Healthy Pineapple Smoothie

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This healthy Pineapple Smoothie recipe is easy to make with only 5 ingredients in 5 minutes! One sip of this pineapple banana smoothie will make you feel like you’re on a tropical island, it’s like a beach vacation in a glass! Plus it’s dairy-free! 

front view of a pineapple smoothie in a glass


When I am seriously jonesing for warm sandy beaches and calming ocean tides, I head into the kitchen and make this Pineapple Smoothie! It tastes like a healthy, kid-friendly pina colada and it’s like a beach vacation in a glass!  

It’s easy to make with only 5 ingredients in 5 minutes! One sip of this pineapple banana smoothie will make you feel like you’re on a tropical island! Plus it’s dairy-free! 

pineapple smoothie in a glass with a straw and pineapple pieces on top

Pineapple Smoothie: Ingredients & Substitutions

The first step to making any recipe is to make sure you have all the ingredients on hand! So let’s chat about the ingredients in this pineapple banana smoothie, as well as possible substitutions!

overhead view of the ingredients in this pineapple smoothie recipe
  • Lite Coconut milk. Something I love about this pineapple smoothie recipe is that it’s best when made with canned coconut milk. This means I always have some on hand in the pantry to make this smoothie. I use a lite variety, but any canned coconut milk works well. You can also substitute an almond/coconut milk blend for a lighter version. I personally think the coconut milk adds a special tropical flare to this pineapple smoothie recipe, so while you can use almond milk or another non-dairy milk, coconut is by far my favorite. 
  • Frozen Banana. Adding frozen banana to smoothies is my favorite way to sweeten a recipe and impart an irresistibly creamy texture. Using frozen banana means that you don’t need to add ice to make it thick and cold.
  • Frozen Pineapple. I always keep frozen pineapple on hand in the freezer (to make this green smoothie recipe and of course, this pineapple banana smoothie). It’s convenient (like the canned coconut milk), and frozen fruit is always picked and frozen at the peak of ripeness, so it’s super sweet and full of nutrients. You can use fresh pineapple if you have it on hand! Or you can buy fresh pineapple, cut it up, and freeze it!
  • Honey. This is optional but recommend for the best flavor. You can also use pure maple syrup to keep this recipe vegan.
  • Vanilla extract. The addition of pure vanilla extract takes this pineapple smoothie recipe to the next level. The rich vanilla flavor makes the flavor of the pineapple pop.
Healthy Pineapple Smoothie in a glass with a straw and pineapple pieces on top

How to make a Pineapple Smoothie

Ok, now that we’ve chatted about the ingredients in this pineapple banana smoothie, let’s move on to discussing the process. It’s super simple, so this will be short and sweet! 

Use a Vitamix Blender

For ultra-creamy smoothies I recommend using a Vitamix blender. If you’ve been around my blog for a while then you know my love for my blender runs deep. Check out this Vitamix Buying Guide to learn why I chose Vitamix 10+ years ago and never looked back! 

Add ingredients to blending container 

Begin by adding all the ingredients in the order listed in the pineapple smoothie recipe to the container of a Vitamix blender (or another high-powered blender). It’s important to add the coconut milk first, then add the frozen fruit, for easy blending. I like to add the honey on top of the frozen fruit to ensure it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the blending container!

overhead view of how to make a pineapple smoothie in a Vitamix blender

Blend

Next, secure the lid and blend the pineapple smoothie until it’s smooth and uniform throughout. As you can see in the video, I used tamper to press the ingredients to the blades, which I recommend doing if you’re using a Vitamix!

Pineapple banana smoothie add-ins

If you’d like to add some nutrition boosters to this pineapple smoothie, here are some suggestions!

  • Spinach. As mentioned above, adding 1-2 cups of spinach won’t effect the taste or texture of this pineapple smoothie at all. It will change the color, but it’ll taste great AND have a bonus serving of veggies!
  • Kale. If you’d like to add kale, I recommend adding 1 cup. Kale has a stronger flavor than spinach and could effect the taste!
  • Protein powder. Adding a scoop of vanilla protein powder will both enhance the flavor AND give you a healthy dose of protein! I love adding protein powder to my smoothies and do it all the time. This Vanilla Protein Powder is my favorite (and it’s plant-based)!
  • Chia seeds. Chia seeds are a nutritional powerhouse that can be added to this pineapple smoothie. I recommend adding 1-2 TBS and drinking the smoothie immediately. 
overhead view of pineapple smoothie blending in a vitamix blender

Serve

Pour into two to four glasses and enjoy.

Store/freeze

You can store this pineapple smoothie in a glass jar with a lid for up to 2 days in the refrigerator or 1 month in the freezer. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator.

front view of a pineapple smoothie being poured into a glass

Recipe FAQS

Can I double this recipe?

Yes! You can double the ingredients to make more smoothie! Just be sure to use a large blending container.

Can I make a spinach pineapple smoothie?

Yes! If you want to make this a spinach pineapple smoothie simply add 1-2 cups of fresh or fresh-then-frozen spinach on top of the frozen fruit before blending! Check out my Green Smoothie post for tips about freezing spinach!

pineapple smoothie in a glass with a straw and two pieces of pineapple on top

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Healthy Pineapple Smoothie Recipe

Laura
This healthy Pineapple Smoothie recipe is easy to make with only 5 ingredients in 5 minutes! One sip of this pineapple banana smoothie will make you feel like you're on a tropical island, it's like a beach vacation in a glass! Plus it's dairy-free! 
5 from 43 votes
Course beverage, Breakfast, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 184
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes

Ingredients 
 

Instructions 

  • Place ingredients in order listed into the container of a Vitamix blender (or another high-powered blender).
  • Blend, starting on low speed and increasing to high, using the tamper to push the ingredients into the blades.
  • Blend on high speed for 30-60 seconds, or until the ingredients are blended and the mixture is smooth but thick.
  • Serve immediately!

Video

Notes

Ingredient Substitutions
  • Lite Coconut milk. Something I love about this pineapple smoothie recipe is that it’s best when made with canned coconut milk. This means I always have some on hand in the pantry to make this smoothie. I use a lite variety, but any canned coconut milk works well. You can also substitute an almond/coconut milk blend for a lighter version. I personally think the coconut milk adds a special tropical flare to this pineapple smoothie recipe, so while you can use almond milk or another non-dairy milk, coconut is by far my favorite. 
  • Frozen Banana. Adding frozen banana to smoothies is my favorite way to sweeten a recipe and impart an irresistibly creamy texture. Using frozen banana means that you don’t need to add ice to make it thick and cold.
  • Frozen Pineapple. I always keep frozen pineapple on hand in the freezer (to make this green smoothie recipe and of course, this pineapple banana smoothie). It’s convenient (like the canned coconut milk), and frozen fruit is always picked and frozen at the peak of ripeness, so it’s super sweet and full of nutrients. You can use fresh pineapple if you have it on hand! Or you can buy fresh pineapple, cut it up, and freeze it!
  • Honey. This is optional but recommend for the best flavor. You can also use pure maple syrup to keep this recipe vegan.
  • Vanilla extract. The addition of pure vanilla extract takes this pineapple smoothie recipe to the next level. The rich vanilla flavor makes the flavor of the pineapple pop.

Store/freeze

You can store this pineapple smoothie in a glass jar with a lid for up to 2 days in the refrigerator or 1 month in the freezer. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25recipe | Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 202mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 67IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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16 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Hello! I am trying this out today, and I’ll let you guys know how I liked it. But one question, what can I substitute coconut milk? Can I use whole milk, or almond milk, or oat milk? I assume anyone of these would work, but which one would taste better, because I don’t have coconut milk.

  2. 5 stars
    I love this smoothie! I have tried both the regular version and the green version. The green version definitely tastes different; it’s good, but not as flavorful as the original.

  3. 5 stars
    Coconut milk would make the PERFECT tropical smoothie. I wouldn’t have thought of that. This is such a nice dose of sunshine in the middle of winter.