Imagine all of your favorite flavors from your last island adventure all blended together into one delicious, dairy free, Tropical Paradise Smoothie. YUM!
Hello!!! First, I must apologize for my lack of posts as of late. I sent an email to my distribution list of awesome folks and explained why I’ve been MIA lately, but in case you didn’t see it, we’ve been busy moving! I’m still in the Portland area, just farther away from the city. We moved from a neighborhood with tightly packed yards out to the country on 10 acres! We already have chickens, goats, and a barn cat! So much work ahead of us, but we are homebodies so this change suits us quite nicely.
Second, can you believe this fruit platter? I have a confession to make – at my day job (that’s not blogging), they have this amazing free fruit program. We get one piece of fruit per day. Lately, the fruit selection has been awful, but this past winter when I actually wrote this post – yes, its been photographed and ready to share for over three months now – they were going through this amazing tropical fruit phase. Every day, I took home a different piece of fruit. For anyone who knows me, they will tell you passion fruit is my all time favorite flavor. Nothing else compares. Have you tried all of the other fruits I have here?
Well, despite the fact that I beautifully set out all these tropical fruits and my family would have had no problem eating them all, I figured I’d see what they taste like in a smoothie. My apologies for the lack of exactness in my recipe, but its a smoothie. You add what you want and whirl it on up. I used coconut water because that’s what I had on hand, but lite coconut milk would have made this drink even creamier. Go crazy.
Do you think your kids would love this? If you’re anything like me, you day dream about sitting on a warm tropical beach at least once per week. Why not at least take a few of your senses there in the meantime?
Tropical Paradise Smoothie
- 11 ounces coconut water
- 1 kiwi peeled
- 1 star fruit chopped
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup dragon fruit frozen
- 1/2 cup mango frozen
- 1 passion fruit use pulp and discard peel or use passion fruit puree
- Combine as much or as little of the fruit as your heart desires in a blender. Add enough coconut water to allow it to blend. If desired, also throw in some crushed ice. Quantities are purely based on preference!
- Blend until smooth and enjoy immediately!