This tropical jackfruit smoothie is ready in 5 minutes, and tastes refreshing and tropical with coconut milk, mango and pineapple. Made with 6 ingredients, this sweet frosty milkshake features the inside meat of this unusual melon, the jackfruit.
A deliciously healthy tropical jackfruit smoothie with an unusually bright flavor with pineapple and mango, and a boatload of nutrition thanks to exotic jackfruit. Similar to mango coconut overnight oats , dragon fruit smoothie with yogurt, and my strawberry smoothie, this one is bursting with a fresh tropical zing. The coconut milk adds a tropical flavor, but if you prefer try it with my homemade oat milk.
Why You'll Love This
Perfect for all diets. This smoothie is filling thanks to the high fiber content, full of healthy fats and has no added sugar. If you are plant-based and dairy free, use dairy free milk and yogurt. This perfect breakfast shake is naturally gluten free.
Jackfruit, frozen: Not canned in syrup or water. Buy the frozen version found in grocery store freezer sections. If you can't find frozen jackfruit, you can use fresh jackfruit if it is very ripe.
Pineapple, frozen: Loaded with anti-inflammatories and enzymes that support digestion and the definition of tropical, pineapple is a frosty fruity treat perfect in tropical smoothies.
Mango, frozen: Cool and creamy, sweet mango is also quintessential tropical and low in calorie while high in fiber.
Coconut Milk or Water: Unsweetened coconut milk or water is the essence of all things tropical and high in potassium and the perfect hydrator. Be sure to use the coconut milk found in the dairy section or boxed milk section, do not use canned coconut milk for this recipe - it is too high in fat and thick in texture.
Orange: Add a peeled orange to bring a tropical citrus punch to the drink.
Yogurt: Every smoothie needs a thickener and while frozen fruit helps, yogurt adds the perfect creamy texture a tropical smoothie needs.
See the recipe card at the bottom for full information on ingredients and quantities.
Steps to Make
Here is a quick summary of the steps, but the detailed recipe and video can be found below in the recipe card below.
Step 1. Blend all ingredients and serve the smoothie with a tropical umbrella.
Drink this smoothie immediately but if you want to store, put it into a mason jar, and refrigerate for 24 hours. It will lose its frosty texture however, so you can re-blend with ½ cup of ice, however the flavor will be more diluted.
Jackfruit Smoothie Bowl. Skip the milk and replace it with more yogurt to make a smoothie bowl that you would eat with a spoon. Top with more fresh pineapple and coconut granola.
Jackfruit Banana Smoothie. Replace the mango with a frozen banana for an equally sweet smoothie with a creamier, less icy texture.
Jackfruit Passion Fruit Smoothie. Instead of mango, use passion fruit which has adds a sweet tang similar to pineapple and is the perfect addition to these tropical flavors.
1.Use frozen mango and pineapple and jackfruit, all found in the frozen section of many grocery stores. The orange doesn't have to be frozen. Your liquid should be coconut-based to bring on the tropical flavor, and can be coconut milk for a creamier texture or coconut water.
2.To create the layered smoothie pictured, combine ¾ coconut yogurt with ¼ coconut milk (dairy carton/not canned) to make the white layer. Then pour the same amount of jackfruit smoothie on top.
3. To lower the calories, use oat milk instead of coconut milk and use zero fat yogurt.
What is Jackfruit?
Jackfruit is a melon-like Jurassic park-type fruit from Asia and South America that is rich with in vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, fiber, healthy fat and protein. Underripe jackfruit is often found canned and works well in savory dishes such as my BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches. But it is the ripe version, found frozen, that is sweet enough for this tropical smoothie.
Sweet like mango with a bit of tang like pineapple! The unripe version of jackfruit found in cans tastes more bland, perfect to adopt savory flavors in dishes like my jackfruit BBQ sandwiches. If you want to use fresh jackfruit, learn how to cut a jackfruit here.
You can! Look in an Asian grocery store and don't mistake it for a Duran melon. It's not easy though to select a ripe jackfruit. Look for an outer crust that is yellow as opposed to brown or green. The bumps will also be less sharp if the melon is ripe inside.
Yes, just pour it into ice cube trays, store them once frozen in a sealed container and re-blend into a smoothie with a touch of milk or water when you are ready for the smoothie.
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Tropical Jackfruit Smoothie
- 1 cup jackfruit, frozen* about 2 whole pods or 4 ounces
- 1 cup mango, frozen
- 1 cup pineapple chunks, frozen
- 1 orange, peeled
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk dairy section, not canned milk
- 1 cup yogurt
- ¾ cup yogurt
- ¼ cup unsweetened coconut milk, in dairy section of grocer, not canned
- If you need to use dried jackfruit because you can't find frozen, pour half a cup into 1 cup of water about 10 minutes before you make your smoothie to soften it up.
- Blend all ingredients about 1 minute, and serve with a tropical umbrella.1 cup jackfruit, frozen*, 1 cup mango, frozen, 1 cup pineapple chunks, frozen, 1 orange, peeled, 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk, 1 cup yogurt
Create Two-Layer Parfait
- To create the parfait pictured, combined ¾ coconut yogurt with ¼ coconut milk (dairy carton/not canned) to make the white layer. Then pour the same amount of smoothie on top.¾ cup yogurt, ¼ cup unsweetened coconut milk, in dairy section of grocer, not canned
- Drink smoothie immediately but if you want to store, put it into a mason jar, and refrigerate for 24 hours. It will lose it's frosty texture however, so you can re-blend with ½ cup of ice, however the flavor will be more diluted.