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This is my favorite healthy Pineapple Smoothie to make year round! You can use fresh or frozen pineapple, bananas, coconut milk and Greek yogurt. Top the smoothie with shredded coconut for an extra special treat! 

Pineapple Smoothie with straw

PINEAPPLE SMOOTHIE

Mike and I are headed to Aruba in a couple of weeks for a quick adult only, warm weather vacation.

We haven’t traveled to the Carribean together and we are pretty excited to soak up the sun, read a book and relax.

Today’s Pineapple Smoothie is one that I make year round but always reminds me of those warm weather destinations, like Aruba.

This smoothie has those tropical flavors you love, especially if you drink piña coladas.

You will only need four simple ingredients: fresh or frozen pineapple, a banana, coconut milk and Greek yogurt. I like to garnish my healthy pineapple smoothie with shredded coconut. 

As we approach the new year this smoothie would be a good one to add to the rotation as you push the reset button.

I like to try and incorporate at least one smoothie in at breakfast or as a snack. 

If you like this smoothie you also have to give this Blueberry banana smoothie recipe a try. 

Pineapple Smoothie with shredded coconut

WHAT GOES IN THIS PINEAPPLE BANANA SMOOTHIE?

PINEAPPLE: Pineapple offers the smoothie a nice sweetness that accompanies the creamy coconut milk and Greek yogurt. 

BANANA: This smoothie uses a banana as a part of the ingredients. You can use a frozen banana to give it an even creamier texture. 

COCONUT MILK: Coconut milk helps to create a creamy smoothie and the coconut flavor accompanies the pineapple nicely.

If you like piña coladas you will love this smoothie! 

GREEK YOGURT: I almost always try to use Greek yogurt in my smoothies because they add protein. You can use regular, plain yogurt in its place if you want. 

SHREDDED COCONUT: I like garnishing this smoothie with shredded coconut for that extra tropical flavor! 

Pineapple Smoothie collage.

HOW DO YOU MAKE A PINEAPPLE SMOOTHIE?

Making smoothies is one of the easiest things you can do for breakfast or a quick snack.

This smoothie uses four ingredients and a blender. 

  • Start by adding your ingredients into the blender starting with the liquid.

  • Blend until smooth and creamy. 

  • Garnish with shredded coconut and enjoy! 

IS PINEAPPLE HEALTHY?

Pineapple is loaded with nutrients.

They are especially rich in vitamin C and manganese, providing 131% and 76% of the daily recommendations, respectively.

Not only are pineapples rich in nutrients, they are also loaded with healthy antioxidants.

Pineapple Smoothie with straw.

IS A PINEAPPLE SMOOTHIE HEALTHY?

Not only does a pineapple smoothie have pineapple in it which is healthy it also contains coconut milk, bananas and Greek Yogurt.

The Greek yogurt packs your protein into the smoothie which helps keep you feeling full and gives you energy.

The bananas contain a lot of fiber, carbs and some essential vitamins and minerals including potassium and vitamin B6 and C.

WHAT OTHER INGREDIENTS CAN I ADD IN SMOOTHIES?

HEMP SEEDS: Do you use hemp seeds? They are great in smoothies and they are packed with so much power. 1 Tablespoon of those small seeds is 5 grams of protein.

That will help keep you feeling full and give you the energy you need. I suggest adding it to your smoothies if you have it on hand!

NUT BUTTER: Nut butters are another great way to add protein and help the texture of the smoothie. I find if my smoothie is too thin that adding a few Tablespoons or almond of peanut butter will help thicken it. 

SPIRULINA: Spirulina is an organism that grows in both fresh and salt water. One Tablespoon of spirulina  of dried spirulina powder contains protein, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B3, copper and iron. This is another powerhouse ingredient you can add.

OATS: You might be thinking – oats? And yes, they are a great addition to smoothies. They will thicken it some but I actually like it. You can dump rolled oats straight into the blender. They help keep you full and give you energy thanks to the fiber!

PROTEIN POWDER: If you are looking to up your protein in-take, for example after workouts, try protein powder. There are a lot of varieties in the stores now and some are even flavored. 

Pineapple Smoothie with coconut on top.

KITCHEN TOOLS YOU NEED FOR THIS RECIPE:

Vitamix Ascent Series: I love my Vitamix and use it almost daily. It can be on the pricey side but is fully worth the money for the job it does with smoothies and pureeing foods. 

Metal Straws: Help the environment and use metal straws instead of plastic straws that you throw out. These are the straws I use for my kids, Mike and I. 

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Pineapple Smoothie with straw

Pineapple Smoothie

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of coconut milk, full fat
  • 1 banana {use a frozen banana for a creamier texture}
  • 1 cup of fresh or frozen pineapple
  • 1/3 cup of Greek Yogurt
  • Shredded coconut for garnish

Instructions

  1. Pour the coconut milk in the blender followed by the remaining ingredients.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into a large glass or two smaller glasses and garnish with shredded coconut. Enjoy!

Notes

This makes one large smoothie or two smaller smoothies.

You can use a different milk in this recipe- try 2 % or almon milk.

Orange juice, an orange, or a few chunks of mango works nicely with this flavor combination too.

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