This sunrise sunset tropical smoothie copycat recipe is super simple and absolutely delicious. It’s a blend of strawberries, pineapple, mango and orange juice.
It tastes exactly like the popular sunrise sunset smoothie you’ll find in your local Tropical Smoothie Café drive through (and has a little less sugar, too). If you need a refreshing, fruity drink to get your morning started, I’ve got you covered!
Why You’ll Love It
This fruit smoothie is sweet, refreshing and high in vitamins (like vitamin A and vitamin C!).
It’s easy to throw together and way cheaper than the pricey drive-through version.
It works great as a high fiber snack, a balanced meal smoothie with some quick additions (see below!), or on the side of a balanced breakfast.
There’s no need to worry about always having fresh fruit on hand- frozen works perfectly so you can make it whenever you’re in the mood.
This delish combination of simple ingredients makes you feel like you’re relaxing by the beach with a tropical drink in hand. If you’re a Tropical Smoothie Cafe fan, this one’s a must try.
The best part about the simple ingredients for this sunrise sunset smoothie is that you can use fresh or frozen fruit. Both work perfectly. Personally, I like to use coconut water (or regular water) with the orange juice as the liquid to cut down a bit on the sugar.
Keep in mind, if you use all frozen fruit your smoothie will probably be a bit thicker, so you may just need to adjust the liquid (add more if you want it thinner, less if you want it thicker).
- Mango chunks
- Pineapple chunks
- Orange Juice
- Water or Coconut water
Make it a Balanced Breakfast Smoothie
Since this smoothie only has fruit, it’s not quite enough for a complete, balanced meal. Here are some ideas for turning it into a more balanced smoothie to keep you satisfied longer.
- Add a protein: a 5 ounce container of vanilla Greek yogurt or cottage cheese, a scoop of protein powder with at least 20g of protein in it, or serve on the side of a protein source like scrambled eggs.
- Add a fat: Add a tablespoon of peanut butter (or any nut butters that you like) or even some avocado.
- Want to add a veggie? A great way to add even more fiber and nutrients to this smoothie is a 1/2 cup of riced cauliflower. Trust me, you won’t taste it!
- Add hemp seeds, flax seeds, or chia seeds for a boost of fiber and healthy fats.
- Swap one of the fruits for half a banana for a bit more creaminess.
- Use coconut milk for a super creamy, tropical vibe.
- Use pineapple juice instead of orange juice.
- Add half of a peeled orange instead of orange juice to add more fiber.
- Mix in Greek yogurt, cut the liquid to 1/2 cup and serve as a tropical smoothie bowl. Top with fresh fruit, nuts and seeds, and granola.
If you try this copycat Tropical Smoothie sunrise sunset smoothie, be sure to tag me on Instagram and leave a review below!
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Sunrise Sunset Tropical Smoothie Recipe
- 1/2 cup strawberries fresh or frozen
- 1/2 cup pineapple fresh or frozen
- 1/2 cup mango fresh or frozen
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1 cup water or coconut water
- Add all ingredients to a high-power blender and blend for 45 seconds until smooth.