This healthy pineapple smoothie is creamy, refreshing and tastes downright tropical. It’s easy to make in only 5 minutes with 5 ingredients and is perfect for breakfast, snack, or anytime you crave something sweet and fruity!
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Healthy Smoothie with Pineapple
We love to make healthy smoothies around my house and are always in the kitchen blending up new recipes. My son loves to experiment with making his own smoothies and sometimes they turn out completely amazing…especially this pineapple smoothie recipe!
He is obsessed with mango, so frozen mango is usually always a must when throwing together a smoothie. This recipe is unbelievable and tastes like a drink straight from Hawaii!
It’s so smooth and creamy and has the perfect amount of sweetness. Plus, it’s dairy free, unlike our Dole Whip recipe and takes only 5 minutes to make!
Believe me when I say you’ll be making this refreshing pineapple banana drink not only all summer long but year round whenever you need a beach vacation in a glass!
With only 5 ingredients in this healthy pineapple smoothie, you may already have everything on hand to make this creamy drink.
Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.
- Canned coconut milk: I love to use canned coconut milk as I always have some on hand in my pantry plus the coconut adds a tropical taste! You could use a different non dairy milk, like almond milk, but by far the best taste is with coconut.
- Pineapple juice: Helps thin the smoothie to desired consistency without watering it down.
- Frozen banana: Frozen banana in smoothies not only adds naturally sweet taste but makes it incredibly creamy!
- Frozen pineapple: You can use fresh if you have it on hand (here’s my tips for how to cut a pineapple), but you will need to add ice to make your smoothie thicker. You can also buy fresh pineapple, cut it up, and then freeze it to use.
- Frozen mango: Another layer of sweet delicious taste that also adds to the creaminess.
- Greens: Smoothies are a great way to pack in lots of healthy greens like spinach or kale. The taste won’t change much, however the color will turn green, just like my favorite green smoothie.
- Extras: Feel free to add in extra mix-in’s to this pineapple smoothie, like a scoop of vanilla protein powder or a tablespoon of chia seeds or flaxseed.
- Lighten it up: You can use lite coconut milk instead of the full fat variety for less calories.
- Sweeten: For a sweeter pineapple smoothie, mix in a tablespoon of honey or maple syrup.
- Fruit substitutes: Feel free to include other fruit that goes well with pineapple, like swapping mangoes with strawberries.
- Juice: Orange juice would make a great replacement for pineapple juice if needed. The pineapple flavor won’t be as strong, but the orange citrus flavor will still taste tropical.
- Bowl: Instead of serving in a glass, make a smoothie bowl with all your favorite toppings like granola, shredded coconut and freshly sliced fruit.
How to Make a Pineapple Smoothie
This process to make this pineapple banana smoothie is so simple! Only three short and sweet steps stand before you and the most perfect creamy drink.
- Add liquids to blending container: Start by adding your liquids first to the bottom of your blender container.
- Add frozen fruit: Place frozen fruit into the blender next. If you are adding any additional add-in’s now would be the time to add them as well.
- Blend: Secure lid and blend into a smooth and creamy smoothie. With certain blenders you may need to use a tamper to press ingredients to the blade.
- Frozen fruit. Using frozen fruit instead of fresh gives this pineapple smoothie the perfect creamy consistency. Trust me, it makes a big difference!
- Blend the coconut milk. Canned coconut milk tends to separate into cream on top and liquid on the bottom. So you’ll want to blend the two together until there are no lumps and the mixture is smooth.
- Add liquid first. Pour the pineapple juice and coconut milk into your blender first, and then add the fruit. The smoothie will blend easier this way.
- Consistency. If the consistency is too thick, add in more pineapple juice or coconut milk. If it’s too thin, blend in more frozen fruit.
Yes! I do this all the time by making meal prep smoothie bags. Simply portion out the fruit into zip top bag and then place in the freezer. Then when you’re ready to make a pineapple smoothie, just pour the fruit in the blender and add pineapple juice and milk. So, so easy!
To get the ultimate creamy texture, I recommend using frozen pineapple (as well as frozen mango and frozen banana). It blends up so nicely and makes the consistency super smooth and thick, almost like pineapple Dole Whip.
You can definitely still use fresh cut pineapple, I’d just recommend adding in a handful of ice to thicken it up a bit.
While it is best eaten fresh, you could store it in the refrigerator for about a day in a sealed container. Ingredients may separate so you will want to give it a good shake to incorporate everything again, or even possible blend it again with some additional fruit for a thicker drink.
Yes, place in a freezer safe container and store in the freezer up to one month. Thaw overnight and give it a good shake to incorporate ingredients.
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- ½ cup pineapple juice
- ½ cup canned coconut milk
- 1 cup frozen mango
- ¾ cup frozen pineapple
- ½ frozen banana
- Pour the pineapple juice and coconut milk into the blender.
- Next add the frozen mango, pineapple and banana. Then blend until smooth.
- Pour into glasses and enjoy!
Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.
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