This Pineapple Orange Banana Smoothie was inspired by my favorite flavor of juice from childhood. It’s hard to get enough of this tasty combination and it’s not surprising that kids absolutely love this one!
Pineapple Orange Banana was my favorite flavor of juice when I was a kid. But these days we’re more nutrition savvy, and juice is no longer the breakfast staple it once was. Enter the smoothie… complete with all the fiber, and packed with vitamins and minerals!
I don’t have anything against juice necessarily, it is rather tasty. But now that I know there are better options, I tend to steer clear of it (except for fresh pressed juices). Regular store bought juice is essentially liquid fruit sugar. And because it’s been pasteurized you’re missing a lot of the live enzymes, along with the vitamins and minerals.
The great thing about smoothies is they’re so much easier to make than making your own juice first thing in the morning. We try to make a couple of green juices at home every week. But I always rely on smoothies to get plenty of fruits & veggies from day to day.
So if you’re not feeling like a green smoothie first thing, give this one a try. The tropical flavor is bound to pick up your winter blues! Although I do like to make this recipe sometimes with a green spin on it.
First up you make the recipe as written. Then pour out half, and blend the remaining half with however much spinach or kale you like. That way you end up with a fruit smoothie and green smoothie!
Let’s talk about the ingredients for this Pineapple Orange Banana Smoothie!
- Pineapple – Fresh or frozen works best here, although I have used canned pineapple chunks once which were ok but I definitely don’t recommend them as a great option.
- Orange – Whatever is most flavorful is what I’d recommend here from the classic navel oranges to Cara Cara and Mandarins/tangerines are great too!
- Banana – Again fresh or frozen works great here.
- Yogurt – Any yogurt you love will work in this recipe. I go back and forth between Greek yogurt and coconut yogurt.
- Extras – A touch of vanilla is delicious and blending in a few handfuls of spinach or kale makes this a super tasty green smoothie! Also check out my Superfood Smoothies for more ideas about what you can add to your smoothie. Another favorite of mine is to add any type of protein powder you like, I usually go with a couple scoops of collagen powder.
And finally for some more favorite smoothie recipe inspiration!
- Mango Madness Smoothie
- Pink Grapefruit Green Smoothie
- Strawberry Banana Green Smoothie
- Vitamin C Booster Cranberry Orange Smoothie
- Pina Colada Green Smoothie
- Turmeric Morning Glory Smoothie
- Glowing Berry Beet Smoothie
- Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie
- Berry Green Smoothie
And for even more recipe inspiration, head over to the smoothie section of our recipe index! I sure hope you get a chance to make this smoothie soon. And if you do, I hope you’ll leave me a comment/rating below. I always love hearing from you here in the comments. And also over on Instagram where you can tag me at #getinspiredeveryday with your photos!Print
Pineapple Orange Banana Smoothie
- Total Time: 15 mins
- Yield: 8 cups – 4 servings 1x
- Diet: Gluten Free
A classic fruity smoothie combo that tastes like the tropics and is perfect for the winter months!
1 pound of fresh or frozen pineapple chunks, about 3 1/2 cups
2 large bananas, peeled, fresh or frozen
1 large orange, peeled and quartered weighing 12 ounces
1 cup either coconut yogurt (for vegan & dairy free) greek yogurt, or canned coconut milk
1–2 cups ice cubes, use if none of your fruit is frozen
Optional: 1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Category: Smoothie
- Method: Blending
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: Pineapple Banana Smoothie, Orange Banana Smoothie, Pineapple Orange Smoothie
This post was originally published in 2015, but has been updated to include new information and photos in 2021!
27 thoughts on “Pineapple Orange Banana Smoothie”
This smoothie was great! I added another half of an orange and it was *chefs kiss* . It does make enough for 2 smoothies so i was wondering how i could make less of it. Should i just cut the recipe in half?
So glad you enjoyed it, and definitely just cut the recipe in half, it should still blend fine!
Very satisfying! Will definitely be making it again!
I’m so glad you enjoyed it, I love this combo so much I could just make the same smoothie every day!
Can this be preserved in mason jars?
I’m not sure what you mean by ‘preserved’ but if you mean canning I don’t think this recipe would work for that, especially because it contains yogurt. There are a couple of options for keeping this longer though, you can freeze the smoothie (it tastes pretty good, but not quite the same as fresh) or you can make freezer smoothie packs, (I linked to my post below on how to make those) in individual servings so that you can make smaller amounts of smoothie at one time. I hope this helps, and be sure to let me know if you have anymore questions!
Tweaked a little bit and lessened most ingredients, minus the yogurt, plus chai seeds, green tea extract, unflavored protein powder, kale, spinach, and Almost/coconut milk. One of the best green smoothies ever.
Thanks for the variation, I’m always looking for another great green smoothie!
would frozen pineapple work ? I have a great big bag from Costco and am looking for ways to use it up.
Frozen pineapple will work perfectly, the smoothie might be a little thicker, but other than that you’re good to go!
can I throw a little protein powder in, Kari?
You can definitely add any kind of protein powder you like the flavor of, protein powder can sometimes give a smoothie a weird flavor, but if you have a brand you already enjoy you’ll be fine. I hope you enjoy the smoothie, and be sure to let me know if you have anymore questions!
Delicious, so good.Thanks for this recepie.
I’m so glad you enjoyed it, this is a real favorite with my family and it makes for a great quick breakfast!
Really love the recipe, I haven try it yet, but for sure I’ll make it today, I was just wondering can I use canned pineapple? And thanks againg for your recipes.
You could use canned pineapple but it will really effect the flavor, fresh pineapple is much brighter in taste and has about double the flavor of canned. You can also look for frozen pineapple chunks which would be a little closer to fresh. Hope you enjoy the recipe, and be sure to let me know if you have anymore questions!
I’m hoping to include this delicious smoothie recipe in a preschool cookbook we’re making (not for sale – just for parents). We just installed a new garden (hooray!) and are celebrating with a healthy foods for little people cookbook. We have a “10 things to do with oranges/apples/spinach/bananas etc. pages” and we wanted to include this with our oranges page! Any chance you could email me a higher resolution photo of this smoothie? The image from this site is too small. If you’d rather not have this is a cookbook – totally fine. We DO credit you and your website after the recipe. Thanks!
That would be fine if you’d like to use the recipe in your preschool cookbook, I love the idea of celebrating healthy foods for little people! I’ll send you a photo, and I hope you (and your parent group) enjoy this smoothie recipe!
I don’t drink juice anymore because of the sugar, but you just made my day with this recipe.
I get these cravings for something cold and refreshing and this hits the spot!
I would choose smoothies over juice any day, not only are they a whole food but I think they taste better as well!
I cannot handle the fresh tropical flavors of this smoothie! You had me at hello! Pinned!
Tropical flavors are especially appealing right now after several months of winter!
“Regular store bought juice is essentially liquid fruit sugar” amen to that my friend. I try to explain this to my friends but they don’t seem to grasp the concept.
They think that store bought juice is the same as fresh pressed juice. They just don’t get it….
Anyways this is a great smoothie Kari, I’m loving that you mixed pineapple with orange, such a great combo!
There are so many of the concepts that we all grew up with, all the while thinking it was a ‘healthy start’ to the day! I love that there’s so much information getting out there now about the benefits of eating real, whole foods! 🙂
You have won me over with the color of this smoothie! That orange/banana/pineapple combo is gorgeous smoothie style. I’m a total freak when it comes to juice, I won’t let my kids touch it with a 10 foot pole (store bought kind) so my neighbors think I’m a total wacko. They offered my kids a Capri Sun the other day and one of those Hugs drinks (100% refined sugar) and I was like, um, I can’t let them drink that! I know I’m insane, but I just can’t do it. Your smoothie tastes so much better and have all the vitamins and minerals I’m looking for. Thanks =)
Let them think you’re crazy, your kids will thanks you later when they grow into strong healthy adults! The funny thing is, even with all the processed food out there it seems like kids will still gravitate to the healthy choices if it’s offered – my nieces and nephews love fresh fruits and veggies, and smoothies are always a hit! 🙂