There’s nothing like a thick, creamy, and refreshing pineapple smoothie made from delicious tropical fruit, coconut milk, and a natural sweetener to bring you all the sunshine!
Call it pineapple, call it Dole Whip, call it Pina Colada – either way, this deliciously creamy and fruity smoothie is sure to transport you somewhere warm! Made with frozen pineapple and banana, plus coconut milk and pineapple juice and a few other add-ins, this is the perfect way to start any summer morning!
About this recipe
This a flexible smoothie that’s completely customizable with no hard and fast rules. It’s a quick blend of delicious ingredients but you can definitely swap out certain things for whatever you’d like. You can make it exactly as written or decide to make it without banana. You can skip the coconut milk and make it with milk instead.
For a dairy free version stick with coconut milk or even almond milk and use a coconut yogurt instead!
Play with the flavors and supplement with additional fruit to make whatever combination you like. Strawberries and pineapple are never a bad idea! This easy pineapple smoothie can be turned into a smoothie bowl to be enjoyed as a sit-down breakfast. Top with added nuts, dried fruit, hemp, and chia seeds and you’ve got a versatile smoothie recipe that your whole family will love!
What you need
- Frozen banana – Adding in a frozen banana helps make it a thicker consistency while adding great flavor.
- Frozen pineapple – Using frozen fruit eliminates the need for ice which waters down the smoothie.
- Pineapple juice – The pineapple juice not only adds sweetness but also acts as the liquid to help blend the smoothie.
- Plain Greek yogurt – Gives it a rich creamy texture.
- Coconut milk – Adds a nice coconut flavor (think Pina Colada!)
- Agave syrup – A natural sweetener that can be omitted if you’d prefer.
- Collagen or protein powder – For added nutritional benefits.
How to make it
This yields 2 large smoothies or 3 to 4 smaller ones.
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
Pour into glasses and garnish with pineapple wedges, if desired, before serving.
The possibilities are endless! Because this tropical fruit is so sweet it pairs well with other tropical fruits such as banana, mango, coconut, papaya and guava. It also pairs nicely with citrus and berries such as orange, strawberry, raspberry, and blueberry.
Absolutely. You may not want to blend milk and pineapple on its own but blended in a smoothie, it totally works. Any dairy free milk works just as well.
Pineapple, much like all fruits, has loads of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. It’s also high in antioxidants. It is said to boost immunity; it works as an anti-inflammatory food that aids in digestion. It does contain sugar, but they are natural fruit sugars.
How to make this smoothie your own
- Lean into the coconut. The pineapple juice makes it extra fruity but if you prefer, increase the coconut milk and reduce the juice.
- Add protein. Plain cottage cheese may be substituted for the Greek yogurt for an extra boost of protein. It will make a thicker smoothie.
- Try a different sweetener. Sub in honey or maple syrup for the agave. Granulated sugar will do in a pinch or the sweetener can be completely eliminated, especially if you use a very ripe banana.
- Have extra fresh pineapple? Cut it up and freeze it for your smoothies.
Make Ahead Ideas
A smoothie is always best consumed right away when it’s fresh and the potency of the nutrients is at its highest. Keep it in the fridge for up to no more than a day, if you have any leftover.
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Get the Recipe: Pineapple Smoothie
- 1 frozen banana
- 2 cups frozen pineapple
- ¾ cup pineapple juice
- 5 ounces plain Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons agave syrup
- 1 scoop collagen or protein powder (optional)
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into glasses and garnish with pineapple wedges, if desired, before serving.
- This yields 2 large smoothies or 3 to 4 smaller ones. Nutritional information is for 4 smoothies. Nutritional information does not include collagen or protein powder.
- The pineapple juice makes it extra fruity but if you prefer, increase the coconut milk and reduce the juice.
- For extra protein, substitute cottage cheese for the Greek yogurt.
- Honey or pure maple syrup can be subbed in for agave.