Clean and Healthy Tropical Smoothie

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A Clean and Healthy Tropical Smoothie is just what you need to feel refreshed and energized without the extra sugar- just enjoy the benefits of the fruits!

a yellow tropical smoothie with a straw

Clean and Healthy Tropical Smoothie

I made a healthy tropical smoothie for you all to enjoy today. It’s naturally sweetened, dairy-free, and delicious! This is one of my kids’ favorite smoothie combos. Any extras left in the bottom of the blender?

I call for lots of frozen fruit in the recipe. You don’t have to use it but I strongly recommend it. Getting into the habit of keeping lots of frozen fruit on hand will change your smoothie life. It makes the texture like a Jamba Juice, thick and almost ice cream like! And we all know that is never a bad thing.

And if you want to throw in a cup of frozen blueberries you’ll have a delicious purple smoothie! Less tropical but still super delicious.

tropical blueberry smoothie in a glass cup with a straw

How do I make a really good smoothie?

Need some more advice on smoothie making? You might like my post on Good, Better, and Best Smoothies. It gives tips on what elements make a good and good-for-you smoothie, as well as some ideas on how to add other things into a smoothie to make it the best.

What can I do with leftover smoothies?

Any leftovers are great frozen into popsicles for later! Just put them into popsicle molds and save them for another time. Plus kids find popsicles to be a lot of fun.

Can I use a different liquid?

This recipe uses vanilla almond milk, but you can also use plain or unsweetened almond milk, as well as any other kind of nut milk. Regular dairy milk also is great in a smoothie, just pick whichever meets your needs. I use almond milk because it has less sugar and some other vitamins not in cow’s milk.

 

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Clean and Healthy Tropical Smoothie


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless This Mess
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 large smoothies or 4 smaller portions 1x

Description

A Clean and Healthy Tropical Smoothie is just what you need to feel refreshed and energized without the extra sugar- just enjoy the benefits of the fruits!


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen pineapple
  • 1 cup frozen banana (about 2 bananas)
  • 1 whole orange, peeled
  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender and process until smooth.
  2. If your blender is working too hard or not mixing well, add a bit more almond milk and blend again.
  3. Enjoy right away.

  • Category: smoothie
  • Method: blender
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: tropical smoothie, fruit smoothie, healthy smoothie, clean smoothie

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This post was originally published in 2014 and has been updated in August 2019.

This Clean and Healthy Tropical Smoothie is naturally sweetened and tastes like sunshine, for a treat that won’t leave you feeling guilty.

 

 

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12 Responses
  1. People need to realize they are not “clean” eating if their food has the dye’s in it. Red 40, Red 3, Yellow 3, Blue 1, etc. A lot of times dye’s are sprayed on the fruits (yes even frozen fruit) to make the color more attractive to customers. If you are eating food with dye’s in it you are NOT clean eating.

  2. Kim

    Melissa;
    Hi,your smoothie looks really good,but I was wondering what the carbs and sugar content is in your tropical smoothie.
    I am a diabetic and I was wondering if this smoothie can be made in a magic bullet blender for 1 person.
    How can I lower the sugar and carbs in your tropical smoothie?
    Can I put protein powder in your smoothie with the coconut milk and the frozen tropical fruit in my blender?
    Kim

    1. Melissa

      You could use an online app to figure out the carbs for this, I don’t have the info. And yes, coconut milk and protein powder would be great in this!

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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.

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