The creamiest Pineapple Coconut Smoothie recipe is ready in 5 minutes and tastes just like a piña colada! Frozen pineapple, coconut milk, yogurt, and banana are quickly blended together for a healthy smoothie that’s great for a breakfast on-the-go, or to sip poolside on a hot summer day.

Two smoothies are set on the counter next to a fresh pineapple

When I returned from my THIRD trip to Costa Rica, I could not stop dreaming of those fresh piña coladas!

In an attempt to appease my craving in a much healthier way, I created this Pineapple Coconut Smoothie! It has all of the flavors of a fresh pina colada but made with good-for-you ingredients like fresh pineapple chunks, dairy-free coconut milk, and a banana.

The Best Things About This Smoothie

  • It’s ready in 5 minutes
  • Prep it ahead of time by adding ingredients to a freezer-safe bag.
  • Take it on-the-go with you for breakfast or a quick snack.
  • This basic recipe is customizable. You can add a TON of different ingredients to up the nutrition and make it your own.
Frozen pineapple, banana, coconut milk, yogurt, and honey are the ingredients for this recipe.
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Ingredients

Notes about the ingredients needed for this Pineapple Coconut Smoothie recipe are below. Jump to recipe for the exact measurements.

  • Pineapple. It’s best if you use frozen pineapple chunks to keep the texture perfect. You can buy it frozen at the store or cut a pineapple and freeze it fresh.
  • Banana. A fully ripe banana is sweetest and therefore best for this recipe. Make sure to use a room temperature banana so the ingredients can blend together more easily.
  • Milk. Coconut milk is what gives this smoothie that Piña Colada flavor. If you just want the pineapple flavor, feel free to substitute with other milks. Regular, oat, soy, or another nut-based milk such as cashew or almond milk, will work. For the creamiest texture, opt for full-fat coconut milk.
  • Yogurt. Plain, unflavored, and unsweetened yogurt is ideal, such as Greek yogurt. You can also use a nut or plant-based yogurt if you’re avoiding dairy. Flavored varieties, like vanilla yogurt, increase the sugar count, so be aware.
  • Sweetener. This is optional. Make the smoothie first and test the flavor to ensure the perfect amount of sweetness. Then add some if you would like it sweeter. You can choose honey or maple syrup for something natural.

Why use fresh and frozen fruit?

Using a combination of fresh and frozen fruits makes blending the smoothie together so much easier! You can also thaw previously frozen fruit for 15-30 minutes in order to make it softer and easier to blend.

How to Make a Pineapple Smoothie?

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1. Combine Ingredients

Either a personal-sized blender or a larger high speed blender will work to make the perfect smoothie and evenly distribute the tropical flavors.

personal-sized blender, such as a Nutribullet or Ninja, features the blade on the TOP. While a traditional blender, such as a Vitamix, has the blade on the BOTTOM.

Whichever blender you use, make sure to follow the order of loading the ingredients in relation to the blade. For this smoothie, add the bananas and yogurt closer to the blade with the frozen pineapple further away.

Tip for Super Creamy Smoothies

To maximize your blender’s power, place the softer ingredients closer to the blade and the harder, frozen ingredients on the outer periphery.

Ingredients for this pineapple coconut smoothie are combined in a blender.

2. Blend it Up

Blend for 1-2 minutes. Watch for your ideal smoothie consistency. It should be smooth and creamy.

You might need to add more liquid if the smoothie isn’t blending well.

Up the Nutrition with these Add-Ins

Serve with diced pineapple, shredded coconut, and a straw!

This recipe is a blank canvas for you to work with. Up the nutritional value by adding in any of these healthy smoothie ingredients:

  • Nuts and seeds
  • Fish or flax seed oil
  • Turmeric powder
  • Gluten-free oats
  • Protein powder
  • Avocado
  • Leafy greens
  • Other fresh or frozen fruits

Meal Prepping a Smoothie

Save yourself some time on busy mornings with a little prep. Measure out the frozen fruit and yogurt in freezer safe bags. Freeze for up to 3 to 4 months. When you’re ready to make your smoothie, let the ingredients thaw for about 30 minutes, then blend with your liquid of choice.

Pineapple smoothie is topped with cubed pineapple and shredded coconut.

FAQs

Are pineapple smoothies healthy?

Pineapple smoothies are healthy thanks to all the nutrients packed into the main ingredient! Pineapples are full of vitamins A and C, and contain iron and calcium. In addition to being nutrient rich, they’re a great source of antioxidants. They also have properties that aid in digestion, minimize inflammation, and boost the immune system.

Can you freeze pineapple for smoothies?

You should absolutely freeze pineapples to make smoothies. When the fruit is frozen, it creates the cool, smooth, creamy texture without using ice cubes, which can affect the flavor.

What is the best liquid to put in a fruit smoothie?

In general, opt for your favorite variety of milk when making a fruit smoothie. However, you can choose another liquid, such as coconut water or juice. Keep in mind these alternatives may up the sugar content.

Creamy Pineapple and coconut smoothies are enjoyed with a straw from a mason jar.

More Frozen Fruit Smoothies

Learn the basics for How to Make a Fruit Smoothie, or check out one of these favorite smoothie recipes:

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Pineapple Coconut Smoothie Recipe

The creamiest Pineapple Smoothie recipe is easy to make in just 5 minutes with simple ingredients! Enjoy this healthy smoothie on the go, or sip poolside for a refreshing treat.
Two smoothies are set on the counter next to a fresh pineapple
Yield 2 servings
Prep 5 minutes
Total 5 minutes
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Ingredients 

  • 2 cups frozen pineapple thawed for 5 minutes
  • 1 medium banana cut into 1-inch chunks
  • ½ cup full-fat coconut milk
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp. sweetener optional

Instructions 

  • Add all ingredients to a blender such as a Vitamin or Nutribullet. Place the softer ingredients closer to the blade and the frozen ingredients further from the blade.
    2 cups frozen pineapple, 1 medium banana, ½ cup full-fat coconut milk, ¼ cup plain yogurt, 1 Tbsp. sweetener
  • Blend for 1-2 minutes or until smooth and creamy. Serve with diced pineapple, shredded coconut, and a straw.
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Notes

  • Yield: This recipe makes enough for two 8-oz. smoothies or one large, 16-oz. smoothie.
  • Milk: Regular, oat, cashew, almond, or soy milk can be used if you do not like coconut.
  • Yogurt: Greek yogurt, goat yogurt, or any other plant or nut-based yogurt may be used.
  • Prep-ahead: To prepare in advance, you can measure out ingredients and place them in a freezer-safe bag or airtight container. Store for up to 3-4 months in the freezer. Let it sit out for 20-30 minutes so the ingredients can thaw, then blend before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 287kcal, Carbohydrates: 44g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 4mg, Sodium: 24mg, Potassium: 567mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 31g, Vitamin A: 164IU, Vitamin C: 85mg, Calcium: 72mg, Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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