Tropical and Healthy Breakfast Smoothie Recipe
Have you noticed that smoothies are everywhere? Everybody’s doing it! They come in green, purple, pink, and even blue! It all depends on the fruits and vegetables you use. I’ve tried a fair few, especially since we got a new Vitamix last fall, but I’ve had trouble finding a recipe that I really love. I’ve dumped whole concoctions down the drain before because they were just well, gross. I don’t care it was green and healthy, and I used all organic, if it doesn’t taste good, I’m not going to choke it down for the sake of good health. So I decided to start from scratch. I took some of my most favorite ingredients like coconut milk, pineapple, ginger, orange, honey, vanilla and mangos, and BAM! The Tropical Breakfast Smoothie was born.
I LOVE this smoothie because its smooth and creamy and effortlessly yummy. (Well, almost effortlessly, I did have to flip the switch on the Vitamix.) Its refreshing and perfect for breakfast. Its like sunshine in a cup. Really. Weve had a lot of snowy, rainy, cloudy days up in these parts, and this smoothie was an instant pick-me-up in the morning or early afternoon. Thats right, as much as I love this smoothie for breakfast in the morning, I love it equally so in the afternoon. Its light and fresh, not at all heavy, a really great afternoon snack actually. Its not gritty. Theres no funky aftertaste you have to get past. Its. just. yummy. Are you going to give our tropical breakfast smoothie a try? 🙂
- 1 fresh orange, peeled and chopped
- 1 thumb size piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
- 1½ cups fresh or frozen pineapple chunks
- 1 cup fresh or frozen mango chunks
- 1 11oz container of So Delicious Culinary Coconut Milk (found at Whole Foods in the International Foods aisle)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 heaping tablespoons honey
- Toss all ingredients into a high speed blender, like a Vitamix or Blendtec. Blend at high speed until everything is incorporated and there aren’t any lumps. At least one of the fruits should be frozen (mine is usually the mango), which helps to thicken as well as chill the smoothie. Pour into glasses. This recipe will serve approximately four 8oz glasses.