Take yourself on a tropical vacation with this Pineapple Banana Smoothie! This smoothie is ready in less than 5 minutes and takes only 4 ingredients.
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Some of the best things in life are the simplest, and this banana pineapple smoothie is no exception! With just a handful of ingredients and 5 minutes of prep time, this pineapple smoothie will be an automatic winner.
Why You'll Love This Pineapple Banana Smoothie
- It's an easy way to get in your fruits. Who ever said that getting your 5+ a day had to be boring? Enjoy nourishing your body with a smoothie that is bright, sweet, and tropical.
- It's an even easier way to sneak in some veggies! Easily make a spinach pineapple banana smoothie by adding in baby spinach. The greens add an extra boost of nutrition and without detracting from that pineapple and banana smoothie flavor!
- It makes a great breakfast, post workout snack, or afternoon treat! However you want to serve it, this banana smoothie is ready to be enjoyed!
- No processed sugar. If you're looking for a smoothie that is made with all whole ingredients, this pineapple banana smoothie recipe is for you. It's made with whole fruits (no juice), seeds, and nut milk making it full on nutrition, not on filler.
- No yogurt. Not into yogurt smoothies? Me neither. For some reason, I'm not the biggest fan of yogurt smoothies, so I designed this no yogurt smoothie recipe. Don't worry, though - fortified almond milk still adds creaminess and calcium to the drink. Just double check the almond milk nutrition label to confirm the calcium content in the milk.
- Pineapple (preferably frozen) - this gives the smoothie a naturally sweet flavory and icy texture. You can also use fresh or canned pineapple; if so, use frozen banana.
- Banana - a banana with average ripeness, that is a deep yellow color, is best for this smoothie as it adds sweetness and a creamy texture.
- Hemp seeds - adds protein, a host of vitamins and minerals and has a neutral flavor.
- Milk - unsweetened plain or vanilla nut or oat milk are great in this smoothie.
- Mango - easily make a banana mango smoothie with this recipe by substituting frozen mango for the frozen pineapple.
- Seeds - flax seed or chia seeds can both substitute for the flax seeds, no problem.
- Milk - dairy milk (of any fat percentage) can work in place of the nut or oat milk, however the recipe will no longer be dairy free or vegan.
How to make a pineapple banana smoothie
For the complete recipe and measurements, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- Add the ingredients to the blender in the order listed.
- Blend on medium speed in the blender until smooth. Serve immediately.
That's it! Super simple and fast. 😎
- Add the ingredients to the blender in the order listed. This will help the smoothie to blend quickly and evenly.
- Use at least 1 frozen fruit in the recipe. If you don't have frozen pineapple or prefer to use a fresh one, just cut the banana into chunks and freeze before making this recipe.
- Make the smoothie to order. Unfortunately, this recipe is not a great make-ahead recipe. If you don't plan on drinking both glasses of smoothie, just cut the recipe in half.
Make this recipe your own by mixing in any of the following:
- Vanilla protein powder
- Baby spinach
- Baby kale
- Greek yogurt
- Orange juice
- ... and more!
This smoothie makes a great light breakfast or snack. I also like to serve it with peanut butter toast or a small bowl of oatmeal after heavy workout mornings.
How to make a pineapple banana smoothie bowl:
Easily make a smoothie bowl with this recipe by adding ¼ cup more pineapple to the smoothie before blending. This makes the smoothie thicker and easier to scoop.
Next, just pour the smoothie into a bowl and top with your favorite toppings. Dried coconut, sliced mango, dried cranberries, hemp seeds, or chocolate chips would all be delicious!
According to Megan Byrd, registered dietitian (RDN) and founder of The Oregon Dietitian, "banana is very high in potassium, fiber, and antioxidants, which can reduce risk of risk of developing disease later in life.
Bananas can also offer some digestive support due to the fiber and prebiotics founds in the fruit. Pineapple is extremely high in antioxidants as well as vitamin C, which helps iron absorption and provides immune support, too! Although bananas and pineapple provide different health benefits, when combined, they create a true superfood smoothie!"
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