Jun 23, 2023

Pineapple Banana Smoothie Recipe

This easy Pineapple Banana Smoothie recipe makes a quick, healthy and yummy breakfast or post-workout snack at home. Made with fresh fruit and yogurt, this smoothie packs a nutritious punch while still being incredibly tasty and easy to make.

With just a few minutes and a blender, you can whip up this refreshing and satisfying snack or breakfast to start your day feeling energized and satisfied. Plus, with the option to customize the recipe to your liking, this smoothie is versatile enough to fit into any diet or lifestyle.
Refreshing pineapple banana smoothie in a tall glass, garnished with a pineapple triangle and mint leaves. Two striped green straws add a delightful touch.

What are the benefits of pineapple banana smoothies?

Pineapple and banana smoothies offer numerous benefits as a result of the fresh, nutritious ingredients. Pineapple, for example, is rich in vitamin C, manganese, and vitamin B6, while bananas provide potassium, vitamin C, and dietary fiber.

These smoothies boost the immune system, aid digestion, provide antioxidants, promote hydration, offer an energy boost, and support weight management. It’s a great way to start the day with a delicious and nutritious smoothie that contributes to your overall well-being.
Top view of a tall glass filled with a refreshing pineapple banana smoothie, featuring a pineapple triangle garnish, two striped green straws, and fresh mint leaves.

What does this smoothie taste like?

This pineapple banana smoothie has refreshing and tropical flavors. The combination of sweet and tangy flavors from the pineapple blends perfectly with the creamy and mellow taste of the banana.

The addition of orange juice adds a subtle citrusy note, enhancing the overall flavor profile. The smoothie has a pleasant tropical essence that is both satisfying and invigorating, while the French vanilla yogurt provides a hint of richness and creaminess, making it a truly enjoyable and delicious breakfast or post-workout snack.
A tall glass of refreshing pineapple banana smoothie, adorned with a pineapple triangle, two striped green straws, and fresh mint leaves.

Why You’ll Love This Pineapple Banana Smoothie Recipe

Taste: I love the taste of this smoothie. We enjoy this for an on-the-go breakfast, but also like to have it as an evening snack. The refreshing blend of sweet pineapple, ripe banana, and tangy orange juice creates a flavorful smoothie that is guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds.

Nutrition: Packed with a variety of vitamins, minerals, and other beneficial nutrients from the fresh fruit and yogurt, this smoothie is an excellent choice for a healthy snack or meal substitute.

Easy Recipe: By combining a few simple ingredients in a blender, you can make this smoothie in just a few minutes for an on-the-go snack or breakfast.

Adaptable: This recipe can be easily adjusted to suit your personal preferences. Whether you desire a thicker or thinner consistency, wish to incorporate additional mix-ins, or need to substitute ingredients to meet your dietary requirements, the possibilities are endless.

Portable: Prepare this smoothie in advance and store it in a travel cup for an easy and wholesome choice when you're on the move. Whether you need a quick snack or a convenient breakfast, this smoothie has got you covered.
op view photo of ingredients for pineapple banana smoothie, including ice, orange juice, pineapple, ripe bananas, yogurt, and fresh mint leaves.

What’s in a pineapple and banana smoothie?

Fresh Orange juice: The orange juice provides a tangy and citrusy flavor to the smoothie. When choosing orange juice, opt for an all-natural variety without added sugars or artificial flavors. Look for options that are 100% juice and preferably not from concentrate. Fresh squeezed orange juice will maximize the flavor of this smoothie.

Pineapple: Pineapple adds a sweet and tropical taste to the smoothie. You can find fresh pineapple with the core removed in the produce section of most grocery stores. If you prefer to buy a whole pineapple, look for one that is ripe but still firm. The skin should be golden or slightly yellow, and the fruit should give off a sweet aroma. Avoid pineapples with soft spots or a strong fermented smell.

Fresh Banana: The banana contributes a creamy texture and natural sweetness to the smoothie. Choose a banana that is ripe but not overly soft or mushy. Look for bananas that have a vibrant yellow color with small brown spots, as they will be sweeter and easier to blend.

French vanilla yogurt: French vanilla yogurt adds creaminess and a hint of vanilla flavor to the smoothie. When choosing yogurt, opt for a brand that uses real vanilla extract and contains live and active cultures. You can also choose a low-fat or non-fat variety depending on your dietary preferences.

Ice: Ice is optional and can be added to achieve the desired thickness and to chill the smoothie. If you prefer a thicker consistency, you can include ice cubes during blending. Adjust the amount of ice based on personal preference, adding more or less as desired.

Optional Smoothie Mix-ins

  • Spinach or kale: Adding a handful of fresh spinach or kale leaves to the smoothie can boost its nutritional value by providing additional vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It also adds a vibrant green color to the smoothie. Make sure to wash the greens thoroughly before adding them.
  • Chia seeds or flaxseeds: These tiny seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and antioxidants. They can be sprinkled into the smoothie to enhance its nutritional content and add a slight crunch. You can start with a tablespoon of chia seeds or ground flaxseeds and adjust the amount based on your preference.
  • Protein powder: To increase the protein content of the smoothie, you can add a scoop of protein powder. Choose a flavor that compliments the other ingredients, such as vanilla or tropical fruit. There are various options available, including whey, plant-based (e.g., pea, soy, or hemp), or collagen protein powders. Follow the instructions on the packaging for the recommended amount.
  • Nut butter: For a creamy and nutty flavor, consider adding a spoonful of nut butter such as almond butter, peanut butter, or cashew butter. Nut butter adds healthy fats and protein to the smoothie, making it more filling. Ensure you choose a natural nut butter without added sugars or oils.
  • Coconut flakes or shredded coconut: Adding a sprinkle of coconut flakes or shredded coconut can provide a tropical twist to the smoothie. It adds a slightly sweet and chewy texture while introducing healthy fats and fiber.
  • Honey or maple syrup: If you prefer a sweeter smoothie, you can incorporate a small amount of honey or maple syrup. Start with a teaspoon and adjust according to your taste preference. Choose high-quality, natural sweeteners for better flavor.

How to make this pineapple smoothie recipe

Gather the ingredients: You will need orange juice, pineapple chunks, sliced banana, French vanilla yogurt, and ice (if desired to thicken).
Top view of image showing orange juice being poured into a blender as the first step to make pineapple banana smoothies.

Add the liquid to the blender first: Pour in the orange juice
Photo of pineapple chunks in a blender, ready to be used for making pineapple banana smoothies.

Then add the fresh fruit: Add pineapple chunks and bananas
A photo looking down into blender showing pineapple chunks, banana slices, and yogurt in a blender, ready to be blended into pineapple banana smoothies.

Next add the yogurt and any optional mix-ins to your liking
Creamy pineapple banana smoothie ready to serve in a blender viewed from above.

Blend the ingredients: Blend on high speed until all the ingredients are well combined and smooth.

Creamy pineapple banana smoothie in a blender, with added ice for thickening, viewed from above.

Adjust the consistency:
If the smoothie is too thick for your liking, you can add more orange juice or water to thin it out. Alternatively, if you prefer a thicker texture, you can add more ice and blend again.

Taste and adjust: Give the smoothie a taste and adjust the flavors if needed. You can add more sweetener, fruit, or any other ingredient to achieve your desired taste.
Creamy pineapple banana smoothie in a glass, garnished with mint leaves and topped with a pineapple triangle. Two green straws are placed in the smoothie.

Serve and enjoy: Pour the smoothie into glasses and serve immediately.
If desired, you can garnish with additional fruit slices or a sprinkle of coconut flakes. Enjoy it as a refreshing snack or a quick breakfast option. 


These substitutions can help customize the smoothie to your taste preferences or accommodate any dietary restrictions or ingredient availability. Feel free to experiment and adjust the recipe based on what ingredients you have on hand.
  • Orange juice: If you prefer a different citrus flavor or don't have orange juice on hand, you can substitute it with other citrus juices such as grapefruit juice, tangerine juice, or pineapple juice. Adjust the quantity based on your taste preference.
  • Pineapple: If you're not a fan of pineapple or don't have it available, you can replace it with other tropical fruits like mango, papaya, or kiwi. These fruits will provide a similar sweetness and flavor profile to the smoothie.
  • Banana: If you want to avoid using bananas or are allergic to them, you can substitute them with other fruits to maintain the creamy texture. Avocado, pear, or mango can be good alternatives. Keep in mind that the flavor and texture may be slightly different with these substitutions.
  • French vanilla yogurt: If you don't have French vanilla yogurt or prefer a different yogurt flavor, you can use plain yogurt, or greek yogurt, and add a splash of vanilla extract for a similar taste. Alternatively, you can use flavored yogurt like coconut, strawberry, or peach to vary the flavor of the smoothie.
  • Ice: If you want to avoid using ice or prefer a creamier texture, you can substitute it with frozen fruit. For example, frozen pineapple or mango chunks, frozen berries, or frozen peaches can add thickness and chill to the smoothie without diluting the flavor.
    Close-up of a creamy pineapple banana smoothie in a glass, garnished with fresh mint leaves and two green straws.

Make it a Vegan Smoothie

To make this recipe vegan-friendly, you can make a few simple substitutions:
  • Yogurt: Replace the French vanilla yogurt with a vegan alternative such as almond milk yogurt, coconut milk yogurt, or soy milk yogurt. There are various brands available that offer vegan yogurt options. Choose a flavor that compliments the other ingredients, such as vanilla or plain.
  • Honey: If you're using honey as a sweetener, replace it with a vegan-friendly sweetener such as maple syrup, agave nectar, or date syrup. These options provide a similar level of sweetness and blend well with the other flavors.
  • Check ingredients: Ensure that the orange juice you use is free from any additives or ingredients derived from animals. Read the label or choose freshly squeezed orange juice to be certain.
  • Optional mix-ins: Be mindful of the optional mix-ins you choose. Ensure they are vegan-friendly, such as plant-based protein powder, vegan nut butter, and vegan sweeteners.
By making these substitutions and being cautious of the ingredients used, you can easily transform this recipe into a vegan smoothie. Enjoy the plant-based version as a delicious and nutritious snack or meal replacement.

Smoothie Storage options

If you make this smoothie ahead or you have leftovers, transfer it to an airtight container, such as a glass jar or airtight bottle. Place the container in the refrigerator to keep the smoothie chilled and maintain its freshness.

The smoothie can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 24-48 hours. However, it's best to consume it as soon as possible to enjoy the optimal flavor and nutritional benefits. It's normal for the smoothie to separate or settle a bit when stored. Before consuming, give it a good shake or stir to mix everything together again.

Freezing: If you want to store the smoothie for a longer period, you can freeze it. Pour the smoothie into a freezer-safe container, leaving some room for expansion. Seal the container tightly. Freeze for up to 3 months.

When ready to enjoy a frozen smoothie, transfer the container to the refrigerator overnight to thaw. You can also thaw it at room temperature for a shorter period or use the defrost function on your microwave if you're in a hurry.

After thawing, be sure to give the smoothie a good stir or blend it again to ensure all the ingredients are well combined. Adjust the consistency, if necessary, by adding a little more liquid or ice.

Pineapple Banana Smoothie Recipe

Pineapple Banana Smoothie Recipe

Yield: 2
Author: Life Tastes Good
Prep time: 5 MinTotal time: 5 Min
Learn how to make a pineapple banana smoothie with this easy to follow recipe. A great base for any smoothie. Great for breakfast or anytime.


  • 1/2 cup orange juice, all natural
  • 1/2 of a pineapple, cut into chunks
  • 1 banana sliced into chunks
  • 1 cup French vanilla yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cups ice (if needed to thicken)


  1. Add the first 4 ingredients, in order listed, to the pitcher of a blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Add the ice to the blender and blend until smooth and thickened to your liking.
  3. Give it a taste and adjust flavors to your liking with more fruit or yogurt.


  • Use ripe fruits: Use ripe pineapple and bananas for the best flavor and sweetness. Ripe fruits are also easier to blend into a smooth consistency. Optional: You can use frozen pineapple if you prefer, however, it will affect the flavor.
  • Add liquid ingredients first: To ensure that the blender blends the ingredients evenly, add the orange juice, then the fresh fruit, and then the yogurt.
  • Adjust the consistency: If the smoothie is too thick, add more orange juice or water. If it's too thin, add more ice or frozen fruit.
  • Taste and adjust: After blending the smoothie, taste it and adjust the flavors as needed. If it's not sweet enough, add more banana or honey. If it's too sweet, add more yogurt.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
  • Freeze it in an airtight container or freezer-safe plastic bag for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts



Fat (grams)

2.12 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

1.08 g

Carbs (grams)

66.44 g

Fiber (grams)

4.83 g

Net carbs

61.63 g

Sugar (grams)

51.61 g

Protein (grams)

8.33 g

Sodium (milligrams)

93.2 mg

Cholesterol (grams)

6.13 mg

Nutrition label disclaimer: Nutrient values are estimates only. Variations may occur due to product availability and food preparation. To obtain the most accurate representation of the nutritional information in a given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe, using your preferred nutrition calculator. You are solely responsible for ensuring that any nutritional information provided is accurate, complete, and useful.

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Frequently Asked Questions (Recipe FAQs)

Can I use a different type of fruit instead of pineapple and banana?
Yes, you can use any type of fruit you like in this recipe, whether it's berries, mango, peach, or any other fruit that you enjoy.

Can I make this smoothie ahead of time and store it in the fridge?
Yes, you can make the smoothie ahead of time and store it in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Just be sure to give it a good stir or shake before drinking, as the ingredients may separate as they sit.

Can I make this smoothie dairy-free?
Yes, you can use non-dairy yogurt alternatives like soy yogurt, coconut yogurt, or almond yogurt to make this a dairy-free smoothie.

Can I add protein powder to this smoothie?
Yes, you can add protein powder to this smoothie to increase its protein content. Just be sure to choose a protein powder that is compatible with your dietary needs and preferences.

Can I add vegetables to this smoothie?
Yes, you can add vegetables like spinach, kale, or cucumber to this smoothie to increase its nutritional value. Just keep in mind that the flavor and texture of the smoothie may be affected by the addition of vegetables.

Can I make this a smoothie bowl?
Yes. To make this a banana pineapple smoothie bowl, use more fruit and ice to achieve a thicker consistency for a smoothie bowl. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!

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