The creamiest Pineapple Coconut Smoothie recipe is easy to make in just 5 minutes with simple ingredients! Frozen pineapple, coconut milk, yogurt, and banana are quickly blended together. Enjoy this healthy smoothie for breakfast on-the-go, or sip poolside for a refreshing summer treat! 

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

Easy Pineapple Coconut Smoothie

Ready to head to a tropical paradise with this Pineapple Coconut Smoothie?!

It has all the flavors of a Piña Colada but is healthy enough to enjoy any time of the day.

You can sip on this silky smooth and creamy drink for an easy breakfast.

It’s also a great way to cool down in the summer heat while lounging by the pool or on a beach vacation.

Or maybe, more realistically, it’ll quench your thirst and help you stay full until lunch while you multitask and conquer the world!

The best news is you only need a handful of ingredients to bring this simple, good-for-you treat all together.

Frozen pineapple, banana, coconut milk, yogurt, and honey are the ingredients for this recipe.

Ingredients

The ingredients to make this easy pineapple smoothie recipe include:

  • 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.

How to Make a Pineapple Smoothie?

Below, you’ll find the easy steps to follow for this healthy Pineapple Smoothie:

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.

In adding everything to the blender, put the softer ingredients closer to the blade and the denser, frozen pineapple on the outer edge.

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

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.

Garnish

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
Pineapple smoothie is topped with cubed pineapple and shredded coconut.

Meal Prep and Storage

  • To 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 a bit, then blend before serving.
  • To Store: Smoothies are best enjoyed immediately.

Dietary Modifications

The recipe you’ll find below is already gluten-free and vegetarian as written. Here are some adjustments and substitutions you can make to help it fit your other dietary requirements:

  • Whole30: To keep this smoothie recipe Whole30 approved, leave out the sweetener.
  • Vegan: Use a plant-based milk and yogurt for a vegan smoothie.
  • Paleo: For a paleo smoothie, use a plant-based milk and yogurt. Also, if using a sweetener make sure it doesn’t contain any unrefined sugar.
Two smoothies are set on the counter with pineapple and banana.

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.

Expert Tips and Tricks

  • Mix it up. Use a combo of fresh and frozen fruits. By loading soft ingredients close to the blade and frozen further away, you’ll have an easier, smoother blend.
  • Go for full-fat. This creamy coconut milk is worth it!
  • Plan ahead. Freeze fresh pineapple for the most flavor. 
  • Get creative with it. Add in tons of other healthy ingredients to up the nutritional content and enhance the flavor.
  • Top it off. A fun straw, shredded coconut, and fresh fruit chunks really up the presentation factor.
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:

Opt for a classic flavor like this Strawberry Kiwi SmoothieMixed Berry Smoothie, or Strawberry Banana Smoothie.

Or, choose a tropical flavor like this Peach Banana SmoothieTropical Green Smoothie, or Mango Lassi.

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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.
Yield 2 servings
Prep 5 minutes
Total 5 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups frozen pineapple thawed for 5 minutes
  • 1 medium-sized banana cut into 1-inch chunks
  • ½ cup coconut milk full-fat or lite*
  • ¼ cup yogurt plain*
  • 1-2 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.
  • Blend for 1-2 minutes or until smooth and creamy.
  • Serve with diced pineapple, shredded coconut, and a straw. Enjoy!

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Notes

  • This recipe makes enough for two 8-oz. smoothies or one large, 16-oz. smoothie.
  • Regular, oat, cashew, almond, or soy milk can be used if you do not like coconut.
  • Greek yogurt, goat yogurt, or any other plant or nut-based yogurt may be used.

Meal Prep and Storage

  • To 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.
  • To Store: Smoothies are best enjoyed immediately.

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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