Strawberry Orange Sunrise Smoothie – This creamy strawberry mango pineapple smoothie has bright, fresh flavor that tastes like a tropical vacation! (Paleo or Vegan)
Could anyone else use a tropical vacation right now?
For me, the answer is YES! ALWAYS. I could *always* use a tropical vacation.
Since it’s winter, and most of us don’t have travel plans any time soon, I thought I’d share a little tropical vacation for your tastebuds: my Strawberry Orange Sunrise Smoothie!
With its sunny mix of orange, pineapple, and mango, and some sweet strawberries tossed in for good measure, our strawberry orange sunrise smoothie tastes like exactly what you’d want to sip while you’re sitting poolside or with your toes tucked into sun-warmed sand on a beach somewhere. It’s bright, fresh, and delightful any time of year. If you close your eyes (or sip this while wearing some sunglasses in a chair), you’ll *almost* hear the waves along a beach…
You can enjoy its peachy hue as is, or toss in a handful or two of greens for an extra boost. It’s delicious no matter how you spin it and just what your tastebuds need right now.
Here’s what you’ll need to get started on this strawberry mango pineapple smoothie…
HERE’S WHAT GOES INTO MY STRAWBERRY ORANGE SUNRISE SMOOTHIE RECIPE:
FROZEN PINEAPPLE + MANGO + STRAWBERRIES. Our strawberry orange sunrise smoothie recipe is a delicious, tropical combination of strawberries, pineapple, and mango. The flavors are HEAVENLY together, and the colors blend up into a gorgeous peachy color that feels so cheerful! I use frozen fruit in my smoothies since they add such a lovely frosty texture. (Fresh also works, it just won’t be as thick or frosty.)
SPINACH OR KALE (OPTIONAL). To take our strawberry mango pineapple smoothie from a peachy yellow to green, feel free to add a hefty handful or two of spinach. You can also use kale if you prefer. (My kids like how spinach blends right in.)
ORANGE JUICE+ WATER. Then, to help things blend smoothly, I add a mix of orange juice and water. You can also use yogurt or milk instead of water, if you like!
YOUR FAVORITE SMOOTHIE BOOSTS. Lastly, you can finish this tropical green smoothie off with your favorite smoothie boosts. Some of my favorites are…
GREAT SMOOTHIE BOOSTS TO ADD TO A STRAWBERRY MANGO PINEAPPLE SMOOTHIE:
GREENS. I almost always love to toss in a handful or two of spinach or greens to my smoothies. My veggie-averse children almost never mind, and it’s a great way to add another layer of nutrients to my smoothie
COLLAGEN OR PROTEIN POWDER. The only protein powder I don’t mind (that doesn’t upset my stomach or add a weird flavor/chalky texture) is unflavored collagen protein. It’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo-approved, but it isn’t suitable for vegan diets. For a plant-based boost, I like to add…
GROUND FLAX, HEMP SEEDS OR CHIA SEEDS. 1-2 tablespoons of ground flax, hemp seeds, or chia seeds (I usually pick one rather than mixing + matching) is a great way to add some plant power to your smoothie without impacting the taste much.
YOGURT. Or, for some probiotics, some protein, and healthy fats, you can use yogurt (dairy or non-dairy, as needed) instead of the water in your smoothie. It adds a bright tang, which can be a tasty change of pace now and then!
YUMMY WAYS TO TOP YOUR STRAWBERRY ORANGE SUNRISE SMOOTHIE.
I love adding toppings and garnishes to my smoothies, whether I’m sipping them from a glass or spooning them out of a bowl (smoothie bowl style). Here are some of my favorite toppings and garnishes for our strawberry mango pineapple smoothie:
- Fresh Pineapple
- Fresh Berries – Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries
- Granola or Nutola (Grain-Free Granola) – Try this tropical granola!
- Toasted Coconut – I love the wide shaved coconut or coconut chips
- Hemp Seeds
Add just 1 or mix and match to make different delicious combinations!
FAQ + TIPS AND TRICKS FOR THE BEST STRAWBERRY ORANGE SUNRISE SMOOTHIE:
HOW TO GET A SUPER SMOOTH SMOOTHIE. Order your ingredients correctly. Layer frozen fruit on the bottom and greens on the top. This will help the blender work its way through the frozen fruit first and it’ll be able to blend the greens more easily. If you don’t have a high-speed blender, blend the spinach (if using) with the liquid first until it’s smooth, then add the other ingredients as directed.
WHAT TO DO WITH LEFTOVER SMOOTHIE. If for some reason, you have leftover pineapple mango smoothie, it’ll keep 1 day in the refrigerator, or you have a few options for freezing it:
- Freeze in an ice cube tray, then blend the frozen smoothie cubes with milk, water, or juice later to revive it.
- Freeze it in a popsicle mold. Smoothie popsicles are delightful! They make a great healthy snack later. Strawberry orange sunrise smoothie makes EXCELLENT popsicles!
- Freeze it in a freezer-safe jar. Or, you can freeze it in a freezer-safe jar (make sure to leave at least 1″ at the top of the jar to allow for expansion). Thaw leftover pineapple mango smoothie in the fridge overnight to enjoy in the morning!
CAN I USE FRESH FRUIT INSTEAD OF FROZEN? That will work! It just won’t be as thick or frosty. If you use fresh fruit instead of frozen, I recommend adding 1 cup of ice to the blender along with the fruit to help with this.
CAN I MAKE THIS INTO A GREEN SMOOTHIE? Absolutely! Add 1-2 handfuls of spinach to the top along with the other ingredients and blend away! (We make it green most of the time.)
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