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

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 Smoothie Boost 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 Rawkstar 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 non dairy 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
Healthy green smoothie with pineapple
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 mins
Total: 5 mins
Author: Jen Hansard
Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: Plant-Based
Serves: 1 smoothie

Ingredients  

Instructions 

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

Video

Notes

  • Use at least one frozen fruit to make smoothie cold.
  • Cherries can be substituted with berries.

Nutrition

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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About the Author

Jen Hansard

I went from exhausted mama to running across the Grand Canyon, riding & hiking to the top of the tallest waterfall in North America with my kids. How? I fell in love with the smoothies and plant-based meals you can find on my blog.

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  1. 3 stars
    A little sweet but good. I’m not a cherry fan and I couldn’t really taste it a lot. More banana to me.

  2. 5 stars
    My favorite green smoothie so far! It is sooo tasty and delicous!!! Everyone here loved it!

  3. 4 stars
    I liked this, but didn’t find it as filling as some of the other smoothies. I would probably add chia seeds next time.

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 5 stars
    Loved this smoothie!! The flavors work really well together. I did sub Oat Milk for Almond Milk and it was very good.

  7. 5 stars
    Delish! Loved this smoothie. I added a half scoop of plant based vanilla protein powder and it was so delicious

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

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