This Pineapple and Banana Smoothie will have you feeling like you’re sitting ocean side with a cool breeze fluttering across your face. I might not be able to fly you to Bermuda, but these tropical smoothies with fresh mint are the next best thing!
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Refreshing and Easy Pineapple and Banana Smoothie
Ohio is giving its best “high school locker room” vibes right now. You know what I’m talking about. The air feels heavy and vaguely wet. It’s the kind of weather that makes you feel like you’re swimming just by stepping outside.
If I’m going to be walking around with a humidity induced fro, rosy cheeks, and sweaty knee pits, I at least need to have an icy cold beverage in my hand.
The combination of pineapple, banana, and fresh mint is just so incredibly refreshing. Creamy, sweet, and just a touch tangy, one sip will instantly transport you to a breezy beach.
Why You’ll Love This Pineapple Mint Smoothie
- They’re super quick to make– they take less than 10 minutes, and most of that is cutting the pineapple.
- They’re dairy free– Not only can you make these dairy free. I recommend you do! Coconut milk is my preferred milk for these smoothies. It’s creamy, but still light and refreshing.
- They’ll cool you right down– The fresh mint is the thing that really sets these smoothies apart–it is so fresh and delicious!
- Pineapple– I use fresh pineapple for these smoothies. Here’s a great video on how to cut a fresh pineapple.
- Banana– If I’ve got bananas that are looking over-ripe, I either make a batch of Sour Cream Banana Bread, OR pop them in the freezer. They’re perfect for smoothies!
- Coconut Milk– I use the coconut milk found in a carton.
- Fresh spearmint leaves– If you’ve ever grown mint, you know it is quite bountiful. I’m always looking for ways to use fresh mint, and adding them to a smoothie is perfect. If you don’t have fresh mint, you can omit it, but it really adds such a great cooling flavor!
- Honey– You might find that the smoothies are sweet enough without any extras, but if you want them a bit sweeter, I recommend adding a spoonful of honey.
- Ice– I like my smoothie SUPER cold, so I always add a little extra ice.
How to Make Pineapple and Banana Smoothies
- In a blender, combine all of the ingredients except the honey. Blend on high until smooth.
- Taste and sweeten to your liking.
Substitutions and Variations
- If you don’t have or like coconut milk, you could try almond milk, oatmilk, or cow’s milk.
- You can use frozen pineapple instead of fresh. If you do this, you’ll need to omit the ice and possibly add a little extra liquid. Pineapple juice, orange juice, or extra coconut milk will all work.
- Add some extra nutrition and make these a little more filling by adding oats. You can learn how on this Oatmeal Smoothie recipe.
- Feel free to add more fruits if you like. Frozen mango would be a great addition!
More Pineapple Recipes
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup fresh pineapple
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 10 fresh spearmint leaves
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 4-6 ice cubes
- In a blender, combine all the ingredients except the honey and blend on high until smooth.
- Sweeten to taste then serve immediately.
You can use frozen pineapple instead of fresh, but you'll need to omit the ice cubes and possibly add a bit more liquid.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 352Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 37mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 7gSugar: 18gProtein: 5g
Please note nutritional information for my recipes is calculated by a third party service and provided as a courtesy to my readers. For the most accurate calculation, I always recommend running the numbers yourself with the specific products you use.