This tropical smoothie recipe is a blend of mango, pineapple, banana and coconut milk, all mixed together to create a creamy and refreshing drink. The perfect breakfast or snack option that’s loaded with nutrients!

I love a cold fruit based treat on a hot day, I always whip up an acai bowl, peach smoothie, strawberry banana smoothie, or this tropical smoothie that’s full of fruit flavor.

Tropical smoothie garnished with mint, limes and pineapple.

My kids absolutely love smoothies, especially as an after school snack. We’ve been experimenting with different flavor combinations, and I have to say, this tropical smoothie recipe is our new favorite! It’s full of tropical fruit with some coconut milk for a creamy texture and richer flavor. You can get all fancy with the garnishes like I did here, or simply serve it as is; either way it’s sure to be a hit!

Tropical Smoothie Ingredients

To make this recipe, you will need pineapple juice, coconut milk, banana, frozen mango and frozen pineapple.

How Do You Make A Tropical Smoothie?

Place the pineapple juice, coconut milk, banana, frozen mango chunks and frozen pineapple chunks in a blender. Blend until a smooth and creamy drink forms. Divide into glasses, then serve as-is or with garnishes such as pineapple, mint, lime wedges and maraschino cherries.

Pineapple, mango, banana and coconut milk in a blender.

Tips For Tropical Smoothies

  • You can use refrigerated or canned pineapple juice for this recipe – either will work just fine.
  • I typically use canned coconut milk, which is located in the ethnic foods aisle of most grocery stores. You can also use refrigerated coconut milk, but it may not have the same thick and rich texture as the canned variety.
  • This smoothie is best when served immediately, as it may separate if stored for a long period of time.
  • Feel free to double or triple the recipe if you’re serving a crowd.

Quick Tip

For a thicker smoothie, try using frozen banana and 1/4 cup less juice. For a thinner smoothie, add 1/4 extra of either pineapple juice or coconut milk.

A smoothie inside of a blender.

Recipe FAQs

Are smoothies healthy?

This smoothie contains a lot of fruit, and those types of fruit contain many healthy benefits. Pineapples contain Vitamin C and manganese, mangoes contain Vitamin A and folate, and bananas are rich with fiber and potassium. While there is no added sugar in this smoothie, fruits and fruit juices naturally contain a fair amount of sugar. If you’re watching your sugar intake, you’ll want to keep your smoothies to a reasonable portion size and refrain from consuming them every day. That all being said, a smoothie is a much healthier option than a different frozen treat such as ice cream.

Can tropical smoothie be a meal replacement?

A smoothie can absolutely serve as a meal replacement, you’ll just want to add some protein and fiber to make it more satisfying and balanced to keep you full. I would add one scoop of vanilla protein powder and a few teaspoons of ground flax to the blender if you’re looking to have your smoothie as a meal.

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Mango pineapple smoothies garnished with cherries and mint.

Flavor Variations

There are so many different ways you can change up this recipe to customize it to your tastes.

  • Liquids: Instead of pineapple juice, try coconut water, orange juice, mango nectar or pineapple-orange-banana juice. You can also use vanilla almond milk instead of coconut milk.
  • Fruit: You can add other fruits to the mix; try frozen fruit such as papaya, passionfruit puree, acai puree or coconut puree. Some ideas for fresh fruit include kiwi, guava and strawberries.
  • Add Ins: Give your smoothie a boost of nutrition by adding spinach, kale, protein powder, flax seeds or chia seeds. You can also add some Greek yogurt for protein and a creamier texture.
Two tropical smoothies with fresh mint, lime wedges and sliced pineapple.

This tropical tastes like a Hawaiian vacation. Unfortunately I’m not going to Hawaii any time soon, but at least I can pretend that I’m there with this drink!

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Tropical Smoothie Recipe

AuthorSara Welch
Tropical smoothies garnished with mint, limes and pineapple.
This tropical smoothie recipe is a blend of tropical fruit and coconut milk – it’s cool, refreshing and packed with flavor and nutrients!
Time
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time1 minute
Total Time5 minutes
Course Drink
Cuisine American
Serves 2 servings

Ingredients 

  • 3/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup canned coconut milk light is ok
  • 1 large banana sliced
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • Optional garnishes: Maraschino cherries, lime slices, mint sprigs, pineapple wedges

Instructions 

  • Place the pineapple juice, coconut milk, banana, mango and pineapple in a blender; blend until completely smooth.
  • Pour the smoothie into 2 glasses and add optional garnishes if desired. Serve immediately.

Notes

  1. You can use refrigerated or canned pineapple juice for this recipe – either will work just fine.
  2. I typically use canned coconut milk, which is located in the ethnic foods aisle of most grocery stores. You can also use refrigerated coconut milk, but it may not have the same thick and rich texture as the canned variety.
  3. This smoothie is best when served immediately, as it may separate if stored for a long period of time.

Nutrition

Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 16mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 37g

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  1. 5 stars
    I wanted a new smoothie recipe and found this. I made it and oh my word…..the best smoothie EVER!!! 🥰❤ Thank you for your website and all of the recipes, which I saved on my home screen so I don’t have to look up. Keep sharing your recipes. I am on a mission to try them all.

  2. 5 stars
    This sounds so yummy! It is totally okay to add a little rum to this on the weekends, right? 😉

  3. 5 stars
    This copy cat smoothie is so refreshing and delicious. Will definitely be making this often during these hot months.

  4. 5 stars
    Mine came out better than the ones I was getting from the smoothie shop! So happy to have found this recipe. Easy too!