Coconut pineapple smoothie with a glass straw on a counter with fresh pineapple and banana.

It’s not every day that you get to go on a luxurious beach vacation, but it is possible to interject a little bit of tropical flair to your everyday life with this coconut pineapple smoothie! Packed with frozen pineapple, banana, and coconut milk, this dairy-free smoothie tastes like a creamy, dreamy piña colada that is nourishing enough to have for breakfast.

This smoothie is a wonderful addition to a balanced diet, especially because of the nutritional powerhouse that is pineapple! Pineapple is loaded with vitamins and minerals, plus it’s got lots of enzymes that can help aid digestion. And most importantly? Pineapple is delicious! And in this smoothie it adds a sweet, tropical flavor that can’t be beat.
Finished smoothie in a glass with a glass straw and fresh fruit.

What do I need for your coconut pineapple smoothie recipe?

You only need three, maybe four, ingredients, and you may already have them all! You’ll need:

  • Frozen bananas. Bananas add some sweetness to this snack. And since they are frozen, they give the smoothie a creamy texture (which means you don’t have to dilute it down with ice!).
  • Pineapple. You can’t have a pineapple smoothie without pineapple! Canned or fresh pineapple will both work.
  • Coconut milk. The stuff from the can is what you want here—you can often find it with the international foods or baking ingredients.
  • Honey or maple syrup. Both bananas and pineapples have a natural sweetness, so you may be able to skip this one. Sweeten to taste.

Wholefully Protip

Buy an extra bunch of bananas on your next grocery run. Peel them, break into pieces, and freeze flat on a baking sheet. Transfer to a freezer container or bag once frozen—you’ll be ready for smoothies all week!

Can you mix pineapple and milk?

This pineapple smoothie recipe calls for coconut milk for two reasons:

  1. We wanted that classic pina colada flavor combo of coconut + pineapple.
  2. Pineapple and dairy milk do not typically play nicely together. The acidity of the pineapple can easily curdle the milk. Non-dairy milk like coconut milk will give you a smoother, tastier smoothie.
Overhead of four ingredients needed for coconut pineapple smoothie recipe.

Don’t I need ice?

Not if you are using frozen bananas! Most smoothie recipes that call for ice do so because it chills and thickens the smoothie. But frozen fruit can do that too—and the fruit won’t dilute your smoothie flavor.

One exception! If you choose to use fresh fruit instead of frozen, you’ll need to add a handful or two of ice to the blender.

How do I make a pineapple smoothie?

For the best results, you’ll want to add the ingredients to the blender in this order: coconut milk first, then the bananas and pineapple. Slowly increase the speed of your blender, and process until smooth and creamy. Add honey or maple syrup to taste, and enjoy!
Overhead of pineapple coconut smoothie with a glass straw.

How do I make this smoothie vegan?

Good news—this one is already vegan! Just be sure to use maple syrup instead of honey if you sweeten it.

What’s the best blender for making smoothies?

If you’re in need of a new blender, here are the three we recommend:

  • AFFORDABLE: Cuisinart Hand Blender—This immersion blender stores away neatly, and is powerful enough to blend up a smoothie!
  • MEDIUM: Ninja Professional Blender—We used this one in the Wholefully kitchen for years, and it’s a great high-powered blender.
  • PRICEY: Vitamix Professional Blender—A Vitamix is the cream of the blender crop, and it’s what we use everyday in the Wholefully test kitchen. It’s a dream to use, and will last you a lifetime!
Pina colada smoothie on a counter with fresh banana and pineapple chunks.

What fruit blends well with pineapple?

Pineapple’s sweet-tart flavor complements so many fruits! Some of our favorite fruits to pair with pineapple include:

  • Coconut! You’ll find that tropical pairing here, and in our no-banana pineapple spinach smoothie.
  • Banana. Banana’s mild flavor adds a subtle creamy sweetness to pineapple smoothies and desserts.
  • Mango. Tropical fruits gotta stick together! You can try the coconut-mango-pineapple combo in our mango smoothie.
  • Papaya or passionfruit. Two more tropical fruits that play nicely with pineapple.

Is there a way to pack more nutrition into this pineapple smoothie?

This recipe makes a simple coconut pineapple smoothie that is already packed with Vitamin C and potassium, but you can add whatever seeds or powders that you’d like to make it even more nourishing! For this one, I might add:

  • Turmeric. Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory with lots of health benefits that will make your pineapple smoothie an even brighter yellow.
  • Hemp seeds. These seeds are nearly flavorless, but they will add so much plant-based protein and essential fatty acids to your smoothie. I much prefer these to chalky protein powders to boost the protein levels in my smoothie.
  • Local bee pollen or honey. Local honey and bee pollen may help keep seasonal allergies in check, and they taste great!
  • Chia seeds or ground flax seeds. Give your smoothie a boost of omega-3s with these little seed powerhouses.

Once you find the combination of mix-ins that you like, you can freeze them as booster packs for future smoothies!

Coconut pineapple smoothie with a glass straw on a counter with fresh pineapple and banana.

Coconut Pineapple Smoothie

Yield: 1 smoothie
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This coconut pineapple smoothie is super sweet, creamy, and so easy to make at home. This smoothie tastes like sipping on a piña colada for breakfast!


  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks (canned or fresh)
  • 1 cup coconut milk (from the can)
  • Honey or maple syrup, to taste


  1. Blend all ingredients together until smooth.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 921Total Fat: 49gSaturated Fat: 43gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 37mgCarbohydrates: 130gFiber: 8gSugar: 94gProtein: 8g

At Wholefully, we believe that good nutrition is about much more than just the numbers on the nutrition facts panel. Please use the above information as only a small part of what helps you decide what foods are nourishing for you.

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  1. Is this really 921 cal per serving? If so it would be 1/2 the daily caloric intake. I think I would prefer 1 banana and some pineapple chunks. Not my favorite smoothie.

    1. Hi Margaret! Our nutritional info is automatically calculated in our system and meant to be used as a guide. We recommend using your favorite online nutrition calculator with the actual ingredients you’re using to get the most accurate info. If this particular smoothie wasn’t your favorite, we hope you give one of our many others a go! Smoothie recipes are very flexible. We’re sure you’ll find something you love =)

  2. Thank you for sharing your recipes and tips! My son and I have never made smoothies before so now we’re ready to cross another item off our summer bucket list! Debi (& Evan) from Fort Wayne, IN

    1. Thank you, Debi—that’s wonderful to hear! We hope that you and your son enjoy making and drinking many delicious smoothies this summer! =)