Monday, May 20, 2024

Mango Pineapple Smoothie – Bites of Wellness


If you are looking for a thick, creamy smoothie that tastes like you are on vacation somewhere tropical, you have to try this mango pineapple smoothie. Not only is it packed with protein, but it’s also got a serving of (hidden) veggies and ready in just 5 minutes. The perfect breakfast or post workout meal!

Pineapple mango smoothie with straw in glass with pineapple in background.Pineapple mango smoothie with straw in glass with pineapple in background.

I love using smoothies to get protein and more fruits and veggies into my diet. They are so easy to make and there are endless combinations. Some of my other high protein smoothies that I love are Peach Mango Strawberry Smoothie, Avocado Date Smoothie, or this Mango Chocolate Smoothie that surprisingly tastes like a Wendy’s frosty.

This pineapple mango smoothie has just 6 ingredients and is made with no banana! Easy to customize, you can also make this refreshing smoothie vegan and dairy free.

Mango pineapple smoothie ingredients in ramekins on marble countertop.Mango pineapple smoothie ingredients in ramekins on marble countertop.
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Ingredients

  • Frozen mango – mango really helps make the smoothie super thick and creamy. It gives smoothies a similar texture as using a banana, without the banana. I can usually find frozen mango at most grocery stores, but you can freeze it yourself as well.
  • Frozen pineapple – I love the tropical vibe from the pineapple. I almost always have frozen pineapple in the freezer, but in a pinch you could use fresh or canned pineapple too (be sure to drain off the pineapple juice if using canned).
  • Frozen cauliflower rice – I promise you won’t taste this but it’s a great way to add some veggies into your smoothie (which add fiber and help make the smoothie more filling). If you are unsure, you could swap this for frozen spinach, but it will change the color.
  • Vanilla protein powder – I like using vanilla, it compliments the mango pineapple flavor well, but doesn’t overpower it. I always use a vegan protein powder, but whey protein, beef protein or collagen would work here too.
  • Greek yogurt – use regular or dairy free in this recipe. I typically use plain Greek yogurt, but you could also use a vanilla flavored if you want.
  • Dairy free milk – usually I use cashew milk, but almond milk, oat milk or coconut milk would also work well. You can also use regular milk if you are not dairy free.

How to make a mango pineapple smoothie

Measure out the ingredients and add them to the blender in the order listed.

Blend on high until smooth (typically 1-2 minutes depending on your blender).

Top tips

  • Use frozen fruit for the best texture.  You can find frozen pineapple and mango at most grocery stores now, I usually get mine at Aldi or Trader Joe’s.
  • If you don’t have frozen fruit, be sure to check out my tips on how to freeze fruit for smoothies. This can be really helpful if you notice you have a pineapple or mangos going bad, and you won’t be able to eat them fast enough. Freezing them can reduce waste.
  • Be sure to use a protein powder you really enjoy for the best tasting smoothie. For this recipe, I used Octonuts Vanilla Almond Protein.
  • Serve as a smoothie or as a smoothie bowl with your favorite toppings.

Other additions

  • Fresh ginger – this will add a spicy kick to the recipe. You will want to peel the ginger (about 1/2 inch knob)
  • Fruit – add banana, strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries for more fruit. Note that the berries will change the color.
  • Chia seeds or ground flax for more fiber and healthy fats
  • Nuts and seeds: Cashews, almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, pistachios, walnuts
  • Nut butter: Cashew butter, tahini, sunbutter
  • Coconut flakes
  • Cinnamon
  • Rolled oats (or quick oats)
Mango pineapple smoothie bowl with a spoon resting in the bowl.Mango pineapple smoothie bowl with a spoon resting in the bowl.

Topping ideas

You can add toppings to your smoothie in a glass or serve it as a smoothie bowl (one of my favorite ways). Since this smoothie is so thick and creamy, it would be perfect as a smoothie bowl.

  • Granola or cereal
  • Coconut flakes
  • Fresh fruit
  • Drizzle of nut butter
  • Honey or maple syrup (drizzled on top)

Common questions

Can you make this without protein powder

Yes! If you want to make this pineapple mango smoothie without protein powder, omit the protein and add 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup if you find the smoothie is not sweet enough after blending.

Can you make this smoothie without yogurt?

Yes, just add an additional 1/2 cup of dairy free milk or water.

Mango pineapple smoothie being poured into a glass.Mango pineapple smoothie being poured into a glass.

Can you make smoothies in advance?

I think that smoothies are best when made right before serving. They are thick and creamy and so refreshing that way. If you need to make them in advance, pour them into a double walled insulated cup and keep them in the fridge (for up to 24 hours). You will find that they are not a thick and creamy because the ice has melted so the texture will be different.

If you want to re-create that texture, blend the smoothie with some ice right before serving after storing in the fridge.

If you want to save time in the morning by meal prepping your smoothies, check out all my tips on how to meal prep smoothie for the week.

How to make this smoothie more filling

This healthy mango pineapple smoothie is already quite filling, thanks to the protein (from the yogurt and protein powder) and fiber (from the fruit and cauliflower rice) but you could make it more filling by adding fiber and healthy fats. Be sure to check out my favorite ways to add fiber to any smoothie (many of these are also ways to add healthy fats).

What if you don’t have frozen fruit on hand?

If you don’t have frozen fruit, add about 1 cup of ice cubes. This will help create that thick and creamy texture and ensure the smoothie is super cold and refreshing.

Chopped fruit on top of a mango pineapple smoothie in a glass.Chopped fruit on top of a mango pineapple smoothie in a glass.

What to do with leftover smoothie

My favorite thing to do with leftover smoothie is to pour it into a popsicle mold to enjoy later. You can also pour it into a ice cube tray and use the smoothie cubes in smoothies later.

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  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower rice
  • 1 serving vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt(can use dairy free)
  • 1/2 cup dairy free milk
Top tips

  • Use frozen fruit for the best texture.  You can find frozen pineapple and mango at most grocery stores now, I usually get mine at Aldi or Trader Joe’s.
  • If you don’t have frozen fruit, be sure to check out my tips on how to freeze fruit for smoothies. This can be really helpful if you notice you have a pineapple or mangos going bad, and you won’t be able to eat them fast enough. Freezing them can reduce waste.
  • Be sure to use a protein powder you really enjoy for the best tasting smoothie. For this recipe, I used Octonuts Vanilla Almond Protein.
  • Serve as a smoothie or as a smoothie bowl with your favorite toppings.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Amount per Serving

Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database.

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