This Banana Pineapple Smoothie is cool, creamy, refreshing, tropical, and good for you! It’s great for a quick breakfast or as a snack any time of the day!
I don’t like to skip breakfast, so on those days when I have to run out the door in a hurry, smoothies are my go-to answer! They are also my favorite way to get more fruit in my diet because they taste like an indulgent treat, but they are good for me!
This Banana Pineapple Smoothie reminds me of being on vacation. It’s cold and creamy, and the pineapple gives it that tropical flavor that reminds me of sitting on the beach relaxing, listening to the waves, enjoying the sunshine, and sipping a fruity drink without a care in the world. Maybe that’s why I drink it so often – even in the winter!
I always keep a stash of frozen bananas (peeled, please) and other fruit in my freezer for making smoothies. They are so quick and easy to make! All you need is five minutes, five simple ingredients, and a blender to be sipping on this delicious and good-for-you smoothie any time of the day.
Almond milk, yogurt, and a frozen banana make this smoothie nice and creamy. I use frozen pineapple instead of ice cubes because it makes the smoothie frosty and thick without watering it down and keeps all of that banana-pineapple goodness!
INGREDIENTS YOU NEED TO MAKE BANANA PINEAPPLE SMOOTHIES:
- Unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- Low-fat vanilla yogurt
- Frozen banana
- Frozen pineapple
- Pure maple syrup (optional)
SPECIAL EQUIPMENT NEEDED:
HERE’S A QUICK LOOK AT HOW TO MAKE BANANA PINEAPPLE SMOOTHIES:
Sometimes to up the good-for-me factor, I add some ground flax seeds or chia seeds. I also sometimes add some oatmeal to this smoothie when I make it in the morning when I don’t have time for breakfast. Just keep in mind that if you add some additional ingredients, you may need to add some more almond milk to thin it out if it starts to give your blender a hard time.
- Do I have to use frozen fruit? No. Using fresh fruit is fine. The smoothie just won’t be as cold and thick as it would be if you use frozen fruit, but it will still taste delicious! You could always throw in some ice cubes to make up for it if you’d like.
- Can I use something other than almond milk? Sure! You can use regular milk, skim milk, cashew milk, coconut milk (this would be awesome – it would taste like a pina colada – YUM!) – whatever kind of milk you like.
- Can I use a different type or flavor of yogurt? You bet! You could use regular or Greek yogurt and any flavor you want.
This smoothie is quick, easy, delicious, and is sure to be a hit with the grown-ups and kids alike. It’s great any time of the day all year long! It’s the middle of November right now, and I’m looking at a foot of snow out my window. I think I’ll go whip up one of these smoothies to bring a little sunshine into my day!
I hope you try this Banana Pineapple Smoothie recipe and love it as much as I do. Thanks for visiting today!
Banana Pineapple Smoothie
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup, optional
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. If your smoothie is a little too thick and is giving your blender a hard time, add some more almond milk to thin it out a bit.
- Best when served immediately.
- If your pineapple and banana are very ripe and sweet, you may not need to add the maple syrup or you may want to add less than the 2 tablespoons. Sweeten it to your liking. You could also use honey or any other sweetener of your choice. Calories per serving without the maple syrup or any other sweetener are 162.
- You can replace the almond milk with any kind of milk you like.
- You can replace the low-fat vanilla yogurt with any kind or flavor of yogurt you like.