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This pineapple smoothie tastes like a tropical paradise in a glass. So refreshing and deliciously sweet, it’s the perfect smoothie recipe to start your day!

If your family loves smoothies as much as mine, be sure to try some of our other favorites, like our Skinny Berry Smoothie or Orange Colada Smoothie!

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Why I Love This Pineapple Smoothie Recipe

I love making smoothies for breakfast because they’re quick, easy & always delicious. I love when smoothies are creamy and frothy, and when it’s hot outside – it’s the perfect way to cool off. And that’s why today I’m sharing this pineapple smoothie recipe. It only has 4 ingredients, and it tastes like sweet sunshine.

I usually go for a mixed berry smoothie or a strawberry banana smoothie in the morning – but I decided to switch things up by making this pineapple smoothie instead. It has a deliciously sweet and slightly tangy flavor thanks to the pineapple and orange juice. Then it’s thick and creamy because we’re adding in banana and yogurt.

Pineapple Smoothie Ingredients and Substitutions

  • Pineapple – You can use fresh pineapple or frozen pineapple chunks.
  • Banana – Fresh or frozen banana is fine. Choose a ripe banana with a bright yellow peel. Slightly green bananas can be bitter and the brown ones are equally unpleasant. If you don’t like bananas, replace them with strawberries or raspberries.
  • Orange Juice – Fresh squeezed is great, but usually I just pour from a bottle. You can also switch it up by using pineapple-orange juice or tropical fruit juice instead of orange juice.
  • Greek Yogurt – Feel free to use plain or vanilla yogurt. Keep in mind that flavored yogurt can add more sugar
  • Ice – Totally optional, but sometimes I’ll throw in 1 cup of ice cubes for a thicker smoothie.
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How to make a Pineapple Smoothie

The pineapple makes this smoothie sweet, tropical and completely delicious. I love the combo of sweet pineapple, tangy citrus, and mellow banana. Then the yogurt helps to keep you full longer and adds calcium.

The directions are simple:

  1. Add ingredients to a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour and enjoy!

This healthy pineapple smoothie is such a delicious, easy recipe whether you’re looking for a smoothie for breakfast or a snack. And because it can be easily made with fresh or frozen fruit – you can enjoy it any time of year.

This pineapple smoothie tastes like a tropical paradise. So refreshing and deliciously sweet, it's the perfect treat to start your day!

Can You Freeze Fresh Pineapple For a Smoothie?

It’s really easy to freeze fresh pineapple! First peel the skin off of the pineapple, then cut into small chunks (smaller is better for smoothies).

Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper and lay pineapple out in a single layer. Slide the whole sheet pan into the freezer. Once the pineapple chunks are frozen, transfer them to a freezer bag.

What Fruits Go With Pineapple?

Pineapple is a refreshingly tangy tropical fruit, and it pairs well with other tropical flavors like orange, papaya, passion fruit, kiwi fruit and mango.

But you don’t have to go with tropical. Pair with apricots, banana, lemon, lime, pomegranate, strawberry or raspberry.

Can You Mix Milk With Pineapple?

It may come as a surprise, but you should not mix pineapple with milk. It can cause stomach pain and gas, nausea or headaches.

However, there isn’t really scientific evidence that it causes health problems. The aforementioned issues are more likely attributed to the acid in the pineapple causing the milk to curdle or turn sour.

But don’t worry, it won’t ruin your smoothie or pineapple upside down cake.

pineapple smoothie in a glass with a straw

More Smoothie Recipes

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Pineapple Smoothie

This pineapple smoothie tastes like a tropical paradise in a glass. So refreshing and deliciously sweet, it’s the perfect smoothie recipe to start your day!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 smoothies


  • 2 cups pineapple chunks
  • 2 medium bananas
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt or plain
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  • Add all the ingredients to a blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Pour into 2 glasses and enjoy. 


This recipe makes enough for one large smoothie or 2 smaller smoothies, depending on your preferred serving size.
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Calories: 347kcalCarbohydrates: 78gProtein: 9gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 85mgPotassium: 1119mgFiber: 6gSugar: 58gVitamin A: 470IUVitamin C: 152.1mgCalcium: 250mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer Kristin Maxwell of “Yellow Bliss Road” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. For accurate calorie counts and other nutritional values, we recommend running the ingredients through your preferred online nutritional calculator. Calories and other nutritional values can vary depending on which brands were used.


Fiona blogs over at Just So Tasty where she shares easy, classic recipes for desserts & sweet treats. A peanut butter lover, chocolate connoisseur, and sprinkle addict - she hopes to make your life sweeter, one cookie at a time. She also teaches yoga, because life is all about balance.

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  1. Krishtina James says:

    Pineapple is really a very tasty fruit. And, one of my favorites too. And, I found this recipe on facebook. Found interesting. Definitely gonna prepare it this Sunday for my family with the help of newly purchased hand blender.

    1. Kristin says:

      Love the feedback Krishtina! Thanks for stopping by.

  2. YAshim Meah says:

    Lovely smoothie

    1. Kristin says:

      Thank you YAshim!

  3. chloe says:

    love this smothie me and my famly LOVED it

    1. Kristin says:

      That’s awesome Chloe! thanks for stopping by.