Tropical Pineapple, Mango & Orange Smoothie

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Tropical Pineapple, Mango & Orange Smoothie tastes like McDonald’s version, but have a super boost of nutrients from the addition of fresh carrots in the blender!

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Got a sweet and fruity, tropical smoothie for you to try sometime this weekend – Tropical Pineapple, Mango & Orange Smoothie (with a super-orange, vitamin-packed twist!)

(By the way, I didn’t think it was possible, but orange food is even more impossible to shoot than red food, which is really saying something!)

Anyway! The inspiration behind this recipe came from McDonald’s Pineapple & Mango Smoothie. I know. Judge me. I had a sample of it at the BlogHer conference I went to several years ago and have legit been thinking about it ever since. On the 5+ hour drive home from Chicago last weekend I was super restless and needed something to take my mind off the blinding rain coupled with cars who don’t use cruise control, so I pulled off the road a couple hours away from home and ordered a big and frosty smoothie to sip on. Ahhhh. It was just as good as I remembered!

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Back at home I set out creating a copycat recipe that ended up tasting just like the Mc-E-Dees version – except I added a bright orange veggie to provide a little boost of nutrients and color. Carrots! The result is a thick, smooth-as-silk drink that’s great for breakfast, an afternoon treat, or cool evening snack. This was so good – very tropical-island tasting!

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Start by combining 1 cup frozen mango chunks (about 1 mango,) 1/2 cup frozen pineapple, and 1/2 frozen banana in your blender. No, you can’t taste the banana – it just helps amplify the tropical flavor of the smoothie.

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Next add 2 chopped raw carrots for a boost of vitamins and vibrant orange color.

Now, this ingredient is optional and I only recommend adding if you have a blender that has a “whole juice” or “juice” setting like a Blendtec > (which is what I have) Vitamix, or something comparable. Throwing raw carrots into a standard blender will not turn out well, me thinks. No worries if you can’t include it – this smoothie will still taste GREAT, it will just be more yellow in color instead of orange.

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Next add a 6oz Pineapple Chobani Greek Yogurt. 

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Finally add 1/2 – 3/4 cup Orange-Mango Juice. I used about 3/4 cup but use whatever works for your blender. Some need more than others to get goin’. And if you can’t find this particular juice, just use regular orange juice.

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Pop a lid on your blender and let ‘er rip! FYI – I used the “whole juice” setting on my Blendtec.

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The result is an impossibly thick and creamy smoothie. Like silk!

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Pour the smoothie into glasses, and enjoy!

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Tropical Pineapple, Mango & Orange Smoothie

Print this recipe!

Serves 2

Ingredients: 
1 cup frozen chopped mango (about 1 mango)
1/2 cup frozen chopped pineapple
1/2 frozen banana
2 small carrots, chopped (about 1/2 cup. Optional – use only if you have a high-powered blender with a juicer setting)
6oz Pineapple Chobani Greek Yogurt
1/2 – 3/4 cup Mango-Orange Juice (I used Simply Orange brand)

Directions: 

  1. Add mango, pineapple, banana, carrots (if using,) yogurt, and 1/2 cup juice to a blender. Blend until smooth, adding up to 1/4 cup more juice if needed. (Different blenders require more or less liquid to get going.) Serve immediately.

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Comments

  1. This smoothie looks incredible! I’ve been on a smoothie kick lately, especially with the increasingly hot temperatures here in Oklahoma. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

    Ps. I have tried so. many. of your recipes lately. They are all approachable and delicious. You are prettttty awesome at what you do!

  2. What a great way to sneak in veggies and protein packed yogurt! Can’t wait to make this for my kiddos. Looks delish and perfect for summer!!!

  3. Becky 06.06.2013

    Yum! I could happily go the rest of my life without eating at McDonald’s, but you’re right…the mango pineapple smoothie is awesome!

  4. Sarah 06.06.2013

    That looks wonderful! Tropical and delicious.

  5. Oh, this sounds delicious. I love thick smoothies and this flavor combo sounds perfect!

  6. Amber Arnold 06.06.2013

    I need to make this NOW! I love this smoothie from McD’s even though I dislike that place. I think that I have added carrots to a smoothie in a regular blender/food processor before but steamed them first so they would blend.

  7. Jenny 06.06.2013

    This looks delicious! Perfect for those summertime pregnancy cravings.

  8. Smoothies are my favorite, you just can’t go wrong with them! I love throwing whatever fruits I have left over and making a delicious drink.

  9. julia 06.06.2013

    that looks sooo yummy! too bad i’ll have to skip the carrots since my blender is low-tech :(

    xo julesinflats.com

  10. Gail 06.06.2013

    This is the BEST combo ever! I add kale and spinach to mine. (Yours is way prettier without the greens though). Never thought of adding carrots. Brilliant! I should buy stock in Trader Joes frozen mango and frozen pineapple at this point!

  11. Sara J 06.06.2013

    I love to add carrots to my smoothies. I have an old cheapie blender so I just grate them first and they break down nicely. Yummy!

  12. That is one gorgeous smoothie! I love anything with mango, pineapple and orange so this is incredible I’m sure!

  13. Tieghan 06.06.2013

    Looks so good and refreshing on a hot day. yum!

  14. nessa 06.06.2013

    These look super refreshing and they’ll be a must make on my summer list!

  15. Robyn 06.06.2013

    Of you have a wimpy blender you could always add a jar of baby food carrots.

    • Robyn 06.06.2013

      *If* – not of

  16. Dream Mom 06.06.2013

    Looks great. Can’t wait to try it. Looks very refreshing and a nice alternative to ice cream.

  17. Seriously, McDonald’s has something like this? I might have to do an incognito night time run. I totally love mangoes.

  18. Lauren Williams 06.07.2013

    This looks yummy and I always like hidden veggies in my smoothies

  19. sometimes you just need a beverage this color in your life. it’s so summery!

  20. Tracy 06.07.2013

    Another option for carrots without a high speed blender is to use refrigerated (or frozen) baby food carrots. Works great in smoothies!

  21. Shannon 06.07.2013

    Question if you have time: How did you choose the Bendtec blender over a Vitamix? I’m looking for a new, high speed blender and can’t choose! Going to make this smoothie. Borrowing my friend’s VMix right now. : )

    • Kelly 06.14.2013

      Shannon-
      In regards to Bendtec blender over a Vitamix, I’ve never used either but Consumer Reports just rated them and Vitamix beat out Bendtec, If I’m remembering correctly. But, the top blender was a $60 Ninja!

  22. This smoothie looks absolutely delightful! Love Chobani yogurt :)

  23. Julie 06.07.2013

    I’m also dying to try McD’s new blueberry pomegranate smoothie! LOVE the orange mango one, too! Can’t wait to make this at home! Thx!

  24. Cat Yates 06.07.2013

    Okay, I think I want one of those every morning. Just seems like something that would be a great wake up drink.

  25. dana 06.07.2013

    This looks amazeballs! Want want want!

  26. Emily 06.07.2013

    I just so happen to have all of these ingredients so I know what I’m making tomorrow!

  27. Beth 06.07.2013

    I have just gotten hooked on McD’s smoothie, but not the how it hits my pocketbook. So, I have gotten the ingredients to make my own at home, but have been unable to get the intense pineapple flavor without using a large amount of the fruit. I didn’t think about using pineapple yogurt (I used vanilla). I also thought about using pineapple juice concentrate and mixing it with the mango, pineapple chunks and juice (I use apple instead of orange because of acidity). I will look into the yogurt before the concentrate.

  28. Kristi 06.08.2013

    oh mannnn… the only thing I’m missing is the juice.

  29. I’ve been on a smoothie kick recently so I’m definitely going to try this out! Plus, I just stocked up on mangos too!

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  31. Brittany 06.12.2013

    I made this smoothie to get me through my morning today and can I just say YUM?! Unfortunately, I have a crappy, yet faithful, blender and couldn’t incorporate beautiful orange carrots and added frozen peaches instead of mango (I am notorious for picking the one HORRIBLE mango in the bunch every time). I included chai seeds for even MORE staying power and I can’t wait to try a different combo tomorrow!! Two thumbs up once again for your creative colorful food, Kristin!

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  33. Leslie 06.20.2013

    I used Whole Foods carrot juice instead of whole carrots since I don’t have a juicing blender. Turned out great! I needed a new smoothie since I was getting burnt out on my usual. I also added old fashioned oats and chia seeds for an added boost. Yum!

  34. Carolyn 06.23.2013

    Just made this smoothie… it’s absolutely delicious. Thanks again for another great recipe. You are by far the best blog I read.

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  37. Laura 12.13.2014

    Wow, this looks great! Can’t wait to try this. I just wanted to add – I’m not fortunate enough to have an awesome blender like the Vitamix, etc. but I add carrots to my smoothies all the time. I buy the bags of shredded carrots and just toss in a handful. Works great! :o)

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