If you’re looking for a tasty quick breakfast that will mentally transport you to a tropical beach, this MANGO PINEAPPLE SMOOTHIE will do the trick!
I don’t know about you, but starting with Halloween and going all the way through Christmas, I throw all the rules with respect to food out the window. I allow myself to eat whatever I want, whenever I want it. I do it every year, and every January, my body is craving healthy food and a heck-of-a-lot more produce than I had eaten over the past couple of months.
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Here in the Pacific Northwest, we love our local produce, however the growing season is rather short. So, during the months when absolutely nothing grows around these parts, I use frozen fruit. Right about this time of year, I also start to crave warm tropical beaches. That’s why I really love this smoothie. The combination of these tropical flavors is not only delicious, but they allow me to take a five minute mental journey to a warm beach near the equator.
There’s nothing fancy in this smoothie – just mango, pineapple and banana. You can certainly take it to the next level by adding a splash of coconut milk to the water, but I was going for quick and easy. I do like to add some vanilla protein powder so that it keeps me full longer, but that part is totally optional.
The last time I enjoyed this smoothie, I had actually blended it up and took it to the gym with me. Immediately after my spin class, I drank my smoothie and, wow, was that a refreshing and replenishing treat! I love to add some toasted coconut for crunch. YUM!
- 1/2 cup frozen mango
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
- 1 medium banana
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder optional
- Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
If you’re a smoothie fan, you’ll definitely want to check out my not-so-green green smoothie (say what?):
And my ever-so-satisfying and filling healthy chocolate protein smoothie:
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