This Banana Smoothie recipe is made with frozen banana, yogurt, pineapple juice, and almond milk. It’s sweet, creamy, and perfect for a quick, customizable breakfast, snack, or dessert! 

Sweet and Creamy Pineapple Banana Smoothie

I love a good smoothie for breakfast! And while I always enjoy unique flavors like my carrot cake smoothie and healthy piña colada smoothie, I don’t always have lots of ingredients on hand. That’s when I turn to this simple banana smoothie recipe! 

With just four simple ingredients, I pretty much always have everything I need to whip it up. Even better, it comes together in no time! You can easily match and match different mix-ins to make it even more satisfying, too. 

Start with the basics, and go from there. No matter how you make it, this smoothie is always a hit! 

banana smoothie ingredients

Ingredients 

Bananas: You can’t have a banana smoothie without bananas! This gives the smoothie that classic sweet, banana taste and creates a thick, creamy consistency. 

Yogurt: Plain Greek yogurt helps to make the smoothie extra creamy and adds a bit of extra protein. 

Pineapple Juice: This adds a bit of tropical flavor and pairs really well with the banana. If preferred, you can use more almond milk instead. 

Almond Milk: This recipe uses almond milk, but you could use any milk you prefer. Oat milk, coconut milk, or plain dairy milk would work well, too.

smoothie ingredients in blender

How to Freeze Bananas for Smoothies

Whenever I have ripe bananas I like to peel them, cut them in half, and then add them to a freezer-safe bag to freeze for my smoothies. To prevent them from clumping together, follow the steps below: 

  1. Slice the bananas into rounds. 
  2. Arrange them in a single layer on a baking sheet. 
  3. Freeze for 1 to 2 hours or until solid. 
  4. Transfer the frozen bananas to a sealable bag, and freeze until you’re ready to use. 

Smoothie Variations

  • Make it dairy-free – you can swap the Greek yogurt with your favorite dairy-free Greek-style yogurt to keep this recipe completely dairy-free. I don’t recommend omitting it completely, or your smoothie will be too runny. 
  • Add in some veggies – this smoothie pairs well with mild veggies such as cauliflower, zucchini, or even spinach. So, feel free to add in a handful for a boost of fiber and nutrients if you like! 
  • Include more fruit – feel free to incorporate extra fruit like strawberries or blueberries if you have them.
  • Use vanilla yogurt – if you want more of a vanilla flavor to your smoothie, you can use vanilla Greek yogurt instead of plain. 
  • Make it sweeter – you can make this banana smoothie even sweeter by adding a touch of maple syrup, honey, or even a pitted date.
smoothie blended in blender

Ways to Customize

I love to make smoothies in the morning for a quick breakfast. Often, I toss in extra mix-ins to make them extra filling and satisfy me until lunch! Some of my go-to options include: 

  • Protein Powder – this unflavored whey protein powder is my favorite and something I use every day. I always add it to my smoothies when I’m making one to drink as a meal. Feel free to experiment with different flavored proteins as well. 
  • Collagen Powder – I love adding a scoop of collagen powder for an extra hit of protein to keep me feeling full. This is also a great option to use instead of protein powder. 
  • Ground Flax Seeds – these flaxseeds are full of health benefits, and you can’t even taste them! Flax seeds are a great source of fiber, plant-based protein, and healthy fats!
  • Chia Seeds – I recommend adding anywhere between a half to one teaspoon or so of chia seeds. Any more than that, and they might change the texture of the smoothie too much. Be sure to drink it right away, or your smoothie will turn into chia pudding!
  • Hemp Seeds – another seed that I love to add to my smoothies is hemp seeds for all the health benefits. I usually add 1/2 a tablespoon.
  • Oats – I love adding 1/4 cup of old-fashioned oats to my smoothies for even more fiber and whole grains. You can’t even taste them!
  • Nut Butter – A tablespoon or so of nut butter like almond butter, peanut butter, or cashew butter makes smoothies extra creamy and adds extra healthy fats and fiber. 

Helpful Kitchen Tools 

  • High-Speed Blender
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Reusable Straw
smoothie being poured into glass

How to Make a Banana Smoothie

Step One: Add all the ingredients to a high-powered blender. 

Step Two: Pulse until smooth and creamy. Scrape down the sides as needed to ensure all the ingredients are incorporated evenly. 

Tips for the Creamiest Smoothie

  1. Add the liquid first – add your liquid to the base of the blender first. This helps make the smoothie easier to blend.
  2. Start slow – for the best results, start the blender speed on low, and gradually turn it up before bringing it to full speed. This ensures all the ingredients blend completely and that you’re not left with huge chunks.
  3. Use frozen produce – to get a really thick and creamy texture, be sure to use frozen bananas. Fresh fruit will create a runnier consistency. It will still be delicious but not as thick. 
  4. Omit the ice – if you typically add a ton of ice to your smoothies it may be tempting to add it to this one, but trust me you do not need it. The frozen fruit is all you need to keep the smoothie cold and creamy.
two smoothie glasses topped with bananas and oats

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I hope you give this Banana Smoothie recipe a try! It’s makes for a quick, easy breakfast, snack, or dessert that’s full of protein. If you do give this recipe a try, let me know! Leave a comment with a star rating below. You can also snap a photo & tag @allthehealthythings on INSTAGRAM. Your reviews and ratings help support All the Healthy Things and make it possible for me to continue to create the recipes you trust and love.

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Banana Smoothie

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  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

This Banana Smoothie recipe is made with frozen banana, yogurt, pineapple juice, and almond milk. It’s sweet, creamy, and perfect for a quick, customizable breakfast or snack. 


Ingredients

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  • 2 cups frozen bananas, sliced or broken into chunks before frozen
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup almond milk 

Instructions

  1.  Add all of the ingredients to a high-powered blender.
  2. Blend everything until smooth and creamy.

Recipe by: Ashlea Carver / All the Healthy Things | Photography by: Sierra Inn 

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