Experience the taste of the tropics at home with my Jetty Punch Tropical Smoothie, a delicious copycat recipe from Tropical Smoothie Cafe. Packed with the goodness of frozen strawberries, bananas, and a burst of mango pineapple juice, finished off with a dash of Greek yogurt and agave. Refreshing, healthy, and absolutely delightful!
I love to recreate recipes when I can, especially when I am on a budget. One of my favorite recipes to recreate is the Jetty Punch Tropical Smoothie from Tropical Smoothie Cafe.
Imagine sipping on the vibrant flavors of tart strawberries, sweet bananas, and a splash of mango pineapple juice! But that's not all; my version includes a dollop of creamy Greek yogurt for a protein punch and a dash of agave for a hint of natural sweetness.
It's a tropical explosion in your mouth that will transport you to an island getaway!
What's more? You can whip up this delicious potion right in your kitchen, thanks to this copycat recipe. Say goodbye to expensive cafe trips and hello to indulgent yet healthy smoothies in the comfort of your home.
Tip: If you love this copycat version of Tropical Smoothie Cafe's Jetty Punch smoothie, you can also try our version of the Mango-A-Go-Go Smoothie from Jamba Juice!
Why you'll love this jetty punch tropical smoothie
- A refreshing and healthy treat!
- Use simple, handy fruits like strawberries and bananas.
- Mango pineapple juice brings tropical vibes with its sweet and tangy flavor!
- Agave adds a touch of sweetness without overpowering the fruity flavors.
- Perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack!
Key ingredients and why we use them
Whipping up a jetty punch smoothie at home is SO easy to make. With just a few simple ingredients, you can enjoy the tropical flavors of your favorite Tropical Smoothie Cafe drink without ever leaving your kitchen.
Here are some of the key ingredients in this recipe and why we use them:
- Strawberries: Adding in a handful of berries adds a burst of sweetness and a bold color to the smoothie while also providing a boost of vitamin C and antioxidants. I like to use frozen strawberries for this copycat smoothie recipe!
- Bananas: Not only do bananas provide a creamy texture to this smoothie, but they also add essential nutrients like potassium and fiber.
- Mango Pineapple Juice: This tangy and tropical juice adds a refreshing flavor to the smoothie.
- Greek Yogurt: Greek yogurt adds protein and a creamy texture to this smoothie, making it a satisfying and filling snack. I like to use a vanilla-flavored Greek yogurt for added sweetness. For a less sweet version, you can use plain. Here are some substitutions if you don't have any on hand.
- Agave Syrup: For a light touch of sweetness, I use agave syrup instead of sugar or honey.
You'll need the following pieces of equipment to make this delicious strawberry banana smoothie:
- Blender: This is essential for blending all the ingredients together and creating a smooth texture. If you don't have a blender, you can also use a food processor or immersion blender.
Heather's helpful hints
- Using frozen strawberries and bananas will give your smoothie a thicker consistency without having to add ice. It also helps keep the flavors of the tropical fruits more concentrated.
- If strawberries are out of season, consider using a blend of frozen mixed berries for a similar flavor profile.
- For an extra protein boost, you can add a scoop of your favorite protein powder or some chia seeds to the smoothie.
- If you have too many bananas left over, you can freeze them for future drinks (like this strawberry banana milkshake) or use them in baking recipes. I love to use any leftover bananas in my banana chocolate oatmeal cookies!
- For a vegan option, you can substitute the Greek yogurt with coconut milk or almond milk. Just keep in mind that it may alter the texture and taste slightly.
Step 1) Put the frozen strawberries in the blender first and blend for about 20 seconds. Begin with the lowest speed and gradually increase it as the blender crushes the strawberries.
Step 2) Just toss in the mango pineapple juice, bananas, and Greek yogurt. Blend for another 20 seconds or until you've got the consistency you want.
Step 3) After blending, give it a taste and sweeten it up with some agave syrup if needed.
Step 4) Pour it into a chilled glass and enjoy it right away!
Make ahead and storage tips
If you want to make the smoothie ahead of time, you can freeze it in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Just thaw it in the fridge overnight and give it a quick shake before serving.
You can also store any leftovers in the fridge for up to 2 days. Give it a good stir or blend before serving again.
That said, it's best to enjoy this smoothie fresh for the best taste and texture!
Frequently asked questions
Do I have to use frozen fruit?
No, you can also use fresh fruit if you prefer. However, using frozen fruit helps create a thicker and creamier smoothie.
If you plan to use fresh fruit, you may want to add a few ice cubes to the blender to achieve a similar texture.
Can I use a different type of sweetener?
Yes, you can use any type of sweetener that you prefer. However, agave syrup is recommended as it adds a subtle sweetness without overpowering the fruity flavors.
Can I substitute the Greek yogurt with something else?
Yes, you can use plain or vanilla-flavored regular yogurt instead of Greek yogurt. You can also substitute with dairy-free alternatives like coconut or almond milk yogurt.
What other type of juice can I use instead of mango pineapple?
You can experiment with other tropical juices like orange, passion fruit, or guava. You can also use a mixture of different juices to create your own unique flavor!
If you're in the mood for more summer desserts, check out our recipes below!
Jetty Punch Tropical Smoothie Recipe
- food processor
- 1½ cups strawberries frozen
- 1½ cups mango pineapple juice
- 1½ cups bananas
- ¾ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons agave syrup optional
- Place frozen strawberries in the blender first, and blend for approximately 20 seconds. Start at the slowest speed and steadily increase as the blender crushes the strawberries.
- Add the mango pineapple juice, bananas, and Greek yogurt. Blend for another 20 seconds or until your desired consistency is reached.
- Once blended, taste and adjust sweetness by adding agave syrup if needed.
- Pour into a chilled glass to enjoy immediately.
Notes and Tips
- Some recipes call for cashew milk. I find that the vanilla Greek yogurt is all that is needed in this recipe.
- If you need to thicken up your smoothie, add a handful of ice cubes.