9 Recipes for Tasty and Refreshing Tropical Smoothies

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

After an intense workout, there’s nothing I enjoy more than whipping up a refreshing tropical smoothie to share with my husband and kids. Smoothies are my go-to for a quick, nutritious boost, especially since they’re so easy and fun to make together.

With summer in full swing, I’ve been on a mission to find the best tropical smoothie recipes to add to our favorites list. Whether you’re a fan of fruits, veggies, or both, these smoothies are packed with unique tropical flavors and a healthy dose of nutrition.

Let’s dive into these recipes that are perfect for cooling down and fueling up!

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1. Refreshing Kiwano Fruit Tropical Smoothie

Kiwano fruit tropical smoothie
Kiwano fruit tropical smoothie

Have you ever tried kiwano fruit, otherwise known as horned melon? It’s 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.

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!

 

Ingredients:

  • 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

Dragon fruit blueberry smoothie
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.

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 garnish is optional, but I 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

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

I call this the “Mom, may I have another glass” smoothie because my kids just can’t get enough of it!

Bursting with frozen pineapple, mango, and strawberries, this smoothie is a tasty blend that keeps everyone coming back for more. The tangy citrus kick from the Greek yogurt and pineapple perfectly balances the sweet, juicy flavors of the mangoes and strawberries.

Mornings can be a whirlwind, but this easy smoothie recipe is my go-to lifesaver. It’s not just delicious, it’s a breeze to whip up, and you can find all the ingredients at your local grocery store. For an extra boost, toss in some chia seeds or oats to keep you feeling fuller, longer.

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. Coconut Milk Tropical Smoothie

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

Imagine a creamy blend of coconut milk, mango, pineapple, and banana – each sip is a ticket to a tropical paradise where you can almost feel the wind in your hair and the sand between your toes.

Okay, maybe that’s a bit of a stretch, but this tropical smoothie is a treat you won’t want to miss. The classic tropical flavors of mango, pineapple, and banana come together to create a perfect texture, while the coconut milk adds a heavenly creaminess that makes every sip pure bliss.

Give this delightful smoothie a try at home – you won’t regret it!

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)

5. Health Nut Tropical Smoothie

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

Who can resist the sweet, tangy allure of blueberries? Now, imagine blending them with other delicious fruits to create a smoothie that’s a tropical flavor explosion!

This recipe holds a special place in my heart. It’s not just a treat for your taste buds but also a fantastic fitness buddy when you add a protein and/or fat source.

Featuring three of my favorite fruits – banana, blueberries, and mango – this smoothie is topped off with almond butter, almond milk, and a scoop of protein powder for that perfect balance. It’s a delicious, nutritious delight that you’ll want to make again and again.

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

6. Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie

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

Indulge in a burst of refreshment with our irresistible strawberry pineapple smoothie, perfect for those moments of relaxation at home.

With just five simple ingredients and no added sugars, this tropical delight serves as a quick breakfast, a wholesome afternoon treat, or a delightful dessert.

Featuring strawberries, pineapple, banana, almond milk, and nutrient-rich hemp hearts, this recipe is easily customizable. Feeling adventurous? Add a twist with your favorite fruits or perhaps a splash of vodka for an evening twist!

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)

7. Refreshing Jackfruit Smoothie

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

Introducing my “guilt-free sweet tooth gratifier” smoothie! Keeping my family away from sugary treats can be quite the challenge, but this refreshing, sweet jackfruit smoothie is the perfect healthy alternative.

Jackfruit adds a chewy texture that blends beautifully when thoroughly mixed. Similar to avocado, blending jackfruit can be thick, but a handful of ice cubes helps balance the consistency.

For a creamy twist, I love using almond milk and almond butter, packing in extra protein for added nutrition. The unique sweetness and refreshing flavor of this smoothie make it a favorite at our table, and its vibrant color makes every sip a delight.

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

8. Berry Passion Fruit Smoothie With Coconut Milk

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

Get ready for a “smoothie bonanza” that’s bursting with crazy fruity flavors you won’t want to miss! Easy-to-find ingredients come together in this intense blend that proves raspberries, passion fruit, and bananas are a match made in smoothie heaven.

Creamy coconut milk and a touch of maple syrup elevate the flavors to a whole new level.

Whether you’re lounging on a sandy beach on a hot summer day or enjoying a relaxing Friday afternoon on your front porch, this delightful beverage is the perfect companion. Say hello to refreshing moments with every sip!

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

9. Golden Tropical Smoothie With Mango and Turmeric

Golden tropical smoothie recipe
Golden tropical smoothie

Kickstart your mornings with this vibrant smoothie that’s more than just a breakfast substitute – it’s a burst of sweet flavors to fuel your day.

Perfect post-workout too, just add Greek yogurt or protein powder for a quick recovery boost.

Blend mango, banana, a hint of turmeric, and creamy coconut milk for a golden tropical treat that satisfies your sweet tooth while staying vegan-friendly.

 

Ingredients:

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

Love these tropical smoothies?

These are just nine of my favorite recipes. You can mix and match your ingredients to tailor them to your taste and nutritional needs.

Here are some more smoothie recipe ideas:

Happy blending!

 
 

9 Delicious tropical smoothies

 

Published: July 10, 2020
Updated: June 30, 2024

Author:

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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