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Need a refreshing healthy treat? This delicious creamy pineapple banana smoothie is the perfect summertime treat that makes you feel like you’re on a tropical island!
It’s also easy to make with only 4 ingredients, packed with nutrients, and ready in no time.
We love smoothies all year round and we’ve been experimenting with different flavor combinations, and I have to say, this pineapple banana smoothie recipe is our new favorite!
It’s deliciously creamy, rich yet light and refreshing, it actually tastes like a healthy vitamin-packed piña colada. And it’s vegan and glute-free.
What’s not love?!
The recipe is a combination of pineapple, banana, and light coconut milk that adds an exotic splash and a rich, smooth texture. For the best flavor, I love to add a touch of maple syrup too!
Everything gets blended together in a high speed blender until you have an ultra-smooth creamy drink that takes just three minutes to make and is bursting with sweet tropical flavor.
And although pineapple season lasts from March until July, frozen pineapple chunks are available at the grocery stores all year long, and they are so convenient to whip up a sensational pineapple banana smoothie in a blink.
List of the ingredients
- Unsweetened coconut milk
- Maple syrup (or honey)
- Mint leaves (optional)
How to make pineapple banana smoothie
(Note: this is a quick description, the full recipe is at the bottom of the page)
- Add the coconut milk to the container of a Vitamix blender (or another high-powered blender), the soft banana chunks and then the frozen fruit.
- Add the maple syrup on top of the frozen fruit so it doesn’t stick to the bottom.
- Blend the pineapple banana smoothie until it’s smooth. You might used tamper to press the ingredients to the blades if you’re using a Vitamix!
- Pour the smoothie into 2 glasses and serve immediately. ENJOY!
Ingredients & substitutions
Here a quick description of the ingredients, however, keep in mind that thick, creamy dreamy smoothies begin with frozen fruit!
Pineapple: I always keep convenient frozen pineapple in the freezer, but you’re welcome to use fresh pineapple. However, to thicken up the texture, you might want to cut it up and freeze it before you make this recipe, or alternately, add frozen banana.
Banana: it should be a rule that all smoothies include a banana! It brings potassium and fiber and makes this pineapple smoothie rich, thick, and it naturally sweetens it too. I typically just use fresh bananas, but frozen bananas is totally fine too and you can omit the ice in this recipe.
Coconut milk: I used canned unsweetened coconut milk to add a special tropical flavor, but also to boost the creamy factor. You can use coconut water or unsweetened pineapple juice for a lighter option (and a less tropical flavor!) : )
Maple syrup: the recipe uses maple syrup to add a bit of additional natural sweetness. But honey works too if you don’t keep it vegan.
Mint leaves: they add extra freshness, but I would leave them optional.
How to store Pineapple banana smoothie
Leftover smoothies can be stored in an airtight jar in the refrigerator for up to 1 day. You can also freeze smoothies in airtight freezer-safe glass container for up to 3 months. Let thaw the leftovers in the refrigerator before serving, not at room temperature.
More healthy refreshing treats!
If you look for healthy refreshing treats perfect for this summer, take a look at these other recipes for more inspiration!
- Mango kiwi smoothie
- 3-Ingredient pineapple sorbet
- Frozen strawberry yogurt
- 2-ingredient chocolate banana nice cream
If you make this pineapple banana smoothie, or if you have any questions, let me know. Leave a comment, send me a message, or rate it. I would love to hear from you!
Pineapple Banana Smoothie
- ½ cup (120 ml) light coconut milk
- ½ cup (120 ml) cold water + 2 ice cubes
- 2 cups (240 grams) frozen diced pineapple
- 1 Tablespoon maple syrup, or to taste (optional)
- 5 mint leaves (optional)
- Place all the ingredients in the blender container starting with the liquid first, then fruit, and finally maple syrup (if you use it) and mint.
- Secure the lid and blend until smooth. If you're using frozen pineapple and frozen banana, you may need to use the tamper on your high-powered blender to ensure everything gets blended smoothly.
- Taste and adjust the consistency and sweetness if needed. Add a touch of cold water or sweetener if you like.
- Pour into two glasses, enjoy it cold!