This is a copycat pomegranate plunge tropical smoothie recipe from the famous Tropical Smoothie Cafe.

Save money, and get curb your craving for Tropical Smoothie Cafe smoothie with this easy recipe!

Explore recipe tips, smoothie benefits, and more below!

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Pomegranate Plunge Tropical Smoothie

Pomegranate Plunge Tropical Smoothie Recipe

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Embark on a tropical journey with this Pomegranate Plunge Smoothie recipe! Bursting with fruity goodness, it's a refreshing and nutritious delight.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


Units Scale
  • 1 cup/150g frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup/150g frozen banana slices
  • 12 tbsp of pomegranate seeds
  • 1 cup/250ml coconut water
  • 1/2 lemon/lime (juice only)


  1. Measure the ingredients as listed.
  2. Add all your ingredients to a blender or a Nutribullet, starting with the frozen fruit first, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Blend for 2-3 minutes, until you reach a thick and smooth consistency.
  4. Pour into a glass, and add extra pomegranate seeds on top if you like.
  5. Enjoy this delicious pomegranate smoothie!


The smoothie is best consumed as soon as it’s blended.

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Drinks, Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 251
  • Sugar: 32
  • Sodium: 160
  • Fat: 0.8
  • Carbohydrates: 63
  • Fiber: 9
  • Protein: 3

Is This Pomegranate Plunge Smoothie Healthy?

While the original recipe from Tropical Smoothie Cafe isn’t too healthy, the homemade version is!

A pink smoothie made with strawberries and grapefruit served in a glass cup

The original recipe from the smoothie chain contains a lot of sugar.

The homemade version is made with REAL fruit and contains fewer calories per serving. The homemade copycat recipe is also suitable for weight loss!

Some other benefits of this homemade pomegranate plunge tropical smoothie recipe based on the ingredients used include:

  • Rich in Antioxidants:
    • Strawberries and pomegranate seeds are rich in antioxidants, which help combat oxidative stress in the body.
  • A Vitamin C Boost:
  • Great For Hydration:
    • Coconut water is a hydrating base for the smoothie, providing electrolytes and fluids to help maintain hydration.
  • Rich In Potassium:
    • Bananas are a good source of potassium, which is essential for heart health and helps regulate blood pressure.
  • Dietary Fiber:
    • The smoothie contains a good amount of dietary fiber from strawberries and bananas, promoting digestive health and helping with satiety.
  • Natural Sweetness:
    • The natural sugars from strawberries and bananas add sweetness without the need for added sugars, making it a healthier option.
  • Refreshing and Energizing:
    • The combination of fruits and coconut water provides a refreshing and energizing drink, making it a great choice for a quick and nutritious snack.
  • Rich In Numerous Vitamins and Minerals:
    • The ingredients contribute various vitamins and minerals, promoting overall health and well-being.

Smoothie Tips

I had a of fun developing other tropical smoothie cafe smoothies such as – Mango Magic Tropical Smoothie, Tropical Smoothie Sunrise Sunset, and Kiwi Quencher Tropical Smoothie.

The more Tropical Smoothie Cafe copycat smoothie recipes I develop, the more tricks I pick up along the way!

So, to achieve the perfect copycat Tropical Smoothie Cafe smoothie, follow these tips:

  • Always use frozen fruit to achieve that cooling and thick smoothie consistency Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s smoothies have!
  • If you are using a blender, always start by adding your frozen fruit first to the blender. Frozen fruit is harder to blend, so you want it closer to the blender blades.
  • Always start with a lower amount of liquid, you can always increase the amount, but you cannot take it away. Doing that will allow you to achieve the perfect creamy and thick smoothie consistency.
  • Avoid using fruit juices, such as pomegranate juice in this recipe. I used whole pomegranate seeds in this pomegranate plunge smoothie, and the result was delicious. 
  • Consume the smoothie immediately after blending. Since the smoothie contains frozen fruits, prolonged sitting may adversely affect its texture.

If you have any questions regarding the recipe, do not hesitate to contact me

I have made this smoothie recipe numerous times, so I can answer any questions you may have.

Pomegranate Plunge Tropical Smoothie

Commonly Asked Questions And Answers Regarding The Smoothie

One of my favorite things to do is share my new recipes on my social media accounts such as Instagram and welcome questions from the community.

Some popular questions regarding the recipe included:

Is This Homemade Pomegranate Plunge Smoothie Good For Weight Loss?

The smoothie is an excellent drink for weight loss! It contains real fruit (no fruit juices) and only has 251 calories per serving. The high fiber content in the smoothie makes it very filling too.

I Don't Like Bananas - What Can I Use Instead In The Recipe?

If you don't like bananas, you can easily swap the frozen banana slices for 1 cup of mango or pineapple chunks instead.

Can I Drink This Pomegranate Smoothie For Breakfast?

Yes, the smoothie is perfectly fine consumed for breakfast, since it contains numerous vitamins and minerals to support a healthy start of your day.

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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