Citrus Smoothie

This thick and refreshing Citrus Smoothie is made with just 5 ingredients including mango, orange and pineapple! It looks just like a beautiful sunrise and is the perfect drink to sip on poolside or at a summer party or BBQ. It’s both cooling and hydrating! 

a glass of citrus smoothie with coconut flakes and sliced orange on top

Feel refreshed by making a light and fresh smoothie packed with a good dose of vitamin C. This simple citrus smoothie contains five basic ingredients to create a refreshing drink any time.

Blend frozen mango and pineapple chunks together with fresh orange to create a delightful tropical taste that puts you in the warm summer mood. Make it for breakfast, snack, or freeze it into popsicles for a fun summertime treat that’s also great for kids! 

Why You’ll Love This Smoothie

  • It’s made with simple ingredients. Find all of the ingredients for this smoothie at your local grocery store any time of the year.
  • Get a little help from frozen fruits. The convenience of frozen fruits makes them budget-friendly and helps keep the smoothie nice and cool. 
  • Serve it in different ways. Add it to a glass with shaved coconut or pour it into popsicle molds for a fun twist. 
  • It’s hydrating. Not only is it refreshing, but it will also help hydrate you and give you a good dose of healthy Vitamin C. 
all ingredients for citrus smoothie on countertop

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Frozen Mango & Pineapple – This makes up the base of the fruit in the smoothie and adds a beautiful tropical flavor. 
  • Fresh Orange – The addition of fresh orange gives this smoothie a great citrus flavor that is both sweet and slightly tart balancing out all the flavors. 
  • Dates – Fresh dates help to add natural sweetness but also helps to emulsify the smoothie so it stays nice and creamy. You can omit or use honey or maple syrup instead for a little sweetness.
  • Ice – Needed to keep the smoothie cold and refreshing. 
ingredients for citrus smoothie in a blender

How to Make Orange Mango Smoothie

Step 1. Pour your ingredients into a high-speed blender. Add ice, frozen mango, frozen pineapple, and a peeled and seeded orange that’s cut into quarters into a blender.

Step 2. Blend and serve. Pulse your ingredients together at first, then blend at a medium-high speed until a creamy thick smoothie is formed. Pour into glasses and top with shredded coconut before serving nice and cold. 

pouring smoothie into glass

Expert Tips

  • Using fresh fruit – You can use fresh fruit instead, but your citrus smoothie might not be as cold or have the frozen smoothie texture.
  • Thicken smoothie – If you’d like a thicker smoothie, add some frozen banana or blend with your favorite yogurt or some coconut milk. Adjust the sweetness as desired. 
  • Thinner smoothie – Thin out with a splash of water or the juice of an orange.
  • High speed blender – It’s best to use a high-speed blender to make this recipe such as a Vitamix or a Ninja brand blender if possible. 


  • Make it a cocktail! Add a shot (or two) of your favorite vodka or rum to the smoothie before blending for a fun summertime cocktail. 
  • Freeze into popsicles. This fun treat is a great way to cool down the kiddos by pouring blended smoothies into popsicles and freezing overnight. 
  • Add your favorite fruits. Add in a handful of frozen strawberries or blueberries or your favorite fruits to change up the flavors.
  • Give it some lemon flavor. Fresh lemon juice adds a zesty hydrating flavor that’s great for digestion! 
smoothie with coconut flakes and a green straw

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Strawberry, Mango and Guava Smoothie

a glass of citrus smoothie with coconut flakes and sliced orange on top

Citrus Smoothie

Yield: 1 smoothie
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
This refreshing pineapple, orange and mango smoothie is packed with flavor!
5 from 2 votes


  • 1 orange, peeled, seeded and quartered
  • 1/2 cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 date
  • handful of ice, to taste
  • coconut flakes, for topping


  • Combine orange, pineapple, mango, date and ice in a blender. Blend on high until smooth. Sprinkle with coconut flakes and serve.


Storing: Leftover smoothies will unfortunately melt, therefore it’s best to make exactly what you need or freeze using the instructions below. 
Freezing: Leftover smoothie can be poured into popsicle molds or an ice cube tray for later use. Use the ice cubes to flavor water or juice while keeping it nice and cool. 


Serving: 0g, Calories: 172kcal, Carbohydrates: 43g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 0g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 1mg, Potassium: 511mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 36g, Vitamin A: 1190IU, Vitamin C: 139.2mg, Calcium: 63mg, Iron: 0.2mg
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Breakfast
Author: Ashley C.
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This recipe was originally published in 2015. It was update with new photos and tips in June 2021.

2 comments on “Citrus Smoothie”

  1. So refreshing and delicious! Love the mango pineapple combo!

  2. I love to start my morning off with a good smoothie and this one hit the spot! All the flavors together were perfect!

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