Bright and magical as the tropical sunshine itself, this Tropical Sunshine Smoothie is true to its name and essence! Greet this amazingly refreshing smoothie that promises to enliven your warm summer mornings.
It is fresh flavored, naturally sweet, and super nutritious. Not to forget, super delicious too!
Summer is abundant with refreshing fruits, and what better way to indulge in its galore with ravishing recipes like this one?
This recipe is one of the most fun ways to harness the goodness of summer fruits and include them in your daily diet.
The Tropical Sunshine Smoothie is a quick blend of 7 ingredients that takes not more than 10 mins to whip. You can serve this super delicious, wholesome, and nutritious drink for breakfast or as an after-school snack to the kids.
This smoothie also makes a great party beverage and can be whipped ahead of time.
Whip up this summer delight and allow yourself to ferry to a paradisiacal tropical island with the very first sip. It is so immensely enticing that you will feel addicted to it!
What is Tropical Sunshine Smoothie
The Tropical Sunshine smoothie is a fresh blend of fruits with added milk or yogurt for extra flavor and creaminess. Fruits are chopped and blended with milk/ yogurt and lots of ice in a blender to create a silky smooth drink that is irresistibly delicious and insanely refreshing!
Pour it into the glass, add a straw, and you are not far from relishing one of the most fantastic drinks on the earth!
Smoothie is made with fresh or frozen fruits and is packed with nutrients and antioxidants. Its nutritional value can be enhanced by adding almonds, chia seeds, flax seeds, acai berries other protein products.
Reasons You’ll ♡ Tropical Sunshine Smoothie
Packed with the flavors and goodness of delicious tropical fruits, this Tropical Sunshine Smoothie is a winner indeed! Besides being an effortless recipe, this is why you will love it —
- Super refreshing and healthy
- An accurate balance of sweet-n-tart flavors
- Gluten-free and nut-free too!
- Perfect as a breakfast or an afternoon pick-me-up!
- A powerhouse of nutrition that comes from fruits
- Is an ultimate party drink and is loved by all age groups.
Smoothies are versatile, and any number of combinations can be made to create a new recipe with the fruits of your choice.
But one characteristic is similar to every smoothie: it is super delicious and rejuvenates every soul with its freshness!
Tropical Sunshine Smoothie Ingredient List
This smoothie is created with nutrient-packed fruits, and therefore, it is everything a healthy recipe should consist of. The ingredients that go into this beautiful quencher are —
Banana — A super-food packed with vitamins (Vit B6 and C), minerals (potassium), antioxidants, and phytonutrients, the Banana is a sweet addition to the smoothie. It provides a thick consistency and smoothness to the recipe. You can use fresh or frozen bananas for your tropical sunshine smoothie.
Mangoes — Ripe mangoes render sweetness and thick consistency to the smoothie other than the antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals (potassium, magnesium, iron, manganese, and calcium). You can use fresh as well as frozen mangoes for this recipe. Both work well.
Pineapple — Pineapples add value to your smoothie by providing loads of antioxidants, fiber, vitamins (Vit C, B6, etc.), and minerals (potassium, manganese, copper, iron, etc.). You can use fresh or frozen pineapple in the recipe.
Papaya — A low-cal fruit with no cholesterol, Papaya is an excellent source of Vitamin A, C, and E. Also rich in antioxidants, phytonutrients, and flavonoids, papaya adds nutrition and deliciousness to the sunshine tropical smoothie.
Vegan Yogurt — Adds more protein, creaminess, and richness to the recipe. You can use plant-based vegan yogurt for this smoothie.
Milk — Coconut milk lends a tropical flavor to the smoothie, besides the drool-worthy creaminess.
Ice — A must add-on to the recipe for that ultimate blissfulness on a hot summer day!
How to make the best Sunshine Tropical Smoothie
Fruits — If you opt to use fresh fruits, choose a ripe banana, ripe papaya, mango with yellow skin, and a heavy yet firm pineapple with a sweet smell. Avoid pineapple that smells sour. Peel the fruits.
Blend — Toss the fruit, along with ice cubes into a blender, and blend until thick and creamy.
Pour and Enjoy — Pour into goblets and serve right away. You may garnish the Tropical sunshine smoothie with fresh cherries and unsweetened coconut for that typical tropical feel!
Freeze leftover Smoothie— You can use the leftover Sunshine Smoothie by freezing it into popsicle molds. Pour into a popsicle mold and freeze for some healthy frozen treats.
Recipe Tips and Variations
The magic of frozen fruits — Frozen fruits make a perfect base for the smoothest and the creamiest smoothies that are thick and super luscious too.
For a protein boost — You may want to give your smoothie a protein boost and for this, feel free to add a scoop of protein powder (vanilla), flaxseeds, hemp seeds, Acai berries, or chia seeds to it. The combinations are endless – lots of nutrients in one glass!
Yogurt and coconut milk combo — Yogurt and coconut milk create the thickest tropical smoothie with an extra creamy texture and a wonderful flavor.
For a lighter smoothie — Yogurt and milk render a rich, creamy, and thick texture to the smoothie. If you want a lighter texture, substitute yogurt and milk with a fruit juice of your choice.
For an easy blend — When blending the ingredients, keep in mind to place your yogurt and milk (liquids) at the bottom and fruits on the top, followed by the ice. This is the best way to blend the ingredients into a smooth mixture.
Use any milk of your choice — Plant-based milk creates the creamiest smoothies. So you can use cashew milk or even almond milk to make the creamiest tropical sunshine smoothie.
Sub yogurt for coconut cream — You can completely replace yogurt with coconut milk to get the creamiest smoothie. Just add ¼ cup of coconut milk and ¼ cup of water for the richest and most luscious sunshine tropical smoothie to enjoy.
To bring more sweetness — The sweetness rendered by the fruits is enough to make the smoothie perfectly sweetened. But if you want to get more sweetness, add a tablespoon of honey and blend again.
Let me know what you think!
This smoothie is so delicious that I can go raving about it for hours. So, why not just whip up a glassful of this terrific drink and find for yourself what I mean?
It will just take you 10 mins from gathering your stuff to the first sip! So, don’t just wait. Let’s start!
I promise you will love it to the core and will be surprised how easy it is to blend!
Should you make this Tropical smoothie Sunshine recipe, please let me know your thoughts by sharing your comment below. And don’t forget to share it with your family and friends.
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Sunshine Tropical Smoothie
- 1 medium Banana
- ¾ cup Chopped mangoes – frozen or fresh
- ¾ cup Chopped Pineapple – frozen or fresh
- 1 cup Chopped Papaya
- ½ cup Vegan Yogurt Or Any Flavored yogurt
- ¾ cup Lite Coconut Milk (cold)
- – – Ice
- Clean and dice the fruits. If you opt to use fresh fruits, choose a ripe banana, ripe papaya, mango with yellow skin, and a heavy yet firm pineapple with a sweet smell. Toss the fruit, along with ice cubes, into a blender.
- Blend until thick and creamy.
- Pour into goblets and serve right away. You may garnish the Tropical sunshine smoothie with fresh cherries and unsweetened coconut for that typical tropical feel! Smoothies can be made in advance and left in the fridge to chill. Serve cold.
Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat other fruits can I substitute for this recipe? Smoothies are so versatile that you can play around with any fruits of your choice to whip a fresh and yummy smoothie every time. You can create and recreate any combo of the fruits and see which tastes the best. However, some of my favorite fruits are:
- Frozen Bananas
- Grapefruit- This results in a tropical smoothie bursting with citrus flavors.