Sip on sunshine with this easy-to-make Passion Fruit Smoothie! It makes a great refreshing snack or a healthy breakfast. Passion fruit adds tropical sweetness and tartness to this creamy smoothie and gives it a light orange color. The perfect smoothie for a hot summer day!
Why This Recipe Works
Perfect for the summer - If there's one fruit that screams summer, it's definitely passion fruit! Combine it with some mango and pineapple and you'll feel like you're on a tropical vacation!
So easy to make - Smoothies are one of the easiest meals you can make! Just toss everything into a blender and wait for it to do its magic. When you add protein and fats, it can make a great breakfast that actually fills you up. It's also an easy refreshing snack to cool off with on a hot summer day.
Enjoy it all year long - You can buy all the fruit frozen or freeze them yourself (I always freeze my own bananas) but buying them frozen means you don't need fresh passion fruit and you can make this smoothie even when everything is out of season.
- Passion fruit - You can use frozen passion fruit puree or fresh passion fruit pulp. I like the frozen puree because it's easy to add to your smoothie and you don't have to strain the seeds out.
- Mango and pineapple - Tropical flavors go really well together so frozen mango and pineapple are the best choice for this smoothie.
- Banana - Frozen banana is what makes the smoothie creamy. You can also use young coconut meat to make it creamy if you don't like bananas or just skip it.
- Coconut water - Coconut water is a natural source of electrolytes and it's packed with nutrients and antioxidants. Choose coconut water that's processed as little as possible. The more it's processed the fewer nutrients it will have and the more the flavor changes.
- Protein powder - Add your favorite unflavored protein powder. I like Sprouts Living. This is optional but highly recommended. It turns the smoothie from a snack to a meal and helps you feel full longer. All the fruits have a higher sugar content and with added protein, it doesn't spike your blood sugar as much.
Variations and Add-Ins
There are lots you can add to your smoothie to make it more nutritious and filling. Below are a few of my favorites.
- Powdered greens - I like adding greens to my smoothies, especially in powdered form because it's so easy and it allows me to add a lot of nutrients at once. My favorite green powder is from Dragon Herbs.
- Healthy fats - You can add chia seeds, ground flax seeds, almond or cashew butter, or even fresh coconut meat to up the healthy fats.
- Berries - Any berries work great with passion fruit. You could even divide the smoothie in half and blend some berries into half of it to create a two-colored smoothie!
- Almond milk - If you don't have or don't like coconut water, you can add water or almond milk instead to make the smoothie extra creamy while adding some healthy fats.
- Orange juice - You can skip the coconut water and add some freshly squeezed orange juice instead or combine the two for extra tartness and sweetness.
Add everything to a high-speed blender and blend on high until smooth. Add more coconut water if needed to reach desired consistency.
I recommend always adding liquids into the blender first. It helps everything blend easier.
Serve immediately in a tall glass or in a bowl topped with berries, nuts, seeds, or yogurt.
Serving and Storing
Smoothies are best served right away before the frozen fruit fully melts. If you do have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight jar in the fridge for up to 24 hours. The less air there is in the jar, the longer the smoothie will last because it prevents oxidation.
Make your smoothie into popsicles: You can also freeze your leftover smoothie into popsicles. It makes for a great nutritious snack, especially if you added protein and healthy fats to your smoothie. Just pour your leftover smoothie into popsicle molds, insert popsicle sticks, and allow it to freeze. Keep in mind that refreezing thawed fruit creates more ice crystals in the popsicles (it's more crunchy) than there would be if you were freezing fresh fruit.
Passion fruit has a very specific tropical tart-sweet flavor but I'd say raspberries would be a great substitute for a similar flavor.
I like frozen passion fruit puree cubes by Pitaya Foods.
Yes, you can add both the pulp and the seeds to your smoothie. They're just not very pleasant to eat straight from the fruit but once blended, they're perfectly fine to eat.
If you love smoothies and want to try even more flavors, definitely check out the four below! They all make a great snack or breakfast when you add protein powder and some healthy fats! To see all the latest smoothie recipes, go to the smoothies category.
Sip on sunshine with this easy-to-make Passion Fruit Smoothie. Serve it as a refreshing snack or add protein powder to serve it as a meal!
- 1-2 cups coconut water
- 1 frozen banana
- ¼ cup frozen mango chunks
- ¼ cup frozen pineapple chunks
- ½ cup frozen passion fruit puree (or the pulp from 2 passion fruits)
- 1 serving of plain protein powder
- Add everything to a high-speed blender and blend on high until smooth. Add more coconut water if needed to reach desired consistency. I recommend always adding liquids into the blender first. It helps everything blend easier.
- Serve immediately in a tall glass or in a bowl topped with berries, nuts, seeds, or yogurt.
Optional add-ins: coconut milk, almond milk, almond butter, or greens powder
Storing: Smoothies are always best eaten right away but if you need to, store any leftovers in an airtight jar in the fridge for up to 24 hours. The less air there is in the jar the better. It prevents oxidation and helps to keep the smoothie fresh for longer.
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