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Pineapple Coconut Smoothie

This pineapple coconut smoothie is packed with sweet pineapples, creamy coconut milk, and delicious shredded coconut. It’s the perfect flavor combo when you’re craving a quick, tropical flavored smoothie!

Have you ever had one of those mornings when you are craving an easy smoothie? Our pineapple coconut smoothie is exactly that.

This pineapple coconut smoothie is hands down my favorite smoothie! I always keep several cans of coconut milk on hand and have a couple of bags of frozen pineapple in the freezer.

If I’m in a time crunch, this smoothie whips up much faster than buttermilk biscuits or blueberry pancakes, and the cleanup is easy. Not to mention, this pineapple smoothie keeps me full for hours.

Two glasses with a tropical smoothie and blue and white straw.

It’s loaded with creamy coconut milk, naturally sweet pineapple chunks, and shredded coconut. Occasionally, I’ll add an extra ingredient like a touch of honey or scoop of protein powder.

The full-fat coconut milk gives this smoothie a full-bodied creaminess that other smoothies just can’t duplicate. Best of all, there are only four ingredients to this drink. So, you know what you are drinking.

How to make a pineapple coconut smoothie:

  • Place the coconut milk (both liquid and solids), almond milk, shredded coconut, and frozen pineapple chunks into a blender.
  • Process until smooth.
  • Add additional almond milk or coconut water if the smoothie is too thick.
  • Pour into glasses, and top with fresh pineapple chunks and more shredded coconut if desired.
Collage style photo showing how to make a pina colada smoothie.

The smoothie is simple to prepare and only takes a few minutes to gather everything up and blend them together.

Another benefit to using our recipe is that it doesn’t have a single scoop of ice cream. If you have ordered something like this in a restaurant or drink bar, then it most likely had ice cream as the main ingredient.

Frozen dairy products tend to be packed with sugar. No worries here, because we use coconut milk instead.

If you wish to reduce the fat content, you can always use a low-fat version of the coconut milk. While I cannot comment on its taste, I feel it’s still a better option than a frozen dairy product.

What add-ins can you put in a pineapple coconut smoothie?

There are several things that work well in this smoothie. Just keep in mind when adding ingredients that thicken the smoothie, more liquid may need to be added to adjust the consistency.

Here are a few ideas:

Honey
Shredded Coconut
Pineapple Juice
Coconut Water
Turmeric
Ginger
Banana
Protein Powder
Fiber Powder
Spirulina
Papaya
Mango
Rum 🙂

Can you use carton coconut milk in place of canned?

We don’t recommend using carton or refrigerated coconut milk in place of canned. As mentioned earlier in the post, many chain smoothie stores use ice cream as a base for their smoothies which gives them a creamy consistency.

The canned coconut milk is meant to replicate that same consistency without the high sugar amounts that are found in ice cream. Using refrigerated coconut milk won’t yield the same thick, creamy consistency.

Can you use low-fat coconut milk in place of full-fat?

Yes, you certainly can; however, it may not be quite as thick and creamy as the smoothie with full-fat coconut milk.

Glass with a smoothie and blue straw.
Two glasses of smoothie with pineapple and shredded coconut.

Pineapple Coconut Smoothie

5 from 12 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings

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Ingredients

  • 13.5 ounces full-fat coconut milk 1 can
  • 12 ounces frozen pineapple chunks
  • ¼ cup almond milk or other dairy-free milk (may also substitute coconut water)
  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut

Instructions 

  • Place all the ingredients into a blender, and process until smooth. Add additional milk or coconut water to reach the desired consistency.
    13.5 ounces full-fat coconut milk
    12 ounces frozen pineapple chunks
    ¼ cup almond milk
    ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • Pour into glasses, and top with fresh pineapple chunks and shredded coconut if desired. Enjoy immediately.

Notes

*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1 (6-ounce) smoothie. Actual calories will vary.
 
*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.

Nutrition

Serving: 6ounces | Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 379mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 43IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 4mg
Recipe Rating




Our Family World

Friday 14th of July 2017

I lived and worked in Taiwan for a couple of years and I had the benefit of having fresh coconut milk every day if I wish. It is just so good if you have it freshly pressed and squeezed. I would love to try your breakfast smoothie recipe. Coconut milk and pineapple together sound so good.

John

Saturday 15th of July 2017

Thank you for commenting and we are glad you like the combination. Have a lovely Saturday :)

Our Family World

Friday 14th of July 2017

I lived and worked in Taiwan for a couple of years and I had the benefit of having fresh coconut milk every day if I wish. It is just so good if you have it freshly pressed and squeezed. I would love to try your breakfast smoothie recipe. Coconut milk and pineapple together sound so good.

Our Family World

Friday 14th of July 2017

I lived and worked in Taiwan for a couple of years and I had the benefit of having fresh coconut milk every day if I wish. It is just so good if you have it freshly pressed and squeezed. I would love to try your breakfast smoothie recipe. Coconut milk and pineapple together sound so good.

Christy Maurer

Wednesday 12th of July 2017

I love those flavors together. This looks really refreshing. I'd eat it for every meal!

John

Thursday 13th of July 2017

Thank you, Christy! I am thrilled you like the smoothie and I hope you enjoy it :)

Christy Maurer

Wednesday 12th of July 2017

I love those flavors together. This looks really refreshing. I'd eat it for every meal!