Piña Colada Smoothie

5 from 90 votes

Try this Piña Colada Smoothie made with only five ingredients including pineapples, banana and coconut milk - a healthy twist on the cocktail!

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Try this Piña Colada Smoothie made with pineapples, banana, coconut flakes and coconut milk. It’s sweet, satisfying and loaded with good-for-your fruits to make you feel nourished and refreshed.

Two small cups of pina colada smoothies with pineapples on on the cup

ingredients & substitutions

  • Pineapple: As the star attraction in this recipe, pineapples are packed with unforgettable flavor and texture, they are also a unique source for bromelain that helps digestion.
  • Bananas: Use overripe frozen bananas for the best taste and texture. That also means you don’t need to add ice, which can water down the smoothie.
  • Coconut milk: This dairy-free and vegan smoothie is made with coconut milk which adds a great sweetness. You can use other milks, dairy and plant-based, but they won’t have the same coconut flavor.
  • Greek yogurt: Greek yogurt helps to thicken the smoothie as well as add some additional protein to the drink. You can use plain yogurt or even sour cream as well.
  • Shredded coconut: Use unsweetened shredded coconut for that delicious tropical taste!
Ingredients to make the recipe

how to make pina colada smoothie

It takes only a few minutes to whip up this delicious smoothie. It’s refreshing, fun and filled with good-for-you ingredients!

Just add the ingredients to a high speed blender, and blend til smooth and creamy.

2 image collage to show ingredients before and after blending

Tips to make this recipe

  1. Use frozen bananas. When blended, frozen bananas help to create a creamier texture than non-frozen ones. It’s best to use overripe ones that are naturally sweeter in flavor.
  2. Use a high speed blender. There’s nothing worse than drinking a smoothie and getting a banana or pineapple chunk in your mouth. If you don’t have a high speed blender, stir it every once in a while with a long spoon to help the ingredients mix together, and blend it for an extra minute.
  3. Don’t use ice. Since we’re using frozen bananas, there’s no need for ice. This way the smoothie is cold from the frozen banana without tasting watered down from the ice. If you aren’t using frozen banana, it’s best to pour the smoothie over ice rather than blend it in.
  4. Add sweetener. Thanks to the banana, pineapple and coconut, this smoothie is naturally sweet. If you prefer it sweeter, add in a little honey or maple syrup to taste.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you make it ahead of time?

Fresh fruit smoothies are best enjoyed as soon as you have made them. Once fruits are broken down, they start to oxidate and slowly start to lose some of their nutrients. If you can’t drink it right away, store it covered in the fridge and drink within 24 hours.

Can you use another milk?

Coconut milk is best to use in this smoothie for a really nice coconut flavor for that perfect tropical taste. You can make this with more neutral milks as well like dairy, oat or almond.

Is it filling enough for a meal?

This pina colada smoothie contains around 350 calories and a good amount of protein and fiber, so it can easily be enjoyed for breakfast. If you like, you can also add in some protein powder to give you more energy.

Two cups of pina colada smoothies

This pina colada smoothie is so quick and easy to make and the tropical flavors of banana, coconut and pineapple make it perfect for the summer. This is a pina colada you can feel good about sipping on!

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Piña Colada Smoothie

Try this Piña Colada Smoothie made with only five ingredients including pineapples, banana and coconut milk – a healthy twist on the cocktail!
5 from 90 votes
Servings 2 servings
Course Drinks
Calories 356
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups pineapple chunks
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • ½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons shredded coconut
  • 1 ½ cup coconut milk carton

Instructions

  • Place all the ingredients in a blender in the order of appearance.
  • Blend the ingredients in a high-speed blender for 2-3 minutes until you get a smooth and creamy texture.
  • Taste the smoothie, adding more almond milk if it is too thick or adding a sweetener of choice if it’s not sweet enough for you.
  • Pour into a cup or mason jar. Enjoy cold immediately, or store in fridge for up to 24 hours.

Notes

Storage: This smoothie is best enjoyed straight away, but will keep covered in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
Nutritional Data: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.

Nutrition

Calories: 356kcal, Carbohydrates: 75g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 2mg, Sodium: 284mg, Potassium: 792mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 58g, Vitamin A: 194IU, Vitamin C: 33mg, Calcium: 270mg, Iron: 1mg

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  1. What kind or brand of coconut milk do you use? From the can or from the carton? I find they all have different sweetness and consistency I never know which type to use where. Thank you! 🇨🇦

    1. I use the one from the carton – I like the one by Califia Farms, and they have a toasted coconut one I especially love for this smoothie!

  2. Hello! Thank you for this amazing looking smoothie recipe. Do you use canned coconut milk? Or the kind that comes in the carton in the fridge section next to the regular milk?

  3. Your recipes are wonderful but would it be a difficult task to Nutritional specifics of the ingredients for people like my wife and myself. She is diabetic and I have many restrictions due to cancer and MDS. Being also 80 and 90 respectfully helps to create a problem too. Ha Keep up the good work and if possible, help us old folks if you can. Thank you.

    1. Hi! Thank you for the feedback. I don’t include the nutritional information for each ingredient in my recipes, but the nutritional facts per serving can be found on the Nutrition section of the recipe card.