Imagine yourself in the tropics! This Tropical Smoothie Recipe is full of fruit flavors – a great way to start your day!
Are you looking for something fast and delicious that you can make for breakfast? Or how about a healthy after school snack? We feel like we’ve been in a rut lately, so we're glad we were reminded of this Tropical Smoothie Recipe.
We often think that people don’t really need a recipe for a smoothie. But if you are like us, you get in the habit of making the same smoothie over and over again. So we're here with some inspiration for a tropical treat for breakfast. Of course, you can sub in different fruits, or even different liquids, but we thought this one was pretty perfect as it is!
WHAT DO YOU PUT IN A FRUIT SMOOTHIE?
We have a bit of a love affair with smoothies. And the thing that we love the most is that the sky is the limit when it comes to what ingredients you use.
For a fruit smoothie, we like to use frozen fruit when possible. Frozen fruit is readily available at the grocery store, but it is also super simple to freeze fruit yourself at home, too. To keep things basic, you really only need a liquid – you can use anything from water to milk to coconut milk to fruit juice – and the fruit. If you are using fresh fruit, or if you like a thicker or icier consistency, you’ll want to add a bit of ice, too.
WHAT INGREDIENTS GO IN THIS TROPICAL SMOOTHIE RECIPE?
There are only a few ingredients that you need to make this tropical smoothie. These are all ingredients that are easy to keep on hand – either in the refrigerator or the freezer. If you are an avid smoothie fan, you’ll probably already have all of these ingredients on hand! Here is what you need:
- Frozen mango chunks
- Frozen strawberries
- Frozen banana
- Orange juice
- Plain Greek yogurt
TIPS FOR MAKING PERFECT SMOOTHIES
Not all blenders are created equal. This doesn’t mean that you have to have the newest, most expensive blender on the market. But the truth of the matter is that most smoothies won’t be as smooth in a cheaper blender as they are in a more powerful blender. Frozen fruit can take awhile to break down into the smoothie if you don’t have a high powered blender, so just be aware that it may take a little longer in a cheaper blender. Just have patience!
- If you are using a high powered blender, you can just throw everything in any order. If you have a cheaper blender, put the liquid in first and the frozen fruit last.
- Start your blender on a low speed and work up to a higher speed or either get BEVO™ to blend any kind of smoothie within a minute.
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