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This Tropical Yogurt Smoothie is creamy, sweet and will help you fuel your summer adventures mixing creamy honey yogurt, papaya, mango, pineapple, banana and chia seeds.  You will feel like you are sipping this smoothie alongside your favorite beach or tropical destination.

Tropical Yogurt Smoothie

The fruit combination in today’s smoothie is inspired by my recent trip to Costa Rica.  If you follow my Instagram you might have seen a few pictures of the fresh fruit that I ate when I was there.  The fruit in Costa Rica is really one of a kind.  You are getting it straight from the source and you can tell.  The flavors and freshness are just out of this world.

The bed and breakfast we stayed at served us a healthy breakfast each morning that included fresh papaya, mango, pineapple and banana.  When I got home I was craving those fruits and knew I had to put them together in a smoothie.  I always overlook papaya when I am at the store, but it is a great addition to smoothies.  Papaya has a soft texture and blends nicely with mango and pineapple.  Papayas are also a good source of folate, vitamin A, magnesium, copper, pantothenic acid and fiber {source}.

Tropical Yogurt Smoothie

In the summer months my love for smoothies is at an all time high. They make the perfect on-the-go breakfast or snack to fuel all of those summer adventures.  When the weather gets nice I try to spend as much time outside as possible, but by the middle of the day I am exhausted and in need of an energy boost.  This Tropical Yogurt Smoothie using Yulu Honey Yogurt , fresh fruit and chia seeds, are the perfect refreshing, summer pick-me-up. My kids also love this smoothie so I make a double batch and share it with them.

Smoothie making tip: prep your smoothies ahead of time by putting all of the ingredients except the chia seeds and yogurt in a big ziplock bag and freezing it. Once you are ready to make the smoothie in the morning dump everything in, including the yogurt and chia seeds, blend and enjoy! 


Tropical Yogurt Smoothie

This Tropical Yogurt Smoothie is made using a new yogurt, Yulu.  Have you tried it yet? This yogurt is inspired by an authentic Australian recipe, is smoothed twice for extra creaminess and packed with 9 grams of protein. It makes the perfect addition to a smoothie, giving it a creamy, rich flavor.  It is made in the USA, but inspired by the Aussies. I enjoy eating this yogurt on its own but it also works really well in smoothies.

I think the extra creaminess of this yogurt adds a beautiful texture to the smoothie, making it a little thicker than usual and rich with flavor.  My kids went crazy over this yogurt and this Tropical Yogurt Smoothie.

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I would love to hear your feedback.  What did you like? Did you change anything? Did the recipe turn out to your liking? Suggestions and comments are always welcome.

Kitchen helpers for this post:

Blendtec Total Blender, FourSide Jar, Black {this is by far my favorite blender that I have owned}

Tropical Yogurt Smoothie

Tropical Yogurt Smoothie

  • Author: Julia // A Cedar Spoon
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Smoothie


Tropical Yogurt Smoothie is creamy, sweet and will help you fuel your summer adventures mixing creamy honey yogurt, papaya, mango, pineapple, banana and chia seeds. You will feel like you are sipping this smoothie alongside your favorite beach or tropical destination.



  • 1 container {5 ounces} Yulu Honey Yogurt
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup papaya, seeds removed, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mango chunks {fresh or frozen}
  • 1 banana, cut into chunks
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds


  1. Put the ingredients in the blender in the order above. Blend all ingredients until your smoothie reaches your desired consistency.
  2. Enjoy!


This makes 1 large smoothie or two smaller smoothies. I make this and drink some myself and share some with my toddler.

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Tropical Yogurt Smoothie

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Sunday 31st of January 2021

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Josie - Eat Thrive Glow

Wednesday 10th of June 2015

Love all of the tropical fruits in here! A yogurt based smoothie is perfect for cooling off from the summer sun:)

Dipak sarangi

Wednesday 20th of October 2021

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Wednesday 10th of June 2015

Yogurt based smoothies are a great, light option for summer!

Medha @ WHIsk & Shout

Friday 29th of May 2015

This looks so healthy and so flavorful! Love the seasonally fresh goodness :)


Sunday 31st of May 2015

Thanks so much Medha! Seasonal fruit really is the best.

Joy @ Joy Love Food

Friday 29th of May 2015

I love adding chia seeds to smoothies, your tropical version sounds delicious!


Friday 29th of May 2015

I do too! I add them to every smoothie I make--no one in my house even knows. ;)

Faith (An Edible Mosaic)

Friday 29th of May 2015

I love how think and creamy this smoothie is!! I bet the flavor is so fresh with all that tropical fruit...I love coming up with recipes based on travel!


Friday 29th of May 2015

Me too! I always feel so inspired when I travel and take trips to places with unique and flavorful food. With blogging I have found that it provides me with my best inspiration!