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Tropical Mango Pineapple Smoothie

This Tropical Mango Pineapple Smoothie is such an easy way of getting a lot of summery tropical flavors any time of the year. It's sweet and healthy, it's sunshine in a glass! This smoothie is even naturally dairy-free to maximize freshness.

 

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Why you’ll love this recipe

 

You will love this tropical mango pineapple smoothie because it is summer and sunshine in a glass. It is nutritious with fiber, vitamins and minerals so it's a good way to start the day. 

 

In addition, it is naturally dairy-free so everyone can enjoy it. Because this only has tons of fruits, it is super fresh, which is hard to do with a yogurt-based smoothie. 

 

Ingredients

 

  • Mango: Mango takes me right back to the South East Asia. The sweetness makes it perfect in a smoothie. Mango is also a great source of potassium and magnesium. It's good for your digestive system, with anti-inflammatory properties. Which is just a bonus, to me, because first of all it is delicious.
  • Pineapple: The perfect tropical fruit, which is also sweet. It's high in manganese and vitamin C. A rich source of fiber.
  • Banana: Banana is used to thicken the smoothie. I know some don't like bananas, and so you can use either ice cubes or avocado to thicken it. If you use ice cubes, keep in mind that it will melt so the thickness doesn't last long.
  • Orange juice and water: To help the blender to blend your fruits into one smooth drink. The amount of juice and water is all to your own (and the blender's) preference.
  • Mint: That little extra burst of freshness is so surprisingly good. But feel free to omit it if you like!

 

Ingredients to make mango pineapple smoothie.

 

Step-by-step instructions

 

Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. You can add more water or orange juice to reach your desired consistency. Remember that different blenders may require different amounts of liquid.

 

You can also add some superfood powders, chia seeds or ground flax seeds if you want to oomph up the nutritional value.

 

If you want to add dairy, add ½ cup yogurt and start with just ½ cup water and see if you want to add the other half.

 

Enjoy! So, imagine sitting on a beach, in your bikini and straw hat (or shorts if you will), sipping on this tropical mango pineapple smoothie while soaking up the sun and bury your toes in the hot sand.

 

A diptych with one image of the ingredients in a blender and one pouring the smoothie from the blender and into a glass.

 

Storage

 

I definitely prefer to drink my smoothies immediately. However, it can be stored covered in the refrigerator for about 1 day.

 

If you let it sit, the ingredients can separate a little. You can pour it back into the blender and blend until combined, or just stir it. 

 

Recipe FAQs

 

How to make it even more nutritious?

The things I love to add to smoothies to make them more nutritious are hemp seeds, chia seeds and other superfoods.

 

You could even add superfood powders like butterfly pea powder, activated charcoal or pink pitaya but remember that the color of the smoothie will get different.

 

Two glasses with a yellow smoothie on a wooden plate.

 

How to make it into a smoothie bowl?

A smoothie bowl is just a really thick smoothie. Make it as thick as your blender allows, but it's even better if you can use your food processor. In the food processor you can use just the fruits and no liquid. If you use only frozen fruits, it will be even thicker. 

 

If you need to add a little water, stir in 2 tablespoons almond meal later to make it thicker. Add to a bowl and top with fresh fruits, nuts and seeds!

 

Can I use fresh fruit in my smoothie?

 

Yes you can use both fresh and frozen fruits, no matter the ratio. However, frozen fruit will make the smoothie thicker and fresh fruit will make it thinner. If you use only fresh fruits, you may need to use less water to get the desired consistency.

 

Close-up of a mango smoothie with a pink straw.

 

What screams summer to you?

 

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This recipe was originally published on March 9th 2018, but updated on May 2nd 2022 for better photos and content.

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Tropical Mango Pineapple Smoothie

Yield: 2 people
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Let's make summer all year round with this sunny and tropical, fresh and delicious, mango pineapple smoothie!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups diced pineapple (450 grams, preferably ripe)
  • 1 cup diced mango (160 grams, preferably frozen)
  • 1 medium-sized ripe banana
  • ½ cup orange juice (125 milliliters)
  • 1 cup water (250 milliliters. More or less to desired consistency)
  • small handful fresh mint (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Add more water or orange juice to reach your desired consistency. Different blenders may require different amounts of liquid.

Notes

If you want to add some dairy to this smoothie, you can add ½ cup yogurt, for example plain, Greek for extra protein, or flavors like mango, pineapple or vanilla.

You could also add more nutrition in the form of 1 tablespoon hemp seeds or chia seeds.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: ½
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 215Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 6gSugar: 40gProtein: 3g

Nutrition information isn't always accurate, estimate for informational purposes only.

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Mango Pineapple Smoothie

Mango Pineapple Smoothie

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Jori

Saturday 19th of January 2019

This looks so fresh and yummy. Interesting add, the mint. Would've never thought of it!

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Sunday 20th of January 2019

Thank you! I'm a sucker for mint, so if I have it, I use it!

Danielle Wolter

Friday 18th of January 2019

when it's 43 degrees here I am bundles up sitting in front of my space heater LOL. I can't handle cold weather. Either way, this smoothie sounds like perfection, so summery and delicious!

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Sunday 20th of January 2019

I tend to go into hibernation when it's cold too! This is definitely a summery smoothie, thank you!

Kavita Favelle

Friday 18th of January 2019

Like you, I often use banana as a natural thickener and base for my smoothies. I love the tropical combo of mango and pineapple as the key flavours.

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Sunday 20th of January 2019

I love using banana in smoothies. :) Thank you!

MakingHerstory

Tuesday 13th of March 2018

Tropical smoothies are me favorite! This looks all good, I wish I had the ingredients on hand!

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Wednesday 14th of March 2018

Thank you! Yes, I love the freshness of tropical smoothies! I hope you get a chance to try it sometime soon.

Michelle Barsness

Monday 12th of March 2018

This is most definitely sunshine in a cup. I love the simplicity of this smoothie recipe. The fresh ingredients are so healthy and definitely needed by our bodies this time of year. (At least for those of us in Northern climates). Yum!

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Tuesday 13th of March 2018

Thank you so much, Michelle! Less is often more, and I love dairy free smoothies - they are just so fresh and screams Summer! Which I definitely need right now.

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