Pineapple Banana Smoothie

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 a quick, easy, and delicious way to start the day.

a pineapple smoothie in a glass.

Here’s a way to chase off morning sluggishness: blend up a fresh pineapple banana smoothie with a kick of citrus and ginger. The taste is so bright and cheery that it’s hard not to be in a good mood while you sip on it.

photo collage showing the ingredients in the blender and the pureed smoothie.

How to Make It

Make it for breakfast or as a snack – either way, it’s an easy way to get a tropical flavor boost. It’s loaded with fruit, and that’s always a good way to treat yourself when you need a little pick-me-up.

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Pineapple Banana Smoothie

pineapple banana smoothie.

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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.

  • Author: April Anderson
  • 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 note)
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 a frozen banana (see note)
  • 1/4 cup milk (see note)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger paste (see notes)


  1. Place all of the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.


I used a high-speed blender to make my smoothie, which can easily break down peeled orange segments. If your blender is not high-speed, you can squeeze the juice from the orange and add it to the smoothie. If you do this, add a few more pineapple chunks.

Sometimes you can find frozen sliced bananas at the store, but it’s easy to freeze them yourself. 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 (about 30 minutes or so). Transfer the slices to a freezer bag and keep them frozen.

Milk: Any kind of milk you like will work. I use unsweetened almond milk (that’s what’s used to calculate the nutrition estimate), but other kinds of dairy-free milk or regular milk will work. When I want a richer smoothie, I use whole milk.

If you love ginger, increase the amount to 1 teaspoon for an extra kick of flavor. 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 – 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. Add more milk to thin it or reduce the amount to thicken it. 


  • 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

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The nutrition is an estimate only. It was calculated using Nutrifox, an online nutrition calculator.


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.
close-up shot of a smoothie.

This pineapple banana smoothie recipe is a bright and fresh way to start the day! I hope you give it a try soon.

Happy blending,


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Post updated from the archives. First published in April 2015.


    1. Thanks, Maya — it can be hard sometimes, so it’s important that I remind myself it’s all okay as long as it’s in balance. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  1. That looks so great! It’s perfect for me here since it’s in the middle of summer where I live. Just about everyday we hit over 100 degrees.

  2. As a healthy buff and a fitness lover, I make sure to incorporate as much as fruits in my diet. I’m definitely all for that delicious-looking smoothie. Yum! I can’t wait to try it myself. Hope I get the recipe right though. LOL

  3. We should always make sure that our health is our priority, and this smoothie is something that will help us with this goal. It will not only keep you healthy, but will surely satisfy your cravings as well.

  4. I’ve always been a fan of the pineapple/orange combo. It is such a bright flavor duo. The ginger is a great addition. It has so many health benefits which helps make this a nutritious and delicious treat.

  5. We always have a stash of bananas in the freezer! Love the addition of ginger and pineapple for the taste and their anti-inflammatory properties!

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