9 Delicious and Energizing Tropical Smoothie Recipes

Last updated: August 9, 2023

Nine delicious tropical smoothies, perfect as a post-workout treat, an after-school snack, a breakfast boost, or an afternoon refresher.

There’s nothing more rewarding after a full-on home workout than a refreshing tropical smoothie, best shared with my husband and kids.

For vegetable and fruit lovers like me, it’s so easy to go wild with smoothies since they only take less than five minutes to prepare, and others can join in.

With summer in full swing, I have been trying to collect a few good tropical smoothie recipes that I can add to my list of favorite smoothies to make for my kids. Keep reading, as I will share nine of the best!

9 Delicious Tropical Smoothies

Most of the below recipes not only contain unique tropical fruits but also nutritious vegetables, to create that perfect balance between flavor and nutrition.

1. Refreshing Kiwano Fruit Tropical Smoothie

Have you ever tried kiwano fruit, otherwise known as horned melon? It’s quite a unique, and also rather expensive, fruit that is a bit of a mix between a cucumber and a melon.

The soft green flesh inside, which looks very similar to cucumber flesh, has an interesting taste, best described as a mix of cucumber, zucchini, kiwifruit, and banana.

Kiwano fruit tropical smoothie recipe
Kiwano fruit tropical smoothie

In this particular kiwano fruit smoothie recipe, I am using the flesh of one whole kiwano fruit, and I mix it up with baby spinach, blueberries, banana, and a bit of ginger.

This combination makes this tropical smoothie incredibly nutritious, without sacrificing the delicious flavors!



  • 1 kiwano fruit (flesh only)
  • 1 large cup baby spinach
  • 1/2 small avocado (flesh only)
  • 1 banana (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 small cup blueberries
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 large cup water
  • 1 small cup ice cubes

2. Energizing Dragon Fruit Blueberry Smoothie

With deliciously sweet and soft-textured flesh, the tropical dragon fruit may well be my favorite exotic fruit in the world.

Dragon fruit is a bit easier to find than kiwano, although in most cases, you’d still need to go to a specialty grocery store to get your hands on one. I often buy them in bulk so I can indulge and share them with others.

Dragon fruit blueberry smoothie recipe
Dragon fruit blueberry smoothie

For this delicious dragon fruit smoothie recipe, I am using blueberries and bananas as additional fruit.

I am also adding a bit of ginger (one of my favorite smoothie add-ins!), and a cup of unsweetened milk. The mint as garnish is optional, but I do recommend it, as it makes the smoothie look very pretty!



  • 1 whole dragon fruit (fresh)
  • 1 small cup blueberries
  • 1 banana (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 small cup ice cubes
  • 1 mint leaf (garnish, optional)

3. Tropical Passion Smoothie

I call this the “Mom, may I have another glass” smoothie because my kids always ask for seconds with this one.

The combination of frozen pineapple, mango, and strawberries gets everyone coming up for more. It has a tangy, citrusy taste from the Greek yogurt and pineapple, coupled with the sweet taste from the mangoes and strawberries.

Tropical passion smoothie recipe
Tropical passion smoothie (photo: The Creative Bite)

Getting everyone ready in the morning is a head-spinning routine, so coming up with an easy smoothie recipe like this is a lifesaver for me.

It’s delicious and easy to make, and the fruits used here can easily be found in your nearest grocery stores. Add some chia seeds or oats to give you that fuller feeling, especially in the morning.

You can find this tropical smoothie recipe over at The Creative Bite.



  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup mango (peeled and cubed)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple

4. Coconut Milk Tropical Smoothie

Heavenly creamy coconut milk mixed with the playful flavors of mango, pineapple, and banana. Each sip will transport you to a tropical paradise that’ll get you feeling the wind in your hair and the sand between your toes.

Okay, that might be slightly exaggerated, but please do try this tropical smoothie at home, because you absolutely won’t regret it.

Coconut milk tropical smoothie recipe
Coconut milk tropical smoothie (photo: Show Me the Yummy)

Mango is a classic tropical fruit you can get in any grocery store, mixed with pineapple and banana to create that perfect texture. The coconut milk ultimately creates that creamy texture that works so well in tropical smoothies.

You can find this delicious tropical smoothie recipe over at Show Me the Yummy.



  • 1 cup frozen cubed mango
  • 1 cup frozen cubed pineapple
  • 1 frozen sliced banana
  • 1 (13.5 oz can) coconut milk (full fat or light)
  • 1 cup spinach (optional)

5. Health Nut Tropical Smoothie

Who doesn’t like blueberries? Their sweet, tangy flavor is a treat to the taste buds, but mix them with other fruits, and what will you get? A smoothie bursting to the seams with the flavors of the tropics.

This is precisely why this recipe has such a sweet spot in my heart. Add a protein and/or fat source, and it’s ready to be your fitness buddy!

Health nut tropical smoothie recipe
Health nut tropical smoothie (photo: Eating Bird Food)

This particular recipe comes with three of my favorite fruits; banana, blueberries, and mango. And topped with almond butter, almond milk, and extra protein powder for that perfect balance.

You can find this exciting tropical smoothie recipe over at Eating Bird Food.



  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen (or fresh) blueberries
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 2 scoops whey protein powder
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk

6. Golden Tropical Smoothie With Mango and Turmeric

This bright-colored smoothie is the perfect breakfast substitute in the morning, as it has all the right sweet flavors to get you started after waking up.

It also works well as a refreshing drink after an intense workout, in which case you may want to add some Greek yogurt or protein powder to speed up the recovery process.

Golden tropical smoothie recipe
Golden tropical smoothie (photo: Fitbit)

With a mixture of mango and banana, a touch of turmeric, and coconut milk, this golden tropical smoothie is all you need to satisfy your sweet cravings while still keeping it vegan.

You can find this delicious tropical smoothie recipe on the Fitbit Blog.



  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 banana (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp hemp hearts
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 cup coconut milk

7. Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie

This mouthwatering strawberry pineapple smoothie is just what you need to feel refreshed while relaxing in the comfort of your home.

With only five simple ingredients and no added sugars, this delicious tropical smoothie is perfect for a quick breakfast, a healthy afternoon snack, or a tasty dessert.

Strawberry pineapple smoothie recipe
Strawberry pineapple smoothie (photo: This Healthy Kitchen)

This recipe includes strawberries, pineapple, banana, almond milk, and hemp hearts, but you can add or change some of the fruits. Or perhaps you could even add a splash of vodka to turn this into an evening drink!

You can find this super sweet tropical smoothie recipe over at This Healthy Kitchen.



  • 5-6 strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/3 cup pineapple (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tbsp hemp hearts
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)

8. Refreshing Jackfruit Smoothie

This is my “guilt-free sweet tooth gratifier” smoothie. Keeping myself and my kids away from unhealthy sweets is as challenging as you could imagine, and smoothies like this refreshing sweet jackfruit smoothie are an excellent healthy alternative to get your sweet fix.

A jackfruit is chewy, so it’s important to blend it thoroughly. Like an avocado, a jackfruit, when blended, has a thick consistency, which is a challenge. Adding a handful of ice cubes helps to neutralize the thickness.

Refreshing jackfruit smoothie recipe
Refreshing jackfruit smoothie (photo: Michelle Dudash)

I prefer to use almond milk and almond butter to make it creamier, and the protein adds to its nutritional value. I enjoy this recipe since the flavor is unique, sweet, and refreshing. The vibrant color makes it even more exciting to drink!

You can find this jackfruit tropical smoothie recipe over at Michelle Dudash.



  • 5 jackfruit pods (seeds removed)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened almond butter
  • 1/4 lime (juiced)
  • 4 ice cubes

9. Berry Passion Fruit Smoothie With Coconut Milk

Let’s save the best for last; this “smoothie bonanza” is one crazy fruity burst of flavors. The ingredients aren’t difficult to find, and the flavors are pretty intense.

This recipe proves that raspberries, passion fruit, and bananas are meant to be combined to make one delicious smoothie. The coconut milk and maple syrup add another dimension of flavor to it.

Berry passion fruit smoothie recipe
Berry passion fruit smoothie (photo: Klara’s Life)

It’s perfect for a hot summer, laying on the sand by the beach drinking this beautiful beverage… Or, to be more realistic, it’s also perfect for a hot Friday afternoon by your front porch as you wave hello at your neighbor.

You can find this irresistible tropical smoothie recipe over at Klara’s Life.



  • 400 ml coconut milk
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 passion fruit
  • 1 splash of lime
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 200 g fresh or frozen raspberries

Final Thoughts

Hopefully this list of delicious and nutritious tropical smoothie recipes has inspired you to go ahead and create your own smoothies.

These are just 9 of my favorite tropical smoothie recipes, and you can mix and match your ingredients to tailor-fit your taste and nutritional needs.

If you’re looking for more healthy smoothie recipe ideas, here are some great resources:

Happy blending!


9 Delicious tropical smoothies

Donna Harrison

My name is Donna Harrison, and I created this blog because I am passionate about discovering new foods and learning everything about them. I am also a bit of a smoothie fanatic, and I try to document all my favorite smoothies and other recipes here on Healthy Food Tribe, in addition to recommendations and reviews of my favorite kitchen tools.

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