This mango magic tropical smoothie is a fruity, tropical burst of sunshine for breakfast or snacking any time of day. The easy mango smoothie recipe is made with healthy ingredients like mango, pineapple, and yogurt and tastes incredibly refreshing.
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What is a mango magic tropical smoothie?
Mango magic smoothie from Tropical Smoothie Cafe is a delicious chilled drink composed of mango, pineapple, and non-fat yogurt. And with my recipe, you can make this tasty drink at home!
I realize that these ingredients might sound a bit basic, but as far as I’m concerned, this is one of the best mango smoothies. This smoothie is such an excellent addition to morning meals.
The tropical drink is all about creamy, thick, chilled, and fruity deliciousness. The easy ingredients and simple prep are just an extra bonus.
This healthy mango smoothie boasts plenty of tropical flavors and is a refreshing way to start the day or a nutritious post-workout snack. It’s also easy to change up ingredients, and I’ve included ideas for variations.
Why you’ll love this mango smoothie
- Delicious: Thanks to mango, pineapple, Greek yogurt, and honey, the mango magic smoothie is sweet, creamy, and absolutely yummy.
- Nourishing: Pineapple mango smoothie is high in fiber and protein to keep you full and energized for a great morning ahead. It’s also perfect for recharging throughout the day.
- Fast: It’ll take mere minutes from blending to pouring yourself a cool glass of mango smoothie. And best of all, you’ll only need 5 simple ingredients!
This mango magic tropical smoothie is so delicious! It packs protein, fiber, and a whole range of vitamins, antioxidants, and other good-for-you nutrients. See the recipe card at the end of the post for specific measurements.
- Mango makes the mango pineapple smoothie creamy, thick, and sweetens it too. Boasting an impressive nutritional profile, mango is a rich source of vitamins A, B6, C, E, and K, as well as copper, magnesium, and other trace minerals (source). Be sure to use frozen mango chunks to achieve a thick, supple texture.
- Pineapple complements mango so well and infuses plenty of refreshing, tropical flavor. The fruit contains vitamin C, calcium, and other important nutrients (source). Again, frozen pineapple chunks are best.
- Yogurt provides healthy protein and makes the mango magic drink more filling. We love full-fat Greek yogurt for a rich and creamy texture, but non-fat yogurt works just as well. Plain, vanilla, peach, coconut, and mango yogurt are also delicious options.
- Juice is needed to thin out the texture. Unsweetened mango juice is my favorite in this healthy mango smoothie, but any kind of fruit juice will do.
- Honey (optional) is full of antioxidants. It adds a bit of natural sweetness and makes the recipe extra satisfying.
How to make mango magic smoothie
The directions for making a mango magic tropical smoothie are almost as simple as the ingredients. Let’s have a look at the easy recipe steps:
- Mix yogurt and juice. Add the yogurt, fruit juice, and honey to the blender. Pulse for 20 seconds to mix everything.
- Add frozen fruit. Next, app the frozen mango and pineapple chunks. Blend until the ingredients are well combined, and the texture is smooth. Tip: If using the “smoothie” cycle on your blender, run it twice for an extra creamy texture.
- Adjust texture (optional). Check the texture. If you find it too thick, thin it out with a little additional juice. To make it creamier, blend in more frozen fruit.
- Serve. Pour the smoothie into serving glasses. Optionally, garnish your drink with mango, pineapple, and fresh mint. Enjoy right away!
Tips for the best mango smoothie
If you want good results from this mango magic tropical smoothie recipe, I have a few tips to help you out!
- Start with the liquids. Adding liquid ingredients like yogurt and juice before the frozen ingredients makes blending the smoothie much easier.
- Use frozen fruits instead of ice. In my experience, blending frozen fruits along with liquid/creamy ones creates the perfect consistency. On the other hand, ice waters down the flavor and won’t fully puree.
- Freeze fresh fruit beforehand. To make the recipe with fresh fruit, cut your fresh mango and/or pineapple into 1-in / 2.5 cm cubes and arrange them on a baking sheet. Flash-freeze for 1 to 2 hours. You can immediately use the frozen fruit chunks or store them in a freezer-safe ziplock bag for later use.
Variations & add-ins
Feel free to make this mango magic tropical smoothie your own by trying different variations. Some possible substitutions and add-ins include:
- Vanilla: For a dreamy vanilla mango smoothie, make the recipe with vanilla yogurt and/or add 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste.
- Passionfruit: Include some tang and pizzazz by having a mango magic smoothie with fresh passionfruit.
- Raspberry: To make a raspberry mango smoothie, just add frozen raspberries instead of pineapple.
- Sorbet: Replace the yogurt portion with 1 cup mango, pineapple, or lemon sorbet.
- Greens: For some hidden greens, prepare your smoothie with greens such as kale or spinach.
- Protein powder: This tropical smoothie recipe has protein from Greek yogurt. If you want to add more to recover after a workout, add 1/2 scoop of your favorite protein powder.
Ingredient swaps can require adjusting the liquids in the smoothie. If you add more fruit, increase the liquids by 1/4 to 1/2 cup.
When replacing frozen fruit with fresh fruit, reduce the liquid amount in order for the smoothie texture to remain creamy.
Vegan mango magic smoothie
Swap out the Greek yogurt for a dairy-free yogurt and replace the honey with maple syrup to make this a vegan mango smoothie recipe. Or better yet, use a can of coconut cream. The rich flavor of coconut pairs so beautifully with mango and pineapple for the ultimate tropical smoothie.
What is the best type of yogurt for this recipe?
Tropical Smoothie Cafe uses non-fat yogurt, and that is a good choice, no doubt. However, I find that full-fat Greek yogurt adds an even creamier consistency to this tropical mango smoothie.
But if preferred, not-fat or fat-reduced yogurt can be substituted. They will still add a delicious flavor though the consistency will be a little lighter.
Other options include:
- plain yogurt
- vanilla yogurt
- mango yogurt
- coconut yogurt
- pineapple yogurt
- peach yogurt
What is the best juice for this recipe?
I love mango juice to accentuate the mango aroma further. Instead of mango juice, try refrigerated or canned pineapple juice, mango nectar, orange juice, or mango-pineapple-banana juice. All of these will work just fine.
Can I use another sweetener?
Absolutely! Feel free to substitute honey with another liquid sweetener such as maple syrup, agave syrup, brown rice syrup, or date syrup. Be aware that each of these sweeteners will change the flavor slightly, but taste delicious still.
- Fridge: Cover leftover smoothie airtight and store for up to 1 day.
- Freezer: Transfer the smoothie into a freezer-safe mason jar or ice cube tray and freeze for up to 3 months. Frozen mango smoothie in a jar can be defrosted overnight in the fridge before serving. There’s no need to thaw smoothie ice cubes. Just throw them directly in the blender for quick smoothies on demand.