Need a smoothie fix? Tropical Smoothie Cafe operates more than 1,000 locations nationwide and has a rewards program that allows you to earn even more smoothies for free.

Here are the latest Tropical’s latest menu prices in 2023. I also share my favorite ways to save at this shop, including how to get a free smoothie on your next visit. No joke!

Fruit Blend Smoothies

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Mango Monsoon24 oz.$6.29
Mango Berry Cosmo24 oz.$6.29
Sunshine Smoothie®24 oz.$6.29
Sunrise Sunset™24 oz.$5.99
Jetty Punch™24 oz.$5.99
Kiwi Quencher®24 oz.$5.99
Paradise Point™24 oz.$5.99
Mango Magic™24 oz.$5.99
Blimey Limey™24 oz.$5.99
Pomegranate Plunge™24 oz.$6.29
Blueberry Bliss™24 oz.$5.99

Tropical Treats

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Bahama Mama™24 oz.$6.29
Peanut Butter Cup™24 oz.$6.29
Beach Bum™24 oz.$6.29
Mocha Madness™24 oz.$6.29
MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Mango Monsoon$6.29
Mango Berry Cosmo$6.29
Mango Bacon Brie Flatbread$6.79
Edible Strawberry Straw$1.00
Edible Lime Straw$1.00

Super Veggie Smoothies

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Island Green®$6.29
Detox Island Green®$6.29

Balanced Fusion Smoothies

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Peanut Paradise™$6.29
Chia Banana Boost®$6.39
Triple Berry Oat™$6.39
Lean Machine™$6.29
Acai Berry Boost™$6.29

Smoothie Specials

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Any Smoothie and Your Choice of Half Sandwich or Half Salad$6.99
Add 24 oz. Smoothie to Any Flatbread, Sandwich, Wrap, Salad, or Two Tacos$3.00


MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Mango Bacon Brie Flatbread$6.79
Chipotle Chicken Club$6.59
Chicken Pesto$6.59
Chicken Bacon Ranch$5.59
Smoothie And A FlatbreadMango Bacon Brie Flatbread+$6.79
Chipotle Chicken Club Flatbread+$6.59
Chicken Bacon Ranch Flatbread+$5.59
Chicken Pesto Flatbread+$6.59
Peanut Butter Banana Crunch Flatbread+$5.39


MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Buffalo Chicken$7.99
Hummus Veggie$7.99
Supergreen Caesar Chicken$7.99
Caribbean Jerk Chicken$7.99
Thai Chicken$7.99
Baja Chicken$8.09
Smoothie And A WrapCaribbean Jerk Chicken+$7.99
Buffalo Chicken+$7.99
Thai Chicken+$7.99
Hummus Veggie+$7.99
Baja Chicken+$8.09
Supergreen Caesar Chicken+$7.99


MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Chicken Caprese$8.29
Turkey Bacon Ranch$7.99
Smoothie And A SandwichChicken Caprese+$8.29
Turkey Bacon Ranch+$7.99


MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Thai Chicken$8.49
Beach Club$8.49
Supergeen Caesar$8.49
Smoothie And A SaladBeach Club+$8.49
Thai Chicken+$8.49
Supergeen Caesar+$8.49


MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Santa Fe Chicken$7.29
Three Cheese Chicken$7.29
Smoothie And A QuesadillaSanta Fe Chicken+$7.29
Three Cheese Chicken+$7.29


MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Chocolate Chip Cookie$1.49
Snickerdoodle Cookie$1.49


MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Maple-Kissed Sweet Potatoes$1.99
Kale & Apple Slaw $1.19
Jalapeño Corn$1.99
Whole Fruit$1.29


MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Peanut Butter Banana Crunch Flatbread$5.39
All American Wrap$3.99
Southwest Wrap$3.99
Smoothie And BreakfastPeanut Butter Banana Crunch Flatbread+5.39
All American Wrap+$3.99
Southwest Wrap+$3.99

Kids Menu

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Lil’ Limeberry Smoothie12 oz.$3.49
Jetty Junior Smoothie12 oz.$3.49
Awesome Chocolate Smoothie12 oz.$3.49
Turkey & Cheddar Wrap$4.29
Cheese Quesadilla$4.29

Bottled Beverages

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Coca-Cola®20 oz.$2.29
Sprite®20 oz.$2.29
Gold Peak® Sweet Tea$2.74
Coca-Cola® Zero Sugar20 oz.$2.29

Is Tropical Smoothie Cafe cheaper than Smoothie King?

If we take a look at some of Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s drinks and compare them side by side with Smoothie King products, we can see that Tropical Smoothie Cafe is generally more affordable when evaluated on a cost per ounce basis for the beverages evaluated below. Depending on the beverage, the cost per ounce is anywhere from 42% – 52% cheaper at Tropical Smoothie Cafe. 

Smoothie King  Tropical Smoothie Cafe
Pure Recharge Pineapple 20 oz $5.90 ($0.30 Cost Per Oz.) Triple Berry Oat 24 oz $4.99 ($0.21 Cost Per Oz.)
The Activator Recovery Blueberry Strawberry 20 oz $6.79

  • ($0.34 Cost Per Oz.)
Lean Machine 24 oz $4.99 ($0.21 Cost Per Oz.)
Lean Strawberry 20 oz $6.69 ($0.33 Cost Per Oz.) Health Nut 24 oz $4.99 ($0.21 Cost Per Oz.)
Stretch & Flex Tart Cherry 20 oz $6.59 ($0.33 Cost Per Oz.) Get Up and Goji 24 oz $4.99 ($0.21 Cost Per Oz.)
Note: Keep in mind we weren’t able to provide an exact apples to apples comparison since both smoothie chains offer different flavors and options. 
Tropical Smoothie Cafe menu poster

Tropical Smoothie Cafe menu poster.

Ways to Save at Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Here are why favorite ways to save money at Tropical Smoothie Cafe:

Tropic Rewards®

When you join Tropic Rewards, you’ll get a free smoothie. That’s right, sign up and you can claim a free medium smoothie during your next visit. You can join the loyalty program Tropic Rewards® right here.

Aside from that, here are the benefits of joining Tropic Rewards®:

  • Every $1 you spent is equal to 10 points which you can save and redeem to enjoy free tropic faves.
  • You’ll be given a surprise birthday reward every year.
  • You can enjoy a free smoothie when you refer a friend.
  • Unlock exclusive offers and rewards. 

Some things to take note of:

  • Depending on the offer, you can claim your reward through mobile, in-cafe, or through their website. 
  • You can earn points through qualified purchases either through the app when you order in-cafe, or through their website. Just log in to your Tropic Rewards app before ordering.
  • Keep earning and saving points to be qualified for certain rewards. With 250 points, you can either get a free supplement or an add-in. 
  • You can redeem rewards for previous orders as long as you have your receipt. 

Another way you can save money at Tropical Smoothie is by ordering from their Pair & Save menu which offers great meal deals you can pay for less. 

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Pair & Save Menu list:

  • Smoothie and a Flatbread – Choose your smoothie flavor and flatbread 
  • Smoothie and a Wrap – Choose your smoothie flavor and your favorite wrap
  • Smoothie and a Sandwich – Choose your smoothie flavor and sandwich
  • Smoothie and a Quesadilla – Choose your smoothie flavor and quesadilla
  • Smoothie and a Salad – Choose your smoothie flavor and salad 
  • Smoothie and Breakfast – Choose your smoothie flavor and breakfast food

If you’re lucky, Tropical Smoothie Cafe does have some coupons they give out to customers. Here’s a look at some of the past coupons they offered:

Smoothie Happy Hour.

Free smoothie for a year contest? Yes, please.

Sadly, I was not able to find any special discounts for members of the military or senior citizens.

Discontinued Menu Items

Restaurant chains regularly evaluate their menu to identify top selling items and low performers. Sometimes the sales performance of certain menu items is so bad a restaurant decides to remove an item from the menu. Some items that have been totally removed from the menu at Tropical Smoothie Cafe is the tacos. Sorry, you can’t order these any more! Here are the old options and prices for your reference.


MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Smoked Jalapeno Chicken2 Pc.$5.49
Smoked Jalapeno Chicken3 Pc.$8.49
Thai Chili Steak2 Pc.$5.49
Thai Chili Steak3 Pc.$8.49
Cilantro Lime Fish2 Pc.$5.49
Cilantro Lime Fish3 Pc.$8.49
Korean BBQ Steak2 Pc.$5.49
Korean BBQ Steak3 Pc.$8.49

Are smoothies from Tropical Smoothie Cafe healthy? 

Tropical Smoothie Cafe never really branded itself as the healthiest quick service franchise in the world. Despite them selling smoothies (generally viewed as a healthy item), the chain does receive criticism from health nuts that the drinks have too much added sugar or is too high in calories. 

Fortunately, Tropical Smoothie Cafe publishes there nutritional information right here for each menu item. This resource shares the exact calorie and sugar content of both drinks and sandwiches. 

What are the menu items that receive the brunt of this criticism?

  • Peanut Paradise with Pea (Smoothie): 730 calories
  • Peanut Butter Cup (Smoothie): 700 calories
  • Chia Banana Boost with Peanut Butter: 770 calories
  • Avocado Grilled Cheese: 930 calories

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In general, these items are viewed as the healthiest menu options at Tropical Smoothie Cafe:

  • Detox Island Green Smoothie
  • Chicken Pesto Flatbread
  • Three Cheese Chicken Quesadilla
  • Thai Chicken Wrap
  • All American Breakfast Wrap
  • Turkey & Cheddar Wrap

Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s White Cheddar Chicken Flatbread.

Does Tropical Smoothie add a lot of sugar to drinks?

Tropical Smoothie Cafe uses a variety of ingredients in its smoothies, many of which contain natural sugars. For example, the fruits used in the smoothies, such as bananas, strawberries, and mangoes, all have natural sugar. 

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Some of their smoothies may also contain added sugars, typically in the form of turbinado (a type of raw cane sugar), but customers usually have the option to modify their order to exclude this if they want to reduce their sugar intake. For lower sugar options, they may offer “splenda” as an alternative sweetener. You can see exactly how much Splenda is added to a drink by referring to the nutritional guide here

Is the Detox Green Smoothie good for you?

The Detox Island Green Smoothie from Tropical Smoothie Cafe contains fresh spinach and kale, ripe banana, mango, and pineapple.

  • Spinach and Kale – These leafy greens are packed with vitamins A, C, and K, as well as essential minerals like iron and calcium. They also contain fiber and antioxidants.
  • Bananas – Bananas are a great source of potassium and vitamins B6 and C. They also provide natural sweetness and creaminess to smoothies.
  • Mango and Pineapple – These fruits are high in vitamin C and fiber. They also give the smoothie its tropical flavor.

However, like any food or beverage, whether it’s “good for you” depends on your individual dietary needs and goals. Some considerations might include:

  • Sugar content – While the Detox Island Green Smoothie contains no added sugars, the fruits in it do contribute natural sugars. If you’re trying to limit your sugar intake, you should take this into account.
  • Caloric intake – Depending on your daily caloric needs, a smoothie can represent a significant portion of your intake.

Finally, if you’re allergic to any of the ingredients in the smoothie or have specific dietary restrictions, you should always take that into consideration.

Try Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s Strawberry Daiquiri Smoothie.

Does Tropical Smoothie have different cup sizes? 

Tropical Smoothie Cafe has four standard drink sizes sizes: small (16 ounces), medium (20 ounces), large (24 ounces), and king (40 ounces). There is also a kids size cup that is 12 ounces. 

How many ounces is a kid’s smoothie at Tropical Smoothie?

Tropical Smoothie Cafe typically serves their kids’ smoothies in 12-ounce sizes. This is smaller than their regular sizes, providing a more manageable and lower-cost portion for children.

Island Flats and the Red Sangria Smoothie go well together.

Does Tropical Smoothie Cafe have a secret menu?

The franchise doesn’t have an official secret menu list, but there are creative ways that customers use to customize their beverage with shots or creative flavor combinations. 

Here’s what I found about some of their “secret menu” items: Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie, Gimme 5 Carrot Smoothie, Cranberry Truffle Smoothie, Tropi Colada, Sunny Day Smoothie. 

I saw a Facebook post from 2021 that says you can go and ask them directly about their secret menu, so maybe the next time you visit a Tropical Smoothie Cafe, you can just ask the staff directly what their secret menu is and give it a try.

What states have Tropical Smoothie Cafes? 

The state with the most Tropical Smoothie Cafe locations is Florida with 182 locations. This is followed by Virginia with 112 locations, Michigan with 109 locations, and Texas with 75 locations.

Here are the top 10 states with the most Tropical Smoothie Cafe locations:

  1. Florida (182 locations)
  2. Virginia (112 locations)
  3. Michigan (109 locations)
  4. Texas (75 locations)
  5. California (69 locations)
  6. Georgia (62 locations)
  7. North Carolina (56 locations)
  8. Tennessee (55 locations)
  9. Ohio (54 locations)
  10. Maryland (53 locations)

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Do you tip at Tropical Smoothie Cafe?

Tipping is not mandatory at Tropical Smoothie cafes but if a customer would like to show his appreciation for the excellent food and service he got at said restaurant, he can, by all means, leave a tip. The tips that the workers get are divided amongst themselves.

Upgrade your smoothie experience with the Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie. Would you tip for this?

What is Flip Flop Day at Tropical Smoothie Cafe?

Tropical Smoothie Cafe has an annual event called “National Flip Flop Day”. This event usually takes place on the second Friday in June.

On this day, customers who come into the store wearing flip-flops between 2 PM and 7 PM (local time) receive a free 16-ounce Sunshine Smoothie.

This event isn’t just for fun—it also supports a great cause. National Flip Flop Day also serves as a fundraising campaign for Camp Sunshine, a retreat in Casco, Maine for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Tropical Smoothie Cafe uses the day to raise awareness and funds for the camp, allowing these children and their families to take a much-needed break from their medical challenges and enjoy a week of relaxation and fun.

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