Packed full of delicious pineapple, mango, banana and coconut, this Tropical Smoothie is creamy and refreshing and it will make you think you are sipping it on the beach somewhere. An easy breakfast or snack, it's easy to adapt with your favourite tropical fruits.
A cold smoothie on a hot day is what summer dreams are made of. This smoothie really does define summer, and if it is really hot where you are, the try freezing the fruit ahead of time and use frozen fruit in this smoothie. It's seriously refreshing and it will cool you down in no time. Freezing fruit is a great way to keep it fresh too, as no one likes waste.
We love experimenting with different smoothies and this tropical one is one of our favourites. It's creamy, a vibrant colour and it has all the best tropical flavours like mango, pineapple and coconut.
I know smoothies don't always warrant a recipe, as they are super easy to make. But, if you often find yourself in a smoothie rut like us, then you can always do with some new smoothie inspiration.
Why should you try it?
✔ Easy to make
✔ Just 245 calories
✔ Kids love it
✔ Easy to adapt.
Is a Tropical Smoothie Healthy?
Smoothies are a great way to increase your fruit intake and we are firm believers in eating/drinking as many colours as possible for a healthy and nutrient dense diet.
This smoothie is a great source of vitamins A and C from the pineapple and mango, as well as potassium and fibre from the banana.
This is fairly high in sugar, with the fruit and juice, so keep portion sizes in check. But we haven't added any extra sugar to it as it is sweet enough with just the fruit. We find this a healthier alternative to ice cream on a hot day.
Fruit: Other tropical fruits like kiwi and papaya work in this too. However you could add berries like cherries, strawberries and raspberries to add a bit of pink to the smoothie.
Liquid: We have used pineapple juice and coconut milk as the liquid in this, however you could swap the pineapple juice for orange or apple juice or even coconut water to make it even more tropical.
Nutritional extras: Give this smoothie a nutritional boost by blending in some spinach/kale or some chia seeds.
- You don't have to use frozen fruit, but it makes the smoothie really creamy and refreshing. You can freeze the fruit in the summer months with mangos and pineapple are in season and enjoy this smoothie in the winter months too.
- To make this a super creamy smoothie, use a high powered blender, as frozen fruit can be harder to break down.
How To Make a Tropical Smoothie - step by step:
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Tropical Smoothie Recipe
- 2 bananas
- 0.5 mango
- 0.25 pineapple
- 500 ml pineapple juice
- 200 ml coconut milk
- Put all of the ingredients in to a blender.
- Blend until smooth.