smoothie into a smoothie bowl?

Yes! Simply use less coconut water. Start with 1/2 cup of liquid and go from there. If the smoothie is too thick add a little bit more until you reach the right thick consistency. Pour into a bowl and top with your favorite toppings.

pineapple banana smoothie  served in a glass

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pineapple banana smoothie

Pineapple Banana Smoothie


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Description

This Pineapple Banana Smoothie is naturally hydrating and refreshing, and full of tropical flavors. You only need five ingredients for this creamy smoothie that is the perfect breakfast or snack.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt (use dairy-free yogurt, if necessary)
  • 1 cup cubed pineapple
  • 1 frozen banana, broken into chunks
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

Instructions

  1. In the base of a blender, combine the coconut water, yogurt, pineapple, banana, and chia seeds.
  2. Blend on high for about 30 seconds, or until the mixture is thick and creamy.
  3. Serve immediately.

Notes

  1. You can either cut up your own pineapple or you can look for pre-cut pineapple in the refrigerator section of most grocery stores. In a pinch, you can use frozen pineapple chunks or canned pineapple chunks.
  2. Try to use pineapple that is ripe and sweet for this smoothie. If your pineapple is not super sweet, you may need to add a teaspoon or two of honey or maple syrup to ensure that the smoothie is sweet.
  3. You can easily double this recipe for extra servings.
  4. You can use sweetened vanilla-flavored yogurt for extra sweetness and tropical flavor, if desired.
  5. The nutrition label for this recipe is based on using plain Greek yogurt.
  6. To make this recipe vegan, be sure to use a dairy-free yogurt like coconut yogurt or cashew yogurt.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: pineapple banana smoothie with coconut water, vegan pineapple banana smoothie

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