If you like Pina Coladas, then this healthy Pina Colada Smoothie recipe is for you! Made with fresh pineapple, coconut and Greek yogurt, this pineapple coconut smoothie recipe is a fantastic healthy snack or breakfast idea!
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The BEST and EASIEST Pineapple Coconut Smoothie Recipe!
If you’re looking for a fresh, simple and healthy pineapple smoothie recipe, you’ve come to the right place. Making a smoothie with pineapple is a fantastic way to enjoy this fresh, tropical fruit.
This Pina Colada Smoothie recipe has the the same great flavor as a Pina Colada cocktail, but without all the calories and sugar. This Pineapple Coconut smoothie delivers excellent texture, flavor, and just the perfect amount of sweetness. It’s also a fantastic way to enjoy a healthy breakfast or snack.
Here’s how this delicious Pina Colada Smoothie recipe comes together:
This pina colada smoothie recipe is ideal for breakfast or a great snack. With just a bit of prep before hand it literally takes about 5 minutes to have this cool, frosty drink in hand.
What is in a pina colada smoothie?
- Banana (frozen is ideal)
- Pineapple (frozen is ideal)
- Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk – good quality, make sure you read your labels!
- Plain Greek Yogurt
- Unsweetened Flake coconut
(For exact ingredient amounts, be sure to reference the recipe below.)
How do I make a pineapple coconut smoothie?
- Start by simply adding all of the ingredients to a blender. I use and enjoy my Blendtec Designer Series Blender, which blends smoothies wonderfully. It even has a smoothie setting pre-programmed, so it knows exactly how long it needs to blend.
- Once all of the ingredients are in the blender, blend on med-high speed for 45-60 seconds, or until all of the ingredients are well blended and have a smooth texture.
- The last step is to pour your smoothie into your favorite glass and enjoy right away while cold.
This is the Blender I use almost DAILY! Everything from smoothies, to cocktails, to waffle and muffin batter and even nut butter, this ultrapowerful blender creates an amazing puree every time. It’s very durable and made to last!
Love making your own smoothies at home? Here are some of my other healthy smoothie and breakfast ideas:
- Coconut Smoothie
- Mango Pineapple Smoothie
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
- Berry Pomegranate Smoothie
- Chocolate Avocado Smoothie
- Cherry Smoothie
- How to Make Smoothies – a tutorial at Food.com
- Raspberry Almond Smoothie Bowl at Real Housemoms
Ingredient Substitutions and Recommendations:
- Banana – If need another option for banana, you can either increase the yogurt amount to 1 cup (instead of 1/2 cup), or add extra frozen pineapple, from 1/2 cup to 1 cup.
- Extra protein – looking to add some extra protein to your smoothie? Adding a serving of good quality vanilla or unflavored protein powder is a great option. I like Zhou Nutrition Collagen Peptides.
- Sweetener – you may discover that the fruit alone in this pineapple coconut smoothie recipe makes it plenty sweet. However, if you would like to add some extra sweetness without adding refined sugar, I like Sweet Drops Vanilla Cream Stevia Drops, or Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener.
Love fresh pineapple? Check out some of my other recipes using pineapple:
- Tropical Pineapple Mango Salsa
- Skinny Malibu Pina Coladas
- Pineapple Daiquiris
- Grilled Pineapple Chicken
- Pineapple Moscow Mules
- Sheet Pan Sweet and Sour Shrimp
- Pineapple Margaritas
Frequently Asked Questions about making smoothies:
I recommend unsweetened flake coconut. This is found in the baking aisle, and is most widely available. You can also sometimes find frozen coconut in the frozen fruit section at your grocery store. Additionally, some grocery stores also carry freshly cut coconut in the produce section.
The healthiest milk is unsweetened almond milk, however be sure to read the label carefully. It should have minimal ingredients and no added sugar. Other healthy liquids with minimal calories are coffee, green tea and coconut water. If you’re looking for a high protein liquid, I would recommend whole dairy milk, which offers approximately 8g of protein per serving.
Plain Greek yogurt and cottage cheese are great sources of protein and blend well into smoothies. Another option is to add a good quality protein or collagen-protein powder to your smoothie. I like and use Zhou Nutrition Collagen Protein in my smoothies, coffee and yogurt.
First try adding natural fruits, like banana, pineapple or other sweet fruits. These are great, nutrient-dense options that also include fiber. Other sweeteners that don’t contain refined sugar are Vanilla Stevia Drops, Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener and Whole Earth Granular Stevia u0026 Monkfruit Sweetener.
I wrote the book on smoothies…literally!
Yes, that’s right! I’m the author, photographer and creator of The Protein Smoothie Bible cookbook.
It offers simple, 5-minute smoothie recipes that are perfect for quick, healthy breakfasts, snacks, or post-workout recovery.
I’ve even got a chapter all for kids! That’s right! Simple, easy, kid-friendly smoothie recipes that will get your kids and grandkids excited about making healthy food.
Healthy Pina Colada Smoothie
- blender I use and love my Blendtec Designer Series Blender
- To a blender, add the banana, pineapple, coconut, yogurt and milk.
- Blend on medium-high speed for 45-60 seconds or until the ingredients are completely incorporated and a smooth texture.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy right away while cold.
- Extra protein: add 1 serving of vanilla protein powder. I use Orgain Vanilla Protein, which is great in smoothies! You can also add an additional 1/2 cup of plain Greek yogurt to increase the protein content.
- Can I make this as a cocktail? Yes. Simply add 1 oz. of coconut rum, like Malibu to your smoothie and blend with the rest of the ingredients.