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One of our most popular recipes is our Pineapple Banana Smoothie, which we fondly call the Pineapple Upside Down Cake in my smoothie recipe app, Daily Blends. It’s dessert-level good! Before you run from the sight of spinach—give this a shot…. TRUST ME! This smoothie not only tastes amazing, it also has some added health perks that you’ll definitely enjoy.

Healthy green smoothie with pineapple
Table of Contents
  1. Banana and Pineapple Smoothie
  2. Smoothie Ingredient Swaps + Protein Boosts
  3. What Almond Milk Should I Use in Smoothies?
  4.  More Healthy Smoothies
  5. Healthy Pineapple Banana Smoothie Recipe

Banana and Pineapple Smoothie

This pineapple banana smoothie is inspired by a cake from my childhood: the Pineapple Upside Down cake. While it may be based on a super sweet dessert, this fruit smoothie is loaded with health benefits too:

  • Only sweetened by fruit, no added sugar here!
  • thick & creamy thanks to the protein-rich almond milk + bananas
  • 100% plant-based to give you the healthiest smoothie without any of the tummy troubles that dairy often causes.
  • Naturally boosted with calcium, vitamin C, and vitamin D, which gives you some delicious health benefits.

No wonder this pineapple banana smoothie is such a fav among our fellow smoothie lovers! Seriously, this is a fun smoothie for newbies as well as veteran smoothie drinkers.

Smoothie Ingredient Swaps + Protein Boosts

If you need to lower the sugar, then replace the banana with a half cup frozen cauliflower, or 1/4 an avocado. That way you keep the creamy texture while cutting down on the sugar.

Want to turn this pineapple banana smoothie into a meal? I love adding in a scoop of natural almond butter, for a hint of nuttiness + a load of healthy fat.

If you want a protein boost without any change in flavor, then try a clean, plant based option. My completely plant-based, organic protein powder recipe is a quality way to add protein to any smoothie you make. It gives your smoothie 10 extra grams of protein + healthy fat, without changing the flavor! That means this pineapple banana smoothie goes from 4.2 grams of protein to 14.2 grams, #kaleyeah!

whole food ingredients ready for a delicious smoothie

What Almond Milk Should I Use in Smoothies?

While water is an easy base to swap in for almond milk in this pineapple banana smoothie, I love the flavor + creaminess that the almond milk adds. You can either make your own almond milk (which is what I do!), or you can buy some from almost any grocery store. If you choose store bought, don’t forget to check out my report on the best almond milk brands currently on the market.

Liquid swaps for pineapple banana smoothie

If almond milk isn’t your thing, no worries! Green smoothies are SO versatile, and I’ve got some great swaps for you. Honestly, you could swap in almost any dairy-free milk you want (cashew milk and oat milk are my top choices for this pineapple banana smoothie).

The thickness + texture changes depending on the liquid used, so keep that in mind. If water is your base of choice, then add in a tablespoon of hemp hearts so you don’t lose the protein.

 More Healthy Smoothies

Pineapples are a sweet, tropical ingredient found in many of my smoothie recommendations for beginners. They are flavorful and bright, as well as loved by many. If you’re looking for more pineapple smoothie options, then I’ve got some great recipes for you!

What are some of your fav pineapple smoothie combos? Share in the comments so that we can all try some new flavors together!

spinach and pineapple smoothie with cherries
4.59 from 317 votes

Healthy Pineapple Banana Smoothie

This healthy pineapple banana smoothie is full of fruity flavors. Unlike most smoothies, this one is also loaded with fiber, vitamins, and minerals to nourish you.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Author: Jen Hansard
Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: Plant-Based
Serves: 1 smoothie


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  • Blend spinach and almond milk until smooth.
  • Add remaining ingredients, and blend until smooth. Enjoy!



  • Use at least one frozen fruit to make smoothie cold.
  • Cherries can be substituted with berries.
  • Use the leafy greens of your choice.
  • Use the dairy-free milk of your choice.


Calories: 179kcal, Carbohydrates: 37g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 350mg, Potassium: 622mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 25g, Vitamin A: 2943IU, Vitamin C: 58mg, Calcium: 352mg, Iron: 1mg
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  1. 4 stars
    I enjoyed this one! I love the cherries! I added red grapes, some cranberries and flax seed. It was great! Will try again.

  2. 5 stars
    I have never tried cherries in a smoothie before and I really liked it! I also made an extra smoothie today with bananas, peanuts and greek yogurt. It’s my go to sweet tooth smoothie!

  3. 5 stars
    Loved this smoothie!! The flavors work really well together. I did sub Oat Milk for Almond Milk and it was very good.

  4. 5 stars
    Delish! Loved this smoothie. I added a half scoop of plant based vanilla protein powder and it was so delicious

  5. 5 stars
    When I first saw this recipe I thought “cherry and pineapple?” But it’s amazing! The cherry is a little sweeter than the pineapple and blends so good with its flavor. I tend to add a little extra spinach so I rarely get the pretty purple color but I always get the amazing taste!

  6. 5 stars
    This smoothie is good. My 23 month old and my picky 6 year old both enjoyed it too. Pineapple and cherries are some of my favorite fruits. I will be making it again but with coconut water and extra spinach.

  7. Pineapple spinach smoothie I took on the go for my hike and it was sooooo

  8. 3 stars
    I didn’t have any cherries so I had to substitute with raspberries. The colour wasn’t super appealing and less green than normal, but the drink was still good!

  9. I added chocolate protein powder and cacao nibs to this smoothie for a wonderful variation! So good!

  10. 5 stars
    day 3 smoothie was tasty. The only addition I made to the recipe was 1
    tablespoon of chia seeds. The banana added the creaminess that I like . I primarily tasted the pineapple. Very refreshing.

  11. 5 stars
    Added some almond butter and cacao…made it a meal replacement! I will make another one with just the recipe ingredients and compare.
    Love the cherries!

  12. I added a spoonful of rosemary leaves for boosting the immune system especially in a time like this. At first I thought it would have been overpowering but no, it was just right. I enjoyed it to the last drop. Day 3 and loving it

  13. 3 stars
    This is good for a pineapple smoothie. For whatever reason, pineapple in a smoothie just isn’t my jam. So if that’s not you, you’ll probably love this. My husband did. He likes anything with banana.

  14. I really liked this one. I used 1/2 water and 1/2 almond milk and added a little fresh ginger.