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Enjoy this 5-minute Mango Pineapple Smoothie for a quick breakfast or snack. It’s packed with wholesome ingredients and tropical flavors. Vegan, Gluten-Free, Refined-Sugar Free.
This Mango Pineapple Smoothie brings a tropical island to your home kitchen. Tart pineapple, ripe mango, and creamy banana blended into a luxurious creamy texture you’ll be craving any time of year. All you need is 5 ingredients and a high-speed blender!
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A Tropical Remedy for a Hot Summer Day
Nothing satisfies my taste buds on a hot day like a cold smoothie made with a boost of protein and fruity flavors. This smoothie in particular is a great source of Vitamin C thanks to both mango and pineapple, so in addition to enjoying a taste of the tropics, you’re also reaping the benefits of its wholesome healthy ingredients line-up.
Now get ready to kick back and sip on this refreshing drink all summer long.
What You Need for this Mango Pineapple Smoothie
Frozen fruit + liquid + optional add-ins = the basic formula for any good smoothie and this tropical smoothie is no different.
- Frozen fruit – You’ll need a frozen banana and frozen mango and pineapple chunks. The key here is frozen, so if you’ve only got a fresh pineapple and fresh banana on hand, prep and freeze before getting started.
- Liquid – For the best creamy consistency, I highly recommend using a blend of milk and yogurt. I used coconut milk from the carton for this recipe, which has a similar consistency to oat milk. If you’d like a richer, higher fat smoothie, use canned light coconut milk.
- Optional add-ins – I opted for an additional scoop of vanilla protein powder and a fresh squeeze of lime juice to bring out the tartness of the pineapple. Of course these are both optional so if you don’t have them on hand, don’t sweat it!
How to Make a Mango Pineapple Smoothie
- Add all of the ingredients to a high speed blender and blend on high until smooth. Pour in additional liquid as needed to assist and achieve the perfect texture.
- Serve immediately while chilled.
Caitlin’s Cooking Tips
- Adjust the sweetness to taste. If you prefer a lightly sweetened smoothie or are using an artificially sweetened vanilla protein powder, my recommendation would be to reduce the frozen banana to only half. Then, taste and add the additional half banana if you think it needs it.
- Freeze your fruit during peak ripeness. When freezing ingredients like fresh mango and bananas at home, it’s best to wait until they’re extra ripe. This makes them sweeter and more flavorful which means better smoothies. Who doesn’t want that?
Fruity smoothie recipes like this Mango Pineapple Smoothie are ideal quick breakfasts, refreshing afternoon snacks, or even delicious and nutritious desserts. And since this smoothie can be made with an optional scoop of protein powder, it’s filling enough to keep you satisfied until the next meal.
Swap your morning cup of coffee or tea for this tropical smoothie and enjoy the hydrating, nourishing effects!
How to Store Mango Pineapple Smoothie
As with any smoothie, once you’ve blended it in your high-speed blender, it’s best enjoyed immediately. With that being said, you do have some options when it comes to storing, freezing, and meal prepping.
Leftover pineapple mango smoothie can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Note that it will melt and become a thinner consistency, but it is still edible. For longer storage, blended smoothies can also be frozen. Divide the remaining smoothie between an ice cube tray and stick in the freezer until frozen. Then when ready to drink again, place the smoothie ice cubes into a high-speed blender along with additional liquid and yogurt to help blend and blend until smooth.
Substitutions and Variations
- Add a boost of omegas: Add 1-2 tablespoons of hemp seeds, chia seeds, or ground flax seeds.
- Add nut butters: I don’t love adding nut butters to my tropical tasting smoothies, but if that’s your thing, add 1 tablespoon of creamy cashew butter, tahini, or almond butter for a boost of energy and healthy fats.
- Optional greens: If you’re wanting to turn this smoothie into a green smoothie, add 1-2 cups of spinach or kale.
- Make it sweeter: Depending on how sweet your frozen fruit is, you may need additional sweetener. Add 1-2 tablespoons of maple syrup or agave nectar to sweeten to taste.
- Turn it into a mango pineapple smoothie bowl: Reduce the milk measurement to 1/3 cup and use the tamper to push the fruit into the blade until smooth and creamy. Add additional liquid as needed to help it blend.
If you’d like to meal prep this smoothie recipe, pre-measure the frozen banana, frozen mango, frozen pineapple chunks, lime juice and protein powder and place the ingredients together in a freezer safe bag or jar to create mini smoothie packs. Then, dump the ingredients in a blender followed by the milk and yogurt and blend until smooth!
Using little to no liquid in your smoothie is going to create a much thicker smoothie or smoothie bowl. In order to encourage blending, adding a small amount of liquid is necessary.
The key to a thick smoothie is using a small amount of liquid and frozen fruit. Refrigerated or fresh fruit will blend up into a very different consistency – more of a room temperature juice than a thick, creamy smoothie.
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Mango Pineapple Smoothie
- 1/2-1 frozen banana see notes
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 1/2 cup unsweetened yogurt (I used dairy-free)
- 1-1 1/2 cups plain coconut or oat milk
- Optional: Juice of 1/2 lime 1-2 tablespoons
- Optional: 1 scoop vanilla protein powder*
- Prep: Add the banana, mango, pineapple, yogurt, 3/4 cup milk, lime juice, and protein powder (if using) to a large high-speed blender.
- Blend: Blend on high until smooth, adding additional liquid as necessary.
- Serve chilled and enjoy!
- I’d recommend reducing the banana to only half of a frozen banana if you are using an artificially sweetened protein powder or prefer your smoothies to be less sweet.
- I used coconut milk from the carton for this recipe, which has a similar consistency to oat milk. Use canned light coconut milk for a richer smoothie.