This mango pineapple smoothie is made with fresh fruit and tastes like a sunny summer day - creamy, tropical, and sweet. With three simple ingredients only, let me take you on a tropical vacation.
Easy Mango Pineapple Smoothie Recipe
Ingredients for a Mango Pineapple Smoothie
This delicious tropical pineapple mango smoothie is made with fresh fruit and milk. Here is what you will need to make it:
Mango: Any mango will work great for this recipe. You can buy fresh mango and freeze it or buy frozen mango from the supermarket. I don't recommend using canned pineapple or mango as they have very high sugar content.
Pineapple: The same goes for pineapple. Whether fresh or frozen, make sure to opt for the best quality you can find. Your smoothie will only be as good as the fruit you use.
Milk: I love using light coconut milk to make this smoothie, but you can also use dairy milk or unsweetened almond milk if you prefer. You can even use coconut water.
Find the full recipe in the recipe card below.
How to make mango pineapple smoothie
- If not using frozen fruit, peel and chop one ripe mango and cut up one cup of fresh pineapple chunks.
- Add the pineapple and mango chunks to a high-speed blender.
- Add milk and one tablespoon of honey (optional) to the blender, and blend on high speed until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
- Pour the smoothie into a glass, add some coconut flakes, and enjoy!
That's it - a delicious and nutritious Mango Pineapple Smoothie made in just three simple steps. Depending on your preference, you can adjust the sweetness by adding more or less honey.
Customize your smoothie
This simple recipe has only 3 ingredients and makes a great basic smoothie recipe that can be customized in many different ways.
- Add some greens. Adding baby spinach to your smoothie will add some extra nutrition and fiber without affecting the taste.
- Add a boost of protein. Make it filling by adding nut butter, plain Greek yogurt, or extra protein powder.
- Flavor factor. Want to spice things up a little? Add some cinnamon, nutmeg, or ginger to your smoothie to add some extra flavor and nutrition.
- Texture. By adding chia seeds, flax seeds, or almonds to your smoothie you can change the texture of the smoothie, adding some crunch.
- Tropical smoothie. And finally my favorite add-on. Coconut flakes! Add a tablespoon of coconut flakes to your smoothie to make it taste and feel extratropical. To me, it nearly tastes like a piña colada. Yum!
Tips for Making the Perfect Mango Pineapple Smoothie Every Time
I really don't think there is such a thing as a perfect smoothie, but there are a couple of things that can make your smoothie extra creamy and smooth.
- To make a really good smoothie you need ripe fruit. If your mango or pineapple are green and lack flavor don't expect your smoothie to be nice and sweet.
- Use frozen fruit. Using frozen fruit instead of fresh will make your smoothie extra smooth and preserve the flavor because it doesn't dilute the fruit with water from ice. Cut the fresh fruit into bite-sized pieces and freeze them in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag for a couple of hours or for up to 3 months.
- If using fresh fruit and ice, blend the fruit with milk first, until the mixture is smooth and only then add ice cubes and blend on high speed for 30 seconds. Please keep in mind that adding ice cubes will result in a smoothie with a thinner consistency.
- Use a high-speed blender such as Nutribulet, Magic Bullet blender, or similar. The more power your blender has the creamier the smoothie.
How to serve mango pineapple smoothie
- Pour the smoothie into a glass, serve, and enjoy. Maybe garnish it with a slice of pineapple and some fresh mint leaves.
- Make a smoothie bowl. Pour the smoothie into a bowl and top it with some granola, fresh fruit, nuts, chia, or hemp seeds. What a great quick breakfast option on a hot summer day!
- Popsicles. I love making icy poles from smoothies. My boys love them and I feel so good when I know that they are enjoying something that is delicious and also good for them. No nasty additives, colors, or flavors, just fruit! Pour the smoothie into popsicle molds and freeze them for a few hours until they are solid. Great summer treat!
How would you serve this creamy mango pineapple smoothie? Let me know in the comments below, I'd love to hear from you!
How to store smoothie
Like any other smoothie, this mango and pineapple smoothie tastes best when freshly made. However, if you have any leftovers, simply store the smoothie in the fridge for 3-4 hours until ready to enjoy some more.
I would not recommend freezing smoothies unless you want to make popsicles. A defrosted smoothie will be watery and mushy, and it will lose most of its nutrients.
If you like smoothies make sure to check out my banana and strawberry smoothie without yogurt.
More healthy breakfast recipes
Tropical mango and pineapple smoothie recipe
- 1 cup fresh or frozen diced mango
- 1 cup fresh or frozen diced pineapple
- 1.5 cups your choice of milk. I like a blend of almond and coconut milk.
- ½ cup ice cubes. Optional
- Place diced mango, pineapple and milk in a blender. Blend on high speed until all the ingredients are well combined and smooth.
- If you prefer a colder smoothie, add a few ice cubes and blend again until the desired consistency is reached. Aproximately 20 seconds.