Easy 6 Ingredient Healthy Mango Pineapple Smoothie
This dreamy Mango Pineapple Smoothie is the perfect balance of creamy and refreshing. It is silky smooth, has just the right amount of sweetness, and is loaded with nutrition. Made with just 6 simple & natural ingredients this smoothie is the perfect way to start your day with a boost of energy via a healthy breakfast.
Smoothies can be made any time of year, but spring and summer are my favorite time to start incorporating more smoothies into my meal rotation. There is nothing better than a tropical mango pineapple smoothie on a hot day!
Frozen Mango & Pineapple – This combination is tropical smoothie perfection. The mango is super creamy and sweet, while the sweet pineapple is icier and helps thicken the smoothie. You can adjust the ratio of mango to pineapple that is used if you prefer one over the other but try to keep the total quantity of frozen fruit at 2 rounded cups to ensure you nail the consistency. I don’t recommend using fresh mango or fresh pineapple in this recipe because you will be missing the frozen component and adding ice cubes will make it too watery.
Almond Milk – I used plain unsweetened almond milk in this smoothie. Another type of milk or milk alternative will also work. If using sweetened almond milk, you may want to reduce the amount of honey slightly to avoid making the smoothie overly sweet. If you choose to use coconut milk, the type that comes in a carton instead of a can will work better.
Full-Fat Greek Yogurt – The full-fat Greek yogurt adds protein while making the smoothie super rich and creamy. You can use a plain yogurt with lower fat content but keep in mind that it will be tarter and less creamy and may require a little more honey. I also tested dairy-free yogurt in this recipe. I used Harmless Harvest plain coconut milk yogurt, and it worked great. It was slightly less creamy but still super tasty. If using any type of sweetened yogurt, keep in mind that you may want to reduce the honey to avoid it from becoming too sweet.
Honey – I used organic raw honey in this recipe, and the flavors all worked so well together. If you need to substitute honey because of a dietary restriction you can use light agave nectar.
Hemp Seeds – Hemp seeds are totally optional in this recipe. They add some nice texture while adding a extra protein and some omega-3 fatty acids. You can opt to mix in a sprinkle of chia seeds in place of the hemp seeds if that’s what you have on hand or omit it altogether.
Can I make this recipe vegan?
Absolutely! I tested this recipe using dairy-free yogurt and agave and it tasted amazing! I used Harmless Harvest plain coconut yogurt. Sweetened yogurt may require a little less agave. Dairy-free yogurt tends to be lower in protein and a little less creamy because it contains less fat.
A great way to make this smoothie creamy but still vegan-friendly is you can try using ½ cup of full-fat coconut milk (the kind that does not separate will work best) and reduce the almond milk to 1 cup. If you opt to add protein powder, you may need to adjust the liquid portion to get the right consistency.
What other things can I add to this mango-pineapple smoothie?
This healthy smoothie is pure perfection as is, but if you want to throw in other nutrition additions or a boost of protein here are a few that you could experiment with for this recipe:
- 1 cup of fresh spinach (I like to buy fresh spinach and keep it in the freezer to throw in smoothies so I don’t end up throwing out a bunch of spinach!)
- 1 tbsp of chia seeds
- ½ tbsp of greens powder
- 1-2 servings of vanilla protein powder (Just Ingredients makes my favorite protein powder use code AMY10 to save 10%)
- 1 tbsp of inulin powder
- ¼ cup of collagen protein
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1 tbsp of ground flax seed
- Note: If adding the frozen banana, protein powder or collagen, you may need to add a little more liquid to achieve the desired consistency.
Are smoothies healthy?
Smoothies made from real food ingredients can be an easy way to get in a variety of nutrients. To make sure your smoothies are more nutritious and blood sugar balancing be sure to swap fruit juices for unsweetened milk or milk alternatives, add a source of protein, avoid added sugar and sneak in some healthy mix-in’s whenever possible.
Is this mango pineapple smoothie healthy?
This mango pineapple smoothie is a nutrient powerhouse. It contains over 10% of your daily value for 16 vitamins and minerals in just ½ of this recipe. With the addition of hemp seeds (1 tbsp per serving), you also will get 89% of your daily needs for omega-3s. Each smoothie contains 10 grams of protein, healthy fats, and 3 grams of fiber making it the perfect treat to keep you full and satiated while nourishing your body.
Can I use fresh fruit for this recipe?
If you have mango or pineapple on hand that you want to use for this recipe you can do so by freezing the fruit first before adding it to the smoothie. Fresh fruit that is not frozen first will not yield the desired consistency for this smoothie.
How do you freeze fresh fruit?
- To freeze fresh fruit, simply cube the fruit, removing the peel/skin and core.
- Place the cubed fruit on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper or wax paper and place in the freezer overnight.
- Once frozen, remove the fruit from the sheet pan and place it in a resealable freezer bag until ready to use.
How can I serve this mango pineapple smoothie?
This creamy smoothie can be made as an easy breakfast to be enjoyed on the go. It makes a great pre-workout snack or can be whipped up as the perfect nutritious dessert. Or try making this smoothie for your kids as an afterschool snack that will surely be a hit!
- Avoid drizzling the honey directly on the frozen fruit because if it freezes it is harder to get it to blend into the smoothie.
- I use a high powered blender, such as a VitaMix, to achieve the best creamy texture.
- If you’re picky about the sweetness of your smoothies, please sweeten to taste. This fruity smoothie is made with sweet fruit and just a little honey and, in my opinion, it makes a perfectly sweet and refreshing drink when paired with tart yogurt. If you make any changes to this recipe (i.e. adding sweetened almond milk, flavored yogurt or sweetened protein powder) you may need to sweeten to taste to get it just right.
- This smoothie is thick yet has the right texture and creamy consistency to use a straw. If you prefer a thicker smoothie or thinner consistency you can adjust the ratio of almond milk used.
This is an easy recipe you can put on repeat for a quick breakfast during the warmer months that is sure to have you dreaming of a tropical island! The best thing about smoothies is you can totally customize them to your nutritional needs also!
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Easy 6 Ingredient Healthy Mango Pineapple Smoothie
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 1½ cup unsweetened almond milk
- ½ cup plain whole milk greek yogurt
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1-2 tbsp hemp seeds optional
- Add all ingredients to the blender pitcher. Avoid pouring the honey directly on the frozen fruit. Blend for about 1 minute or until there are no lumps or chunks. Scrape the sides of the pitcher with a rubber spatula if needed and continue to blend until smooth.
- Divide the smoothie between two glasses. Top with hemp seeds, add a straw and enjoy immediately.
- Each serving of this recipe is a good source of vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, folate, vitamin D, iron, potassium, and zinc.
- One serving contains over 10% of your daily needs for 16 vitamins and minerals, 89% of your daily needs for omega-3s, 10 grams of protein, and 3 grams of fiber!