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Blend up a refreshing Tropical Smoothie! Experience the burst of exotic fruits for an energizing start or a cool afternoon treat.

Why You’ll Love This Smoothie Recipe

  • Simplicity: This smoothie requires minimal prep and is ready in minutes.
  • Versatility: It’s perfect for breakfast, a snack, or a post-workout meal.
  • Nutrition: Packed with fruits and yogurt, this smoothie is a powerhouse of vitamins, minerals, and proteins.
  • Customization: The recipe can easily be adjusted to suit dietary needs and personal tastes.

What Is A Tropical Smoothie?

A tropical smoothie is a delicious beverage made by blending tropical fruits with liquids like juice or milk. Our version features frozen pineapple chunks, banana, coconut milk, and vanilla yogurt for a rich and creamy treat.

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How To Make A Tropical Smoothie

Ingredients and Substitutions

  • 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks (you can also use fresh)
  • 1 banana
  • 6 ounces vanilla yogurt or use Greek yogurt for extra protein, or a non-dairy yogurt for a vegan option.
  • 1 cup coconut milk or use almond milk, soy milk, or regular dairy milk.
  • 1 tablespoon honey or feel free to substitute with agave syrup, or maple syrup, or leave it out entirely for a less sweet smoothie
  • whipped cream (optional)
  1. In a blender, combine the pineapple, banana, yogurt, milk, and honey. Puree until smooth.
  2. Pour into a glass.
  3. Garnish with whipped cream, if desired.

Expert Tips

  • I like to use frozen pineapple but fresh will work great too. Just add 1/2 cup of ice cubes to the blender if you’re using fresh pineapple.
  • To make your smoothie thinner, add small amounts of water, milk, or juice and process for 10-15 seconds.
  • To make a smoothie thicker, add additional fruit, ice, or yogurt and process for 20-30 seconds.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Add Protein Powder To This Smoothie?

Yes, you can add a scoop of your preferred protein powder for an extra protein boost.

Can I Use Fresh Pineapple Instead Of Frozen?

Yes, just make sure to add a handful of ice cubes to maintain the smoothie’s cold, thick texture.

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Ways To Use Leftover Ingredients

If you have any ingredients leftover from this recipe, check out our Leftover Ingredients Recipe Finder or you might like to consider using them in any of these single serving and small batch recipes:

Serving Suggestions

Enjoy this Tropical Smoothie as is, or garnish with a sprig of fresh mint, a slice of pineapple, or a dollop of whipped cream for an extra special touch. It pairs wonderfully with a light breakfast or as a refreshing afternoon pick-me-up.

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Tropical Smoothie

4.89 from 18 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Blend up a refreshing Tropical Smoothie! Experience the burst of exotic fruits for an energizing start or a cool afternoon treat.

Equipment

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 banana
  • 6 ounces vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk (you can also use regular milk)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • whipped cream (optional)

Instructions 

  • In a blender, combine the pineapple chunks, banana, yogurt, milk and honey. Puree until smooth. Pour into glasses. Garnish with whipped cream, if desired.

Notes

Expert Tips
  • I like to use frozen pineapple but fresh will work great too. Just add 1/2 cup of ice cubes to the blender if you’re using fresh pineapple.
  • To make your smoothie thinner, add small amounts of water, milk or juice and process for 10-15 seconds.
  • To make a smoothie thicker, add additional fruit, ice, or yogurt and process for 20-30 seconds.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 213kcal, Carbohydrates: 54g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 4mg, Sodium: 64mg, Potassium: 574mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 46g, Vitamin A: 166IU, Vitamin C: 36mg, Calcium: 158mg, Iron: 1mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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  1. During this pandemic, I am experiment with recipes to help with weight loss. This is so good. Although I didn’t use the whip cream it was still great. Thank you for the recipe

  2. I have never used Coconut milk, what section of the Grocery Store do you find this. This sounds so delish. Thanks!

    1. Hi Peggy,
      You can find coconut milk in the refrigerator section of the grocery store. It should be near the cow’s milk and soy milks. You can actually use any type of milk in this recipe but I happen to love the flavor the coconut milk adds to it.
      Joanie