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Allergy Fighting Mango Pineapple Smoothie

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Last Updated on July 8, 2024

This allergy fighting mango pineapple smoothie uses bee pollen to alleviate and prevent allergies. And with tangy pineapple and sweet mango, this bee pollen smoothie will be one you reach for even when it’s not allergy season!

A mango and pineapple smoothie is a refreshing, healthy, and filling way to start the day. Adding a little bee pollen or raw honey to help with my terrible allergies has been game changing to what was already a great morning routine. Make your own version of this allergy smoothie year round for continual relief from allergies and a constant immunity boost!

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pineapple mango smoothie

During allergy season, I try to sneak a teaspoon of bee pollen and/or local raw honey into our breakfasts. And smoothies make an easy, convenient breakfast year-round. Justin and I both love this pineapple mango smoothie as part of our weekly meal prep or breakfasts on the go during our busy weeks.

The antioxidant-rich fruit in this smoothie is good for fighting inflammation and overall wellness. Adding bee pollen or raw honey to fight those allergy-causing histamines is a super easy way to level up what is already a super healthy pineapple mango fruit smoothie.

For meal prep, check out how to freeze a week’s worth of smoothies. And if you want other recipes that will help you stay well, check out my homemade elderberry syrup.

bee pollen allergy smoothie

What is a smoothie going to do for your allergies, you ask? To fix allergies, we first need to know how they work. If you have an allergic reaction to something, your body has developed an immune response to the allergen. This creates antibodies. The antibodies activate certain receptors on your cells to release histamine.

Histamines are what cause your stuffy nose, watery eyes, sneezing, etc. If you’ve ever looked for allergy medication, then you know you’re looking for an anti-histamine. And, bee pollen reduces histamines! 

This is a rudimentary explanation — here’s something a little more scientific.

Plus, bee pollen is not only an excellent way to fight allergies, but it’s also a super-food. It’s a complete protein that aids in the recovery from chronic illness, helps reduce cravings, regulates intestines, builds new blood, fights disease, and even has antibiotic properties. Topping this mango pineapple smoothie off with bee pollen is one of the healthiest ingredients I’ve ever found to supplement with.

Depending on your sensitivity level, you can take up to 3 tablespoons a day. Gradually work your way up to that, though. As with adding anything new to your diet, it’s best to start small and work your way up!

Pineapple mango smoothie made with bee pollen

pineapple mango fruit smoothie

Yes, my bee pollen is in my honey jar. Oops. 

It’s best to take pollen with food — especially fruit. The fruit fibers will help activate the pollen so you see the best results. I also don’t love the flavor on its own, so I prefer to hide it in the strong flavors of the mango and pineapple.

This makes smoothies the perfect vehicle! And this pineapple mango smoothie is full of antioxidants and digestion-aiding ingredients to perfectly complement the pollen.

Many people also experience a bit of an energy boost after taking bee pollen, so I’d recommend taking it in the morning rather than before bedtime.

what is a smoothie? why are they great?

A smoothie is a cold, smooth drink made of blended or pureed fruit in a milk, yogurt, or water base. People will also make dessert smoothies with an ice cream base.

Smoothies are often served as a convenient breakfast on the go, an easily digestible meal when you’re ill, or as a tasty treat. They’re versatile meals with thousands of combinations, guaranteeing you can find one to suit your tastes.

This pineapple mango smoothie recipe is full of healthy, wholesome ingredients to aid with allergy relief and keep you feeling your best, regardless of the time of year.

A mango and pineapple smoothie bowl sprinkled with bee pollen to fight allergies.

If you are allergic to bee stings, proceed with caution. You could have an allergic reaction to bee pollen.

mango pineapple smoothie ingredients

  • 1 Pineapple, cubed
  • 1 Mango
  • 2 Bananas 
  • 1/4 Cup of Nut Milk (water or regular milk would work as well) 
  • 1 Tablespoon of Bee Pollen 

Makes 3 smoothies

how to make a mango and pineapple smoothie

step 1: measure out ingredients

Measure out your pineapple mango fruit smoothie ingredients. Or don’t! There’s wiggle room here for your tastes. If you prefer a more mango-heavy smoothie, use less pineapple and make up for it with the mango. Customize it however you see fit!

step 2: blend

Add all of the ingredients for your mango and pineapple smoothie to the base of your blender, and blend together until smooth.

Zero Waste Tip: Be sure to compost your scraps to make this a zero waste recipe!

step 3: freeze until you’re ready to drink

You can enjoy this pineapple mango fruit smoothie recipe immediately, of course. But these smoothies do freeze very well for meal prepping. Unless you’re using pre-frozen fruit, freezing them will also make your smoothie colder — and what is a smoothie if it’s not nice and frosty?

Pull the smoothie out of the freezer and place it in the fridge the night before you want to drink it. You will wake up to your allergy smoothie with the perfect, smooth consistency. 

An allergy smoothie bowl made with mango, banana, pineapple, and bee pollen.

faqs about this mango pineapple smoothie

what are the benefits of the other ingredients in this smoothie?

Both pineapple and mango are very high in vitamin C. One cup of pineapple has 131% of your vitamin C daily value, and one mango has 80% of your daily vitamin C.  Mangoes are also very high in Vitamin A, which is vital to a healthy immune system.

To make it even healthier, add a handful or two of spinach or other greens to your mango pineapple smoothie for an extra nutritious punch.

when is the best time to start taking bee pollen?

Ideally, you’ll want to start taking the pollen 6 weeks before your allergies start so you can build up immunity. Starting immediately is better than never starting at all, though!

As for the time of day, I recommend taking it in the morning rather than closer to bed, as some people report an energy boost as one of the effects of bee pollen.

how do you store bee pollen?

Bee pollen will keep in the fridge for a year, but you can also keep it in a cool, dark place like a pantry for up to 6 months. Avoid heating it, as it will spoil.

how can you tell if bee pollen has gone bad?

If your bee pollen is putting off a pungent or unpleasant smell rather than a floral scent, it’s a pretty sure sign of contamination or spoilage. If you’re not sure, give it a small taste test. Pollen can taste like honey or can have a slightly bitter taste, so it’s important to know what your particular pollen tastes like when it’s still good.

This may not completely replace allergy medicine. We still take it, but it has greatly reduced our consumption.

Yield: 3 Smoothies

Allergy Fighting Mango Pineapple Smoothie

Allergy Fighting Mango Pineapple Smoothie

This pineapple mango smoothie uses bee pollen to alleviate and prevent allergies. And with tangy pineapple and sweet mango, this bee pollen smoothie will be one you reach for even when it’s not allergy season.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 pineapple, cubed
  • 1 mango
  • 2 bananas
  • 1/4 cup nut milk
  • 1 tbs bee pollen


  1. Cube the pineapple and remove flesh from the mango peel. Remove peel from bananas.
  2. Place all ingredients in the base of a blender and blend until smooth
  3. Store in the freezer. The night before serving, place in the refrigerator to thaw. It will be the perfect consistency by morning!
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  1. Yes! I love this post- the recipe and the Superfood that is bee pollen. I still haven’t used it, but I should probably start now since Spring is around the corner!

  2. I suffer from allergies ever since moving to Arizona. I use a Neti pot daily, which really helps me. I also use homeopathics and herbal tinctures. Having worked at a health food store for many year (and learning a ton), this smoothie looks perfect for allergies!

  3. Ooooo this smoothly sounds fantastic! My allergies have been really bothering me so I will have to give this a try!

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