Two Tropical Summer Smoothies

Start your day off right with two tasty Tropical Smoothie Recipes by Lindsay Surowitz. They will give you the energy you need to tackle the day ahead! 

15 minutes
2 Servings
Two Tropical Summer Smoothies

These two smoothies are perfect for the upcoming Summer season. And what better way to welcome the upcoming warm weather than with a medley of tropical smoothie recipes?  

Explore these tropical smoothie recipes that are as simple to make as they are delicious to enjoy. They're perfect if you're simply seeking a moment of tropical bliss amidst your daily routine. 

Smoothie Ingredient Options 

These two recipes are perfect for leveling up your typical acai smoothie

These recipes call for nut milk. A great choice for these smoothies are almond milk or coconut milk. If you're wanting to add in some healthy fats, the addition of peanut butter to the recipe is always an option. 

If you don't have flax or chia seeds on hand, replace with hemp seeds for a good source of plant-based protein. You can enhance these recipes by adding non-dairy yogurt for a creamy texture. You can also add it to the side of the glass for a decorative touch. 

Microgreens are also an ingredient for both of these recipes. If you've never heard of microgreens before, they may contain "antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, phenolic compounds, and more." Many people view them as a rising superfood with health benefits, so adding them to a smoothie is a great idea. 

Açaí vs Dragonfruit (Pitaya) 

Interested in learning more about the difference between açaí and dragonfruit? We've got you covered with the facts. 

Both pitaya (Dragon fruit) and Açaí are tropical fruits that contain good-for-you nutrients. Where they differ comes down to their flavor, as well as how and where they grow. Pitaya has a light sweet taste, similar watermelon. You can easily compare the flavor to pears and kiwis.  

Açaí comes off as a little more earthy, and tastes similar to blackberries mixed with unsweetened cocoa. 

Pitaya grow in warm, humid climates such as Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Vietnam, Thailand, and China. They grow on climbing cacti vines. Their outer skin has "scales," which resembles a dragon, and are usually pink or yellow in color. 

Açaí fruit mostly comes from the Amazon River Basin. Our Açaí comes straight from Brazil, but also grows in places such as Ecuador, Columbia, Chile, and Peru. Açaí grows on palm trees up to 30 meters high. They resemble blueberries with pits and have a thin skin. 

Pitaya has added nutritional benefits to it, making it perfect for a smoothie. They contain macronutrients, vitamins and minerals. 

Açaí is a superfood due to the nutrients it provides as well. Açaí berries contain healthy fats and carbohydrates. SAMBAZON Pure Açaí is also KETO-certified. 

In the end, the choice comes down to your personal preference! 

Açaí Antioxidant Smoothie 

First up is the Açaí Antioxidant Smoothie which uses SAMBAZON Unsweetened Frozen Açaí Superfruit Packs. These Unsweetened Açaí Packs are organic, fair trade, have 0 grams of sugar, and super easy to add into smoothies. 

This smoothie has lots of "good stuff" like antioxidants, fiber, and protein to keep you full and energized all summer long. 


  • ⅓ cup unsweetened nut milk 
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed 
  • 2 SAMBAZON Unsweetened Frozen Açaí Superfruit Packs
  • ½ frozen banana 
  • ¼ cup frozen berries (I like it with blueberries) 
  • 1 tbsp almond butter 
  • 1 serving vanilla protein 
  • 3 Tablespoons of microgreens 
  • Ice


  1. Take your SAMBAZON Unsweetened Açaí Packs out of the freezer to thaw to make cutting in half easier
  2. Prepare by measuring your dry and liquid ingredients
  3. Squeeze your Açaí Packs into the blender
  4. Follow up by adding your nut milk, frozen banana and almond butter to the blender
  5. Pour in vanilla protein powder, ground flax seed, and microgreens
  6. Slightly blend
  7. Add in some ice if the smoothie is not at desired thickness
  8. Pour into a glass and enjoy with or without a straw!


Tropical Dragonfruit Smoothie 

Next up is the most beautiful pink Tropical Dragon Fruit Smoothie featuring SAMBAZON Red Dragon Frozen Fruit Cubes. 

SAMBAZON Red Dragon Frozen Fruit Cubes are a good source fiber, iron, potassium & magnesium. They are also USDA Certified Organic. 


  • ⅓ cup unsweetened nut milk 
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds 
  • ½ cup SAMBAZON Red Dragon Frozen Fruit Cubes
  • ½ frozen banana 
  • 1 tbsp coconut butter (or other nut butter)
  • 1 serving vanilla protein 
  • Optional: 3 Tablespoons of microgreens or ¼ cup frozen cauliflower (to maintain pink color) 
  • Ice 


  1. Measure out your nut milk and chia seeds
  2. Add your Red Dragon Frozen Fruit Cubes to the blender, followed by your nut milk, chia seeds, and frozen banana
  3. Follow up with your coconut butter, vanilla protein powder
  4. Add in microgreens or frozen cauliflower if interested
  5. Blend until smooth and creamy
  6. Add in ice to maintain thickness
  7. Pour into a glass and feel the flavor sensations as you consume!

Which smoothie will you try first? Enjoy!   

You can buy SAMBAZON Unsweetened Açaí Packs and Dragon Fruit Cubes at grocery stores like Albertsons, Safeway, and Target. Haven't seen them at your local store? Check out our store locator.

Lindsay Surowitz

Holistic Nutritionist

Lindsay Surowitz is a holistic nutritionist. Not only is she a parent, but also created Weeknight Bites. Weeknight Bites is a blog about health and nutrition, simple recipes, and motivation to live a healthy life.

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