This Bahama Mama Tropical Smoothie Recipe is creamy, sweet, refreshing and easy to make. This recipe uses 5 simple ingredients and is very similar to the Tropical Smoothie Café recipe. Making it at home allows you to keep out all of the extra sugar they add (and you won’t miss it)!
Ingredients for Bahama Mama Tropical Smoothie Recipe
Five simple ingredients are all you need for this delicious smoothie. If you need substitutions or are looking for ways to alter the recipe, see that below under substitutions and additions. You will need:
- Frozen strawberries– either buy them frozen or clean and slice strawberries, lay them on a tray and let freeze for a few hours or overnight. Store them in a freezer storage bag to use for smoothies!
- Frozen pineapple– same as the strawberries above. Pineapple can be purchased frozen or chop and freeze it yourself to use for smoothie recipes.
- Milk– regular milk or non-dairy milk such as almond, soy or coconut milk can be used for this recipe. Use a non-dairy milk to make it vegan and dairy-free.
- Coconut shreds (shredded coconut)- either sweetened or unsweetened. I used unsweetened because I feel like the fruit and white chocolate make this recipe sweet enough however use whatever you have on hand!
- White chocolate chips– or chopped up white chocolate. If necessary, use a dairy-free white chocolate to make this recipe vegan or dairy-free.
How to Make a Bahama Mama Smoothie
Once you have all of your ingredients gathered up, place them all in a blender and blend until it is a smooth texture. Be sure that the coconut and white chocolate is blended in well before serving.
To make more than one smoothie, simply double or triple this recipe!
Substitutions and Additions
My favorite thing about smoothies is how easily you can adapt and change them! Here are some suggestions for substitutions or additions for this recipe:
- Add a scoop of vanilla protein powder to up the protein content and enjoy after a workout or as a quick breakfast.
- Add nut butter or seeds (like chia seeds or hemp seeds) and blend them in.
- Don’t like white chocolate? Leave it out or try milk chocolate or dark chocolate instead.
- Instead of milk try coconut water, orange juice, water, etc.
- Substitute the pineapple or strawberries for other fruit or berries.
Frequently Asked Questions
I would recommend frozen fruit for texture however if you don’t have any be sure to add at least 1/2 cup ice to the blender when making the smoothie.
Not as written but it can be made vegan! Use non-dairy milk and dairy-free white chocolate chips to make this recipe vegan.
Any kind of milk that you like can be used for this recipe. We have used almond milk and regular milk in our home.
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For more delicious recipes try our Homemade Strawberry Applesauce, Strawberry Dark Chocolate Banana Muffins, Strawberry Smoothie Bowl, Almond Flour Blackberry Muffins, Mango Pineapple and Ginger Juice, Cucumber Limeade Juice and Kale Lemonade.
- 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
- 2/3 cup milk (regular or non-dairy)
- 1 tbsp coconut shreds
- 2 tbsp white chocolate chips
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. If desired, add more milk to make smoothie thinner.
Any milk can be used for this recipe. See notes in post regarding other substitutions and recommendations.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 357Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 115mgCarbohydrates: 59gFiber: 4gSugar: 53gProtein: 8g