Looking for a refreshing summer smoothie? Try this Pineapple Banana Smoothie! It’s fruity, delicious, with sweet tropical flavors.
This easy Pineapple Banana Smoothie is made with just 6 simple ingredients and takes less than 5 minutes to make. Super convenient if you want a quick breakfast or a simple afternoon pick-me-up.
These smoothies are make-ahead and freezer-friendly as well!
Homemade smoothies are always better because you can make it so it’s the perfect consistency and level of sweetness. I love starting my days with an easy Pineapple Banana Smoothie. It’s refreshing, fruity, and delicious!
The secret ingredient here is sweet condensed milk! It adds a unique, sweet milky touch that complements really well with this smoothie’s flavor profile.
Things I love about this Pineapple Banana Smoothie:
- Made with just 6 ingredients!
- Quick and easy! Smoothies on-the-go are perfect for busy mornings.
- Make-ahead and freezer friendly.
The Secret Ingredient
The secret ingredient in this pineapple banana smoothie is sweet condensed milk!
I love the sweet, milky flavors that the sweet condensed milk adds. It makes this smoothie refreshing and cozy at the same time! It just pairs so well with it. Sometimes, I even like to drizzle sweet condensed milk over sliced bananas or pineapples as a snack.
If you’d rather omit this ingredient to keep it healthy, that’s totally fine. Just add a little bit more of honey or adjust sweetness to taste.
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- Sweet condensed milk: Adds a touch of unique, sweet milky flavors and.
- Frozen pineapple chunks: I buy pre-frozen pineapple chunks, but feel free to freeze your own diced pineapple.
- Banana: For flavor and consistency.
- Greek yogurt: For creaminess and consistency. You can use plain or flavored Greek yogurt.
- Honey: For sweetness.
- Cold water: To thin out the smoothies
Pineapple banana smoothies are super easy to make! Takes just 5 minutes or less form start to finish.
Step 1 | Combine ingredients in blender
Place all the ingredients for the pineapple banana smoothie in a large blender, except for the water or milk. I use a large 72-ounce capacity countertop blender.
Step 2 | Blend and adjust to taste
Blend everything for a few seconds until evenly combined. If needed, scrape the sides of the blender cup.
Add-ons and Variations
There are so many ways to customize this pineapple banana smoothie. These are just some of my favorite ways:
- Use flavored yogurt, such as pineapple yogurt
- Add other fruits!
- Add a splash of freshly squeezed orange juice or bottled pineapple juice.
- Use pineapple juice instead of water to thin out the smoothie
- Use coconut milk instead of yogurt (use less since it’s thinner than yogurt)
Want to skip the sweet condensed milk? That’s totally fine. Just add more honey to taste.
Yes, you can make pineapple banana smoothies in advance, which is very convenient! If you’re planning to make it and drink it the same day, you can just keep it in the fridge for a few hours.
If you’re making it days or weeks in advance, here’s what you can do:
- Blend and freeze: Transfer blended smoothie into mason jars, leaving about 1 inch at the top. Seal tightly and freeze it for up to 1 month. Thaw in the fridge overnight.
- Freeze prepped ingredients: My favorite way. Pre-portion the frozen pineapple and bananas in sealed freezer-friendly bags. Blend with the rest of the ingredients later.
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Yes, but freeze diced pineapples overnight or for up to 2 months. The cubed pineapple needs to be frozen.
No, the pineapples will already be frozen and cold. If you add ice, it may dilute the flavors and turn out a bit bland.
You can just use more honey to taste.
Yes! Adjust quantities according to desired consistency.
This recipe was published in 2020 and updated in June 2022 to include new photos and information, plus a few recipe modifications.
Tips for Success
- Use frozen diced pineapple to ensure your smoothies have the right consistency and temperature. Do not add ice, as it can dilute the flavors.
- There is no need to freeze the banana, but you can.
- If you choose to omit the sweet condensed milk, add more honey to taste.
- Instead of water, you can use your favorite milk.
Pineapple Banana Smoothie
- 4 cups frozen pineapple chunks
- 1 banana, peeled and cut into chunks - not frozen
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt - plus more to taste
- 1 tablespoon honey - or to taste
- ⅓ cup sweetened condensed milk - or to taste
- Cold water or milk as needed - to thin it out
- Add pineapples, banana, yogurt, honey, and sweet condensed milk into a large blender. I use a 72-ounce capacity countertop blender.
- Blend until smooth. Add cold water as needed to thin it out until desired consistency (I add about ¼ cups of water at a time). Serve immediately. Optional: garnish with mint leaves or fresh pineapple.
- Use frozen diced pineapple to ensure your smoothies have the right consistency and temperature. You can buy pre-frozen pineapple or freeze your own.
- Do not add ice to the smoothie, as it can dilute the flavors.
- Sweet condensed milk: Adds unique, sweet milky flavors. If you prefer to omit it, add more honey instead.
- Make ahead – Freezing blended smoothies: Transfer blended smoothie into mason jars, leaving about 1 inch at the top. Seal tightly and freeze it for up to 1 month. Thaw in the fridge overnight.
- Prep ahead – Freeze prepped ingredients: Portion the frozen pineapple and bananas in sealed freezer-friendly bags.
- Greek yogurt: Use your favorite yogurt, plain or flavored. If using regular yogurt, which can be thinner than Greek yogurt, use less or to taste.
- Water: Your favorite milk, coconut water, pineapple juice.
- Sweet condensed milk: honey.