Enjoy the creamy mango pineapple smoothie as a light breakfast or a snack. Made with only 5 ingredients, this smoothie is loaded with vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber.
I often enjoy smoothies for breakfast - tropical, green, or protein are the best.
My son loves to have a smoothie for a late snack. During colder months, he does not enjoy fruits as much. Maybe, because most of his favorite ones are not in season and do not taste as sweet as during summer.
Smoothies have been a great way to add some nutrients to his diet.
In winter, I love to use store-bought frozen fruits, especially peaches, mangoes, and berries.
When not in season, these fruits are better to buy frozen, as they are cheaper and taste much sweeter because they were picked when ripe.
Mangoes and pineapples are one of my favorite combinations of fruits to blend. Together, they add bursting tropical flavors with sweet and sour notes.
This creamy tropical smoothie is naturally sweet and dairy-free. Tart pineapple pairs well with sweet mango, while coconut milk makes the smoothie creamy and rich without adding any dairy.
Pineapple mango smoothie ingredients and substitutions
You can find the ingredients' quantities in the recipe card at the end of this post.
Banana - fresh medium-sized banana. Ripe bananas will give enough sweetness to your drink. You can also use frozen bananas. I usually use both frozen and fresh fruits to make sure my smoothie is cold and creamy. So if my other fruits are frozen, I use a fresh banana and vice versa.
Frozen Mango - frozen mangoes are sold at any grocery store. Frozen ones are usually guaranteed to be ripe and sweet. You can for sure use fresh ripe mango. But we'd rather enjoy that one by itself.
Frozen pineapple - same as mangoes, I find frozen pineapples are sweeter. And it is more convenient for me to buy a bag of frozen ones to have in my freezer at any time.
Coconut milk - since we use a combination of tropical fruits, coconut milk is the best to add to the blender for your liquid. I used unsweetened light coconut milk. But you can also use almond milk, soy milk, or even water.
Seeds - I love how seeds add healthy fats, fiber, and minerals. You barely can taste them in smoothies as they blend well. Today, I use hemp seeds. Substitute them for chia, flax, or pumpkin seeds.
- Sweeteners: sometimes, when I have a sweet tooth or the fruits are too sour (it happens!), I will add a few teaspoons of honey or agave syrup to my smoothie.
- Flavor: try adding a pinch of cinnamon, turmeric, or ginger.
- Protein: if you need some extra protein, add a scoop of collagen or your favorite protein powder.
- Nutrients: chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds, super greens powder, maca powder.
To prevent the blender blades from getting stuck, load the ingredients in this order.
Add coconut milk: I add it first, but it does not matter when you will add it, as the liquid will always be at the bottom of the container.
Bananas: cut the banana into chinks and add next. If you use any other fresh (not frozen) fruits, add them now as well.
Frozen mango and pineapple: now, add any frozen fruits and ice (if using).
Hemp Seeds: add seeds or any spices and sweeteners.
Blend: first, blend the fruits on a low speed, letting the blades work through all the ingredients. Increase to the highest speed and blend for about 30-40 seconds or until smooth and creamy. Adjust thickness by adding more or less coconut milk. Pour into a glass and enjoy your tropical smoothie.
- add more milk to the blender if the smoothie is too thick.
- this recipe makes approximately 16oz of smoothie. It is enough for 1-2 servings.
- you can freeze the leftovers and add them next time to the blender when making another smoothie.
- use water if you do not have milk
- use at least one frozen kind of fruit to avoid adding ice.
- add agave nectar or honey to make it sweeter.
- always load the hard/frozen ingredients last in your blender.
Other delicious smoothies and smoothie bowls
- Green papaya smoothie
- Spinach and pineapple green smoothie
- Watermelon smoothie bowl (no bananas)
- Papaya smoothie bowl
Mango Pineapple Smoothie
- 1 Measuring Cup
- 1 Blender
- 1 medium banana
- ¾ cup light coconut milk (plain, unsweetened)
- ½ cup frozen mango
- ½ cup frozen pineapple
- 1 Tablespoon hemp seeds
- Add coconut milk, banana, hemp seeds, frozen mango and pineapple to the blender container.
- Blend all the ingredients until smooth, for about 1 minute.
- Pour into glasses and enjoy.
- you may need more coconut milk if the smoothie is too thick.
- no milk - no problem, just add filtered water instead.
- if you prefer sweeter smoothies, add 1-2 teaspoons of honey or use sweetened milk.