Enjoy the tropical flavors of this mango pineapple smoothie recipe any time of year by using frozen fruit. With natural ingredients this tropical smoothie is perfect for a quick breakfast or afternoon snack when you need a boost of energy.
Why This Mango Pineapple Smoothie Is The Best!
A creamy mango pineapple smoothie is made with simple ingredients perfect for a healthy breakfast, lunch or snack. By using frozen tropical fruits this smoothie can be enjoyed anytime of year. Of course smoothies are a great way to cool off on a hot summer day, but during a long winter a tropical mango pineapple smoothie can give you the tropical island feel, if only for a brief moment.
I love fruity smoothies made with fresh ingredients. They taste amazing and when made right have a smooth creamy texture. With the help of a high-speed blender you can enjoy a taste of the tropics in just a few minutes.
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Table of contents
high power blender- I love my Vitamix blender and use it on a daily basis. It easily blends frozen fruit and makes a perfect creamy consistency for smoothies.
mango- to get the perfect smoothie consistency I prefer using frozen fruit. If you have ripe mangos available in your area you can always cut them and freeze them yourself or use frozen bagged mango. Frozen mango is easily found in the freezer section of most grocery stores.
pineapple- frozen pineapple is easily found as well. If you prefer to freeze fresh pineapple chunks you can lay them on a cookie sheet in the freezer for around 3 hours before making your smoothie.
Remove the frozen fruit from the freezer right before making the smoothie. Add all of the smoothie ingredients to a high power blender. Pulse several times to break up the frozen fruit. Then turn the blender on and gradually increase the speed. The almond milk should get the blades moving easily and the fruit should blend very smoothly after just 15-30 seconds.
When the fruit is smooth, pour into two glasses and add a slice of pineapple for garnish.
Substitutions and Additions
almond milk- I always have almond milk on hand, however you can use your favorite type of milk for smoothies. Light coconut milk, oat milk or soy milk are also great options.
sweeteners- I find that the fresh fruit is sweet enough and there is no need for added sugar. However if you feel your smoothie needs a little extra sweetener you can add pure maple syrup or honey.
vanilla protein powder- I do like to add a scoop of protein powder to my smoothies for a boost of protein.
chia seeds- are totally optional. You can omit these or substitute with flax or hemp seeds.
Greek yogurt- For a vegan option you can use coconut yogurt in place of the Greek yogurt.
pineapple juice- you can also use orange juice or mango juice.
spinach- by adding a handful of spinach you can make this a green smoothie. It is a great way to add extra vitamin c and will cut the sweetness of the smoothie a bit.
- For a thicker consistency use frozen fruit.
- Do not use ice in place of frozen fruit. It will not give a creamy consistency and will water down the creamy smoothie.
Sometimes the idea of cleaning my blender everyday can be a bit of an annoyance. Instead of blending a smoothie everyday, I make a 2 serving recipe and save one for later in the week. Store the leftovers in a mason jar and freeze. Remove the frozen smoothie from the freezer a few hours ahead so it can defrost for when you are ready to eat it.
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Easy Tropical Mango Pineapple Smoothie Recipe
- high power blender
- 2 cups mango, frozen
- 2 cups pineapple frozen
- 1 cup almond milk
- ⅓ cup Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup pineapple juice
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds, optional
- Add all of the ingredients to the base of the blender.
- Pulse several times so the blades can begin to break up the frozen fruit.
- Turn blender on and slowly increase the power until the fruit is a smooth consistency.
- Pour into 2 glasses and serve immediately.