This super refreshing pineapple smoothie is sweet, creamy, and delicious! Simple and easy to make but full of deliciously tropical flavor, this is one of my family’s all-time favorite smoothie recipes.
What Makes This Recipe So Good
- It’s delightfully tropical, and perfect for summer. It’s sweet and fruity, and the pineapple makes it a little tart and tangy. There’s just enough banana to stand out without being too much, and the dates (or honey, if you’d rather) balance out the bright pineapple beautifully. You’ll feel like you’re on the beach, even if you’re just standing in your kitchen.
- This pineapple smoothie is SO good for you! There’s zero added sugar (especially if you’re choosy about your yogurt and milk) and it’s full of healthy vitamins and nutrients.
- Save time in the morning by making your pineapple smoothie the night before! Just refrigerate it in an airtight container (mason jars are great for this!) and shake or stir it up well before drinking. Easy breakfast you can grab as you run out the door? Yes, please!
Frozen Pineapple – The frozen part is key here. Frozen pineapple will make your smoothie cold and frothy without adding ice that’ll water everything down as it melts! You can buy frozen pineapple or cut up fresh pineapple and freeze it. If you’re cutting your own, make sure to head over to our post on How To Cut a Pineapple Easily for handy tips!
Milk – Milk gives the smoothie its drinkable consistency. Without it, you’d have a (really delicious) fruit purée that’s a little hard to get through a straw. Any milk will work in this recipe. I like to play up the tropical vibes sometimes and use coconut milk – then the smoothie tastes more like a piña colada!
Yogurt – The creamy goodness of the pineapple smoothie is largely thanks to the yogurt! Feel free to play with different flavors of yogurt – each one will change the overall flavor of the smoothie slightly, so keep that in mind. You could also use coconut cream instead of yogurt! Just place an unopened can of coconut milk in the refrigerator for 24 hours. The top layer will firm up into coconut cream. Scoop that off and use it in your smoothie!
- Add in a little orange juice (or frozen orange juice concentrate) for even more tropical flavor. You could also switch up the flavors, adding in strawberries, mango, peaches, or guava.
- You can totally make this a “grown up” pineapple smoothie if you want! Unflavored rum or vodka would mix in well, or you could add a little Malibu or a creamy banana liqueur.
- Another thing I love about smoothies is that they become great bases for add-ins. If you’re planning this for breakfast, consider adding a scoop of vanilla protein powder. You can blend in vanilla collagen peptides or fiber supplements, too. As long as you’re not adding a ton of powder, the consistency won’t be affected. If you add too much, though, you can always thin things out with a little more milk.
Other Fruit Recipes You’ll Enjoy
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- Cherry Smoothie Bowl (Vegan, Paleo)
- Mango Pineapple Smoothie
- Blueberry Smoothie
- Orange Julius Recipe
- Peach White Wine Sangria
- Magic 2-Minute Fruity Frozen Margaritas
- 2 cups frozen pineapple
- ½ of one banana
- ½ cup yogurt see Notes
- ½ cup milk plus another ½ cup if needed, see Notes
- 1 date or 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Add all ingredients to blender in order listed. Blend on high speed until smooth. If needed, slowly blend in more milk to achieve ideal consistency, up to 1 cup total.
- Divide smoothie mixture into glasses and serve cold.
- Milk: For more tropical flavor, use coconut milk. Your smoothie will taste more like a piña colada! Start with just ½ cup of your milk of choice, and add more as needed to perfect the consistency.
- Yogurt: Use plain or flavored yogurt, whichever you prefer. Strawberry, vanilla, banana, or pineapple yogurt would all work well. Flavored yogurts will change the overall flavor slightly.
- Make it Vegan: Use vegan yogurt and plant-based milk. Use dates or maple syrup to sweeten.
- Make it Paleo: Use almond yogurt (like Kite Hill) or coconut cream instead of yogurt, and coconut milk instead of milk.
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