15 Top Tropical Fruit Smoothie Recipes
A tropical smoothie just makes you feel a little closer to vacation! Packed with antioxidants and vitamins, a tropical smoothie isn't just a delicious treat--it can also be a nutritious one. These smoothie recipes are filled with pineapple, mango, kiwi, coconut, and a number of other delectable tropical fruits. Whether you make a smoothie to start your day or use one as a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, these recipes are ready to put a little sunshine in your day.
Tropical Smoothie with Kale
Getting your greens in while you enjoy a fruity beverage is a no brainer. Nutrient-dense kale is an excellent source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and beta-Carotene, which makes it a powerful addition to creamy banana and sweet-tart pineapple.
The combination of peaches and mangoes makes this one sweet smoothie. Adding vanilla soy milk creates a creamy concoction that works for those who can't or don't consume dairy. To get that extra "vacation vibes" feeling from your smoothie, garnish your glass with a slice of orange.
Turmeric is rumored to have some pretty powerful medicinal properties like helping to prevent a host of diseases, serving as a natural anti-inflammatory compound, and fighting depression. Adding even just a teaspoon to this blended drink could boost your day in a number of ways!
Pineapple and Banana Smoothie
The juicy tartness of pineapple matched with the creamy, honey-sweet richness of banana makes a near-perfect smoothie. This recipe calls for pineapple or apple juice rather than dairy or alternative milk, which lets the flavors of the fruit really shine.
Green Power Mojito Smoothie
When the flavors of your favorite cocktail and a healthy smoothie combine, then you're really living the vacation beverage dream. Powered by vitamin-rich spinach, this smoothie contains pineapple, orange, and banana. Mint leaves offer the fragrant kick a typical mojito would provide.
Strawberry Orange Coconut Smoothie
Luscious coconut is the star of this blended beverage. You could top this smoothie with shredded coconut, or even turn it into a smoothie bowl and top with granola and additional slices of strawberry.
Lassi is a popular yogurt-based drink that originated in India. This mango variation is smooth and creamy and super simple to put together. Sugar, plain yogurt, mangoes, and ice make this a recipe that you could easily pair with Indian takeout at home.
Gloomy Day Smoothie
A bright and cheerful smoothie that is sure to brighten your day! This drink features mango, banana, and orange juice for plenty of Vitamin C. Garnish with a swirl of whipped cream or a slice or orange on the rim for an extra flourish.
Triple Threat Fruit Smoothie
After a long, hot day this triple threat smoothie is sure to cool you down. Tropical kiwi is a unique ingredient that provides lots of flavor, while blueberries and strawberries provide additional sweetness. While the recipe calls for peach yogurt, you could easily swap for plain or vanilla.
Kiwi Strawberry Smoothie
Strawberry and kiwi are no longer relegated to the juice pouches of our youth! This creamy smoothie calls for vanilla frozen yogurt, but you could swap in any thick yogurt of your choice if you're looking for a healthier option.
Gone are the days of scooping out half a grapefruit for breakfast. Toss that grapefruit into a smoothie with spinach, fresh ginger, and flax seed for a zingy morning treat that will keep you feeling good through the afternoon.
If, when you close your eyes, you see a sandy beach, feel a warm sun, and smell the salt in the air, then you need this island smoothie. Pineapple and coconut are the primary flavors, so you could add extra ice if you’re looking for more of a piña colada texture.
Matcha Coconut Smoothie
Matcha has been linked to a variety of health benefits and provides a less jittery caffeine boost than coffee. Paired with kale and white beans, this smoothie packs lots of protein and good-for-you ingredients.
Honey, almond extract, and plain yogurt provide a sweet base that manages to balance out any vibrant tartness offered by the kiwi. Try experimenting with different flavors of yogurt to mix up your experience.
Strawberry Orange Banana Smoothie
Strawberry and banana is a classic flavor combination that proves to be super refreshing during the warm months. You could eliminate the ice in this smoothie by using frozen banana, or even thicken it up by adding a bit of yogurt or milk of your choice.