5 ingredients and 5 minutes are all you need to make this healthy Pineapple Banana Smoothie loaded with tropical flavors. Serve it as breakfast or snack (gluten-free and can be made vegan).
Homemade smoothies are the best and they are super easy to make as well. Here are some of my favorite smoothie recipes that you can easily make at home – Berry Blast Smoothie, Green Goddess Smoothie, Pumpkin Pie Smoothie, Watermelon Smoothie, Celery Smoothie, Cherry Smoothie, Mango Kale Smoothie, and Apple Spinach Smoothie.
About Pineapple Banana Smoothie
This Healthy Pineapple Banana Smoothie is a delicious and refreshing blend of just 5 simple ingredients – banana, fresh pineapple, greek yogurt, milk, and honey.
It is super easy to make, loaded with tropical flavors, and just takes 5 minutes to come together.
This Tropical Pineapple Banana Smoothie recipe has all the flavors of Pina Colada and a sip of it will take you straight to a beach vacation.
Serve banana pineapple smoothie for a healthy breakfast or have it as a healthy snack in between meals or whenever hunger strikes. Double or triple the recipe for a bigger crowd.
Banana – Use a large ripe banana to make this smoothie. Apart from the flavor, it will also add to the sweetness.
Pineapple – Try to use fresh ripe pineapple or frozen pineapple chunks for the best result.
You can buy already frozen pineapples to save you some time.
If using canned pineapple (not recommended though), then drain the liquid and use the chunks.
Greek Yogurt – Greek Yogurt is yogurt that has been strained to remove most of its whey resulting in thick creamy yogurt. You can either make it at home using regular yogurt or use a store-bought one.
Milk is optional but I add it to thin down the smoothie a bit. Use your milk of choice.
Honey is also optional. If the banana and pineapple are sweet enough, then you can skip adding it.
I sometimes like to replace honey with condensed milk for sweetness. It makes the smoothie richer and creamier too.
Banana & Pineapple Health Benefits
Pineapple is rich in Vitamin C which helps in building up the body’s immunity.
It is rich in Manganese which helps in building strong bones and connective tissues.
It is rich in dietary fiber and aids in digestion.
Pineapple has anti-inflammatory properties, reduces excessive coagulation of the blood, and reduces mucus in the throat and nose.
Banana is rich in fiber.
It helps control asthma and reduces the risk of blood cancer.
The fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and B6 content in bananas support heart health.
Regular consumption of bananas keeps diabetes in check
Pro Tips By Neha
Freeze the banana and pineapple for a couple of hours before adding them to the blender. Frozen fruits make the smoothies super chilled, and thick, and give them a creamy texture.
If you have forgotten to freeze the fruits, then add a few ice cubes while blending.
Avoid using canned pineapple or canned pineapple juice, as it will definitely not do justice to this recipe and you will end up with something that is not healthy, will taste yikes and there is no point in using canned pineapple when you get such beautiful fresh ones so easily.
You can add flax seed powder and other dried nuts like almond or cashew nuts to this smoothie to make it even healthier.
Add a scoop of vanilla protein powder to the recipe to make a pre or post-workout snack.
You can also add a little vanilla extract to flavor the smoothie.
You can add leafy greens like spinach or kale, fresh orange juice, mango, kiwi fruit, strawberry, coconut water, coconut milk, pumpkin, flax seeds, hemp seeds, chia seeds, etc to this smoothie recipe and make new versions for yourself.
Other interesting options to add to this smoothie are orange, peach, papaya, apple, blueberry, passion fruit, ginger, and cinnamon.
Replace plain yogurt with pineapple-flavored yogurt.
Milk can be replaced with pineapple juice or coconut water.
How To Make Pineapple Banana Smoothie
Peel the pineapple and chop it into small pieces. Freeze 1 cup of chopped pineapple for 3-4 hours.
Peel 1 large banana and cut it into slices. Freeze it for 3-4 hours.
Gather the remaining ingredients.
Make The Smoothie
Add 1 cup frozen pineapple, 1 cup frozen banana, 1 cup chilled Greek yogurt, ¼ cup chilled low-fat milk, and 2 teaspoon honey to a high-speed blender.
Tip – If the fruits are very hard, then thaw them for 10 minutes before blending.
Blend until smooth.
Pour the smoothie into serving glasses. Garnish with pineapple wedges and mint leaves and serve chilled.
Frequently Asked Questions
To make a vegan smoothie, replace Greek yogurt with any plant-based yogurt (dairy-free yogurt) like coconut yogurt or cashew yogurt, milk with any non-dairy milk like almond milk, oat milk, cashew milk, or coconut milk, and honey with maple syrup or agave nectar.
To freeze banana and pineapple, chop them into small pieces and put them on a baking tray in a single layer. Freeze for 6-8 hours. Scoop them in a freezer-safe ziplock bag once they are frozen and store them for 8-10 months. Keep using them whenever you need them.
Serve Pineapple and Banana Smoothie for a quick breakfast or an evening/mid-morning snack. You can enjoy it anytime you feel hungry.
Skip adding milk and make a thick smoothie to make a smoothie bowl. Top it with your favorite toppings such as nuts, nut butter like peanut butter, almond butter, pistachio butter, etc, granola, chopped fresh fruits, coconut flakes, etc.
I will recommend having it fresh, as it tastes the best that way. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for 1 day in the refrigerator.
You can prep this fruit smoothie by freezing the fresh fruits. Just chop the fruits and transfer them to a baking tray in a single layer. Freeze for 3-4 hours and then transfer the frozen fruits to Ziploc bags. You can now use the frozen fruits to make the smoothie whenever you like.
This smoothie is not freezer friendly! Milk and yogurt will split while thawing.
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Healthy Pineapple Banana Smoothie Recipe
- 1 cup peeled, cubed, and frozen pineapple
- 1 cup peeled, sliced, and frozen banana
- 1 cup chilled Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup chilled low-fat milk
- 2 teaspoons honey
- Add all the ingredients to a blender.
- Tip – If the fruits are very hard, then thaw them for 10 minutes before blending.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour the smoothie into serving glasses. Garnish with pineapple wedges and mint leaves and serve chilled.