This Tropical Pineapple Coconut Smoothie is an energy-boosting, healthy smoothie with all the flavors of the islands. Think coconut, pineapple, banana & lime. And it all goes together in about 5 minutes! Yum!
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A tropical smoothie really hits the spot, especially in the heat of summer! Why? It's cold, refreshing, and loaded with tropical fruit.
A smoothie, whether in a glass or bowl, is a great way to start any day. It provides a healthy dose of protein, calcium, and fiber with the added benefit of being a quick-to-go breakfast. If you like this frozen smoothie you'll love my chocolate caramel smoothie bowl, blueberry coffee smoothie, and raspberry smoothie.
Why You'll Love This Pineapple Coconut Smoothie Recipe
Pineapple juice and coconut yogurt give it the base flavors. It's a non alcoholic pina colada smoothie with extra fruit and nut flavors.
Frozen banana gives it fiber and texture. Lime juice adds a touch of tartness to balance the sweetness. Almond butter, chia seeds, and protein powder make it filling to keep you satisfied all morning.
- Coconut-flavored Greek yogurt
- Pineapple Juice
- Frozen banana slices
- Almond Butter
- Chia Seeds
- Protein powder
Ingredient Notes and Substitutions
You can use coconut milk or coconut cream instead of yogurt to make it a dairy-free and vegan smoothie.
Use cream of coconut instead of yogurt for extra sweetness and turn it into a dessert smoothie.
If you don't want to squeeze the lime for lime juice, you can use bottled lime juice. You can also use bottled key lime juice instead of regular lime juice.
Freeze coconut water in an ice cube tray to use it instead of regular ice.
How to Make a Pineapple Coconut Smoothie
To prep for making the smoothie:
Peel and slice a banana into thick slices. Place the slices on a baking sheet and freeze them. It will take 1 to 2 hours until they are frozen, depending on the thickness of the slices.
Put the pineapple juice in the refrigerator so it will be cold.
Juice the lime.
Easy steps to make the smoothie:
- Place yogurt, frozen banana, almond butter, and chia seeds in a blender.
- Pour in pineapple and lime juice.
- Add protein powder.
- Blend until smooth.
- Add ice for a thicker smoothie.
- Blend again and pour into a mason jar or tall glass.
Garnish this creamy banana pineapple coconut smoothie with toasted coconut flakes and perhaps a slice of lime or pineapple.
- Green Pineapple Coconut Smoothie - Add a handful of kale or spinach. Or add 1 teaspoon of spirulina powder.
- Mango Pineapple Smoothie - Substitute coconut yogurt with mango yogurt.
How to Store and Freeze
Smoothies are best right after they are blended. However, if you have leftovers and you want to save them, here's what to do:
Store any smoothie leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Stir or shake it vigorously before drinking it because it may separate.
Freeze leftover smoothies in a freezer-safe container or plastic freezer bags for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight. For a typical smoothie texture, blend it again with ice cubes.
You can freeze the smoothie in popsicle molds to make popsicles like these chocolate cherry smoothie popsicles.
More Tropical Fruit Smoothies
Find more delicious smoothies on 2CM!
Pineapple Coconut Smoothie
- 5.3-6 ounce coconut-flavored Greek yogurt
- ½ frozen banana sliced
- ¼ cup pineapple juice
- 1 lime zested & juiced (or about 1-½ Tablespoons lime juice)
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)
- 1 Tablespoon almond butter (optional)
- 1 Tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
- 1 cup ice
- Garnish: toasted coconut, lime slice, pineapple, banana
- Place all ingredients up to ice in blender. Blend until smooth.
- Add ice and blend again. Keep adding ice until you reach the thickness desired.
- Pour into mason jar, tall glass, or bowl and garnish as desired.
This post has been updated with new photos and more useful information. It was first published on July 13, 2016.