Pineapple Banana & Coconut Cream Smoothie


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I can’t get enough slurpy goodness here in Aruba.

Pineapple Banana & Coconut Cream Smoothies

When it’s hot and humid and I’m literally a hot mess these go down so well.

Pineapple Banana & Coconut Cream Smoothie

I try to take inspiration in what I eat and drink based on the local surroundings.  Most of the U.S. is cold right now and I know that drinking a cold smoothie in Minnesota in December may not be on your to-do list.

But since I’m on the Equator, I may as well lots of smoothies and enjoy the flowers.

Orange flowers on table

They’re real.

I picked them from a flowering shrub in my front yard.

Orange flowers on table

Please don’t ask me what the name is.

I have no idea other than to call them pretty.

Pineapple Banana & Coconut Cream Smoothies with orange flowers

And very, very orange and very, very vibrant!

Orange flowers close-up

If today’s smoothie recipe looks similar to the Peaches and Coconut Cream Smoothie I made last week, it is.

I just swapped out the peaches for pineapple.

Pineapple Banana & Coconut Cream Smoothies

Not rocket science but I’m on vacation.

Aruba beach

I pleased to report that the Peaches and Coconut Cream Smoothie I posted last week was the Foodista Drink of the Day for December 13, 2011

Peaches and Coconut Cream Smoothie

And now, I need some more of the pineapple smoothie.

It’s so creamy and sweet and coconutty and just slurpable.  Basically a virgin pina colada.

Pineapple Banana & Coconut Cream Smoothies

I may twist Scott’s arm and add some rum to our smoothies after we put Skylar to bed.  We’re living on the edge with homemade pina coladas.  Don’t you know it.

And after one smoothie spiked with rum, you could put me straight to bed.  I have become the quintessential lightweight that can get drunk from one pina colada.

Pineapple Banana & Coconut Cream Smoothie

Pineapple Banana & Coconut Cream Smoothies

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4.50 from 6 votes

Pineapple Banana & Coconut Cream Smoothie

By Averie Sunshine
Tastes like a virgin pina colada. Sweet, creamy, refreshing, and healthy. The smoothie is vegan, gluten-free, and there’s no need to add sugar since the fruit is sweet enough. Packed with potassium and Vitamin C to help keep germs at bay!
Prep Time: 1 minute
Additional Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings
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  • 1 medium ripe banana, peeled (previously frozen in chunks is ideal but not essential)
  • 1 cup pineapple, I used canned in juice, but fresh would be great
  • ½ cup coconut milk (canned, fresh, cream of coconut, or coconut creme concentrate
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup ice cubes

The remainder is optional:

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar, optional and to taste (or honey, agave, sugar, stevia, vanilla NuNaturals stevia drops
  • cup additional fruit, such strawberries, mango, peaches, plums, nectarines, papaya, honeydew, cantaloupe, etc.
  • ¼ cup yogurt
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 scoop neutral or vanilla flavored protein powder
  • top with a handful of coconut flakes, granola, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, raisins
  • For a pina colada add 1 to 2 ounces rum (dark rum, light rum, Malibu


  • Blend all ingredients in Vita-Mix or blender until smooth. Serve immediately. Any extra will keep for up to 2 months in the freezer.


Serving: 1, Calories: 905kcal, Carbohydrates: 97g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 59g, Saturated Fat: 51g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 34mg, Sodium: 270mg, Fiber: 14g, Sugar: 63g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

4.50 from 6 votes (6 ratings without comment)

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  1. I live in Thailand so it is also hot and humid here. I REALLY wish we had a blender in our house though. It’s not one of the appliances we got when we moved.
    I LOVE all the stuff in those smoothies though and would LOVE to at least find a friend with a blender to make them.

  2. Looks delicious. I love coconut anything and I’m totally fine with drinking a smoothie in December :)

  3. This smoothie sounds wonderful and love the pics with the flowers! I drink smoothies in the winter and hot coffee in the summer, so I guess me beverages aren’t too seasonal. But I do tend to drink more tea in the winter.

  4. Holy yummy smoothie! The combo of those flavors happen to be my 13 year old’s favorite. I showed him and he asked for it for dessert after dinner tomorrow night…that way I have time to get a few of the ingredients!

    I drink a frozen coconut water or green smoothie every day, although I wear a sweatshirt and hold onto two microwavable hot packs while I do! LOL! :-) I also drink hot coffee at any time, even when it is 100 degrees out!

    Congratulations on the award, Averie. You deserve it for sure!

  5. Hi! I gotta tell you, it is seriously impressive that you are posting new recipes and pics on vacation!! *high five!* And I love that I don’t have to miss reading your updates :) have so much fun!

  6. Love pineapple in smoothies!! I drink a smoothie everyday and it doesnt affect me, but I drink hot tea later in the day to warm up.

  7. This is really close to one of my favorite smoothie recipes – I add a bit of mango, too.

    If I’m in the mood for a smoothie, nothing else will cure that craving. Which means that I’m usually drinking a smoothie will sitting at home and wearing a winter jacket. My husband thinks I’m crazy!

    1. I have a mango-ish one too I think in my recipe arsenal…I just throw stuff in the blender and hope for the best :)

  8. I eat ice cream, drink smoothies and eat overnight oatmeal cold year-round. Although I may have blankets and coats on while I do so. I just can’t get enough! I can’t stand hot drinks, so I can’t say that I drink them at all, let alone when it’s hot out. I’m also not a fan of soup, which is really just a hot drink with chunks.

  9. Wow, could these photos get any more gorgeous!?! I don’t think so. That drink sounds fabulous aaaand I’d love to be at that beach right now. :)

  10. Hi Averie! Congrats on the award. When are you going to compile all your recipes into a cookbook. Could be a great Christmas gift for next year, just saying….

    I drink a kale smoothie everyday, winter or summer. I don’t put to much ice in as I don’t like super icy and cold smoothies.

    I have 2 cups of warm Peets coffee every morning but may splurge on an afternoon iced coffee in the summer. I just can’t have my breakfast without coffee. It just makes breakfast all the better :)


  11. Congrats on the award!! When are you going to pull all your recipes together into one smart little cookbook? Could be a great Holiday gift for next year, I’m just saying….

    I have my daily kale smoothie year round. I don’t put in much ice because I don’t like a super cold and icy smoothie.

    I am a HUGE coffee fan and have my 2 cups every morning. I prefer it warm but in the summer I may spring for an afternoon iced coffee from Peets Coffee. LOVE their coffee.

    I love a warm chai tea in the fall and winter, that is my afternoon treat!