This easy tropical smoothie with mango and pineapple is just right for breakfast or a summer snack!
I mentioned in my Confessions of a Messy Cook that I have a lot of frozen fruit and veggies in the freezer that need to be used up. What better way to enjoy frozen fruit than with an easy tropical smoothie recipe? It’s a great way to squeeze in calcium, protein, vitamins, and fiber while treating yourself (or your kids) to what feels like a milkshake. This tropical smoothie only includes fruit, but sometimes I sneak in vegetables like spinach or butternut squash when I make special drinks for the kids. I know there are different schools of thought on this subject. Some people think kids should eat vegetables without tricks like hiding them in other foods. Others, like me, are happy to get their families to eat their veggies any way they can. Where do you stand on this subject? Do you like to sneak in vegetable purees into other foods without your kids knowing, or do you have good luck with them eating a well-rounded diet without stealthy maneuvers? Speaking of kids, let me give you a word of advice: Do you see the nearly-identical, fun and inviting beverages shown above? Please note the different colors of umbrellas, both lovely if you ask me. That was not a pro move on my part because both kids wanted the blue one. Some tears were shed, but in the end they all managed to enjoy their drinks. Next time those suckers will be REALLY identical.Print
- 1/2 cup frozen mango
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 2 teaspoons agave nectar or honey or to taste
- 1/2 cup milk
- Combine all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth. I do not have a regular blender, so I put everything in a deep measuring cup and use a stick blender.
- Divide smoothies between two glasses, and serve with straws. Use drink umbrellas at your own risk.
For a richer drink with more tropical flavor, substitute coconut milk for the regular milk!
- Prep Time: 5
- Category: Beverage
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