This 5 ingredient vegan mango pineapple smoothie is made with creamy coconut milk and is full of tropical flavor!
Frozen fruit makes this sunny smoothie perfect for chasing away the winter blues, or enjoying a cool creamy drink on a hot summer day.
The first day of spring might have been 2 days ago but every time I go to the grocery store I'm still confronted with the same sour, mealy, out-of-season fruits, and end up coming home with yet more apples and oranges. Summer cannot come soon enough 🙂
Thankfully, healthy smoothies are a great way to get some ripe juicy fruit flavor even in the dead of winter.
Why I love this tropical mango pineapple smoothie so much
- It's vegan: While we are not full-time vegans, whenever I can make a swap that not only makes a recipe vegan, but actually makes it taste BETTER, I consider that a huge win! In this case, coconut milk instead of yogurt or cow's milk makes these smoothies EXTRA creamy and adds even more tropical flavor.
- Frozen fruit: Here's my favorite trick for getting my hands on sweet ripe fruit when it's not in season: Head to the frozen aisle! Frozen fruit makes these smoothies nice and frosty without the need to add ice.
By the way, there are so many things you can make with frozen fruit. These super popular healthy raspberry muffins for one. Or if you're really into smoothies too, you'll love these favorite triple berry Greek yogurt smoothies.
- No added sugar: Tropical fruits like mango, pineapple and banana are some of the sweetest fruits that exist and these smoothies are plenty sweet without any additional sugar.
The best news is that with only 5 ingredients, these tropical smoothies couldn't be easier or faster to make. Here's what you need:
- Orange juice: The pure stuff tastes best here. A little juice keeps things from getting too thick and adds a good dose of vitamin C.
- A banana: Banana adds sweetness and body to smoothies, along with plenty of potassium. I add one to almost every smoothie I make!
- Frozen pineapple: Sweet and juicy pineapple is one of my favorite fruits. It's also a real nutritional powerhouse with loads of vitamin C and manganese.
- Frozen mango: Good fresh mangoes can be so hard to find up here, so I usually rely on frozen mangoes for my fix. Mangoes are packed with fiber and vitamins.
- Coconut Milk: So much creamier than other plant-based milks and by far the best tasting option in my opinion!
How to make these creamy smoothies
- To a blender, add one ripe banana, 1 cup of frozen mango, 1 cup of frozen pineapple, 1/2 a cup of coconut milk and 1/2 a cup of orange juice.
- Blend until smooth. I like to give it a good 3-4 minutes to make sure it's perfectly smooth and creamy, but the time will depend on how powerful your blender is.
- Your smoothie should be fairly thick but still pourable. If you find it too thick, just blend in a little extra orange juice.
- Pour into a couple of tall glasses.
I garnished these with coconut chips and orange slices for fun but that's entirely optional.
Mango Pineapple Smoothies
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth, about 3-4 minutes, depending how powerful your blender is.