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Healthy Mango Pineapple Smoothie

This creamy mango pineapple smoothie is probably the cheapest Caribbean vacation in the world. Okay, sorry, I’m just joking, it doesn’t really bring you to the Caribbean. But is certainly will spread a whole bunch of summer vibes no matter where are. And in case you’re more into smoothie bowls, I’ve also got a pineapple smoothie bowl version for you, so you can start your day with a healthy pina colada bowl.

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mango pineapple smoothie in a glass with fresh mint

Healthy Pina Colada Smoothie

Pineapple, coconut milk and mango, that sounds like a perfect flavor combination. But aside from that, these three guys are also pretty healthy foods.

Pineapple, for example, contains the enzyme bromelain. This for instance helps to denature proteins in the stomach and thus makes them more digestible. It is also supposed to have a blood-thinning effect. Several studies have shown that this enzyme has a positive effect on reducing the risk of various cardiovascular diseases.

Coconut milk, on the other hand, is famous for its MCT fatty acids. While there are still no reasons for healthy people to rely increasingly on such medium-chain fatty acids, which are easier to digest, they certainly do us no harm consumed every now and then. And most importantly, having some coconut milk like this is a much smarter and less expensive alternative to all the hyped MCT products that are currently circulating.

And in combination with the mango, our pineapple smoothie also becomes a little vitamin C bomb.

The Calorie Check

However, we always want to keep an eye on the calories. For this reason, we replace about two-thirds of the coconut milk with a low-calorie coconut drink. You can usually find that one next to the other plant-based milk alternatives.

And for some extra protein and calcium, we also mix some soy yogurt Greek style into our pineapple smoothie. This makes it even creamier and simply super delicious. However, you can certainly also just use regular soy yogurt instead.

By the way, the reason I don’t use regular yogurt is because the protein-splitting enzyme in pineapple, bromelain, doesn’t mix well with dairy. The result would be a pretty bitter tasting smoothie and that’s not very tasty, is it?

So even if you normally consume dairy, this pineapple smoothie is the perfect opportunity to try out some of the vegan alternatives. 😊

ingredients for mango pineapple smoothie

Ingredients for our Mango Pineapple Smoothie

The amounts given in this recipe make about one servings of our mango pineapple smoothie. But feel free to adjust the amounts.

I always base portion sizes on my personal dietary needs (presumably those of the average woman). However, you or perhaps one of your fellow eaters may need more or less than I do. So, adjust those serving sizes as needed.

Here’s what you’ll need for this recipe:

  • 100 grams or 3.5 ounces of pineapple
  • 50 grams or 2.3 ounces of mango
  • 50 ml or ¼ cup of fat-reduced coconut milk
  • 100 ml or ½ cup of unsweetened coconut drink (can be found next to the other plant-based milk alternatives)
  • 70 grams (2.5 ounces) or about a 1/3 cup of soy yogurt Greek style (or regular soy or plant-based yogurt like coconut yogurt)
  • two leaves of fresh mint
  • a quarter to a half teaspoon of vanilla extract

Variations and Substitutions

For a high protein mango pineapple smoothie, feel free to add some extra vegan protein powder to your smoothie. Depending on what flavors you have on hand, I would probably use a neutral flavored one or one with vanilla, coconut, or banana flavoring.

However, if you add some protein powder, you may need a little more liquid. In that case, you can just add a little more of the coconut drink or some water.

Also, you can use half a banana instead of the mango. Or you can add some neutral tasting vegetables like cucumber or zucchini. I know this sounds a bit weird, but you probably won’t be able to taste them.

Mango pineapple coconut smoothie in a blender

Pineapple Smoothie Bowl

As promise, I also have a pineapple smoothie bowl for you today. For this, unlike the mango pineapple smoothie, we need slightly different ingredients and quantities.

  • 100 grams or 3.5 ounces of frozen pineapple
  • 50 grams or 2.3 ounces of frozen mango
  • 50 grams or ¼ cup of fat-reduced coconut milk
  • 150 grams of soy yogurt Greek style
  • 2 leaves of fresh mint
  • a quarter to a half teaspoon of vanilla extract

If you like, you can also add some additional fruits or vegetables like cauliflower, cucumber, zucchini or spinach to the smoothie bowl as well. Just make sure that all those fruits and vegetables are frozen so you get a nicely thick pineapple smoothie bowl.

To serve you can top our bowl with some granola, oats, coconut flakes or chips and a few fresh fruits.

And there you go! You’ve got a super healthy and perfectly balanced breakfast which’s taste just like a yummy pina colada.

pineapple smoothie bowl with banana slices, granola, coconut flakes and fresh mint on top

I hope you like this simple, healthy mango pineapple smoothie and that you give it a try soon.

If you have any further questions or suggestions, feel free to drop them in the comments, or send me a massage via email at contact@julesbalancedrecipes.com or Instagram (@julesbalancedrecipes).

And in case, you’ve tried this mango pineapple smoothie or the smoothie bowl, I’d appreciate your comment and rating on this recipe. It’s easy to do via the comments section below this post and it would mean the world to me.

Have fun trying it out and cheers,
Jules

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mango pineapple smoothie in a glass with fresh mint

Mango Pineapple Smoothie

Julia Schmitt
A sweet and creamy smoothie which tastes like summer in the Caribbean. Instead of mango, you can also use half of a ripe banana. And in case you’re more into smoothie bowls, you can find a smoothie bowl variation of this recipe in the blog post above.
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Prep Time 0 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Smoothie, Snack
Cuisine international
Servings 1 serving
Calories 208 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 blender

Ingredients
  

  • 100 g pineapple (~3.5 oz)
  • 50 g mango (~2.3 oz)
  • 50 ml fat-reduced coconut milk (~¼ cup)
  • 100 ml unsweetened coconut drink (~½ cup)
  • 70 g soy yogurt Greek style (~⅓ cup) alternatively regular soy yogurt or coconut yogurt
  • 2 leaves of fresh mint
  • ¼ to ½ tsp vanilla extract

for serving

  • fresh mint

Instructions
 

  • Place allthe ingredients in a blender and puree them for at least 30 seconds (or longer).
    Alternatively, place the ingredients in a tall container and blend with an emergency blender to create a chunk-free smoothie.
    Mango pineapple coconut smoothie in a blender
  • Fill the smoothie into a glass and serve it with fresh mint.
    smoothie is getting filled in a drinking glass

Notes

For extra protein, you can also add some vegan protein powder (e.g., unflavored, vanilla or banana flavor) and a little more liquid (coconut drink or water).
Nutritional values per serving:
  • calories: 208 kcal
  • fat: 10 g
  • carbohydrates: 20 g
  • proteins: 5 g

Nutrition

Calories: 208kcal
Keyword alkoholfreier Pina Colada Smoothie, mango pineapple smoothie
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