A fresh and bright pineapple banana smoothie with frozen pineapple, bananas, fresh orange, almond milk, and a touch of ginger for a zingy kick. It’s quick, easy, and a delicious way to start the day.
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Here’s a way to chase off the mid-winter blues: blend up a fresh pineapple banana smoothie with a kick of citrus and ginger. The taste is so bright and cheery it’s hard not to be in a good mood while you sip on it.
Make it for breakfast or as a snack – either way, it’s an easy way to get a tropical flavor boost when the weather is anything but tropical. Plus, it’s loaded with fruit and that’s always a good way to treat yourself when you need a little pick-me-up.
- An orange peeled and cut into segments
- Frozen pineapple chunks
- Frozen banana
- Unsweetened almond milk
- Ginger paste
The instructions are easy: place everything in a blender and process until smooth!
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Tips for the Best Smoothie
I like to use orange segments because my high-powered blender completely breaks them down. If you’re worried your blender can’t fully process them, you can always just squeeze the juice from the orange and add a few extra chunks of pineapple or sliced bananas.
Any dairy-free milk, nut milk, or regular dairy milk will work. I’ve also made it with a splash or two of half and half which amps up the creaminess.
I buy tubes of ginger paste because it’s super easy to measure and add to the smoothie, but the same amount of grated fresh ginger works, too. I love the flavor it adds to the smoothie – sort of a zingy surprise!
I like a drinkable smoothie (not too thick) but feel free to adjust the ingredients to get a perfect consistency for you.
How to Freeze Bananas
You can find a variety of frozen fruit already packaged and ready to use, but bananas are not always one of them, but it’s easy to freeze your own. Yes, you can freeze whole bananas, but it makes it easier to blend them when they’re sliced.
- Peel and slice the bananas into 1/4″ slices.
- Place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze them. Once they’re frozen, transfer them to a freezer bag.
We all need a little variety so here are some ways to change up this pineapple banana smoothie:
- Switch the almond milk to coconut milk or other milk that you like.
- Add things like chia seeds, flaxseed, or vanilla protein powder.
- Make it a mango banana smoothie and swap the pineapple for frozen mango.
- For a thicker creamy texture, add a spoonful of plain Greek yogurt.
- I don’t add a sweetener, but a little honey would work well if you want it sweeter.
This pineapple banana smoothie recipe is a bright and fresh way to start the day! I hope you give it a try soon.
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Pineapple Banana Smoothie
This pineapple banana smoothie has a whole orange, some banana, and a touch of ginger. It’s a bright and fresh way to start the day! See the recipe notes for some tips and tricks in making your smoothie.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 smoothie 1x
- Category: Drinks
- Method: Blend
- Cuisine: American
- 1 orange, peeled and cut into segments (see notes)
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 1/2 a frozen banana (see notes)
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger paste (see notes)
- Place all of the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
- I used a high-powered blender to make my smoothie, which can easily break down orange segments. If you are worried, you can just squeeze the juice from the orange and add it to the smoothie. If you do this, just add a few more banana slices or pineapple chunks.
- I like to slice and freeze banana slices to make it easy to add them to smoothies. To do this, just slice the bananas and place the slices in a single layer on a baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in the freezer until the slices are frozen. Transfer the slices to a freezer bag and keep frozen.
- If you love ginger, increase the amount to 1 teaspoon for an extra kick of flavor.
- Serving Size: 1 smoothie
- Calories: 209
- Sugar: 42.8g
- Sodium: 66.8mg
- Fat: 1.2g
- Saturated Fat: 0.1g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0.8g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 51.1g
- Fiber: 5.5g
- Protein: 2.2g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
Keywords: pineapple smoothie, pineapple orange smoothie
The nutrition is an estimate only. It was calculated using Nutrifox, an online nutrition calculator.
Post updated from the archives. First published in April 2015.