Tropical Smoothie

This tropical smoothie is a simple, healthier breakfast idea – just throw it all in a blender and off you go! Made with pineapple, mango and banana.


Prep Time

5 mins



Total time

5 mins



It’s tropical smoothie time!

What better way to brighten up your day than with a pineapple, mango and banana tropical smoothie? Especially with the grey, dull days we often get in the summer over here in the UK!

This recipe has been inspired by the fruit eaten for breakfast in Angola: pineapples, mangoes and bananas. I’ve blended it with natural yoghurt so it’s ultra creamy yet still healthy. A little bit of ice has been added to keep this healthy smoothie, nice and cool!

Why should I make a tropical smoothie?

  • Transport yourself to the tropical poolside with these delicious flavours!
  • SO simple to make!
  • Only FIVE ingredients.
  • Makes for a healthy breakfast.

See my post on how to eat like an Angolan for more information on what you would eat over in Angola!

Ingredients for a tropical smoothie

  • Pineapple – slice the pineapple into chunks to make the blending a bit more manageable.
  • Mango – see this guide from Feel Good Foodie on how to cut a mango properly. It’s really helpful!
  • Banana – sliced banana will help thicken the smoothie and obviously give a lovely creaminess as well as yummy flavour!
  • Natural yoghurt – to help blend the ingredients. You could also use a dairy-free yoghurt such as almond, coconut or soy to make this a vegan tropical smoothie.
  • Ice cubes – the ice cubes make this smoothie lovely and refreshing.

Equipment Needed

  • Chopping board
  • Chef’s knife for cutting the fruit
  • Dessert spoon
  • A blender such as a Nutribullet (this is what I used)

How to make a vegan smoothie

This tropical smoothie uses natural yoghurt to blend together the fruit, however if you’re looking for a dairy-free smoothie or a vegan smoothie, why not try the following alternatives to yoghurt:

Bear in mind that using milk will make your smoothies a lot thinner in consistency. Yoghurt and ice cream will ensure they are thick.

A glass of smoothie with a straw

Tropical Smoothie

This tropical smoothie is a simple, healthier breakfast idea – just throw it all in a blender and off you go! Made with pineapple, mango and banana.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine African
Servings 1
Calories 282 kcal


  • 1/4 pineapple cut into chunks
  • 1/2 mango cut into chunks
  • 1 banana sliced
  • 3 dessert spoons natural yoghurt or a vegan alternative
  • 3 ice cubes omit if using ice cream as an alternative


  • Cut all your fruit and throw into the blender, along with the yoghurt and ice cubes. Blend until smooth!
  • Decorate with a slice of pineapple if you wish.


Storing leftover smoothie – you can store leftover smoothie (if you happen to double this recipe) in the fridge, in a tight-lidded container. It’ll keep for a day before needing to be drank!
Freezing – you could freeze this smoothie in ice lolly trays for days when the sun really heats up!


Calories: 282kcalCarbohydrates: 72gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 8mgPotassium: 848mgFiber: 8gSugar: 51gVitamin A: 1330IUVitamin C: 156mgCalcium: 52mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Easy, Healthy
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

More summer drink recipes –

Pineapple and orange rum slush
Strawberry sharbat
Tropical and fruity rum punch

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