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Craving a refreshing taste of the islands? This easy Tropical Smoothie recipe is like sunshine in a glass. It’s a delicious blend of sweet fruit, creamy yogurt, and a hint of coconut – perfect for breakfast, an afternoon pick-me-up, or a light dessert. Plus, it’s packed with nutrients to keep you feeling your best. Best of all, it whips up in minutes!

Complement your tropical smoothie with one of our single serving breakfast recipes like creamy avocado toast, warm baked oatmeal, fruity peach scones, or a savory bacon, egg, and cheese cup.

Why You’ll Love This Smoothie Recipe

  • Quick and Easy: This is a simple smoothie recipe with just a few ingredients and no complicated steps.
  • Packed with Flavor: It has the perfect balance of sweet, tangy, and tropical flavors.
  • Healthy and Satisfying: The fruit and yogurt provide a boost of vitamins, minerals, and protein.
  • Totally Customizable: Adjust the ingredients to make your perfect smoothie.
  • Like a Vacation in a Glass: Enjoy a taste of the tropics any time of the year.

Ingredients

If you have any ingredients leftover from this tropical smoothie recipe, check out our Leftover Ingredients Recipe Finder.

  • Pineapple: Fresh pineapple is delicious but frozen is perfect for a thick, frosty smoothie.
  • Banana: Adds creaminess and natural sweetness. Freeze it ahead of time for extra chill. Got extra bananas? Use one in Banana Nut Bread, Banana Cream Pie, or Banana Pancakes.
  • Yogurt: Use regular or Greek yogurt. Use unsweetened varieties for more sweetness control. Dairy-free options work too! Leftover yogurt can be added to a Fruit Quesadilla or Overnight Oats
  • Coconut milk: Creates a rich, tropical base. Other kinds of milk are fine if you prefer. Use any leftover coconut milk in Chocolate Coffee Creamer or a Mocha Oatmeal Bowl.
  • Honey: Adds a touch of sweetness. Maple syrup or agave work too.

Recipe Variations

  • Strawberry-Banana: Swap the pineapple for strawberries.
  • Peach Mango: This combo is a summer delight!
  • Green Tropical: Add a handful of spinach or kale for an extra-nutritious boost.
  • Piña Colada: Use pineapple juice instead of milk and add a splash of rum extract (omit for an alcohol-free version).
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Expert Tips

  • Adjust the thickness: Add more milk for a thinner smoothie, or more fruit for a thicker one.
  • Make it a meal: Toss in a scoop of your favorite protein powder for a complete breakfast.
  • Use different fruits: Mango, strawberries, or peaches are all delicious additions.
  • Freeze leftovers: Pour extra smoothie into popsicle molds for a refreshing treat.

Serving Suggestions

A great smoothie is all about the experience. Here are some serving tips to elevate your Tropical Smoothie:

  • Serve Chilled: Always serve your smoothie cold for the best refreshing experience.
  • Garnish: Add a slice of pineapple, whipped cream, or a cherry on top for a fun, tropical look.
  • Pair with Breakfast: Enjoy it with a light breakfast for a complete meal.
  • After Workout: Drink post-workout for a quick, replenishing snack.
  • On the Go: Pour it into a travel cup for a nutritious drink on the move.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make a vegan tropical smoothie?

Use a non-dairy yogurt and milk, then sweeten with maple syrup or agave.

I don’t have coconut milk, what can I use?

 Any type of milk will work!

How can I make my smoothie sweeter?

Add more honey or a ripe banana.

Can I store leftover smoothie?

It’s best enjoyed fresh, but you can store it in the fridge for up to a day.

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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:

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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
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • whipped cream (optional)
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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

  • Adjust the thickness: Add more milk for a thinner smoothie, or more fruit for a thicker one.
  • Make it a meal: Toss in a scoop of your favorite protein powder for a complete breakfast.
  • Use different fruits: Mango, strawberries, or peaches are all delicious additions.
  • Freeze leftovers: Pour extra smoothie into popsicle molds for a refreshing treat

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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37 Comments

  1. Kate says:

    So delicious but also healthy – love it!

    1. Joanie says:

      Thank you, Kate!

  2. Michelle @ Blackberry Babe says:

    This sounds delish!!!

    1. Joanie says:

      Thanks, Michelle!

  3. Melanie says:

    It was so humid here today that this would’ve been such a refreshing treat! Good thing tomorrow’s weather is more of the same so I can enjoy one then!

    1. Joanie says:

      It’s been a super hot summer, Melanie and the humidity is what makes it feel even worse. Hope we get some relief soon. Thanks!

  4. Amy Stafford says:

    This sounds so refreshing!

    1. Joanie says:

      Thanks, Amy. It really is 🙂

  5. Amber says:

    This smoothie is the perfect cure to those hot summer days!

    1. Joanie says:

      Yes, you know exactly what I’m talking about then. Texas summers can be brutal. The smoothie is totally refreshing, filling and good for you too. Thanks so much, Amber!

  6. Julia says:

    This is the perfect summer smoothie! I could use one right now on my back porch to enjoy the afternoon!

    1. Joanie says:

      Thank you, Julia!

  7. Kacey @ The Cookie Writer says:

    Here in Canada, the weather has become super hot, even though like you we had our fair share of rain. I think I will relax with this smoothie any day, but especially during this hot wave of temperatures!

    1. Joanie says:

      I was just in Calgary last week for the Stampede and it was warmer than I expected – much less humid though. I think I could probably go for a smoothie just about anytime.

  8. Michelle says:

    I’m love everything about this recipe, pineapple and coconut. Yum!

    1. Joanie says:

      Thank you so much, Michelle. I love the flavors too.

  9. Alisa Fleming says:

    I love this blend! I’ve used a coconut yogurt for pina colada smoothies – delish!

    1. Joanie says:

      Coconut yogurt is a great idea, Alisa. I’ll give that a try next time. Thanks!

  10. Judy says:

    I love smoothies and this Pina Colada one is perfect. A delicious, no guilt treat!

    1. Joanie says:

      Those are the best treats, Judy. Thank you.