9 Delicious and Nutritious Tropical Smoothie Recipes You Should Try

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Last updated: August 2, 2020

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 crazy with smoothies since they only take less than five minutes to prepare and share with others.

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.

Let me share with you the following 9 tropical smoothies, perfect as a post workout treat, an after-school snack, a quick breakfast boost, or just as a hot Friday afternoon refresher!

9 Delicious Tropical Smoothies

Most of the below recipes not only contain delicious 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 descirbed as a mix of cucumber, zucchini, kiwifruit and banana.

Refreshing kiwano fruit tropical smoothie recipe
Kiwano fruit smoothie

In this particular kiwano fruit smoothie recipe, I am using the flesh of one whole kiwano fruit, and 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!

 

Ingredients:

 
  • 1 kiwano fruit (flesh only)
  • 1 large cup baby spinach
  • 1 small cup blueberries
  • 1 banana (fresh or frozen)
  • 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 little 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 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 recipe

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

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

 

Ingredients:

 
  • 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 also call this as the “mom, may I have another glass” smoothie because it sure is a second glass worthy drink as attested by my kids.

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 life saver for me.

It’s delicious, easy to make and the fruits used here can easily be found in your nearest grocery stores. Add in 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.

 

Ingredients:

 
  • 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. 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. The same with an avocado, a jackfruit when blended has a thick consistency which is a chellenge in itself. 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 am a fan of this recipe since the flavor is unique, sweet and refreshing altogether. The vibrant color makes it even more exciting to drink!

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

 

Ingredients:

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

5. 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 exagerated, but please do try this tropical smoothie at home, because I can guarantee you, 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 that 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.

 

Ingredients:

 
  • 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)

6. Health Nut Tropical Smoothie

Who doesn’t like blueberries? Their sweet, tangy flavor is a treat to the taste buds on their own, 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 exactly 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 recipes comes with three of my favorite fruits, banana, blueberries and mango, 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.

 

Ingredients:

 
  • 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

7. 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 really 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 that you need to satisfy your sweet cravings, yet still keeping it vegan.

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

 

Ingredients:

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

8. Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie

This mouthwatering strawberry pineapple smoothie is just what you need to give you some refreshment while relaxing at the comfort of your home.

With only 5 simple ingredients and no added sugars, this delicious tropical smoothie is perfect as a quick breakfast, as a healthy afternoon snack, or as 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’re free to add or change some of the fruits. Or perhaps you could even add a splash of vodka to turn this into a evening drink!

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

 

Ingredients:

 
  • 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)

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 truly exquisite.

This recipe proves that raspberries, passion fruit and bananas are truly 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 waive hello at your neighbor.

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

 

Ingredients:

 
  • 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 definitely mix and match your ingredients to tailor-fit your personal 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

I created Healthy Food Tribe because I am passionate about discovering new foods and learning everything about them. I am also a smoothie fanatic and I document all my favorite recipes here on my blog.

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