Easy Tropical Smoothie recipe. A glass filled with a vibrant yellow smoothie topped with freeze dried passionfruit. Vitamin c boost. Frozen fruit smoothie
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Easy Tropical Smoothie

Escape to the tropics with my easy tropical smoothie recipe, created to please your taste buds and nourish your body with a creamy texture and a hefty dose of vitamin C.

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Easy Tropical Smoothie recipe. A glass filled with a vibrant yellow smoothie topped with freeze dried passionfruit. Vitamin c boost. Frozen fruit smoothie

Why you’ll love this Easy Tropical Smoothie recipe!

Here’s why this recipe will become your go-to favourite:

  • Creamy Texture: Enjoy the smooth creamy texture with every sip.
  • Tropical Taste Sensation: Savour the tropical flavours that transport you to paradise.
  • Vitamin C Boost: Recharge your body with a refreshing dose of vitamin C.
  • The Perfect Way to Start Your Day: Whether it’s breakfast or a brunch treat, this smoothie is a mood booster.

What you will need for this recipe

  • 150g frozen mango
  • 100g frozen pineapple
  • 50g frozen papaya (you can also use 250g mixed frozen tropical fruits)
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 50g natural yoghurt
  • 300ml pure orange juice

Other fruits you can add and Recipe Variations

  • Passion Fruit: Add a tangy punch to your smoothie with fresh passion fruit pulp.
  • Kiwi: Incorporate slices of fresh kiwi for a vibrant green colour and a hint of tartness.
  • Coconut: Enhance the tropical vibe by adding shredded coconut or fresh coconut meat for an even creamier texture.
  • Peach: Add slices of ripe peach to complement the tropical fruits with their juicy and sweet taste.
  • Mango Nectar: Substitute part of the orange juice with mango nectar for an extra dose of mango flavour.

Feel free to experiment with different combinations to create your perfect tropical smoothie! 🥭🍍🥝

Don’t have orange juice? No problem! Try these variations:

  • Substitute the orange juice with Pineapple Juice or Coconut Water for a refreshing twist.
  • Swap Natural Yoghurt for Creamy Coconut Milk or Dairy-Free Yoghurt for a vegan-friendly option.
  • Need extra sweetness? Add a drizzle of Honey, Maple Syrup, or Agave Syrup to suit your taste.
Easy Tropical Smoothie recipe. A glass filled with a vibrant yellow smoothie topped with freeze dried passionfruit. Vitamin c boost.

How to make the best tropical smoothie

  1. In a blender, combine frozen mango, pineapple, papaya (or mixed tropical fruits), natural yoghurt, orange juice, and ripe bananas.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Pour into glasses and garnish with the toppings of your choice. (I used some freeze dried passionfruit to top mine)
  4. Enjoy!

Tips for making the best smoothies

  1. Use Frozen Fruit: Frozen fruit not only helps to chill your smoothie but also adds thickness and creaminess without the need for ice. Plus, it’s convenient and can be kept on hand for accessibility.
  2. Balance Flavours: Aim for a balance of sweet, tart, and tangy flavours in your smoothie. Mix sweet fruits like mango and banana with tangy fruits like pineapple or citrus to create the perfect blend of flavours.
  3. Add Liquid Wisely: Start with a small amount of liquid, and gradually add more as needed to achieve your desired consistency. You can always add more liquid, but it’s challenging to thicken a smoothie once it’s too thin.
  4. Customise to Taste: Smoothies are incredibly versatile, so feel free to customise the ingredients to suit your taste preferences. Adjust the sweetness with honey, maple syrup, or dates, and add spices like cinnamon or ginger for an extra flavour kick.
  5. Blend Thoroughly: Ensure that all the ingredients are thoroughly blended to achieve a smooth and creamy texture. Blend on high speed for at least 30-60 seconds, or until there are no visible chunks of fruit remaining.
  6. Top with Texture: For added texture and crunch, consider topping your smoothie with ingredients like granola, toasted coconut flakes, or chopped nuts. Alternatively, you can top with freeze dried fruits for a burst of flavour.
  7. Serve Immediately: Smoothies are best enjoyed fresh, so serve your smoothie after blending to experience the full flavour and texture. If you need to store leftovers, transfer them to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to a day.
Easy Tropical Smoothie recipe. A glass filled with a vibrant yellow smoothie topped with freeze dried passionfruit. Vitamin c boost. Frozen fruit smoothie

FAQ

Can I make smoothies ahead of time?

While it’s best to enjoy smoothies fresh, you can prepare ingredients ahead of time and store them separately in the fridge or freezer. When you’re ready to enjoy your smoothie, simply blend the ingredients together.

How can I make my smoothie thicker?

To make your smoothie thicker, you can add less liquid, use more frozen fruit, or incorporate thickening agents like yoghurt, nut butter, or oats. Alternatively, adding ice cubes can help to thicken the texture.

Can I freeze smoothies for later?

Yes, you can freeze smoothies in individual portions using freezer safe containers or ice cube trays. When ready to enjoy, simply thaw in the fridge overnight or blend directly from frozen for a frozen treat.

Are smoothies suitable for kids?

Smoothies can be a fun and nutritious option for kids, especially if they’re involved in the creation process. Try incorporating their favourite fruits and let them help with blending for a tasty and healthy treat.

How can I store leftover smoothie?

Store any leftover smoothie in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a day. Give it a quick shake or stir before serving to recombine any separated ingredients.

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Easy Tropical Smoothie

Escape to the tropics with my easy tropical smoothie recipe, created to please your taste buds and nourish your body with a creamy texture and a hefty dose of Vitamin C.
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine gluten free
Keyword Beverages, fruit, Quick & Easy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 272kcal
Author Karolyn

Ingredients

  • 150 g frozen mango
  • 100 g frozen pineapple
  • 50 g frozen papaya you can also use 250g mixed frozen tropical fruits
  • 2 x ripe banana
  • 50 g natural yoghurt
  • 300 ml pure orange juice

Instructions

  • In a blender, combine frozen mango, pineapple, papaya (or mixed tropical fruits), natural yoghurt, orange juice, and ripe bananas.
  • Blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Pour into glasses and garnish with the toppings of your choice. (I used some freeze dried passionfruit to top mine)
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 1.002mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 1.493IU | Vitamin C: 155mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1mg

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