You'll feel like you're vacationing on a tropical island with this delicious Tropical Pineapple Banana Smoothie. Made with a handful of ingredients, this simple smoothie can be made in just 5 minutes and is packed with color, flavor, and nutrients!
Living in sunny South Florida, I enjoy making smoothies all year round. They're the perfect grab-and-go breakfast or post-workout replenisher. All you need to make a delicious smoothie is a handful of ingredients, a high-speed blender, and about 5 minutes! To learn more, check out my Quick Guide to Making Homemade Smoothies.
My delicious Tropical Pineapple Banana Smoothie has a vibrant, yellow color and plenty of tropical flavor. It may just become your new favorite summer drink!
Why You'll Love This Smoothie
- You can whip it up in minutes with just 5 ingredients!
- It's delicious with bright, citrusy flavor! When you drink it, you'll feel like you're relaxing on a beach.
- It's healthy! It's packed with essential nutrients, especially vitamin C
- It's kid-friendly! Smoothies are a great way to get your kids to eat nutritious fruits and veggies
Sugary drinks are the largest source of added sugars in the diets of Americans. That's one of the reasons why I love making smoothies like this pineapple and banana smoothie at home. When you make your own smoothies, you can control the ingredients and the amount of added sugar.
This brightly colored smoothie is packed with several essential vitamins and minerals. It's especially rich in Vitamin C, which is an important antioxidant that helps protect your cells against the effects of free radicals.
This Pineapple Banana Smoothie is also a good source of fiber. For even more fiber, feel free to add a tablespoon of ground flaxseed or chia seeds, which are also packed with omega-3 fatty acids and phytochemicals.
Greek yogurt adds a boost of protein, probiotics and calcium. It also helps thicken the smoothie to give it a nice, creamy consistency.
- Pineapple- you can use fresh or frozen pineapple chunks. Frozen pineapple will make the smoothie even creamier. I've also made this smoothie with a mixture of diced pineapple and mango.
- Banana- thickens the smoothie and adds sweetness. Use a frozen banana if you have it. I always keep peeled, frozen bananas in my freezer to add to smoothies and banana bread.
- Orange juice- the liquid base for the smoothie, adds bright color, citrus flavor, and vitamin C. You can substitute other liquids like pineapple juice or even milk or almond milk. Use coconut milk or coconut water for a piña colada vibe.
- Orange- I like to toss in a fresh, peeled orange in addition to the juice to add extra fiber.
- Greek yogurt- you can use plain or vanilla yogurt. Use non-dairy yogurt to keep this recipe dairy free.
- Optional add-ins- ground flaxseed or chia seeds for extra fiber, omega-3s and phytonutrients. Add a scoop pf protein powder for a boost of protein.
How to Ripen a Pineapple: Read my guide on how to ripen a pineapple so that you can enjoy the sweet, tropical taste of this golden fruit every time! Plus, get my tips on how to choose the perfect pineapple from the grocery store.
Don't have any frozen bananas? Read my post on how to quickly ripen bananas in the oven or air fryer.
Step 1: Place the pineapple, banana, orange, yogurt, orange juice (and any additional add-ins) in a high-speed blender.
Step 2: Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve. Cocktail umbrellas optional!
Chef's Top Tip
Frozen bananas work great in smoothies to give them a creamy texture. I always keep bananas in my freezer to use for smoothies. Just be sure to peel them before freezing- it's really hard to peel frozen bananas!
This smoothie will kickstart your morning, boost your immunity, fill you up, and fuel your day. So go ahead and try this recipe- who says you can’t start your next vacation early?
Yes, you can make this smoothie vegan by using nondairy yogurt instead of Greek yogurt. You can also use some coconut milk, coconut water or almond milk instead of yogurt. If using one of these, use frozen pineapple or add some ice cubes to help thicken the smoothie.
Bananas are commonly used in smoothies because they have a neutral taste and add sweetness and creaminess. If you're allergic to bananas or simply don't like them, you can use diced mango instead (about 1 cup of mango per 1 banana) or simply leave the banana out. If you're not using a banana, I would recommend using frozen pineapple or adding some ice cubes to make the smoothie creamier.
Pineapple pairs well with a wide variety of fruit! In addition to bananas and oranges, you can also try mango, strawberries, peaches or passionfruit in this smoothie.
This recipe is part of my 10 Healthy Smoothie Recipes For The New Year Collection
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Tropical Pineapple Banana Smoothie
- 2 cups diced pineapple (fresh or frozen)
- 1 banana, preferably frozen
- 1 medium orange, peeled
- ¼ cup plain or vanilla 2% Greek yogurt
- ½ cup orange juice
- Flaxseed or chia seeds (optional)
- Ice (optional- not needed if pineapple and banana are frozen)
- Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Pour into two glasses and serve.
- If you like, you can use a mixture of 1 ½ cups diced pineapple and ½ cup mango instead of 2 cups diced pineapple
- Frozen bananas work great in smoothies. I keep frozen bananas in my freezer to use for smoothies. Just be sure to peel them before freezing them- it's really hard to peel frozen bananas!
- You can substitute other liquids as the base of the smoothie instead of orange juice. Coconut water and milk are examples.
- You can add a tablespoon of ground flaxseed or chia seeds for a boost of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids and phytonutrients.
- Add a handful of ice to your smoothie if you're using fresh fruit. If using frozen fruit, you can skip the ice.