This tropical smoothie recipe conjures up memories of being on an island, lying in a hammock with a drink in hand. The main difference is this one is not filled with alcohol and sugar, so I was not buzzed or about to have a sugar crash after drinking it.
I picked up a bag of frozen mango chunks from Whole Foods and added some fresh organic strawberries, blueberries, and banana. Of course, I tossed in some spinach because that’s how I roll. I recommend doing the same because you can’t taste it and it adds a healthy boost. But by all means, omit the greens if you can’t get past putting vegetables into your smoothie.
Here’s another bonus for this tropical smoothie recipe. It can literally save you 500 calories or more compared to restaurant smoothies. The Tropi-colada at Orange Julius, for example, has a ridiculous 730 calories and 141 grams of sugar. My tropical smoothie: 128 calories and no added sugar. Bam.
Here’s the recipe for a much healthier (and tastier, in my humble opinion) tropical smoothie.
|Prep Time||Cook Time||Serves|
|5 min||1 min||2|
Ingredients: tropical smoothie recipe
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1/2 cup strawberries
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/2 banana
- 6 ice cubes
- 1 handful greens like spinach, kale, beet greens, or collards (optional)
- 3 cups of water
128 calories, 0.5 g fat, 32 g carbs (5.5 g fiber), 1.5 g protein