Summer of Smoothies: All-Tropical Vacation Smoothie

August 18, 2011

Fruity drinks and the beach are made for each other. After a full day of sun, sand, and salt water, there’s nothing like having a sweet, smooth, and cold drink – maybe with a little rum in it. The All-Tropical Vacation Smoothie is here to be your go-to when things get too hot. And there’s more than just flavor going on here. The pineapple is rich in both vitamin C and enzymes, while the coconut milk adds its electrolytes and immunity-boosting lauric acid. The bananas provide potassium and the mangoes bring even more vitamins and enzymes, plus their added sweetness.

With all this going on, the All-Tropical Vacation Smoothie is perfect for both relaxing and restoring. It’s a perfect balance of tropical fruit flavor – delicious on its own as a healthy snack, or spiked as a festive summer cocktail.

 

All-Tropical Vacation Smoothie:

2 cups fresh pineapple chunks
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/3 cup orange juice
1/2 medium banana
1/2 cup fresh mango chunks
1/2 cup small ice cubes

* Place all ingredients in a blender.
* Blend on high until smooth, pulsing when necessary to liquify.
* Pour into 3 glasses and enjoy.
*Serving Size: makes 2 7-oz servings.

* 178 calories, 8.8 g fat, 1.8 g protein per serving. Full nutritional information here.

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  • Aleya Bamdad August 22, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Sounds delicious! I’m going to have to try this one real soon.

    • Meli August 23, 2011 at 8:24 am

      This one was a crowd pleaser…I made it for my family on vacation and even the anti health nuts loved it!

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