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. So if you’re looking to add in some greens, try out my Pineapple Orange Banana Green Smoothie recipe.
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. Canned pineapple has a flat flavor that doesn’t work well in fresh-tasting smoothies.
- 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 of scoops of collagen powder.
- To store – this smoothie is best right away because the banana flavor will continue to get stronger. You can refrigerate any extras for up to 1 day.
- Make ahead – rather than making the smoothie ahead, I recommend making freezer smoothie packs to speed up your prep time. Also, you can prep your pineapple and oranges 1-2 days ahead of time. If your fruit is ready to go, it only takes minutes to blend a smoothie.
- Try my make-ahead options with my Freezer Smoothie Packs.
- If you want to add extra nutrition to your smoothies, my Superfood Smoothie Boosters will help you get started. Always start small adding extra boosters to your smoothie so you don’t overwhelm the fresh flavor of your smoothie.
- To make a smoothie with whatever you have on hand, head on over to my How to Make a Smoothie for all my best tips and 30+ recipes.
More Smoothie Recipe Inspiration
- Mango Madness Smoothie
- Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- Cranberry Orange Smoothie
- Turmeric Morning Glory Smoothie
- Glowing Berry Beet 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.
Pineapple Orange Banana Smoothie
- 3.5 cup fresh or frozen pineapple chunks - 1 pound
- 2 large bananas - peeled, fresh or frozen
- 1 large orange - peeled and quartered weighing 12 ounces
- 1 cup yogurt - coconut yogurt for vegan & dairy free, Greek yogurt, or canned coconut milk
- 1-2 cups ice cubes - only use if none of your fruit is frozen
- Optional: 1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Blend all the ingredients in a blender until smooth.
- If your fruit is at room temperature, you may want to add some ice cubes to your smoothie. Add the ice only after you’ve blended the fruit, otherwise there’s not enough room in the blender.
This post was originally published in 2015, but has been updated to include new information and photos in 2021!