Say hello to this delicious and easy Pineapple Banana Smoothie! It is made with only five ingredients, and is perfect for breakfast or…just because!
I love making smoothies at home because I can make them just like I like them. You know…the right consistency with the right amount of sweetness, and using the freshest ingredients.
This pineapple banana smoothie is so fruity and delicious. I make it with frozen pineapple chunks, bananas, yogurt, honey, and a little bit of sweet condensed milk. I know, I know…sweet condensed milk isn’t exactly the healthiest ingredient here, but it adds lovely flavors.
I love making pineapple banana smoothies during the summer, especially. They are fruity and refreshing, with sweet tropical flavors! So good!
Only Five Ingredients
I’ve been making these pineapple banana smoothies almost every weekend recently. They are that good!
Here’s what goes in the smoothie:
- Frozen pineapples: I use store-bought frozen pineapple chunks for ease, but you can totally buy a fresh pineapple, cut it up, and freeze.
- Banana: Doesn’t need to be frozen.
- Greek yogurt: It adds creaminess, thickness, and body to the smoothie.
- Honey: A great smoothie sweetener.
- Sweet condensed milk: I love the sweet and milky flavors that it adds, but omit it if you want to keep it healthy.
My secret ingredient here is the sweet condensed milk. I love the milky and sweet taste, especially when combined with pineapples and bananas.
Very Easy to Make!
So easy! All you have to do make these pineapple banana smoothies is blend all the ingredients. Nothing complicated. Depending on the size of your blender, you may have to do it in parts.
Here are some quick tips:
- Make sure the pineapples are frozen. Nobody likes “lukewarm” smoothies, right?
- The bananas do not need to be frozen, but if you decide to freeze the bananas, peel and cut them up first before freezing. Have you ever tried to peel a frozen banana? It’s nearly impossible.
- Adjust the level of sweetness to taste. Always start with less and continue adding more until sweet enough.
I invested in a good blender a few years ago, and I can’t even begin to tell you how amazing it is! It blends everything so smoothly and fast, even frozen fruit and ice. I’d definitely recommend getting one.
Customize this Smoothie!
Try a few of these fruity additions:
- Freshly squeezed orange juice
- Peach juice
- Frozen papaya
- Frozen mango
- Use creamy coconut milk (the ones that come in cans) instead of yogurt
- Use flavored pineapple yogurt
I am a big fan of these easy pineapple banana smoothies. They are so fruity, creamy, perfectly thick, and delicious!
My favorite part is adding sweet condensed milk, but whenever I want to keep it healthy, I simply omit it and only use raw honey as the sweetener. They are so good either way!
I hope you enjoy it! Here is some more smoothie inspiration:
Tips for Success
- Make sure the pineapple chunks are frozen. Room temperature smoothies aren’t great, in my opinion.
- You don’t need to freeze the banana, but you totally can. If freezing the banana, peel and dice it before freezing. It’s almost impossible to peel a frozen banana.
- I like to use coconut milk or cream instead of yogurt sometimes. Try it, so good!
Pineapple Banana Smoothie
- 4 cups frozen pineapple chunks
- 1 banana, peeled and cut into chunks (not frozen)
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt, plus more as desired
- 2 tablespoons honey, plus more to taste
- 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk, plus more to taste (can be optional)
- Cold water to thin it out, as needed
- In a blender, blend the pineapples, banana, Greek yogurt, honey, and sweet condensed milk until smooth. Add cold water as needed to thin it out until desired consistency (I add 1/4 cups of water at a time).
- Serve immediately. You can serve it with mint leaves or pineapple as garnish. Enjoy!
- Special equipment: Blender.
- Bananas: no need to freeze them here, but you totally can if you want to. Just be sure to peel and cut the bananas before freezing. Peeling a frozen banana is almost impossible (been there, done that!).