Get excited because this pineapple mango smoothie is about to make you feel like you’ve transported to a tropical island. Except you can drink it in an oversized t-shirt while binging on the latest season of Stranger Things. #hellyes
As you know, I’m preggo, which means no booze for me. However, when I’m in the mood for a fun mocktail, I love making this because it has all the creamy, deliciously sweet flavors of a true pina colada. UH HUHHH HONEY.
But don’t worry, I’ve added options to make it boozy in the notes section to0! Just be careful, these smoothies are so delicious, creamy and naturally sweet that you might not even taste any alcohol. #dangerous
What’s in this pineapple mango smoothie?
The best part about this pineapple mango smoothie is that there are only three simple ingredients. Throw them in a blender, and blend it up like the badass you are. Here’s what you’ll need:
frozen pineapple: pineapple is great for digestion, and contains an enzyme called bromelain which helps fight inflammation in the gut and body. It also gives the smoothie a delicious sweet flavor!
frozen mango: instead of frozen mango you can feel free to use 1 frozen banana. I do like to stick to frozen fruits as they help keep smoothies cold and frozen.
light coconut milk: I’d suggest sticking with light coconut milk in this one to make it creamy, tropical, and delicious. Full fat coconut milk will be too thick.
boozy option! get the party started by making this a healthy, boozy cocktail! Add 1/4 cup of white rum for a piña colada vibe, or even a vodka or silver tequila (which Tony and his friend loved).
Adding extra nutrition to this pineapple mango smoothie
You can enhance any smoothie by adding additional nutritious ingredients to really make it your own. Don’t be afraid to experiment a little! Here are a few suggestions that you can add to this pineapple mango smoothie:
chia seeds: feel free to add in a tablespoon of chia seeds to your smoothie for a boost of healthy fats and fiber.
hemp seeds: if you’ve been wondering what to do with those hemp seeds lurking in your cupboard, feel free to throw in a tablespoon into your smoothie for a boost of healthy fats, omegas and minerals.
protein: make this a post-workout smoothie and boost the protein by adding 1/2 cup greek yogurt or 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder. I recommend Vital Protein collagen peptides.
spinach: if you’re looking to get more greens in your smoothie, try adding a cup or two of raw or cooked spinach. You’ll never be able to taste it, but just know that it may change the color of your smoothie to brown depending on what other fruit you use.
frozen cauliflower: feel free to throw in a cup of frozen cauliflower to thicken your smoothie and get extra veggies in. You won’t even be able to taste it. You may need to add additional liquid if you add cauliflower.
Tips for making smoothies
Here are a few of my favorite tips I like to share in regards to making the best creamy, smoothies.
- Using frozen fruit is best as it helps keeps the smoothie cold and thick. Sometimes ice doesn’t blend as well, so it’s best to skip unless absolutely necessary. If you only have fresh fruit, try adding 1 cup frozen cauliflower.
- Don’t be afraid to add more liquid if your smoothie is too thick or won’t fully blend. High powered blenders tend to blend frozen fruit much better, so if you have a regular or personal size blender, you may need to add more milk.
- Start the blender on low speed, then gradually increase to high to help blend all ingredients. Finally end with the blender on low speed.
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I can’t wait to hear how you like this tropical pineapple mango smoothie! Don’t forget to check out our guide on how to prep smoothies ahead of time. If you make this recipe, leave a comment below and don’t forget to use the hashtag #ambitiouskitchen on Instagram. xo!
Pineapple Mango Smoothie
- 1 cup frozen mango chunks
- ¾ cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 1 ¼ cup light coconut milk, plus more as necessary
In a large high-powered blender, add in all ingredients and blend on high for 1-2 minutes or until all ingredients are well combined. If necessary, add in more coconut milk to thin the smoothie. Makes 1 smoothie.
If you'd like to make this a summertime cocktail, add ¼ cup white rum, silver tequila or vodka.
Feel free to use 1 banana in place of the mango.
Recipe by: Monique Volz // Ambitious Kitchen | Photography by: Eat Love Eats