Sweet, tropical, and deliciously frosty, my Creamy Mango Pineapple Smoothie is sure to transport you to a vacation state of mind. Made with just 6 ingredients in about 5 minutes, this simple frozen drink makes for an excellent breakfast or post-workout treat.
With record heatwaves across the globe, I’ve been feeling a little hot and bothered. My favorite solution? A bright and frosty frozen drink, of course! This pineapple mango smoothie is delightfully refreshing and tastes just like a tropical vacation.
Made with just 6 ingredients in about 5 minutes, this frozen concoction mixes sweet-tart pineapple with juicy, in-season mangoes, and creamy coconut for all the island vibes. It’s also naturally vegan, gluten-free, and easily customizable.
So what are you waiting for? Beat the heat with this glacially cold, fantastically fruity, perfectly portable mango pineapple smoothie. Bonus points if you add a brightly colored cocktail umbrella for an extra flourish.
What Do Mango Pineapple Smoothies Taste Like?
This terrifically tropical thirst-quencher reminds me of sunshine and lazy days at the beach. It’s sweet, tart, creamy, and simply bursting with fresh, fruity flavors. One sip and I feel like I’ve settled into a cabana by the sea.
As promised, you don’t need much to make this vacation in a glass. Here’s what you’ll need for my pineapple mango smoothie recipe:
- Fresh Mango – If possible, I suggest reaching for the gorgeously ombre green-orange varieties like Tommy Atkins or Haden mangoes because they seem to have more of a peach-forward tropical flavor that I can’t get enough of. That said, any variety of mango will do!
- Frozen Pineapple – Call me lazy, but pineapples are one of my least favorite fruits to peel and chop. Save yourself some hassle by visiting the frozen aisle. Plus, doesn’t it feel SO GOOD to reach into those enormous freezers when the temps reach sweltering status? I think so, too.
- Coconut Milk – I prefer the rich coconutty flavor of canned coconut milk. Feel free to use either full-fat or lite varieties based on your preferences.
- Unsweetened Almond Milk – Any unsweetened plant-based milk will do! If you opt for a flavored version, vanilla works best.
- Sweetener of Choice – Agave nectar, maple syrup, honey, coconut sugar, or date syrup all fit the bill!
- Coconut Extract – While this is technically optional, I simply love the added depth of flavor. Just opening the bottle makes the whole kitchen smell like sunscreen, but in the best possible way.
Don’t have the exact ingredients on hand? Not to fret! Here are some simple swaps you can make:
- Fresh Mango – Feel free to swap in frozen mango chunks. Also, if you hate pitting them, try Ataulfo (a.k.a. honey) mangoes because they have a super slim seed that makes them easier to cut.
- Frozen Pineapple – Fresh pineapple will also work! Just make sure half of the fruit you use is frozen to give your smoothie the perfect frosty consistency.
- Coconut Milk – Not a fan of coconut? Feel free to swap in more of your favorite unsweetened plant-based milk instead.
- Unsweetened Almond Milk – Any unsweetened plant-based milk will do! You can also use all coconut milk if you prefer
- Sweetener of Choice – Feel free to omit the sweetener if you prefer. You can also use a sugar-free sweetener like stevia or monkfruit if you want to cut back on added sugars.
- Coconut Extract – Vanilla extract is a lovely substitute here.
Optional Add-Ins & Variations
While my pineapple and mango smoothie is pretty stellar as is, there’s always room for customization! Here are a few optional add-ins to consider:
- For More Fiber – Feel free to add a handful of spinach or kale for some green goodness. You can also add 1 tablespoon of either flaxseed or chia seeds to make it more filling.
- For More Protein – Add 1 scoop of protein powder or a pasteurized egg white for more muscle-building power.
- To Make It Sweeter Without Sweetener – Add 1/2 a banana.
- Freezing Leftovers – If you accidentally made too much, I don’t suggest trying to store the smoothie as something to drink for later. Instead, pour it into popsicle molds as an alternative to my Creamy Mango Popsicles.
- For REAL Vacation Vibes – Make this sweet smoothie into an adult libation with the addition of a shot of white, spiced, or coconut rum.
One of my favorite things about smoothies is how easy they are to make! This mango and pineapple smoothie is no exception.
Step 1: Blend. Simply place all of the ingredients into your high-powered blender and blend until smooth.
Step 2: Enjoy! Pour into a glass and slurp with wild abandon. I promise not to judge if you get a brain freeze.
Tips & FAQ
Mango is one of the most potent sources of naturally occurring vitamin C, with one serving boasting a whopping 76% of your daily needs. They’re also a good source of vitamin A (25% DRV), fiber (3 grams), and only have about 100 calories per serving.
Pineapple is also an impressive source of vitamin C, plus has a ton of the antioxidant manganese. It is often used as a medicinal plant around the world because the enzyme bromelain is a powerful anti-inflammatory.
While both fruits are somewhat high in sugar, they’re perfectly healthy to eat in moderation. You can feel great about drinking one of these smoothies every day of the week if you so choose!
Aside from pineapple and coconut (both of which are in this tropical smoothie recipe), I think mango pairs beautifully with: peaches, bananas, avocados, cucumbers, oranges, limes, lemons, pomegranate, raspberry and rhubarb. Other flavors that pair well with mango include ginger, cardamom, mint, and jalapeño.
Ooops! It sounds like you might’ve made the mistake of using dairy milk. Pineapple and dairy should never be mixed because the fruit produces an enzyme known as bromelain. Bromelain causes milk to curdle on contact, which can result in an unpleasantly bitter flavor.
To prevent this, make sure to stick to only non-dairy milks here — coconut, almond, hemp, oat, cashew, or macadamia milk are all fair game!
Don’t mix pineapple with dairy, or you’ll risk the milk curdling. Instead, stick to any plant-based milks to make this tasty smoothie recipe.
Make sure at least half of your fruit is frozen. You can’t get the icy cold consistency without it!
That said, feel free to load up on fresh fruits while they’re in season — you can save a lot of money that way. To freeze either fresh mango or pineapple, peel and cube them, then place in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Freeze solid, then place the chunks in a zip-top bag or freezer container to store for up to 6 months.
Make-Ahead Tip: Feel free to portion out the mango and pineapple in smoothie packs you keep in the freezer. When you’re ready for a frosty treat, toss the frozen fruit in your blender, then add the liquids and sweetener.
This cheerful and creamy mango pineapple smoothie is an excellent choice for a light meal or a post-workout snack. With nearly 1/3 of the daily recommended fiber content for adult women, 6 grams of protein, and 12 grams of fat, it’s sure to keep you satiated until your next meal.
Both pineapple and mango are excellent sources of vitamin C, which is important for collagen creation, iron absorption, body tissue maintenance, and immune function. You’ll also get a hefty dose of vitamin A which supports bone, eye, and skin health.
Manganese is also present, which is important for regulating blood sugar, absorbing calcium, maintaining healthy brain and nerve function, and creating connective tissue, and blood clotting factor.
In short, these titillating tropical tonics are filled with all kinds of important vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other nutrients, so you can feel good about drinking them and sharing them with your family.
Total nutritional content per smoothie is:
- Calories: 436 calories
- Total Fat: 12 grams
- Protein: 6 grams
- Sodium: 160 mg
- Carbohydrates: 76 grams
- Fiber: 8 grams
*This nutritional information is an estimate and calculated based on the ingredients used to create the recipe. The nutritional value of your ingredients may differ slightly. Furthermore, this food is not intended to prevent, diagnose, cure, or treat any disease.
This is what I personally paid to make this recipe:
- 1 cup fresh mango: $0.78
- 1 ½ cup frozen pineapple: $1.48
- ⅓ cup coconut milk: $0.44
- ⅔ cup unsweetened almond milk: $0.27
- 1 tbsp sweetener (I used coconut sugar): $0.12
- 1 tsp coconut extract: $0.66
The total comes out to be around $3.75! Jamba Juice, who?
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Mango Pineapple Smoothie
- 1 cup fresh mango about 1 large or 2 small mangoes
- 1 ½ cup frozen pineapple
- ⅓ cup coconut milk full fat or lite
- ⅔ cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tbsp sweetener of choice maple syrup, honey, coconut sugar, etc
- 1 tsp coconut extract (optional)
- Place all ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth and serve!
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Love this flavor combination and that you added coconut/almond milk to it. Can’t wait to drink one.
YUM!! This was the perfect refreshing tropical treat on a hot day.
This is so refreshing and has such a nice and natural tropical flavor for summer—much better than the artificial flavors out there!
Lima Ekram says
The coconut flavor takes this recipe to a new level! I love it!
This smoothie was delicious! I also appreciate the notes about using non dairy milk. I never knew that about dairy and pineapple! How interesting.