How to Make Tropical Smoothies: Strawberry, Mango, Coffee, & More

How to Make Tropical Smoothies: Strawberry, Mango, Coffee, & More

Jul 13, 2023Pax & Beneficia

At Pax & Beneficia, we’re passionate about creating great-tasting beverages all year long, and we’re thrilled to share them with our new and longtime guests. That’s why we have seasonal drinks at our cafe to welcome the summer. But we also know that there may be times when you want to get creative and make your own summer beverage.

In our last article, we talked about our favorite refreshing summer drink recipes. Today, we'll take it up a notch. Keep reading for the best tropical smoothie recipes to survive the Texas heat.

5 Must-Try Tropical Smoothie Recipes

These tropical smoothie recipes are fast, refreshing, and delicious! You don’t even need to know how to make smoothies to achieve a creamy and fruit-forward smoothie. Just follow these easy steps.

Pineapple & Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

Strawberry smoothie or milkshake

  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt or vanilla ice cream 
  • 1 oz. Pax & Beneficia Vanilla Syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups ice 
  • 1/3 cup pineapple juice

Place all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth. If you opt for frozen strawberries, you may need to add a higher ratio of juice to achieve the right consistency. And that’s all you need to obtain a creamy strawberry smoothie!

Mango Smoothie Recipe

Mango Smoothie Recipe

  • 2 cups of frozen mangoes
  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup milk of your choice
  • ½ cup yogurt of your choice
  • 1 oz. Pax & Beneficia Vanilla Syrup

Add all ingredients to a blender and mix until smooth and creamy. We recommend using a creamy milk for this recipe, such as whole milk or almond milk. This will make your mango smoothie even richer.

Coffee Smoothie Recipe

Coffee Smoothie Recipe
  • 1 cup brewed Pax & Beneficia coffee, cooled 
  • 1 can full-fat unsweetened coconut milk, solids separated from the liquid 
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder 
  • 4-6 ice cubes

Brew your favorite P&B coffee and let it sit until it’s at room temperature. Next, drain the liquids from your coconut milk (For best results, chill the night before and avoid shaking beforehand). Now mix all of the ingredients together and blend until smooth.

Pineapple-Coconut Smoothie

Pineapple-Coconut Smoothie 

  • 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks 
  • 1 ripe banana, fresh or frozen 
  • 1 cup coconut milk 
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt or ice cream 
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Ice cubes

Mix all the ingredients together, and that’s it! A fast and delicious tropical smoothie recipe in under 5 minutes.

Banana-Lavender-Chia Smoothie

Banana-Lavender-Chia Smoothie
  • 1 1/2 frozen bananas
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange zest 
  • 1 oz. Pax & Beneficia Lavender Syrup
  • 2 teaspoons lavender flowers optional
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 1 teaspoon black chia seed

Combine all ingredients except chia seeds in a blender and mix until smooth. Stir in the chia seeds and serve. 

Tip: If you want your chia seeds to fluff up, soak them in milk for 20 minutes. Then, mix them into the smoothie and enjoy. And for an extra rich treat, top with almond butter.

Knowing how to make smoothies in the hot summer sun is crucial. Want a refreshing treat? Try these tropical smoothie recipes. Remember you can make adjustments to suit your personal preferences.

For instance, if you don't want bananas in your mango smoothie recipe, you have two options. You can substitute them with another fruit or you can remove them completely. Run to your local grocery store and pick out your favorite fresh fruit, coconut water, or even protein powder! Making it exactly how you like it is part of the fun.

And for those days where you don’t feel like making anything yourself, come visit us at one of our Pax & Beneficia locations. We currently have smoothies in the following flavors: Yara (mint lemon), strawberry, cinnamon mango lassi, and Amalie (pomegranate mojito). We also have seasonal beverages that will help you cool off on a hot day.

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