Featuring fruit, coconut milk, and non-dairy milk, this Dreamy Mango Pineapple Sunshine Smoothie is a nutrient-packed drink that can be made in just minutes and is great for the heart, immune system, and digestive system!
The winter season tends to make all of us crave warm soups, hearty stews, and other typical cozy foods that warm our bodies and souls. But in the midst of all these scrumptious comfort food dishes, it’s easy to forget that a balanced diet is one of the best ways to take care of the body during the chillier months.
Having a well-rounded intake of fresh fruits and vegetables, alongside nutritious cooked dishes, is a great way to provide balance for the immune system as well as give our taste buds a nice change of pace.
One of the best ways to include fresh fruits and veggies in our diet is in the form of a naturally sweet, creamy smoothie that can be made in just minutes!
This Creamy, Dreamy Mango Pineapple Sunshine Smoothie is packed with vitamins and minerals that support the immune system, digestion, heart health, and energy levels.
Creamy, Dreamy Mango Pineapple Sunshine Smoothie
One of the secret weapons in this smoothie is mango which is high in fiber, digestive enzymes, vitamin C, potassium, and manganese. Mango also provides natural sweetness for the smoothie along with a fantastic creamy texture!
Also in this smoothie is frozen pineapple which contains over 100% of our vitamin C needs in just one cup. Pineapple is also a great source of the digestive enzyme, bromelain, which supports digestion and provides anti-inflammatory benefits. Using frozen pineapple helps create a frostier, creamier smoothie, although fresh pineapple would also work in this recipe.
There’s no better fruit to include in a winter smoothie than a fresh orange!
Oranges are at their peak in the winter months; they are packed with vitamin C, as well as soluble fiber which enhances satiety. The fiber in whole oranges is also a much better option than orange juice, especially when it comes to supporting blood sugar levels.
Unsweetened coconut milk is used as the choice liquid for this Creamy, Dreamy Mango Pineapple Sunshine Smoothie since it provides a delicious creamy taste and texture.
Coconut milk also offers some healthy fats which can improve satiety, and it contains no added sugar if you purchase the unsweetened varieties.
Last but not least, I’ve included two tablespoons of a vanilla plant-based protein powder in this smoothie recipe which can keep your appetite at bay longer. Vanilla plant-based protein powder offers a nice flavor and a thicker texture too. If you don’t have any protein powder on hand, or don’t want to use any, don’t worry one bit; the recipe will still be wonderful without it!
Mango Pineapple Sunshine Smoothie serving options:
You can serve this smoothie for breakfast by including the protein powder in the recipe, or you can serve this smoothie without protein powder as a nice breakfast (or brunch) beverage alongside your regular breakfast.
The options are limitless for how this recipe can be used as part of a nutritious plan to take care of yourself this winter season, and it offers a tasty way to take in plenty of fresh ingredients in one quick recipe!
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 1/2 cup frozen mango
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
- 1/2 an orange, peel removed and sliced into cubes
- Optional: 2 tablespoons of vanilla plant-based protein powder
- Garnish: Orange slices and unsweetened coconut flakes for garnish
- Add all of the ingredients to the blender in the order listed.
- Blend on low, then progress to high. The smoothie should be thick and creamy and fully blended.
- Using a spatula, scoop the smoothie into your favorite smoothie glass and top with a fresh orange slice as well as some coconut flakes if desired.
Home Chef's Tip: If you don't have a high-speed blender, you may find that you need to add 1/4 - 1/3 cup cold water in order for everything to blend properly. The smoothie should be thick and creamy, though, so don't add water unless you have to or it will be watery. Using fresh fruit will also make a thinner smoothie while using frozen fruit creates a thicker, creamier texture where a little more liquid may be necessary depending on your blender.
Not-to-Miss Winter Wellness Tip:
Be sure to include a variety of fresh fruits and veggies in your diet this winter season however you can so that you can feel your best all season long. For more nutritious smoothie options, be sure to check out all of the delicious offerings right here!
What’s your must-have smoothie ingredients for wintertime to keep you feeling your best? We hope you enjoy this Dreamy Mango Pineapple Sunshine Smoothie recipe from SoFabFood Contributor, Heather from The Soulful Spoon, as much as we do. If you love this recipe, you can find more like it by visiting our Drinks Section. For daily recipe inspiration, like us on Facebook and follow us on Pinterest. Enjoy!