Vegan tropical smoothie recipe

A fruity, super creamy vegan tropical smoothie or should I say a mango pineapple banana smoothie perfect to celebrate summer!

Easy tropical smoothie recipe

Vegan smoothies are the best snack or breakfast to fix your sweet tooth with a variety of nutrients. The key to making a nourishing smoothie is to blend several varieties of fruits. In fact, each fruit has different essential vitamins and minerals and combining fruits increases the nutrient profile of your vegan smoothie. With a combination of 3 tropical fruits, this mango pineapple banana smoothie is the best to reach your daily vitamins.

How to make a mango pineapple smoothie?

It is always easy to make smoothies at home, but the most difficult part is to reach the perfect texture. In order to make a super creamy smooth you need to combine frozen fruits with fresh fruits. This is the absolute rule to avoid an overly frothy smoothie that will be impossible to slurp with a straw.

Healthy tropical smoothie

Ingredients

So let’s see the simple ingredients you need to blend together to make this vegan tropical smoothie. Its basically a combo of frozen fruit and fresh fruit, all tropical fruit that match together.

  • Frozen mango – I recommend you buy a bag of frozen mango chunks, organic if you like, this makes it easier to use straight away.
  • Frozen pineapple – same, buy frozen pineapple chunks to avoid the hassle of cutting a fresh one that you then have to freeze.
  • Banana – fresh, slightly ripe to add a boost of sweetness. It enhances the tropical flavor and gives the best texture. I don’t recommend using a frozen banana or the smoothie. Too much frozen fruit in a smoothie turn the recipe into a smoothie bowl, thick, only eatable with a spoon.
  • Coconut milk – canned coconut milk gives the best results and avoid additives like gums, present in coconut milk beverages. Both options will work but for the creamiest texture and a healthy pineapple mango smoothie, choose canned coconut milk. Note that light canned coconut milk is perfect too and contains less saturated fat.
  • Coconut water or water if you don’t have this at home. Coconut water is the secret ingredient to boost the tropical flavor of this easy vegan smoothie.

dairy free tropical smoothie

Blend

It is very important to place the unfrozen fruit at the bottom of the blender jug. Then, add the frozen fruits on top and finally the liquids. In fact, if you add the frozen fruits first, the blade will have difficulties to start and you may have to stop the blender and scrape ingredients to help it spin.

Can I store a smoothie in the fridge?

Always serve a smoothie immediately to ensure the best texture. You can’t really store smoothies very well in the fridge without losing their frothy texture. They will still taste good after 24 hours in the fridge but they will taste more like fruit juice.

How to make Vegan Tropical Smoothie

A healthy pineapple mango smoothie

This is definitely a healthy pineapple mango smoothie, with no dairy and with nutrient-dense fruits like banana. In fact, vegan options of smoothie recipes are often healthier simply because they don’t contain milk or yogurt. Milk is high in sugar from lactose and saturated fats too. Therefore, vegan smoothies made with plant-based milk like unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk reduce the intake of sugar, calories and saturated fat.  Plus, pineapple and mango are high vitamin C fruits with respectively 79% and 60% of vitamin C per 100g. This makes this vegan tropical smoothie a perfect energy booster for your breakfast.

Vegan tropical smoothie

Tropical smoothies variation

You can use this tropical smoothie recipe to make a range of tropical smoothies recipe. Lets see the adds on possible in this recipe:

  • Chia seed, hemp seeds – perfect to boost this tropical smoothie recipe with fiber, proteins and healthy fats
  • Tropical green smoothie – add 1/3 cup of baby spinach or kale in the recipe and 1/4 avocado ! Other way to make a green smoothies is to add 1/2 teaspoon of spirulina a high vegan protein with a blue green color
  • Protein shake – add 1 tablespoon of vanilla protein powder to make a tropical protein shake !
  • Passion fruit – this is not easy to find but the addition of passion fruit will enhance the tropical flavors of this vegan smoothie
  • Orange juice or pineapple juice – you can replace coconut water by orange juice for a boost of vitamin C and more fresh fruit !
  • Lime juice or lemon juice – for a touch of acidity

dairy free tropical smoothie

Smoothie toppings idea

It is much more beautiful to serve this vegan smoothie with toppings like

  • Fresh fruit tropical fruit like slice of banana, diced mango,
  • Fresh ginger – a touch of grated ginger marry well with tropical fruit
  • Dessicated coconut – flakes or shredded
  • Seedshemp seeds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds
  • Granola – you can serve this recipe as a smoothie bowl and add some vegan granola on top. To make the recipe thicker replace fresh fruitbanana by frozen banana

Tropical smoothie recipe

More healthy smoothie recipes

I have few other vegan smoothie recipes, vegetarian too, for you to try including:

chocolate banana strawberry smoothie
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Vegan strawberry chocolate smoothie a healthy chocolate banana smoothie with a boost of avocado
Serves: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
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Made this mango pineapple banana smoothie yet? Share a picture with me on Instagram, I love to see what you are making!

 

Your friend, Carine

Vegan tropical smoothie

A refreshing vegan smoothie to enjoy all the summer fruits
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: dairy free smoothie, healthy smoothie, pineapple smoothie, tropical smoothie, vegan pineapple smoothie, vegan smoothie recipe, vegan tropical smoothie
Servings: 2 serve
Calories: 279kcal
Author: Carine
4.86 from 21 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Frozen Pineapple - chunks
  • 1 cup Frozen Mango - chunks
  • 1/2 cup Coconut milk - canned, light or full fat
  • 1 small Banana - cut in pieces
  • 1/4 cup Coconut water

Instructions

  • In a blender jug, add banana pieces, frozen mango chunks, frozen pineapple chunks, canned coconut milk and coconut water.
  • Blend on high speed until smooth. You can thin out the smoothie by adding a splash more coconut water.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1smoothie | Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 642mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 973IU | Vitamin C: 76mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg

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