This Tropical Smoothie is fresh, fruity, and packed with the best tropical flavors! It’s made with banana, mango, pineapple, Greek yogurt, and your choice of coconut milk or pineapple juice!
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Do you ever just want to drop everything and hop on a flight to the nearest tropical destination?
Unfortunately, sometimes that just isn’t in the cards. And that’s when I reach for this Tropical Smoothie!
It’s not quite the beach vacation we’re all dreaming about, but it sure tastes like one!
This smoothie is loaded with frozen tropical fruit, coconut milk or pineapple juice, and Greek yogurt. It’s refreshing, creamy, and if you close your eyes while you drink it, you’re basically soaking up some sun on the beach. 😉
- Greek Yogurt: you can use plain or vanilla yogurt. Whichever you prefer! Vanilla will add more sweetness to the smoothie.
- Liquid: use either coconut milk or pineapple juice—or a mix of both! Coconut milk will make a thicker, creamier smoothie.
- Frozen Fruit: I use a blend of banana, pineapple, and mango which creates the perfect blend of tropical flavors.
How to Make a Tropical Smoothie
This Tropical Smoothie recipe makes the perfect easy and healthy snack. It’s ready in a quick 5 minutes!
- Combine: Add all of your ingredients to the blender.
- Blend: Blend until smooth, stirring as necessary.
Not necessarily. However, yogurt does play a very large role in the overall thickness and creaminess of the smoothie. If you choose not to use yogurt, keep in mind that the texture won’t be quite the same! You can add more frozen fruit to thicken it if desired, or use a coconut yogurt for a dairy free option.
Nope! Since we’re using frozen fruit for this Tropical Smoothie Recipe, the smoothie is plenty cold and thick without any added ice. You can always add ice if you feel it’s not as cold or slushy as you’d like.
Tips and Notes
- Use frozen fruit! Frozen fruit is the key to a thick, creamy smoothie.
- Add to the blender in the order listed. For the best texture, add the ingredients to the blender starting with the yogurt and milk, then ending with the banana, pineapple and mango.
- Serve right away. Smoothies are best fresh!
Tropical Smoothie Variations
While this Tropical Smoothie is great as-is, smoothies are also incredibly customizable. Make it your own!
- Use another liquid. I love the flavor of both coconut milk and pineapple juice, but feel free to play around with the liquid you use. Other great tropical options would be coconut water, mango nectar, orange juice, etc.
- Add other fruit. The banana, pineapple, and mango combination is insanely good, but other fruit combinations work great too. Try adding or subbing in frozen strawberries, peaches, kiwi, raspberries, you name it.
- Boost the nutrition. Give the smoothie an extra kick of nutrition with a scoop of old fashioned oats, a sprinkle of flax or chia seeds, or a handful of raw cashews.
- Make it green. Feel free to toss in a handful of fresh spinach or kale to turn this into a tropical green smoothie. You won’t even taste it!
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Tropical Smoothie recipe
- ½ cup Greek yogurt (plain or vanilla)
- ¾ cup coconut milk or pineapple juice
- 1 frozen banana (broken in chunks – about 100 grams)
- ½ cup frozen pineapple chunks
- ½ cup frozen mango chunks
- Add all ingredients to the blender in the order listed.
- Blend until smooth, stopping and stirring and adding more liquid as necessary.
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