Tropical smoothies are a great way to escape the plain sweet taste of most smoothies with a tangy, exotic taste. The key for making tropical smoothies is using fruits not found on a daily basis in most grocery stores. These fruits will usually taste be sweet and tart and be available only during certain seasons. Tropical smoothies make great everyday drinks as well as great party drinks. Try these tropical smoothie recipes and you are sure to enjoy them again.
Popular Fruits for Tropical Smoothies
Pineapple - most available tropical fruit with sweet, tart taste that blends will with sweet taste
Kiwi - can be very sweet and tart, gives a tangy flavor to smoothies
Mango - very sweet flavor, goes great with milk or ice cream
Coconut - another very sweet fruit that blends well with other flavors
Avocado - creamy, lightly sweet fruit
Papaya - sweet taste of papaya is almost unnoticeable in most smoothies, good fiber content
Guava - less seen fruit, gives a unique taste
Coconut & Mango Cream Tropical Smoothie Recipe
1 banana cut into chucks
1/2 cup coconut meat
1/2 cup mango
1 cup of milk
1/2 cup of vanilla ice cream
Blend the banana with the milk, ice cream, mango, and coconut until a smooth texture is formed. The smoothie should be very sweet and tasty.
Rare Papaya & Guava Tropical Smoothie Recipe
This whey protein smoothie recipe optimizes protein amounts by using soy milk and almonds.
Many tropical fruits are only available during certain periods so be on the watch for them.
1 banana cut into chucks
1/2 cup chopped papaya
1/2 cup guava
1/2 cup pineapple
1 cup of pineapple juice
1/2 cup ice cubes
Blend the banana, pineapple, papaya, and guava with the pineapple juice and ice cubes until a very slushy texture is formed. The slushy tropical smoothies is a good selection but for those who prefer a smooth texture, just keep blending.
Monster Mango Smoothie Recipe
I love a good, ripe mango and adding it to a smoothie with sherbet ice cream is delicious. Even though this treat is packed with the nutrients in mango as well as the fiber, you’ll want this for the great taste.
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1 cup orange sherbet
2 cups mango, sliced
2 cups ice
1 teaspoon lime juice
Add all ingredients to blender and blend on high until your desired thickness, pour into cups and immediately serve to yourself. Mmmmmm
Pineapple Coconut Smoothie Smoothie Recipe
I'm not sure if it’s the buttermilk or the extra little bit of juice I added to this smoothie to create a smoothie so good I had to fight my roommate off just to drink it!!
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup pineapple chunks, canned in juice, drained
1 tsp. coconut flakes
1/2 tsp. coconut extract
Add all ingredients to blender and process until smooth. Multiply ingredients to serve as many as you’d like. Serves one.