4 Ingredient Tropical Smoothie Recipe

You know that feeling, when the sun is shining and you’ve carved out a few moments of peace for yourself – mo, don’t reach for the rose, instead go for a delicious and refreshing tropical smoothie and you’re looking at pure bliss!

It helps, of course, that the delicious tropical fruits that make up this kind of smoothie recipe are also packed full of vitamins and nutrients, meaning that moment of joy is completely guilt free.

To make a tropical smoothie at home, follow our recipe below – we’ve also included some recipe modifications as well, so you can play around and create your own perfect tropical smoothie recipe. Enjoy!

Tropical Smoothie

Sunshine in a glass with that unmistakable tropical taste, packed full of delicious frozen fruit.
Prep Time3 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: global
Keyword: smoothie
Servings: 1 12 oz
Calories: 132kcal
Author: jules


  • 1 blender


  • 1 cup mango frozen or fresh, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup pineapple tinned or fresh, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 fruit passion fruit scoop out all the seeds
  • 200 ml coconut water


  • add all the ingredients to blender
  • blend for 30 seconds
  • serve immediately!


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Tropical Smoothie Recipe Variations

It’s probably pretty obvious, but we think this is the best tropical smoothie recipe around. Simple, yet effective. Delicious and nutritious. Light, yet filling.

However, we love experimentation when it comes to smoothie recipes – in fact, that is how we have created such a huge range of incredible smoothies. Trying new things, and seeing what works. If that sounds like something you’d like to do, here are a whole load of possible options when it comes to creating your own personal perfect tropical smoothie.

There is a whole world of tropical fruit out there, all of which could work in a smoothie recipe like the one above. We do struggle to get a lot of fresh fruit of that nature in the UK, but you can pick up frozen papaya, frozen lychee, frozen coconut, frozen dragon fruit, or even a tropical frozen fruit mix bag. Frozen mango and pineapple are the most common, but the selections are getting much more varied these days.

Smoothies are a great way to use up any fruit that might otherwise go off and need to be thrown away. If you hate waste, then smoothies could become your best friend. Got a banana that is going a bit brown? Chop it up and pop it in the freezer, then you can throw some frozen banana in – it really adds to the creamy texture (you can use fresh bananas as well of course!). Most frozen and fresh fruits will work, but we would avoid dark and soft fruit – you’ll find your smoothie turns an off-putting brown colour!

The other big benefit to using frozen fruit is that it helps to make it a wonderfully refreshing smoothie – if you are using only fresh fruit, make sure you add in some ice cubes to bring the temperature down to the required level.

For the liquid, we have gone for coconut water, as it’s brilliantly healthy, and adds to the tropical flavour, but in truth, there are loads of different options. You could go for coconut milk (use canned coconut milk if you want your smoothie really thick and creamy), orange juice (extra vitamin c), pineapple juice, almond milk, mango juice, apple juice or any tropical fruit juices.

Fruit juices are naturally sweet, and you may find that they are a bit too sweet to add into this tropical smoothie, but it could be a good way to encourage children to give it a go. Just be aware that the sugar content will increase if you use fruit juice.

On top of all that, there are other ‘extra’ ingredients that you could throw in, either to enhance the flavour or for extra nutritional benefits (the two pillars of all smoothie recipes!). For example many people add vanilla protein powder (or any other flavour of protein powder, but vanilla seems to be the most neutral), to support their work out routine. Other people add in some flax seeds or chia seeds, which are both full of healthy fats.

For a thicker smoothie, try adding in a dollop of Greek yogurt, or to make it even sweeter you can add in some maple syrup, vanilla extract, or honey – but we think you’ll find the recipe above is plenty sweet enough. Some nut butter can give it a boost of fibre and vitamin C, as well as balancing out the sweetness.

And take a look at fresh vs frozen tropical smoothies here


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