Tropical Smoothie

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.

Tropical Smoothie
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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Comments

  1. This sounds amazing! We’ve been on a smoothie kick since it’s so hot. I can’t wait to try this…thanks so much for sharing :)

  2. I love tropical and anything with coconut milk in it! I would really love if you would join my link party on Thursdays at http:www.theeaseoffreeze.com. :)

  3. Sounds great! We drink smoothies daily here, love this!

  4. This is definitely a yummy smoothie! Love the use of the coconut milk! I usually use vanilla almond milk which is boring compared to you coconut!

  5. That looks so good! I like to add flax seed to my smoothies too. We’re starting to use an occasional really thick smoothie to replace ice cream.

  6. Yum!! I am such a smoothie gal!

  7. Yum! I love tropical smoothies & am so sad that all of the ‘Smoothie Factory’ stores near me are closing! Great tip to use frozen bananas instead of ice, never thought of that. Would love for you to link up at my Pin It Thursday party– http://www.sweetbellaroos.com/2012/07/12/pin-it-thursday2/

  8. I must try using coconut milk like this!
    Found you via Beyond the Peel’s Keep it Real Thursday. I linked in bacon and scrambled egg rolls. Have a super week.

  9. i can imagine this would be very good – especially with all the seasonal farmer’s market and u-pick berries around right now!

    thank you for sharing with us at the Fresh Foods Blog Hop – we hope to see you again this week!

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