Mango Magic Tropical Smoothie Copycat
Mango Magic is a mango pineapple smoothie from Tropical Smoothie Café! It’s made of mango, pineapple, and non-fat yogurt. It taste like a mini vacation to the Bahamas!
Why you’ll love it:
This mango magic copycat smoothie tastes just like the original from Tropical Smoothie Café! When I create copycat smoothie recipes, I run up to Tropical Smoothie and buy one so I can compare side-by-side.
I also ask a ton of questions to make sure the ingredients are the same! Tropical smoothie uses mango, pineapple, sweetened vanilla yogurt, water, and turbinado sugar. I honestly think this mango magic copycat is plenty sweet without turbinado so you can feel free to leave out the tablespoon of sweetener if you like!
It’s a tropical blend of frozen pineapple, mango, and non-fat yogurt. It tastes like a summer breeze in the Bahamas!
You only need four simple ingredients for this Mango Magic Copycat.
Frozen mango – Mango is naturally sweet with a bright yellow, creamy flesh. It’s perfect for smoothies! Be sure to use frozen mango to thicken the smoothie.
Frozen pineapple – Mango and pineapple are besties! This tropical pair is a dynamic duo. Pineapple brings a sweet-tart taste to the mango for a bright and fresh flavor.
Nonfat vanilla yogurt – This is what tropical smoothie uses, but I like to use plain Greek yogurt. If you like smoothies a bit less sweet, swap the vanilla yogurt with unsweetened Greek yogurt.
Water – The liquid base for their smoothies. You can use water, milk, plant-based milk, or juice. It’s up to you!
Sweetener (optional) – I don’t think it needs it, but Tropical Smoothie Café adds turbinado to its smoothies for added sweetness. You could also use honey, maple syrup, or light agave.
How to make a Mango Magic smoothie:
Homemade smoothies are a breeze to make!
Combine ingredients – In the pitcher of a high-speed blender, combine the mango, pineapple, vanilla yogurt, and cold water.
Blend – Blend until thick, creamy, and smooth.
Adjust and pour – The smoothie should be thick at this point. Add a splash more water and blend for 5 more seconds to incorporate. Pour the mango smoothie into a glass and enjoy immediately!
- Dairy-free – Make this smoothie dairy-free and vegan with one simple swap. Use vegan yogurt in place of regular yogurt.
- Yogurt – For added protein, use Greek yogurt. For less sweetness, use unsweetened Greek yogurt.
- Liquid – Tropical smoothie café uses water as a liquid base. You can use milk, almond milk, mango juice, orange juice, or your favorite liquid base.
- Sweetener – I don’t think this smoothie needs more sweetness, but if you do, try turbinado, maple syrup, honey, or light agave.
- Greens – Tropical smoothies taste great with greens! Try baby spinach or kale for a boost of fiber, antioxidants, and iron!
- For best results, use a high-speed blender. There’s a reason I say this often. It’s because a quality blender with a powerful motor gives you a creamier texture.
- Taste the smoothie before you pour it, then adjust the flavor as desired. If you like it sweeter, add more sweetener. If you like it thinner, add a splash more liquid, etc. It’s your smoothie and you should make it how you like it!
Smoothies are best enjoyed fresh, and they only take 5 minutes to make so I don’t recommend storing them. Technically, you can store a smoothie in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours though.
However, I love to make smoothie pops! Just pour the leftover smoothie into popsicle molds, add popsicle sticks, and freeze overnight. They taste the best when they start to melt a bit!
This mango smoothie is a copycat of the Mango Magic smoothie from Tropical smoothie café. It’s packed with antioxidants, fiber, and vitamins from the fruit. There are a few ways to make it even healthier though! For the healthiest option, swap the vanilla yogurt with unsweetened Greek yogurt and omit the added sweetener. It still tastes delicious!
The short answer is – it depends on the smoothie and how you order it. Most of the smoothies at Tropical smoothie café are packed with added sugar. This is because they add turbinado sugar to sweeten the smoothies and use sweetened ingredients like yogurt and protein powder. However, you can ask them to omit the turbinado which reduces the added sugar.
More Tropical Smoothie Copycat Recipes:
Mango Magic Smoothie
- high-speed blender
- 1 ¼ cup frozen mango
- ¾ cup frozen pineapple
- ½ cup vanilla yogurt
- ⅔ cup cold water
- 1 tablespoon sweetener (optional) maple syrup, honey, or turbinado sugar
- In the base of a high-speed blender, combine the mango, pineapple, yogurt, and cold water.
- Blend until thick and creamy. Add a splash more cold water to thin it out, if necessary.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy.