You are going to love this sweet and tangy Tropical Smoothie! It’s loaded with mango, pineapples, strawberries, and bananas! The smooth and creamy texture, make it a perfect cold refreshment on a hot day.
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There is nothing like a delicious smoothie to refresh you on a warm day. I love this Tropical Smoothie for the mix of fruit flavors and how creamy it is. This is a perfect breakfast on the go recipe and so much cheaper than Tropical Smoothie Cafe!
- TASTE: Sweet and tangy from the strawberries, mango, and pineapple, this smoothie has fabulous flavor.
- TEXTURE: The milk and banana give it a smooth and creamy texture that is just right.
- TIME: This Tropical Smoothie recipe takes about 5 minutes.
- EASE: It’s so easy to throw together this smoothie. Keep the fruit frozen so it’s always ready when you have a craving for this drink.
What You’ll Need
- Frozen fruit- We’re using frozen mango, strawberries, and pineapple. You can buy them frozen or cut and freeze them yourself. The banana is the only fresh fruit.
- Milk- This adds creaminess to the smoothie and also keeps it from getting too thick.
- Orange juice- This is also to liquify the thick smoothie a little without losing the vibrant fruity flavor.
Add-ins and Substitutions
- Add other fruits or vegetables- You can change up this Tropical Smoothie with the addition of kiwi, starfruit, papaya, cranberry, lime, guava, or watermelon. Or add veggies like kale or spinach.
- Make it vegan/dairy-free- Substitute the milk with coconut or almond milk for a vegan version of this smoothie.
- Add protein- Add some protein either with plain Greek yogurt or protein powder to make this even more filling.
- Substitute the juice- Instead of orange juice, use grapefruit juice, pineapple juice, strawberry banana juice, or any other flavor you like. You can also add coconut water.
How to Make a Tropical Smoothie
- Add ingredients to blender. In a high-speed blender, add the frozen mango, frozen strawberries, frozen pineapple, sliced fresh banana, milk, and orange juice,
- Blend. Pulse on high speed until the smoothie is thick and creamy. Enjoy right away.
Pro Tip: If the smoothie is thicker than you like, just add a little more orange juice or milk as it blends to thin it out.
- Keep the fruit small- If you’re cutting and freezing your own fruit, just make sure to cut them small so they don’t jam up the blender blades.
- Thin out the smoothie- If you think the smoothie is too thick or your blender is struggling, then add a little more milk or juice to thin it out to make blending easier.
- Freeze the peeled banana- Doing this makes the smoothie extra thick and creamy. Just peel it and freeze it, breaking it into manageable pieces before adding it to the blender.
- Serve immediately- To avoid the smoothie separating as it melts, serve this immediately after you make it. It’s best ice cold.
Smoothies have a lot of vitamins and nutrients, including the Vitamin C, Vitamin A, folate, manganese, potassium, and fiber found in this recipe. There is also no added sugar. But if you are diabetic or someone watching their sugar content, then smoothies should be consumed in moderation because there is a lot of naturally occurring sugar in them.
When it comes to the liquid in a smoothie, the more flavorful, the better. I like to add milk for a creamy texture and fruit juice for sweetness to my smoothie recipes. Water works, but it lessens the flavor of your smoothie.
This Tropical Smoothie is great on its own or added to the breakfast or lunch menu. Serve it with eggs, sandwiches, muffins, or pancakes.
- Eggs: Enjoy this smoothie with some Easy Poached Eggs with Caramelized Onions, Eggs Benedict, Shakshuka, or Quiche Lorraine.
- Sandwiches/Wraps: Serve it with a wrap or sandwich, like this Turkey Croissant Sandwich, Breakfast Sandwich (3 Ways), Easy BLT Wrap, or Caprese Sandwich.
- Muffins: Pair this Tropical Smoothie with Blueberry Muffins (VIDEO), Cinnamon Apple Muffins (VIDEO), or Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins (VIDEO).
- Pancakes/Crepes: Serve it with some Blueberry Breakfast Crepes, German Pancakes (VIDEO), Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes, or Buttermilk Pancakes.
Make This Recipe in Advance
Make ahead: You can freeze the fruit beforehand so it is ready to blend when you want to serve this smoothie.
Storing: Though it’s best to serve it immediately, you can store this Tropical Smoothie in the refrigerator for up to a day. It will begin to separate as it sits, so just blend it before consuming.
Freeze: You can freeze the fruit ahead of time, but not the prepared smoothie.
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Full Recipe Instructions
- 1 blender
- 1 cup frozen mango chunks
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 1 large banana sliced
- 1/2 cup whole milk or coconut milk
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- In a blender add the frozen mango, frozen strawberries, frozen pineapple, sliced fresh banana, milk, and orange juice,
- Pulse on high speed until the smoothie is thick and creamy. Enjoy right away.