Basic Tropical Smoothie

This basic tropical smoothie is included in the simple recipes along with the strawberry banana smoothie. It only has 3 ingredients, so it’s like a walk in the park.

Here’s the deal:

Any tropical fruit will actually be a tropical smoothie. But, in my experience, pineapple and mango are the primary ingredients.

basic tropical smoothie

Even better? This is one of the best smoothies during summer.

So, without any delay, let’s blend it!

How to make the tropical smoothie?

It’s as easy as adding all the ingredients into the blender—starting with the liquid, soft, and frozen ones.

Here’s the deal:

I’m using a 1:1:1 ratio for this recipe—it’s 1 cup of all the ingredients. However, feel free to experiment. If you like the mango flavor, you can add more of that. When you love pineapples, then increase the amount of that.

Note that you need to introduce more liquid (x2) to the smoothie if you use frozen fruits. 

You can also make the basic tropical smoothie into a thick smoothie bowl by reducing the liquid by half. Or, if you’re using a high-performance blender, you can skip the liquid altogether to make a frozen dessert.

Substitutions and add-ins

For the tropical smoothie, coconut water will be the best choice compared to other liquid bases. Naturally, you can use any liquid of your choice. You see, coconut water has that distinct flavor that fits so well with the tropical theme.

On a different note:

In some places, mangoes are available all year round. The same goes for the pineapple. Their peak, however, starts in spring until summer. Even if it’s not available in your grocery store, there should be some ready-to-use frozen chunks.

Here’s more:

You can make basic tropical smoothie into a green smoothie by adding a cup or two of a green veggie of your choice. One example of this variant is spinach. 

Other than veggies, you can also use superfoods for a more nutritional value, such as goji berries, chia seeds, flaxseeds, etc. 

By the way, it’s already creamy and sweet, so I don’t recommend adding bananas.

Basic Tropical Smoothie

Recipe by Zoey GarciaCourse: Breakfast, Snacks, Smoothies, DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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The Basic Tropical Smoothie is by far the easiest smoothie to make (when using frozen ingredients). Essentially, there are only 3 ingredients, and barely any preparation needed. More importantly, it’s an excellent refreshing drink or dessert in the hot summer months.


  • 1 cup coconut water

  • 1 cup pineapple chunks

  • 1 cup mango chunks


  • Wash and prepare your fresh ingredients.
  • In the order of the components, place them one-by-one into your blender and secure the lid.
  • If you have an automatic smoothie setting, use that. If not, start on the lowest speed and ramp up to the max power.
  • Blend for 45 seconds or until your desired texture is achieved (depending on your blender’s power).

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