This quick recipe for the best pineapple banana smoothie with protein powder is so good. It's refreshing, creamy, filling, & delicious. Plus it only 5 minutes to blend up. Just add a straw and enjoy!
This smoothie is a great way to start your day like my recipe for banana juice. The tropical flavors of coconut, pineapple, & banana go perfectly with some mochi waffles. In the summertime, it is also a perfect cool midday snack or dessert.
Ingredients for Pineapple Banana Smoothie
This recipe makes a fresh & healthy pineapple banana smoothie. You only need 6 ingredients to make it. It's made with Greek yogurt to keep it thick, rich, & creamy.
- Fresh Pineapple - the perfect sweet-tart combination.
- Banana - adds a rich thickness & potassium.
- Coconut Milk - tropical flavor & sweetness.
- Almond Milk - a low-calorie & dairy-free nutty touch.
- Vanilla Whey Protein Powder - keeps you full & packs a protein punch.
- Greek Yogurt - is tart, low-sugar, & adds more protein.
See the recipe card for amounts & full instructions.
How to Make a Pineapple Banana Smoothie
This recipe makes 2 servings of smoothies. It only takes a few minutes to make both with these easy steps. It's perfect for a snack, breakfast, lunch, or dessert when you are limited on time.
- Cut the fruit
- Blend ingredients together
- Serve & enjoy!
Cut the Fruit
Begin by prepping the fruit. The banana needs to have the peel removed. Then just simply break it into chunks with your hands when it is time to get it into the blender.
You will need to remove the rind off the pineapple and cut it into chunks. Cutting a pineapple is not hard and worth the taste & juiciness compared to frozen chunks.
Since whole pineapples are large, you will have leftovers. Pineapple can be frozen easily. Place the pineapple chunks in a single layer on a baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper. Flash freeze for 30 minutes and then place them in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag. They will last for up to 3 months in the freezer. Use them later in my recipe for Mango Pineapple Smoothie.
Blend Ingredients Together
I make these with the Ninja blender in single-serving size containers as seen here. Simply add ½ of the ingredients as listed in the recipe below and blend/pulse for about 30 seconds. I pour that into a glass and then make a second one with the remaining ingredients.
If you have a large blender bowl on your machine, you can make 2 servings at once. Throw all the ingredients into your big blender bowl. Blend until smooth and no visible chunks can be seen.
Substitutions & Variations
Here are some great recipe variations & ingredient substitutions that can be made. These alternatives may help with dietary & lifestyle needs.
- Fresh Pineapple - use frozen chunks instead, defrosting is not needed
- Whey Protein Powder - use pea or another type of protein powder
- Vegan - use pea protein powder & plant-based yogurt
- Nut-Free - omit the almond milk & use regular milk or oat milk
- Coconut-Free - omit and replace with more almond milk or oat milk
- High-Calorie - for weight-gain use ice cream instead of Greek yogurt & add ¼ cup heavy cream.
- Extra Thick & Creamy - omit the ice cubes
Serve & Enjoy
Once blended, pour into two glasses to enjoy. Garnish with pineapple slices or chunks. Add a straw or get fancy and top with some whipped cream if you want this as a dessert.
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Pineapple Banana Protein Smoothie
- 1 C fresh pineapple chunks
- 1 banana chunks
- 1 C unsweetened almond milk
- 1 C ice cubes
- 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
- ½ C coconut milk can shaken
- 2 tablespoon plain greek yogurt
- Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 8.8g||11%|
|Saturated Fat 4.6g||23%|
|Total Carbohydrate 34.6g||13%|
|Dietary Fiber 2.7g||10%|
|Total Sugars 20.6g|
|Vitamin D 0mcg||0%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
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