This mango pineapple banana smoothie recipe is an extension of our love for tropical fruits. The recipe is quick to prepare with only simple fresh fruits and milk.
The resulting drink is filling and lip-smacking with a creamy texture that reminds us of holidays at the beach.
Is Mango Pineapple Banana Smoothie Healthy?
This mango pineapple banana smoothie is made with fresh fruits and milk without added sugar. These fruits have long been enjoyed for their sweet, bright flavor, and health benefits, so yes, our mango pineapple banana recipe is healthy.
A serving of mango contains nearly two-thirds of the vitamin C your body needs each day. Vitamin C is critical for the healing process of the body, as it aids in the formation of blood vessels, cartilage, muscles, and collagen in bones.
Besides, the smoothie provides a good amount of dietary fiber, up to 11% per serving. Moreover, meals high in fiber can provide additional health benefits, such as assisting in the maintenance of a healthy weight and lowering your risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Finally, thanks to the ripe fruits, no added sweetener is required for this smoothie. This helps lower the total calories, yet keeps the beverage bursting with flavor.
We used fresh fruits for this smoothie, but you can save even more time by using frozen variants. This is especially beneficial when summer fruits such as mango and pineapple aren’t in season. Here’s what you need for this smoothie:
Fruits: The combination of mango and pineapple features the tropical flavor while bananas are a supporting act for a creamy texture. Ripe bananas also lend a natural sweetness, making your smoothie extra delicious without added sugar.
Milk: Milk rounds out the creaminess and packs in the protein. Plus, you’ll need liquid to ensure that the beverage blends properly! Use regular milk, plant-based milk, or even yogurt in this recipe.
Mint: If you have a little fresh mint on hand, add a few leaves for their visual appeal and an extra layer of refreshment.
Can I Use Frozen Fruits for This Smoothie?
Yes, you can. With frozen fruit on hand, it’s simple to whip up a smoothie at any time.
Frozen fruit immediately imparts an icy, thick texture to your smoothie. So, either eat the fruit fresh or, if it is just past the point of peak maturity, freeze it and use the sweet, delightful flavor in a smoothie.
In this recipe, mangoes and pineapples are seasonal fruits. If you want to have the mango pineapple banana smoothie throughout the year, I recommend slicing the fruits into small pieces before transferring them to a freezer-friendly bag.
How Long Does This Smoothie Last?
Comprising dairy items, this smoothie will go bad after 2-3 hours at room temperature. However, it will last for 1-2 days when stored in the fridge. In the freezer, it will last for up to 2-3 months.
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I've tried it and it's amazing! My family loved it.