This mango pineapple smoothie is incredibly creamy and refreshing. With just 3 ingredients and 5 minutes to make, escape to the tropics with this easy recipe!

Mango pineapple smoothie in a glass with a pineapple leaf.
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If you had to choose one fruit to eat for the rest of your life could you pick one? When asked this question, it’s always a toss up between mango and pineapple for me.

They both just epitomize the tropics and if you know me, you know how much I hate the cold and really have no business living in New York.

I think that’s why I love this smoothie so much. It takes two of my favorite fruits, combines them with yogurt, and the result is a creamy, smooth and refreshing tropical drink that you can be sipping in under 5 minutes.

I have a smoothie for breakfast at least four days a week. Because of this, I suffer from smoothie ingredient overload trying to pack as many fruits, vegetables, fats and protein into the blender to make it substantial enough to call a meal. This pumpkin papaya gut healing smoothie being the perfect representation of that.

That’s another reason why I’m so smitten by this mango pineapple smoothie. With just three ingredients — well, 5 if you want to add the two optional but very much not necessary protein powder and lime juice — it’s so simple and a nice reprieve from my typical smoothie meals.

Imagine a piña colada minus the alcohol with a touch of mango but not as sickly sweet. If that sounds like pure bliss to you, you’re going to love this tropical smoothie.

Apparently, McDonald’s has a mango pineapple smoothie as well and I’m told this tastes very similar. I haven’t been to McDonald’s in years and that was never something I ordered when I did go so I can’t confirm this but I can say my source is solid.

Mango pineapple yogurt smoothie in a glass garnished with a pineapple leaf.

Mango pineapple smoothie ingredients

For this smoothie recipe, you’ll need:

  • frozen mango chunks
  • frozen pineapple chunks
  • plain yogurt
  • water
  • protein powder or collagen — optional
  • fresh lime juice — optional

Fruit — The frozen mango and pineapple can be store-bought or fresh fruit that you cut up and freeze. If you’re using fresh fruit, make sure that it’s ripe and sweet before freezing. Pineapples will turn a nice golden yellow on the outside when ripe and mangos will be soft to the touch when pressed.

My Pro Tip

Recipe Tip

If your fruit isn’t frozen and you don’t want to wait, use fresh fruit and add 1 cup of ice cubes to the blender.

Yogurt — I use a plain regular style yogurt as it’s a little thinner in consistency and blends better for smoothies but you can also use a Greek style yogurt for extra protein, though you may have to increase the amount of water to get the right consistency. Feel free to use a plant-based yogurt or A2 yogurt (like in this kefir ice cream) if desired.

Water — The yogurt offers plenty of creaminess to this smoothie but if you want to swap out the water for coconut milk or almond milk, that would only add to the tropical indulgence and be quite delicious!

Lime — This is definitely optional but I love the refreshing tart flavor fresh lime juice brings to the sweet fruit. It really makes you feel like you’re on an island somewhere while drinking it.

Protein powder/collagen — When I make this smoothie, I almost always add a scoop of collagen or protein powder. I prefer balancing out the macros to avoid spiking my blood sugar and this is the simplest way to do that. The two brands below are my favorite options for either plant-based or animal-based protein powders. They’re high-quality and third party tested. Both give you 15% off if you click to purchase.

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How to make a pineapple mango smoothie

The directions to make this smoothie are even simpler than the ingredients in it!

  1. Add all the ingredients to a high-powered blender.
  2. Blend on high power until smooth and creamy.
  3. Pour into a glass, garnish with a pineapple leaf or lime wedge and enjoy!
Overhead shot of pineapple mango smoothie with half a pineapple in the background.

Mango pineapple smoothie recipe add-ins

Just like your favorite smoothie place, you can boost the nutrition of this smoothie with a variety of add-ins. We cover all of them in our how to make a smoothie guide too.

  • Blend in other fruits like banana, peaches, kiwi or citrus. All these pair well with the tropical flavors of mango and pineapple and will boost the vitamin C levels.
  • Add greens like baby spinach or kale to turn this into a green smoothie. While the color of the smoothie will change, using a handful of either greens won’t alter the flavor dramatically — the same goes for green oatmeal and green pancakes. The sweetness from the tropical fruit will still be center stage in this smoothie.
  • Add fats for satiety. This can be in the form of chia seeds, hemp seeds or flax seeds. I call this the smoothie fat trifecta and add them to almost any smoothie I make. I love garnishing this spirulina smoothie with hemp.
  • Fresh mint is a nice way to brighten up the flavors, especially if you’re not using the optional lime juice.
  • For a serious sweet tooth feel free to add a sweetener outside of the ripe mango and pineapple. Maple syrup, honey or agave can all be used and adjusted to your taste.

Check out this guide to making the perfect healthy smoothie for a great outline on the basics.

The best way to serve this smoothie

I prefer to enjoy a mango pineapple smoothie like this as an afternoon snack. It’s perfect for after a workout or just when you need something extra around 3pm.

If you’ve heard of the adrenal cocktail, this is the same time of day I like to drink that so I’ll often combine the two by making this smoothie with coconut water and adding a touch of salt. The pineapple and mango replace the orange juice in the adrenal cocktail for the vitamin C.

However, if you choose to drink this for breakfast instead of an afternoon snack, I suggest turning it into a smoothie bowl and garnishing with some toppings so it feels more like a meal.

If making it a meal, definitely consider the additional protein powder. That’s a must for me in order to stay full for hours.

Close up of 3 ingredient mango pineapple smoothie in a glass.

How to make the smoothie extra creamy and frothy

Ever had a smoothie that was super fluffy and wondered how that happened? It’s all about the frozen fruit.

The more frozen fruit you use, the fluffier the consistency of the smoothie will be. So while you can use fresh fruit and ice cubes if you’re in a pinch, to get that frothy frozen texture, make sure to use frozen mango and pineapple.

Looking for more tropical smoothies to try?

This guava pineapple smoothie is another recipe that brings major tropical vibes in a glass. It’s subtle pink hue and creamy sweet flavor is a delicious alternative to mango and pineapple.

Talk about refreshing — this coconut lime smoothie is pretty much the definition of just that. Kefir and coconut make it creamy while lime, ginger and mint liven up things on the tart side.

Don’t have pineapple? Try this mango breakfast smoothie instead. It’s bulked up with oats, chia and flax seed to such a thick and creamy consistency it can easily be enjoyed with a spoon.

5 from 61 votes

3-Ingredient Mango Pineapple Smoothie

Servings: 1 serving
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Close up of 3 ingredient mango pineapple smoothie in a glass.
A creamy, sweet and tropical smoothie made with just 3 ingredients in 5 minutes. It's a refreshing treat for a hot afternoon but also delicious as a simple dessert or breakfast.

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • juice of 1/2 a lime, optional
  • collagen or protein powder, optional

Instructions 

  • Combine all the ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Pour into a glass and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1SMOOTHIECalories: 655kcalCarbohydrates: 124gProtein: 40gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 302mgFiber: 8gSugar: 111g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
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  1. Whipped this up for breakfast today and it was like a tropical getaway in a glass! So refreshing and easy with just three ingredients. This will be my go-to summer drink for sure!

  2. This mango smoothie is SO refreshing! I had it for breakfast after a long night with the kids an dit was a great pick me up.