This easy, creamy, and tropical mango pineapple smoothie recipe without banana is made with just 4 ingredients and takes less than 5 minutes to make!
Do you associate tropical drinks like this with places you've been? I know I do! In fact, we just got back from the Bahamas where fruit like mango and pineapple are everywhere.
Of course, I had to make this smoothie a few more times once we got back to make sure it has the best balance of flavors. I mean, if I'm going to call this a mango pineapple smoothie, it better taste like mango and pineapple, right? 😉
And, if you've made my green smoothie made with mango and pineapple, you know I like to get creative with tropical flavors. This time I decided to blend pineapple and mango with kefir and milk to give it some probiotics and make it higher in protein. You're kids will love it!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- Easy recipe.
- Tropical flavors.
- Kid-approved recipe.
- Contains 9 grams of high-quality protein.
- No protein powder.
- Made without banana.
- Perfect for breakfast or snack.
- 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.
- 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 are 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 😉
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.
Expert Tips and Recipe Variations
- 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.
- 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.
Using frozen fruit is what makes this smoothie so creamy. If you have time, you can freeze fresh mango and pineapple before blending it. 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 consistency.
More Pineapple Smoothie Recipes
- Oat milk smoothie made with carrot, orange, and pineapple.
- Tropical green smoothie with avocado, orange, spinach, mango, and pineapple.
- Blue smoothie bowl with mango and pineapple.
More Easy Breakfast Recipes
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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.
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