Start the day with a Mango Pineapple Smoothie, a tropical trip in a tall glass. With Greek yogurt, almond milk and frozen fruit, this easy blender breakfast will make your morning even better.
The weather forecast is calling for snow this weekend, our first in several years.
Don’t get me wrong, I love snow. So much.
But I’m also kinda glad it’s not our norm here in North Carolina! The cold will be over soon and we can go back to warmer days.
I’m looking forward to summer, to beach days, to frozen drinks. For now, summer smoothies will have to do.
It’s been ages since I shared a smoothie recipe! This Mango Pineapple Smoothie is one my husband has been enjoying lately and I wanted to share it with you.
It’s inspired by a smoothie recipe he tried on a work trip to Hawaii (I know, right?)
Mango Pineapple Smoothie recipe
This easy Mango Pineapple Smoothie will send you all the tropical vibes.
The taste of this real fruit smoothie is fruity, creamy and a little sour. It features frozen mango, frozen pineapple, almond milk, pineapple juice and Greek yogurt.
It’s packed with Vitamin C, though the sweet combination of fruit juices will make you wish you were on a beach somewhere soaking up vitamin D in the middle of the summer months.
Flavor-wise, it’s not unlike my boozy pineapple Dole whip! Creamy and tropical, all in one.
Mango smoothies are kind of underrated — I don’t often crave mango, but whenever I have it I could eat it for days, especially in the summer heat.
Copycat McDonald’s Mango Pineapple Smoothie recipe
This recipe is not unlike the McDonald’s mango pineapple smoothie recipe, which is one of two of McDonald’s real fruit smoothies. (The other is a strawberry banana smoothie.)
Theirs uses a mango pineapple fruit base, ice and lowfat smoothie yogurt, whereas mine uses frozen fruit.
McDonald’s version doesn’t contain almond milk, which I added for creaminess, and I substituted Greek yogurt, which is there to add thickness. You can’t really taste the Greek yogurt at all!
However, if you’d like to skip the fast food restaurants, you can make your own tropical pineapple mango smoothie at home. You can even enjoy it as a smoothie bowl with fresh tropical fruits on top if you like!
To make this easy tropical smoothie, you only need five ingredients, each with lots of health benefits.
frozen mango and pineapple
You will need both frozen pineapple chunks and frozen mango chunks. You can usually find both pre-cut in the frozen aisle. You can also buy fresh fruit, cut it into chunks and freeze it yourself.
You can also use fresh fruit instead of frozen, but you will want to make sure to add about 1/2 cup of ice to your smoothie. Ripe mango and fresh pineapple are delicious, but they won’t make your smoothie ice cold!
You can also use pineapple juice ice cubes if you plan ahead, but you’ll also need to add juice as well to thin the smoothie.
I prefer almond milk in this cocktail. Almond is actually a common flavor in tropical cocktails, so it works well here.
Feel free to substitute coconut milk or soy milk for almond milk. Dairy milk, even nonfat milk, will make it taste more like a creamsicle, but you can use that too.
You can use any kind of yogurt, but I love the thickness it provides. There are many substitutions you can use, however:
- creamy low fat yogurt
- regular, plain yogurt
- non-dairy yogurt
- vanilla yogurt
- a spoonful of cream
- frozen or fresh banana
All of these will help to thicken your smoothie.
Use pineapple juice for the most pineapple flavor. Orange juice can be substituted for pineapple juice if you like!
I prefer to use real juice instead of fruit juice concentrate. Mango or pineapple puree will work too, but you may need water or juice to thin out the smoothie.
Because it contains so much fruit, the pineapple mango smoothie will be pretty sweet on its own. If you’d like it to be sweeter, you can add honey, agave or maple syrup, or your favorite sweetener.
Other things you can add to your smoothies:
- unflavored protein powder (vanilla might be nice, too)
- chia seeds of flax seeds
- clementines, tangerines or oranges
- frozen banana
- lime juice
- coconut flakes
How to Make Mango Pineapple Smoothies
Making the best pineapple mango smoothie is easy. You’ll need a blender of course. The one we use is this Wolf Gourmet blender.
Put the liquids in first, then add the frozen fruits. This will help your blender to not get stuck on the frozen pieces.
Blend until smooth — use “smoothie” mode if your blender has one. Otherwise medium speed should do the trick.
Then pour it into a couple of glasses. If you don’t have one, you should pick up a blender spatula which is long and will help you get every last drop into your glass!
I also love these reusable stainless steel smoothie straws.
If you have leftover mango or pineapple, save it for another smoothie or make another tropical treat like a frozen mango daiquiri.
More Smoothie Recipes
Check out some more smoothie ideas for more easy breakfast recipes:
This mocha smoothie uses coffee and chocolate to please the palate.
You might fall in love with this peanut butter banana smoothie, too. Especially if you serve it with a slice of warm bacon!
These mixed berry smoothies are one of my favorites to make with frozen berries and fruit for an easy breakfast.
And if you want another fruity option, this cranberry orange smoothie is perfect for wintery days.
If you make this recipe, I hope you’ll let me know! Leave a comment below or rate the recipe.
- 1 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup pineapple juice
- 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
- 1 cup frozen mango
- To a blender, add juices and yogurt. Top with frozen fruit.
- Blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1 smoothie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 292Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 22mgCarbohydrates: 67gFiber: 4gSugar: 62gProtein: 5g