Refreshing Pineapple Mango Smoothie

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Nothing is better than a refreshing pineapple mango smoothie on a hot spring or summer day. It’s a great way to get in some nutrients while also cooling down and rehydrating.

pineapple mango smoothie

This is one of my favorite smoothies. I love any combination of tropical fruits, but something about pineapple and mango fit together so perfectly.

I love smoothies because they are a great way to get in your fruit servings while also hydrating, which is great during the hot months.

Also, if you like a fruity smoothie as opposed to a creamy smoothie, this is perfect. While the whey protein adds some creaminess, it’s nothing compared to a smoothie made with milk and yogurt.

Are mango pineapple smoothies healthy?

Yes they are! Mango and pineapple are both nutrient dense foods that provide a variety of essential nutrients.

One cup of mango contains:

  • 140 calories
  • 35 grams of carbohydrates
  • 4 grams of fiber
  • 1 gram of fat
  • 2 grams of protein

They are an excellent source of vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), folate, vitamin A, vitamin C and copper. They are a good source of vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin E, vitamin K and potassium.

One cup of pineapple contains:

  • 80 calories
  • 22 grams of carbohydrates
  • 2 grams of fiber
  • 0 grams of fat
  • 1 gram of protein

They are an excellent source of vitamin C, manganese and copper. They are a good source of vitamin B1 (thiamine) and vitamin B6 (pyridoxine).

Overall, mangos and pineapple are nutrient dense foods. When added to a smoothie, they can be made into a balanced meal or snack when you add a good source of protein and fat.

Some examples of high protein foods include protein powder, greek yogurt, milk or nut butter. Healthy sources of fat include nuts and seeds like chia seeds, flaxseed or hemp hearts.

Tip: Use frozen fruit for a colder and thicker smoothie!

pineapple mango smoothie

Does mango go well with pineapple?

Yes! This combo is perfect due to them both being sweet, tropical fruits. The two flavors blend together to almost make a tropical fruit punch… yum!

Some other flavors that might work well with this smoothie include: coconut, strawberries, blueberries, orange or other citrus, apple juice, guava, kiwi or banana.

Why you should use frozen fruit in smoothies

I always recommend using frozen fruit when making smoothies. Not only is the final product really cold and refreshing, but it makes for a thicker smoothie.

When I use fresh fruit, the smoothie usually comes out lukewarm and watery. Granted, to each their own, so if you enjoy a more liquidy smoothie, use fresh fruit!

Another note is that frozen fruit is just as nutritious or even more nutritious than fresh fruit, because it’s frozen at the peak of ripeness.

Are smoothies good for weight loss?

Smoothies can be a great addition to a weight loss diet. Granted, there are a variety of diets that can work for weight loss, what really matters is that you are in a caloric deficit.

However, there is evidence to suggest diets high in protein and fiber can aid in weight loss and weight maintenance.

You can add ingredients to smoothies to help fit these criteria. While fruit does contain fiber, adding some nuts or seeds or rolled oats can boost the fiber content. Adding some protein powder, milk or greek yogurt to your smoothie can boost the protein content.

Overall, smoothies can aid in weight loss when modified to be high in fiber and protein. That being said, if you are purchasing a smoothie, be sure to check if there are any added sugars. This could add extra calories and make it more difficult to lose weight.

That being said, it’s ok to have a smoothie with added sugar every once in a while, especially if you are only getting one weekly or monthly. But if you are having a smoothie daily, it may be best to avoid the ones with added sugar a majority of the time.

Should I worry about the sugar in smoothies?

It depends. It’s important to note if it’s added sugar or naturally occurring sugar. It’s important to limit added sugar since they aren’t very satiating and don’t provide many essential nutrients.

Naturally occurring sugar, on the other hand, does not need to be limited because it’s coming from whole foods which provide a variety of essential and beneficial nutrients.

While store bought smoothies may contain a good amount of added sugar, typically the ones you make at home are pretty low in added sugar. So unless you are adding spoonfuls of sugar, I wouldn’t worry too much about added sugar content.

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pineapple mango smoothie

Pineapple Mango Smoothie

This smoothie is fruity and refreshing, great for a hot day.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast, Drinks, Snack
Servings 2 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 3 tbsp hemp hearts
  • 1 scoop whey protein powder unflavored

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

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