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Tropical Mango Pineapple Smoothie

by flavorthemoments on June 8, 2014

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Tropical Mango Pineapple Smoothie is packed with fresh pineapple, mango, banana, and a squeeze of key lime juice for a healthy way to get a taste of the tropics.  There’s also Greek yogurt to up the creaminess and give this smoothie plenty of protein for a nutritious breakfast or snack!

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Want to get away?  Meaning on a tropical vacay with the sand in your toes and the ocean breeze whipping through your hair?  I know I do, but it’s just not going to happen.  The closest I’m getting to the tropics is through my taste buds, and that’s where this Tropical Mango Pineapple Smoothie comes in.  Fresh pineapple and mango combined with banana and Greek yogurt for extra creaminess and a twist of key lime juice = tropical paradise in a glass. :)

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I’ve been over-indulging in pineapple and mango for the past month at least.  That’s not a bad thing, but it’s almost turning into a problem.  Mango has found its way into my mango lassi’s, guacamole, and coconut rice, while pineapple has found its way into fresh pineapple upside down cake and coleslaw (which I have yet to post), and even BBQ sauce for my pulled pork.  The funny thing is that I purchased mango and pineapple with the sole intention of making this smoothie long ago and got side tracked a few times.  Maybe about a dozen times, but who’s counting? ;)

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The important thing is that I finally got around to making this and posting it.  My taste testers (kids) were over the moon about it, and that’s because there’s not much the average person wouldn’t love here.  I used fresh pineapple and mango chunks, which I’d cut and placed in my freezer until I was ready to use them.  These fruits are so sweet and so inexpensive right now, but if you’re pressed for time and prefer not cut your own pineapple and mango chunks, by all means use frozen.

I always have frozen ripe bananas in my freezer for smoothies and banana bread, so I used one here, too.  Bananas are tropical, and they give smoothies a nice, creamy thickness that I love.  I kept up with the tropical theme using some coconut milk to thin the smoothie out because between the Greek yogurt and those frozen fruits, it was really thick.

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Although the fruit was really sweet, the smoothie wasn’t sweet enough after I added plain Greek yogurt to the mix.  I used agave sweetener here, because it lends sweetness without changing the flavor like honey does.  Simple syrup would be great here as well, but I wanted to make a smoothie without processed sugar.  Choose a sweetener according to your personal preference — whatever you have on hand will work.

If you’re like me and you need a tropical getaway without hopping a plane, this is the thing for you.  It’s healthy, creamy, and satisfying, so whip some up, kick back, and close your eyes.  Your tropical vacation awaits. :)

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Tropical Mango Pineapple Smoothie

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: About 4 servings

Tropical Mango Pineapple Smoothie

Tropical Mango Pineapple Smoothie is packed with fresh pineapple, mango, banana, and a squeeze of key lime juice for a healthy way to get a taste of the tropics. There's also Greek yogurt to up the creaminess and give this smoothie plenty of protein for a nutritious breakfast or snack!

Ingredients

1 cup fresh pineapple chunks, frozen

1 cup fresh mango chunks, frozen

1 large banana, frozen and cut into chunks

1 tablespoon key lime or regular lime juice

3 tablespoons agave sweetener (honey or simple syrup may be substituted)

1 cup coconut milk

1 cup Greek yogurt (I used Chobani 0%)

Instructions

Place all the ingredients in your blender and place the lid on tightly. Mix until smooth, serve and enjoy!

Notes

Total time above includes cutting fresh pineapple and mango, and does not include the freezing time for the fruit. If you want to use the fruit fresh, just add some ice. You can also use store-bought frozen pineapple and mango chunks to save time.

You may need more sweetener depending on how sweet your fruit is.

Smoothie keeps well in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.

Recipe by Flavor the Moments.

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Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor June 8, 2014 at 5:09 pm

Yes, I do want to take a tropical vacation! And this smoothie will have me day dreaming about relaxing on a tropical island. I just love the combination of mango and pineapple!
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flavorthemoments June 9, 2014 at 7:12 am

I tried closing my eyes while I drank my smoothie but my kids yelling in the background ruined it. haha Thanks, Ashley, and have a great day! :)

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How to Philosophize with Cake June 8, 2014 at 6:22 pm

Looks delicious! Love the tropical flavors, sounds like a great summer treat. :)
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flavorthemoments June 9, 2014 at 7:18 am

Thank you! It really is refreshing! :)

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Judit + Corina @Wine Dine daily June 8, 2014 at 8:58 pm

We were just talking about as to what to make with our 4 beautiful mangoes, and Voila, here is your delicious inspiration Marcie! Love tropical flavors and this creamy version is perect for a warm summer day:)
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flavorthemoments June 9, 2014 at 7:21 am

A smoothie would be a great way to use your mangoes! Thank you, ladies, and have yourself a wonderful day! :)

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Matt Robinson June 8, 2014 at 10:30 pm

Such a perfect summer smoothie, Marcie. Love this!!!
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flavorthemoments June 9, 2014 at 7:23 am

Thank you, Matt! Have a wonderful Monday! :)

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Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) June 9, 2014 at 6:10 am

This is a smoothie I could get really used to. I adore smoothies in the morning, and this is perfection!
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flavorthemoments June 9, 2014 at 7:28 am

It’s like a tropical paradise, which I can always use! Thank you, Jocelyn, and have a great day! :)

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Sarah@WholeandHeavenlyOven June 9, 2014 at 7:44 am

I’m pretty much in love with all the flavors you use in this gorgeous smoothies! Makes me want to hop on a plane to Hawaii and never come back! haha. Love the way you styled these smoothies and the soft colors you used. It screams classy and elegant. :) Pinned!
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flavorthemoments June 9, 2014 at 6:41 pm

Thank you for the nice compliment, Sarah, and I’d love to hop that plane to Hawaii, too! :)

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Ashley June 9, 2014 at 8:55 am

I’m not getting to go on a tropical vacation anytime soon either so I’ll just have to make myself one of these smoothies! Mango + pineapple plus some good daydreaming will have to suffice : )
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flavorthemoments June 9, 2014 at 6:42 pm

So far it’s workin’ for me! :)

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Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes June 9, 2014 at 10:11 am

These are beautiful Marcie! And tropical approved! :) haha
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flavorthemoments June 9, 2014 at 6:42 pm

Thanks for the tropical seal of approval, Jessica! :)

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Kelly June 9, 2014 at 11:08 am

This smoothie looks so creamy and refreshing Marcie! I am always dreaming about a tropical vacation but since that won’t be happening I totally need to make one of these smoothies and pretend I’m in the tropics :) Mango, pineapple, lime and coconut – oh boy it doesn’t get any better than that – pinning :)

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flavorthemoments June 9, 2014 at 6:43 pm

As long as the kids are quiet, the pretending works. haha Thanks, Kelly! :)

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Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes June 9, 2014 at 12:23 pm

I love this smoothie!! I am going on a tropical vacation next week so I’m super excited – it’s a free trip to Hawaii because my hubby is going for work.
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flavorthemoments June 9, 2014 at 6:43 pm

You’re so lucky! You’ve been quite the traveler lately. Hawaii sounds amazing! Have a great time!

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Aimee / WallflowerGirl.co.uk June 9, 2014 at 2:38 pm

I had a mango pineapple smoothie this morning! Wish I had thought of adding coconut milk to it… doh. This does sound so creamy and delicious and wonderful….
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flavorthemoments June 9, 2014 at 6:44 pm

Sounds like we’re on the same wavelength, Aimee! The coconut milk doesn’t change the flavor much, but it does add some creaminess. :)

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Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen June 9, 2014 at 6:50 pm

I am sssooo ready for a ‘tropical paradise in a glass’ and this looks like the absolute perfect concoction to get me there! It looks fabulous Marcie!!!
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flavorthemoments June 10, 2014 at 1:54 pm

Thank you, Kristi! It worked for me. :)

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Ashley Parrish June 9, 2014 at 7:29 pm

Love the addition of lime juice in this! It sounds like such a refreshing drink. Perfect for summertime!
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flavorthemoments June 10, 2014 at 1:54 pm

Thank you, Ashley! :)

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Ami@NaiveCookCooks June 9, 2014 at 8:19 pm

I love mangoes and this is going to be my new go to summer drink!
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flavorthemoments June 10, 2014 at 1:56 pm

Thank you, Ami! I hope you enjoy! :)

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Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods June 9, 2014 at 9:58 pm

You know how I love smoothies and this one sounds delicious! I have too bought ingredients with the intention of making one thing and end up using them for something else. Glad you finally shared this. I’m adding this one to my list. Pinning!
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flavorthemoments June 10, 2014 at 1:58 pm

Thank you, Cindy, and I appreciate the pin! :)

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Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 June 10, 2014 at 2:28 am

This would be about as close as I’d get to the tropics, too. :) I love all the ingredients in this. It sounds perfect!
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flavorthemoments June 10, 2014 at 1:58 pm

Thanks, Nicole! :)

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Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen June 10, 2014 at 6:13 am

This looks like the perfect summer smoothie Marcie! I have no tropical vacations planned, so tropical food will have to do. Can’t wait to see your other pineapple recipes!
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flavorthemoments June 10, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Thanks, Christin! :)

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Cate @ Chez CateyLou June 10, 2014 at 4:34 pm

This smoothie is vacation in a glass! It looks so delicious and refreshing!
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flavorthemoments June 11, 2014 at 8:19 am

When you’re not going on a tropical vacation, you have to do something! haha Thanks, Cate! :)

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Jocelyn@BruCrew Life June 14, 2014 at 12:16 am

This smoothies sounds glorious!! :) I love the mango in it!
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flavorthemoments June 15, 2014 at 9:37 am

Thank you, Jocelyn! I LOVED the mango,too. :)

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Gloria // Simply Gloria June 17, 2014 at 7:24 pm

Marcie, I’d be happy just sitting my toes in the sandbox sipping on one of these! Love how you created this amazing (and gorgeous) smoothie, pinned!
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flavorthemoments June 17, 2014 at 7:36 pm

Too funny, Gloria! That might work for me too, but my kids outgrew their sandbox long ago. :( Thank you, and have a lovely night! :)

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Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron June 18, 2014 at 5:53 pm

I love tropical flavors and this smoothie looks like the perfect summer treat!
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flavorthemoments June 18, 2014 at 6:49 pm

This was definitely a nice, guilt-free tropical treat. :) Thanks, Chelsea!

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Lisa @ Cooking with Curls June 20, 2014 at 1:19 pm

My favorite flavor combination!! I would prefer a trip to the tropics, but I could definitely handle having a few of these smoothies instead. ;)
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flavorthemoments June 20, 2014 at 6:34 pm

Yup, this is the closest I’ll get, but it works! haha Thanks, Lisa, and have a great weekend. :)

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Eline June 25, 2014 at 1:30 am

I made it this morning and it was soooo good! I think this is the most delicious smoothie i’ve ever made. Thanks so much!

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flavorthemoments June 25, 2014 at 7:39 am

I’m so glad you enjoyed the smoothie! Thank you for the feedback, Eline! :)

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