Enjoy all the flavors of the islands with this creamy, delicious Tropical Smoothie recipe! It’s packed with tropical fruit, coconut milk and protein-packed Greek yogurt for a satisfying breakfast or snack, and there’s no sugar added!

Tropical smoothie with pineapple cherry and lime on rim

Want to get away?  Meaning on a tropical vacation with the sand in your toes and the ocean breeze whipping through your hair?  

I sure do because we just moved for the second time in a year! Unfortunately a vacation just isn’t in the cards right now…the closest I’m getting to the tropics is through my taste buds!

My fresh pineapple piña colada and tropical fruit salad definitely do the job, but it doesn’t get easier than this Tropical Smoothie recipe!

It’s packed with tropical fruit, creamy coconut milk and a squeeze of key lime for all the island vibes.

Like my pear and banana smoothie recipes, it also includes Greek yogurt, which makes it a good source of protein.

A little warm weather and a few sips of this smoothie are sure to take me away. 🙂

Tropical smoothies with blue and white striped straws

Why you’ll love this recipe:

  • This tropical smoothie recipe is creamy, refreshing and bursting with tropical flavor.
  • There are just 6 ingredients with no added sugar.
  • It makes a satisfying breakfast, post workout snack or even dessert.
  • It may be customized using your favorite fresh or frozen fruit, milk and yogurt.

Recipe ingredients

The tropical smoothie ingredients shown below can be changed up based on dietary restrictions or what you have on hand.

tropical smoothie recipe ingredients

Ingredient notes

  • Tropical fruit. This smoothie includes a combination of pineapple, mango and banana, but these fruits may be substituted with papaya, guava, passion fruit, lychee or whatever you have on hand. I’ve used frozen fruit, so if you use fresh be sure to add some ice for a thick, creamy texture.
  • Coconut milk. Refrigerated or canned coconut milk may be used, or substitute with your favorite.
  • Greek yogurt. The Greek yogurt gives this tropical smoothie a protein boost, but it may be substituted with whatever type of yogurt you have on hand.
  • Lime juice. Fresh lime juice makes the flavors come alive. It may be subbed with orange, lemon or key lime juice as well.

How to make a tropical fruit smoothie

This tropical smoothie recipe is extremely easy to make — just pop everything in the blender and blend until smooth!

Pro tip: Frozen fruit is used to achieve a thick, creamy texture that’s ice cold and frosty. If using fresh fruit, add up to a cup or more of ice.

How to make a tropical smoothie
  1. Place all the ingredients in your blender and place the lid on tightly.
  2. Blend until smooth.
Pouring tropical smoothie into a glass

FAQs

Should I use fresh or frozen fruit in my tropical smoothie?

For a thick, creamy texture, use frozen fruit. If you don’t have any on hand, use fresh fruit and add a cup or more of ice.

What tropical fruit is best for this smoothie?

This tropical fruit smoothie includes pineapple, mango and banana, but they may be substituted with guava, papaya, passion fruit, lychee or any of your favorite fruits.

What type of coconut milk is best?

Refrigerated or canned coconut milk both work well. If using canned coconut milk, full fat will add an even richer, creamy texture than lite.

Can I make this smoothie in advance?

This recipe may be made in advance and will keep in the refrigerator for 1-2 days, but keep in mind that it will lose it’s thick, frosty texture.

Tropical smoothie with pineapple, cherry and lime garnish

Recipe notes

  • Pro tip: Frozen fruit is used to achieve a thick, creamy texture that’s ice cold and frosty. If using fresh fruit, add up to a cup or more of ice.
  • The fruit may be substituted with your favorite tropical fruits such as papaya, guava, dragon fruit, passion fruit, lychee or whatever you have on hand.
  • Substitute the Greek yogurt with your favorite plant based yogurt to make this tropical smoothie recipe vegan and dairy free.
Tropical smoothie in a glass with a straw

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Tropical smoothie with pineapple cherry and lime on rim

Tropical Smoothie Recipe

This Tropical Smoothie Recipe is creamy, refreshing and bursting with tropical fruit flavor! It's a satisfying breakfast or snack and it may be made dairy-free and vegan!
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 large frozen banana cut into chunks
  • 1 tablespoon key lime or lime juice
  • 1 cup coconut milk refrigerated or canned (full fat or light)
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt

Instructions 

  • Place all the ingredients in your blender and place the lid on tightly.
  • Bland until smooth and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Pro tip: Frozen fruit is used to achieve a thick, creamy texture that’s ice cold and frosty. If using fresh fruit, add up to a cup or more of ice.
  • The fruit may be substituted with your favorite tropical fruits such as papaya, guava, dragon fruit, passion fruit, lychee or whatever you have on hand.
  • Substitute the Greek yogurt with your favorite plant based yogurt to make this tropical smoothie recipe vegan and dairy free.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup, Calories: 241kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 3mg, Sodium: 29mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 21g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

Did you try this recipe?Be sure to tag @flavorthemoments with the hashtag #flavorthemoments on Instagram so I can see what you made!

**This recipe was originally published in June 2014. The photos have been updated and the post has been modified to include more recipe information.

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