This Mango Pineapple Smoothie combines the deliciously refreshing taste of mango and pineapple fruit with the warming golden milk spices to make a tasty breakfast that’s satisfying and delicious.
This post has been sponsored by Yankee CandleⓇ but all opinions stated are my own.
If you’re like me, this Mango Pineapple Smoothie will quickly become your newest breakfast addiction. It’s packed with nutrient-dense ingredients that keep me feeling satisfied until lunch, and it brings me all the comfy vibes.
This smoothie consists of a healthy mix of refreshing mango and pineapple and the warming golden milk spices like turmeric, cinnamon and ginger, which is perfect for this transitional time between winter and spring. The warming spices can aid in digestion and has anti-inflammatory properties while the mango, pineapple and coconut bring in the refreshing reviving element.
Words cannot express how much I enjoy my morning smoothie, but drinking smoothies is more than just a delicious part of my daily routine, it’s actually very convenient, fun to mix and match ingredients, it supports my body and health and I find it to be the perfect drink to enjoy with a friend while catching up on on our conversation.
I don’t know about you but after a long winter hibernation, I need something to brighten my days and I can’t think of a better way to do so than enjoying a cup of smoothie, having friends over, filling the house with the sound of laughter, start new projects like indoor seeding, kombucha making, oh there are so many… (more on this below!)
Why should you drink smoothies?
- Drinking smoothies can be a great way to incorporate more healthy foods into your diet
- They are easy to make and a healthy option of breakfast on-the-go if you’re pressed with time.
- If you find it difficult to eat your daily servings of fruit or veggies, a smoothie can be a delicious way to pack in more servings.
- Smoothies (as opposed to juices) are packed with fiber which is an important nutrient that aids digestion by preventing constipation and supporting the growth of beneficial bacteria in your digestive tract.
- Smoothies can be tailored to meet your taste and needs
- A smoothie that is packed with fruit, veggies and protein can make you feel full for a long time.
- Mango Smoothies contain carotenoids which is highly beneficial for skin and complexion.
- Eating meals in liquid form (smoothies) make it easier for the body to break it down.
With so many amazing health benefits of drinking smoothies and the short but oh-so-potent list of ingredients in this delicious Mango Pineapple Smoothie, you’ll just have to try for yourself.
What do you need to make Mango Pineapple Smoothie
Mango – mangoes are rich in antioxidants and are a good source of plant chemicals that include gallotannins and mangiferin. They also aid in digestion and help maintain healthy skin and hair.
For smoothies it’s best to use frozen mango to get that ideal consistency. You can buy frozen mango chunks in the freezer isle of most grocery stores or buy them fresh, then cut up and freeze. I love stocking up on fresh mangoes when they are in season and whatever I don’t eat, I can freeze for later.
Pineapple – pineapples are packed with a variety of vitamins and minerals. They are especially rich in vitamin C and manganese. Pineapples are a good source of antioxidants and they contain bromelain, a group of digestive enzymes that breaks down proteins, therefore helping in digestion.
It is best to use frozen pineapple as well.
Coconut – certain fruits and vegetables increase brain power and help boost memory, mental alertness and concentration and coconut happens to be one of those foods because that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Smoothies with coconut help the brain work faster 🙂
If possibly use fresh coconut chunks. These are available in the refrigerated section of the produce department. You may also find coconut in the freezer alongside the frozen fruits. I don’t recommend substituting for dried coconut, as the texture may become too grainy and less creamy.
Golden milk spices – golden milk, also known as haldi doodh in hindi or as turmeric milk in popular culture, is a Ayurvedic drink with a lot of history and amazing health benefits. The basic recipe involves combining spices like turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, cardamon, nutmeg and black pepper.
These days you can find the golden milk spices mix largely available in most health stores and online but you can certainly make your own (see recipe below)
Yogurt – yogurt offers a great way to pack fiber, calcium, and protein into your diet not to mention probiotics, which are great for digestive health.
For this recipe I used a coconut based mango yogurt, but you can use any other yogurt that you enjoy. I suggest that you try to stick to the flavors in this recipe like mango, pineapple or coconut, but a vanilla or original flavor will do just fine.
Milk – Coconut milk is a tasty, nutritious and versatile food that is widely available. Coconut milk comes from the white flesh of mature brown coconuts and it’s full of important nutrients like manganese and copper.
Personally I love using coconut milk in smoothies, but feel free to use whatever type of milk you enjoy best.
What are the spices in golden milk
Golden Milk is a traditional Ayurvedic drink that has been savored for centuries and used to support the mind and body in a number of ways. The golden milk powder which is added to milk to create the warm drink can be purchased in your health store or online, but you can also easily mix it at home. Here are the ingredients needed;
- 3 tbsp ground turmeric (the main ingredient)
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper (it activates and enhances the active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin)
- 1/4 tsp cardamon
Note: for this smoothie recipe you only need 1 tbsp of this golden milk mix. Store leftover golden milk in a jar in your spice cabinet.
Move over coffee, there is a new energy drink in town!
Now that we’ve gone over the recipe and why smoothies are so good for you, let’s talk about the idea of getting social over a smoothie. We can all associate with the idea of meeting a friend for coffee, but now that the sun is starting to shine brighter I invite you to switch over to a healthy smoothie, and get social!
I talked about this in this post. Having good conversations with friends can be invigorating and refreshing. Social connectedness can actually improve our immune system and physical well-being and after a long winter hibernation, carving out time for social connectedness can not only bring improvement to our health but also a lot of joy and happiness into our daily lives.
Consider this your permission to call up a friend or two, share your new favorite smoothie recipe, share some laughs and good conversation.
As always, I super enjoy my Yankee Candles as a mood setter, the clean and fresh seasonal fragrances brightens my home and creates a space that’s cozy and inviting, so that I can share these fun and loving moments with friends and family.
I know the activities we enjoy are all very personal to us, but I am excited for seed starting and kombucha making with my mom, and I always appreciate that Yankee Candle enlightens our time together.
This Mango Ice Cream fragrance from the NEW Yankee Candle Sakura Blossom Festival Collection is like a dessert in a bottle. The fragrance notes are orange, pineapple, banana, mango, fresh berries and vanilla, so a lot of harmonious sweet scents together, bottled in an elegant jar with a beautiful glass lid.
Both my Mom and I are loving the Yankee Candle Mango Ice Cream fragrance because it reminds us of our favorite fruits growing up in Brazil (mango is my mom’s favorite!)
The label can be peeled and the empty candle jar can be reused and repurposed as a flower vase, storage of pencils on your desk, cotton balls or makeup brushes on your vanity and so much more!
Other fun drinks that you can try
Mango Pineapple Smoothie
- 10 oz frozen mango
- 6 oz frozen pineapple
- 1/2 cup coconut chunks
- 5 oz mango yogurt*
- 1 tbsp golden milk spices*
- 1 1/2 cups coconut or almond milk
- handful of ice
- Place all the ingredients in the bowl of a blender and pulse for 1-2 minutes until smooth. You can adjust the thickness of the smoothie but adding more milk to it.