*AMAZING* Tropical Smoothie

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Made with tropical fruit, coconut milk, and orange juice, this Tropical Smoothie Recipe is perfect for a sweet breakfast or as a snack.

A healthy Tropical Smoothie recipe that is made with just 5 ingredients and is perfect for when you need that taste of summer sun. Drink as a sweet breakfast or snack, you can customize this smoothie recipe to your liking and nutritional goals.

Tropical Smoothie

Tropical Smoothie Recipe

Here’s how I made my tropical smoothie! For the actual increments and specific directions, be sure to scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of my post. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Tropical Fruit – I used frozen mango, pineapple, and peaches here. This flavor combination is so so good!
  • Coconut Milk – this is to help give this smoothie that creamy texture you see in the images. Note: I used the kind of coconut milk that separates in the can so shake well before opening and measuring.
  • Orange Juice – add as much or as little as you like to get the consistency you like in your smoothies.

Fruit

Other Fruit Combinations

This tropical smoothie recipe is not just limited to how I made it. There are tons of tropical fruits and liquids to try and test. Here are just some suggestions.

  • Liquids. Instead of using orange juice try pineapple juice, mango nectar or even, pineapple-orange-banana juice! There are lots of different fruit blends available. Use what sounds good to you.
  • Fruits. This is where you can be super creative! Try to pick fruits that you think will go well together. Some examples are strawberry and kiwi, papaya and mango, or bananas (they taste good with anything).

How to Make a smoothie

How to Make a Tropical Smoothie

  1. Place frozen fruit and coconut milk into a blender. Start to blend while slowly streaming in orange juice. Only add enough orange juice to get the consistency you want.
  2. Once it’s blended and completely smooth, pour your tropical smoothie into glasses and serve.

Tropical Smoothie Pro Tips

So, my two secrets for making the best smoothies in the world include:

  • Blender. Using a high-powered blender, like a vitamix or a blendtec, to ensure you get a lump-free smoothie. This is the one I own and love it; I would highly recommend it for this Tropical Smoothie recipe.
  • Slowly Adding Liquid. Adding in your liquid bit by bit to ensure a really thick finished product. If you like your smoothies a little runnier, then maybe this doesn’t apply, but if you like yours closer to the consistency of soft-serve ice cream, then you’ll want to be careful with this addition. Having a blender with a damper really helps to get that thick consistency.

Smoothie Recipe

Other Add-Ins

If you want an extra boost to your tropical smoothies but don’t care about the color, try adding some other add-ins!

  • Kale or Spinach- Nutrient-dense kale is one of those superfoods you definitely want to eat. If your kids get squeamish with green food, maybe skip this.
  • Banana- my original recipe doesn’t include banana, but it would add an extra creamy and sweet element that would be delicious.
  • Protein Powder – Just a plain vanilla protein powder would go well with any of the fruit combos mentioned above. Or you can buy plain, unflavored whey protein powder here. It’s a great option to add protein without the flavor/sweetener.
Tropical Smoothie

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Printable recipe card is below, enjoy!

5 from 2 votes

Healthy Tropical Smoothie Recipe

Made with tropical fruit, coconut milk, and orange juice, this Tropical Smoothie Recipe is perfect for a sweet breakfast or as a snack.
servings 3 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 3 cups mixed frozen tropical fruit I used 1 cup each peaches, pineapple and mango
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk* about 1/2 a can
  • 1 cup orange juice approximately

Equipment

  • Blender

Instructions

  • Place frozen fruit and coconut milk into a blender. Start to blend while slowly streaming in orange juice. Only add enough orange juice to get the consistency you want.
  • Once it's blended and completely smooth, pour into glasses and serve.

Notes

*I use a full fat canned coconut milk. This is the kind that separates! Shake the can well, then open with a can opener and measure (or pour out half). 

Nutrition

Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 567mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 1951IU | Vitamin C: 102mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Breakfast, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: smoothie recipe, tropical smoothie, tropical smoothie recipe
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