Banana pineapple juice smoothie is delicious, easy, tropical breakfast smoothie drink perfect for those hot summer months or any busy mornings if you have pineapples & bananas! Banana pineapple juice smoothie can be made using ripe bananas and ripe, fresh pineapples or canned pineapples in pineapple juice.
In this smoothie recipe, I am using canned pineapples (pineapple chunks in pineapple juice) which is available year round.
The advantage of canned pineapples is that it is almost always easily available and so you can make pineapple drinks like pineapple smoothies, pina colada etc very easily using canned pineapples whenever you want!
However, if you have fresh, ripe pineapples, you may replace the canned pineapples with fresh pineapples as well, which is the best if pineapples are in season.
When you use fresh pineapples, you might need to filter the smoothie using a smoothie strainer to remove any hard residue from fresh pinespples.
The combination of pineapples and bananas is awesome as they pair very well, and also pineapple smoothies and banana smoothies are very popular!
More easy, delicious recipes using pineapples include watermelon pineapple juice smoothie, fresh pineapple juice, pineapple coconut smoothie (non alcoholic pina colada), pineapple milkshake etc!
If you love tropical flavored drinks, also try this easy, delicious homemade banana orange juice!
Tropical Pineapple Juice Smoothie Variations
The variations for this delicious and creamy tropical fruit smoothie include adding more delicious fruits like strawberries, oranges etc and greens like spinach or kale to make more different smoothies!
Strawberry banana pineapple smoothie:
Another fruit that goes great with pineapples & bananas is strawberry and so you may try strawberry pineapple banana smoothie as well, if you have fresh or frozen strawberries at home.
To make pineapple strawberry banana smoothie, you can just add about ½ cup of strawberries to this recipe, and if it's too thick for your preference, you may add ½ cup extra milk or yogurt.
Pineapple banana spinach smoothie:
Spinach is another ingredient which is often paired with pineapples and bananas. Spinach is a green leafy vegetable that pairs great with banana smoothies and when they are paired with pineapples, they taste even better!
Pineapple banana spinach smoothie is a great way to add some greens to your breakfast smoothei along with yummy tropical fruits!
To make pineapple banana spinach smoothie, you can add about 1 cup of spinach also to the ingredients.
You may slightly increase of decrease the amount of spinach based on your preference and you may also adjust the amount of milk slightly, if necessary.
Pineapple banana kale smoothie:
Just like spinach leaves, you may also add kale leaves to make delicious and nutritious pineapple banana kale smoothie!
You may use baby kale leaves or regular kale leaves for smoothies, just make sure to wash the leaves very well before using in smoothies.
To make pineapple banana kale smoothie, just like adding spinach leaves, you can add about 1 cup of kale leaves and may adjust the amount of milk slightly if necessary.
Pineapple banana orange smoothie:
Oranges like mandarin oranges or clementines or naval oranges or any juicy orange is perfect to be paired with pinepapples and bananas to make great smoothies!
I also have this mango orange juice smoothie using mangoes and juicy oranges which is dairy free as well!
To make pineapple banana orange smoothie, you can add about 2 mandarin oranges or if the oranges are bigger in size, you may use about 1 cup of oranges (seedless or seeds removed) along with the pineapples and bananas.
Pineapple mango banana smoothie:
Mangoes goes great with pineapples and bananas and mangoes make great smoothies!
If you want to make a mango based smoothie, it is important that you use fresh, ripe mangoes. If the mangoes are sour or unripe, they may not taste very good in smoothies.
So, make sure to use fresh, ripe mangoes which are available in plenty during mango season from around the month of late March, April to around June & July.
You can find a lot of good quality fresh mangoes around this season and you can try mango smoothies and other mango recipes like mango cakes!
To make pineapple mango banana smoothie, you can add 1 cup of sliced mangoes also to the ingredients and may add little more milk if necessary.
Instead of fresh mangoes, you may also use canned mango pulp which is mostly available in Indian grocery stores year round.
Make sure to use sweet mango pulps (like mango pulps made of alphonso mangoes) to make smoothies that will taste great.
So here is how you can make easy, homemade tropical fruit smoothie for breakfast or snack!
How To Make Banana Pineapple Juice Smoothie?
To make easy, quick tropical pineapple smoothie, we need the following ingredients.
ingredients to make tropical pineapple smoothie
pineapple 8 oz I used canned chilled pineapples in juice (you may use 1 cup of fresh, ripe pineapple chunks chilled or frozen)
bananas 1 large (frozen preferred)
almond milk (or whole milk or coconut milk) 1 cup chilled
vanilla extract ½ teaspoon
honey 2 tablespoons
Step by step instructions
Add the chilled canned pineapples with juice & banana to a high power blender. If you have fresh frozen or chilled pineapple cubes, you may use that too.
Also add the chilled milk (almond or regular or coconut), honey and vanilla, blend until smooth.
Transfer to glass cups and serve immediately for best results!
How to store tropical pineapple juice smoothie?
This tropical fruit smoothie tastes the best when it is served immediately, as pineapples can curdle milk if it sits for room temperature for longer.
However, you may store in the refrigerator for longer time (few more hours), if you want to serve this later.
You may need to blend this again in the blender just before serving.
For even longer storage, you may transfer the smoothie to ice cube trays and store in the freezer, if you wish.
Below you can get the recipe for this delicious tropical pineapple smoothie in detail.
Banana Pineapple Juice Tropical Smoothie Drink
- 8 oz pineapple I used canned chilled pineapples in juice (you may use 1 cup of fresh, ripe pineapple chunks chilled or frozen)
- 1 large bananas frozen preferred
- 1 cup almond milk or whole milk or coconut milk, chilled
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons honey
- Add the chilled canned pineapples with juice & banana to a high power blender. If you have fresh frozen or chilled pineapple cubes, you may use that too.
- Also add the chilled milk (almond or regular or coconut), honey and vanilla, blend until smooth.
- Serve immediately for best results!If you used fresh pineapples instead of canned pineapples, it is a good idea to filter the smoothie using a smoothie strainer to remove any hard residue from the pineapples.