I’d say I make smoothies for the boys at least every other day. My freezer is always stocked with a yummy array of frozen berries and fruit, ready to be turned into a smoothie treat at any given moment.
Most often I make a Berry Smoothie of some description. The other day I happened to have half a Pineapple, and a few other tropical ingredients on hand. So, I put them all together to create a Tropical Smoothie. The boys loved it and it disappeared in mere minutes.
When I find my banana’s going too ripe all at one, I chop a few up and place them in the freezer. Once frozen, the bananas bring a creamy smoothness to any smoothie, along with the added benefit of cooling a smoothie to an icy temperature instead of using ice cubes.
1/2 a Small Pineapple, chopped
1 Small Orange, peeled and chopped
1/2 Cup Coconut Milk
1/2 Cup Milk (use nut/goat milk if you prefer, or even all coconut milk)
1 Tablespoon Flax Seeds (Linseeds)
1 Frozen Banana, Chopped
Drizzle of honey or your favored sweetener (optional)
1. Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. I usually blend and then taste a little with a teaspoon to judge for sweetness. Add sweetener to taste.
Makes Approximately 4 Cups (depending on the size of your fruit)
The inclusion of coconut milk in this smoothie made a sweet and delicious change from using “plain” milk. Do you have any yummy/unusual ingredients you like to include in your smoothies?
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