Simple & quick Banana Smoothie with a splash of pineapple is a family favorite!! It’s a perfect meal or a refreshing snack.
Pineapple Banana Smoothie
I’m not exaggerating when I say that we have a smoothie at least every other day. Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack – they have become one of go-to recipes. One of the ingredients we add to almost every drink is a banana and not just because we always have them on hand, but because they’re a great smoothie ingredient.
Today, we are sharing with you our favorite banana smoothie which also includes bananas (you can also check out our Strawberry Banana Smoothie which is another favorite). Like most smoothies, they take just a minute to make and are so delicious and refreshing. They taste good and are usually good for you which is a BONUS!
We love banana smoothies at our house but almost always add other ingredients, like the pineapple. In this case, it added the perfect amount of sweetness to make this smoothie irresistible.
How to Make Banana Smoothies
BLEND. Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth!
There really aren’t any steps to this recipe other than adding everything to the blender and blending, but there are a few tips and tricks that might help:
- Frozen fruit usually blends better and gives it more of a smoothie consistency.
- If using frozen fruit, you should haven’t to use so much ice. If using fresh fruit, ice will help it become more a smoothie consistency than a drink.
- Freeze the juice part of whatever you’re adding to make it a thicker consistency
- Sweeteners do help, but we recommend using stevia over sugar to stay a little bit healthier
- Sneak in vegetables when you can. Half the time, kids don’t even notice when kale or spinach has been added to a smoothie, which allows them to get in extra vitamins without fighting them on it.
For this particular recipe, you can also add any other fruits or veggies you love. We love strawberries and will probably add that next time we make it.
Prep ingredients ahead of time. Wash, slice, and divide the fruit into individual sized portions and keep them in Ziploc bags in the freezer. The yogurt can be frozen in an ice cube tray. The ice and juice are best added to the smoothie right before mixing. With the ingredients prepped like this, you can take the ingredients straight from the freezer to the blender!
To STORE leftovers, add a little bit of lemon juice or Sure Fresh so the smoothie doesn’t brown. If there’s a little room at the top of the container, cut a piece of plastic wrap and place it directly onto the top of the smoothie. Store in the fridge for 12 hours or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
We love this banana smoothie recipe as is, but will try adding coconut or strawberries next time for even more flavor. It can also be changed based on the juice used in the recipe. We use pineapple but any juice would work and would be a great addition to this recipe.
For more smoothie recipes, check out:
- Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- Blueberry Smoothie
- Peach Smoothie
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
Banana Smoothie Recipe
- 1-1 1/2 cup ice cubes
- 1-2 large Bananas cut into chunks (frozen or fresh)
- 1/4 pineapple cubed (frozen or fresh)
- 1 cup pineapple juice or apple juice
- Blend all ingredients until smooth. Enjoy cold!