Breakfast/Brunch, Dairy-Free, Drinks, Gluten-Free, Low Sugar, Smoothie, Snack, Vegan, Vegetarian

Tastily Vibrant Tropical Smoothie


Tropical Turmeric Smoothie Bowl seemed like the perfect combo due to its tropical flare to pretend it’s spring up in the Northeast. Pineapple, mango, banana . . . feeling like you’re on a beach yet? Also, do you guys like my sad attempt at “plating?” 😂 That aside, this smoothie was delish. I saw the idea for adding ground turmeric to smoothies from Gimme Some Oven and thought I needed it to fight the Monday blues from studying pharmacology. Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. I turned the smoothie into a bowl because I found DRAGON FRUIT!! It was my first time working with dragon fruit, and I must say, the interior fruit is so mild and melon-like in comparison to its vibrant, funky exterior.

Ingredients (serves 1).

For the Smoothie:

  • Equal parts milk and water
    • 1/2 c unsweetened almond milk
    • 1/2 c water
  • 1/2 c frozen pineapple
  • 1/4 c frozen mango
  • 5-6 frozen banana slices
  • 1/4 t ground turmeric
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (like Aloha’s plant-based version)

For the Bowl:

  • Extra fruit/berries — fresh or frozen
  • Unsweetened coconut flakes
  • Chia seeds

Please note: this post is not endorsed by Aloha, but I have received their products in the past. I only post recipes using things I love, and I just happen to love their protein powder.


  1. Combine all ingredients for the smoothie in a blender. I also think it helps to add the liquid at the bottom. Blend well. Add more water if needed for a thinner consistency.
  2. Pour smoothie into a bowl.
  3. Top with desired toppings!
  4. Grab a spoon and enjoy!

Inspired by Gimme Some Oven‘s “Feel Good Pineapple Smoothie.”

Nutrition for 1 smoothie (no toppings).
172 calories  •  3 g fat (15%)  •  32.1 g carbs (71%)  •  6.3 g protein (14%)  •  18.6 g sugar
* These are estimates based off specific products I used and how I entered ingredients in a fitness tracker. This is completely subjective and used to give a rough nutritional estimate.


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