Here is an easy tropical smoothie recipe for all those who enjoy their tropical fruits. It has a rich coconut flavor, which goes well with the mango and pineapple.
This tropical smoothie is naturally sweetened with the fruits, making it great for anyone on any diet! The smoothie is nice and thick, making this not only delicious, but filling as well. It’s great as a snack or as a treat whenever you need a pick-me-up throughout your day.
Now here’s the thing with fruits; as far as I know they are not forbidden on any diet. BUT, when it comes to fruits and vegetables, you should always aim for more veggies. Simply because they are high in nutrition, and do not contain as much sugar as fruits do.
But fruits have their role too! They contain more sugar to provide you with the energy needed to get through hot and humid summer days! How cool is that?
Another thing to keep in mind is your lifestyle. If you live a sedentary lifestyle, limit your amount of fruit intake. But if you’re active, you can get away with more because your body naturally burns more of that energy.
You can always use fresh or frozen fruits when making smoothies. However, because there are no additional sweeteners added to this smoothie, it’s important to choose the ripest fruits available for optimum taste. This means buying your fruits fresh and then freezing them yourself at home if you like your smoothies from frozen fruits.
If you are unable to find high quality fruits, feel free to add your favorite sweetener to make it taste just right.
Mango. The best tasting mangoes are those with red and orange, and sometimes yellow spots on them. They should be soft to touch to ensure they have fully ripened.
Pineapple. I always purchase the peeled and cored pineapple. I try to look for bright yellow as they are riper and much sweeter than those that appear pale.
Banana. Choose a banana that is just starting to ripen with a few brown spots. You don’t want them too ripe as they don’t go well in smoothies.
Coconut Milk. I used coconut milk from a can. I find it’s coconut flavor is a lot richer than the milk that comes in cartons. Go for unsweetened, because if you choose nice ripe fruits, you really don’t need any additional sweeteners.
Freezing Your Fruit
To freeze your fruits, including your pineapples, simply cut into slices or chunks and arrange the fruit in a single layer on a baking sheet and allow to freeze for about 2 hours until frozen solid. Then transfer to freezer safe bags.
Use within 2-3 months.
Other Recipes to Try:
- Mango and Banana Smoothie
- Pineapple Coconut Smoothie Recipe
- Strawberry Milkshake Recipe
- Easy Banana Milkshake
- Matcha Green Tea Latte Recipe
Easy Tropical Smoothie Recipe
- 1 1/2 cup mango (about 1 mango)
- 1 cup pineapple
- 1 banana
- 1 400ml can coconut milk
- Blend and Enjoy!!