I have been addicted to this superfood-filled smoothie lately.
The tropical flavors are so bright and refreshing and perfect for warm summery days.
Sweet, juicy pineapple and mango add tons of satisfying sweetness to this smoothie, so there’s no need to add any sugar or artificial sweeteners.
And light coconut milk adds an indulgent-tasting, creamy richness.
I also add ground flaxseed to the smoothie for a big, healthy boost of omega-3s.
As a matter of fact, this vegan smoothie is packed with vitamins and nutrients for a strong, healthy body and beautiful, glowing skin:
- Fiber (from pineapple, mango, and banana) – regulates and slows feelings of hunger, rids the body of toxins
- Iron (from flax) energizes the body and builds strong nails and thick, healthy hair
- Lauric acid (from coconut milk) – supports a strong and robust immune system
- Manganese (from flax) – an antioxidant that promotes a strong immune system, builds strong and healthy bones, promotes high energy levels, and improves memory
- Omega-3 fatty acids (from flax) – boosts metabolism, builds smooth, firm and supple skin
- Potassium (from bananas) – maintains hydrated, smooth, supple skin
- Vitamin A (from mango) – an anti-aging nutrient for clear, smooth, supple, youthful-looking skin
- Vitamin B-6 (from flax) – improves mood and brain function
- Vitamin C (from pineapple) – detoxes the body, protects against free radicals and pollution, builds a strong and healthy immune system, promotes clear and smooth skin
It’s perfect for breakfast to get the day started on a healthy note…
…or as an energizing snack to get you going and enjoy your day!
I snapped this photo a few days ago while touring the White Mountains region in Conway, NH.
Meat-and-Potatoes-Guy and I decided to make the most of the fact that it was a warm, sunny weekend in July.
We saw some very cool, 100-year-old covered bridges.
And hiked a few short trails to discover gorgeous waterfalls.
Sunny days, mountain trails, waterfalls, refreshing tropical smoothies — can summer never end, please?
Here is the complete, printable recipe:
- Serving size: 4
- Calories: 228
- Fat: 8.7g
- Saturated fat: 6.6g
- Carbohydrates: 35.9g
- Sugar: 23.4g
- Sodium: 8mg
- Fiber: 5.6g
- Protein: 2.8g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
Fiber (from pineapple, mango, and banana) - regulates and slows feelings of hunger, rids the body of toxins
Iron - (from flax) energizes body and builds strong nails and thick, healthy hair
Lauric acid (from coconut milk) - supports a strong and robust immune system
Manganese (from flax) - an antioxidant that promotes a strong immune system, builds strong and healthy bones, promotes high energy levels, improves memory
Omega-3 fatty acids (from flax) - boosts metabolism, builds smooth, firm and supple skin
Potassium (from bananas) - maintains hydrated, smooth, supple skin
Vitamin A (from mango) - an anti-aging nutrient for clear, smooth, supple, youthful-looking skin
Vitamin B-6 (from flax) - improves mood and brain function
Vitamin C (from pineapple) - detoxes the body, protects against free radicals and pollution, builds a strong and healthy immune system, promotes clear and smooth skin
Total Time: 5 minutes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
- 16 ounces diced pineapple (fresh or frozen and thawed)
- 1 cup diced mango (fresh or frozen and thawed)
- 1 cup light coconut milk
- 2 bananas
- 2½ tablespoons ground flaxseed
- 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor. Blend until a thick, smooth and creamy consistency is reached. Serve.
And for the step-by-step instructions:
This smoothie is very simple to make and easy to throw together in about 5 minutes!
Begin with all of these ingredients.
Feel free to use either fresh pineapple and mango or pre-cut frozen fruit as an easy time-saver (if you’re using frozen, it’s easier to blend the fruit if you thaw it first).
Add all of the ingredients – chopped pineapple, mango, bananas, and a bit of vanilla extract to a blender or food processor.
Also add some coconut milk. I use an organic light coconut milk for this recipe, to keep the calories and fat down.
And add a couple of tablespoons of ground flaxseed for a healthy boost of omega-3s, manganese, and vitamin B6.
(Although you’ll see flecks of flaxseed in this smoothie, by adding just a couple of tablespoons, you won’t taste it at all.)
Blend until the mixture becomes thick, smooth and creamy, and serve immediately.
(Leftovers taste great too, stored in the fridge in a covered, airtight container.)
With lots of natural sweetness from the pineapple, this smoothie has such a refreshing, tropical flavor.
The bananas help make the consistency very thick and rich.
And the coconut milk adds plenty of satisfying creaminess.
To me, this combo of tropical flavors tastes more like an indulgent treat than a superfood-filled snack.
Pure bliss, in smoothie form!
Love the flavours of this Jen – sounds perfect for summer!
This smoothie looks so summery and delicious, I love this recipe!
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