This incredibly delicious tropical Mango Pineapple Smoothie Recipe is made with simple ingredients and is ready in no time! With 9 grams of protein per serving, it makes an excellent quick breakfast or snack!
A refreshing tropical fruit smoothie with a boost of protein like this not just for a hot summer day! 😎 This pineapple mango smoothie is made milk, and kefir for a boost of protein, which makes it perfect for a quick breakfast on busy mornings or as an afternoon snack!
If you've made my green smoothie made with mango and pineapple, you know I like to get creative with tropical flavors. This smoothie recipe is no exception!
Why You'll Love this Recipe
- Easy recipe Just put all of the ingredients in a blender and blend! While you don't need a high-speed blender, I do recommend using one in order to get the creamiest consistency.
- Taste of the Tropics Mango and pineapple are my favorite tropical fruits and just happen to be the star of the show with the tropical flavor they bring to this smoothie!
- Creamy Smoothie Frozen mango, milk, and kefir help to make this smoothy creamy.
- Kid-approved Kids of all ages love this smoothie!
- Contains 9 grams of high-quality protein This is saying something for a smoothie made without protein powder.
- Made without banana Can you believe it? A creamy fruit smoothie made without ripe banana or a frozen banana. It can be done and still be delicious, lol! Seriously though, I've been asked to create a smoothie recipe without banana, so here it is!
- Perfect for breakfast or snack
- Sometimes it's fun to top thick and creamy smoothies like this with granola, chia seeds, hemp hearts, or crushed freeze-dried strawberries.
- To make this a green mango-pineapple smoothie, just add a handful of spinach when adding the rest of the ingredients.
- You can use a milk alternative to make this smoothie, but it's important to know that it will affect the consistency and nutritional value. For instance, almond milk is very low in protein compared to regular milk.
- Maple syrup or honey can be added to make it even sweeter.
- Add a small amount of hemp seeds for a dose of healthy fats.
- A squeeze of fresh lime juice or coconut water can be added to give it more flavor and a thinner consistency.
- Use plain Greek yogurt instead of kefir and either increase the amount of milk, add a splash of pineapple juice, or a little water since Greek yogurt is much thicker than kefir.
- Frozen Mango Frozen mango chunks add sweetness and give this smoothie a creamy texture. Mango provides over 20 different vitamins and minerals, including fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin A. Mangos are also known for their anti-inflammatory properties.
- Frozen Pineapple This is what makes it taste tropical. Aside from fiber and various vitamins, pineapple contains a group of enzymes called bromelain, which may help with tissue healing and aid digestion.
- Vanilla Kefir Contains protein and probiotics. I tried making this with plain kefir, but it wasn't quite sweet enough for kids. If you choose to use plain kefir, please taste it before serving it to your kids because you may find that it could use a small amount of honey to make it a little sweeter.
- Milk Good source of high-quality protein, calcium, and vitamin D.
How to Make a Mango-Pineapple Smoothie
- Put all of the ingredients in a blender and blend. That's all there is to it.
Smoothies are an easy and excellent way to help kids meet their fruit, veggie, and protein needs, especially when you have a picky eater or on days you're short on time. While I don't suggest 'sneaking' food into smoothies, I do often wait until after my kids have tried a new smoothie before I tell them what's in it, especially when I make a smoothie with tofu.😉
And, because many 'smoothie shops' load smoothies with added sweeteners, kids are often used to drinking very sweet smoothies. For this reason, I suggest gradually reducing the level of sweetness in the smoothies you make over time. This will help increase the acceptance of smoothies you make.
- Vanilla kefir can be replaced with plain kefir and two teaspoons of honey or a splash of orange juice for a touch of sweetness.
- If you don't have kefir, use more milk and either two teaspoons of honey or add more frozen pineapple. It won't be quite as creamy without kefir or more frozen fruit, but it should still taste tropical.
- For a smoothie that isn't very sweet, use plain kefir instead of vanilla kefir and don't add a sweetener.
Questions You May Have
Yes! Add more frozen fruit and this will be thick enough to serve as a smoothie bowl.
Mango and pineapple provide different nutrients. They also taste really good together.
You can if you want to. This smoothie contains 9 grams of protein per serving as is. If you would like more protein in it than this, feel free to add vanilla protein powder.
Both milk and kefir are dairy products. To make this dairy free, I would suggest using coconut milk or a combination of coconut milk and another non-dairy milk in place of the milk and kefir.
While fresh fruit smoothies are great, they usually need ice cubes added to turn it into a smoothie consistency.
Using frozen fruit is what makes this smoothie so creamy. If you have time, you can freeze freshly cut mango and chunks of a good pineapple before blending it. Using fresh pineapple with frozen mango will make a creamier smoothie than if you use fresh mango with frozen pineapple.
Otherwise, if your only option is to use fresh fruit, I would cut back on the amount of milk and, instead, add some ice to give it a nice and smooth consistency.
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Mango Pineapple Smoothie
- 1 Blender
- 1 cup Mango, frozen frozen chunks of mango
- 1 cup Pineapple, frozen Frozen pineapple tidbits
- 1 cup Milk I use skim milk
- 1 cup Vanilla or plain Kefir Vanilla kefir will make a sweeter smoothie.
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend.
- Start blending at a low to medium-low speed to break up some of the frozen fruit. Then, gradually increase the blending speed to high.
- Blend until a desired consistency is reached. I use my Vitamix and this smoothie blends in one minute at the most.