This deliciously refreshing mango pineapple smoothie is packed full of nutrition. From vitamin C to fiber to nourishing fats and filling protein, this smoothie is not only satisfying, its tropical flavor will transport you straight to the beach.
As a Registered Dietitian, I’m always looking for ways to make nutritious recipes fun. And this mango and pineapple smoothie is just that. Not only does it taste like the a tropical vacation, it’s also full of nutrients like antioxidant vitamin C, gut-friendly fiber, and nourishing fats. I love the tajin rim in this recipe. It takes me back to enjoying a nice margarita in Mexico with the fam (and tastes pretty dang close, minus the tequila).
Smoothies are a great way to start your day or to enjoy as a snack for that mid-afternoon energy boost. I promise you this smoothie will satisfy your taste buds while providing your body with the nourishment it needs to feel great. So go ahead and give it a try – your body (and your taste buds) will thank you!
What You Need for this Mango Pineapple Smoothie and Substitutions
Mango: One of my favorite ingredients to add to smoothies is frozen mango (you can also use fresh!)- it’s sweet, juicy, and adds a delicious tropical flavor. However, if you’re not a mango fan or don’t have any on hand, there are plenty of other fruits you can use instead. Substitute for more pineapple or frozen bananas or berries. Strawberries would be amazing in this one!
Pineapple: I normally use frozen pineapple in my smoothies (like in this famous 5-Minute Pregnancy Smoothie) but I actually ran out when I was taking photos for the blog and ended up using fresh pineapple. I’m not going to lie – it was delish! If you don’t have any pineapple (fresh or frozen) on hand you can substitute for more mango or other frozen fruits. This would be great with frozen peaches, papaya, or any frozen berries.
Cauliflower: I like to try and add veggies into my smoothies for an extra boost of nutrition (more on that here). I’ve been playing around with adding frozen riced cauliflower to smoothies and am finding it blends up really well in my vitamix and also helps thicken the final product. Don’t have riced cauliflower? No problem! Use frozen cauliflower or zucchini. You can also add in a handful of greens (kale would be delish in this one) for an extra nutritional boost.
Greek Yogurt: I used 5% plain Greek yogurt but you can use any milk fat that you usually buy. Greek yogurt is a great way to add some protein and creaminess to your smoothie. If you don’t have any on-hand, you can substitute for vanilla Greek yogurt. Other ingredients that will add to the creaminess of the smoothie include silken tofu, avocado, or cottage cheese.
Milk: I used 2% milk but you can use whatever milk you usually drink. This would be great with vanilla oat milk or almond milk. You could also use cashew milk or coconut milk. If you’re really in a pinch, you can thin it out with a little water.
Lime: This recipe calls for the juice of one lime. This can be substituted with fresh lemon or orange juice. If you don’t have any fresh citrus juice, you can use concentrate. I really like the Santa Cruz lemon juice.
Tajin Rim: To make this smoothie feel like you’re on vacation, I salted the rim with tajin. Tajin is a Mexican spice blend. If you don’t have any in your house, you can skip this step entirely. If you’re looking for a way to add a little extra flavor and spice to your smoothie, there are a few substitutes you can try: salt and cajun seasoning rim or add a pinch of cayenne pepper or cinnamon.
How To Make This
To a high speed blender, add the milk, yogurt, mango, cauliflower, pineapple, and lime.
Blend until smooth, 30 to 60 seconds. Pour into a tajin-rimmed glass and enjoy!
This mango and pineapple smoothie is not only delicious, but it’s also full of nutritious ingredients that will help make you feel good from the inside out.
Mango: Mango is a great source of vitamin C, which supports immune function and helps protect against cell damage. It’s also high in fiber, which promotes healthy digestion, and antioxidants, which can help reduce inflammation in the body. I love adding mango into
Pineapple: Pineapple is another fruit that’s high in vitamin C and fiber. It also contains an enzyme called bromelain, which has anti-inflammatory properties and can help with digestion.
Cauliflower: While you may not think of cauliflower as a typical smoothie ingredient, it’s actually a great way to add some extra nutrition to your smoothie (I love it in this strawberries and cream smoothie). Cauliflower is high in fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin K, and it’s also a good source of antioxidants.
Greek yogurt: Greek yogurt is a great source of protein, which is important for building and repairing tissues in the body. It’s also high in calcium and probiotics, helping aid in a healthy gut.
How to Meal Prep This Smoothie
I know meal prepping smoothies might sound a little strange to you but trust me, it is a life hack that has saved me from emergency hunger multiple times over the years. There are two ways you can prep this smoothie – batch prepping or ingredient prepping.
If you are batch prepping this smoothie, you can double the recipe and freeze the leftovers into single serving portions in jars. When you are ready to eat, defrost the night before in the fridge, give it a stir or shake (the ingredients will separate), and enjoy.
Here’s how you can ingredient prep this mango and pineapple smoothie:
- Gather your ingredients – For a mango and pineapple smoothie, you will need frozen mango, frozen pineapple, and frozen cauliflower plus the milk and Greek yogurt.
- Portion out your ingredients – Divide your frozen mango, pineapple, and cauliflower into individual portions and store them in freezer-safe reusable bags or containers. If you’re adding additional ingredients, portion them out as well.
- Label and store – Label your bags or containers with the date and contents and store them in the freezer until you’re ready to use them.
- Blend and enjoy – When you’re ready to make your smoothie, simply add your pre-portioned ingredients to a blender, along with the milk, Greek yogurt, and lime and blend until smooth. Pour your smoothie into a glass or container and enjoy!
Learn more about meal prepping smoothies (plus more smoothie recipes) here.
Give This Smoothie An Extra Boost
Want to up-level this smoothie? Try adding chia seeds, hemp hearts, or nut butter for an extra boost of nutrition.
Looking to kick up the spice a notch? Add in a couple of slices of jalapeno or a pinch of cayenne. This is great with a bit more spice and will taste exactly like your favorite spicy margarita (without the tequila).
If you make this spicy mango and pineapple smoothie, it would make my day if you would leave a comment and/or star rating below— I love hearing your feedback! And don’t forget to snap a pic and tag me on Instagram @lindsaypleskot so I can see your versions! It makes me so happy to see these recipes come to life in your kitchens! xoPrint
Vitamin-Rich Spicy Mango Pineapple Smoothie
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 2 1x
This deliciously refreshing mango pineapple smoothie is packed full of nutrition. From vitamin C to fiber to healthy fats and protein, this smoothie is not only satisfying, its tropical flavor will transport you straight to the beach.
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 ½ cup frozen mango
- 1 cup frozen riced cauliflower or frozen cauliflower
- ½ cup frozen pineapple
- Juice of 1 lime
- Tajin rim
- To a high speed blender, add the milk, yogurt, mango, cauliflower, pineapple, and lime.
- Blend until smooth, 30 to 60 seconds. Pour into a tajin-rimmed glass and enjoy!
- Prep Time: 5
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