This tropical smoothie recipe is a blend of tropical fruit and coconut milk – it’s cool, refreshing and packed with flavor and nutrients!
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!
This tropical smoothie recipe starts off like any other smoothie, with plenty of fruit! I used banana, pineapple and mango here, but papaya would also be nice. You can pick up bags of frozen pineapple and mango for this one, no need to do any chopping or dicing! If you have the time to freeze your banana first, the smoothie will be even thicker; fresh banana will also work just fine.
This tropical smoothie 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! I garnished this drink with a skewer of fresh fruit, mint sprigs and lime slices – feel free to use all or some of these garnishes. Or if you’re in a hurry, skip the garnishes and just enjoy your cool and creamy treat!
Tropical Smoothie Recipe
- 3/4 cup of pineapple juice
- 1/2 cup of canned coconut milk light is ok
- 1 large banana fresh or sliced then frozen
- 1 cup of frozen mango
- 1 cup of frozen pineapple
- Optional garnishes: Skewers of pineapple and mango, mint sprigs, lime
- 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.