Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tropical Smoothie Recipe

Tropical Smoothie is a perfectly summery but healthy and refreshing smoothie recipes. This smoothie is filled with tons of goodness from lots of tropical fruits (like mango, pineapple, kiwi strawberry and banana). Its great for breakfast or snack or even dessert. 


First time I made this smoothie was with an intention to finish little bits of all these fruits I had and used milk as my liquid. That combination tasted good too but I wanted something which is light and yet satiating.  So finally after many trials I finally found the perfect combination of this smoothie using orange juice and coconut water which I'll be sharing today. 

I prefer using ripe banana as that gives me enough sweetness to skip adding sugar/honey. As I always say, there are no exact amount required for smoothie. Some may like more of one fruit than other. Some like their smoothie's thick some like it just perfect to be easily sipped by straw. Some like it sweet some prefer natural. Basically adjust the fruits and liquid to your taste and liking. The proportions mentioned below is what suits my taste palate. 

This smoothie can be made vegan too. Just use a vegan yogurt. You can replace coconut water with milk/coconut milk if you like. You can also customize it like by adding oats to make it more filling Or by giving a boost of omega 3 by adding chia seeds and flax seeds. 

Now to the recipe...




Ingredients: (Serves 1-2)
1 Mango peeled and chopped 
1 kiwi peeled and chopped
1/2 banana peeled and chopped
1/2 cup chopped pineapple pieces (using frozen )
2-3 strawberries washed and chopped
1/2 cup coconut water
1/4 cup orange juice
1 heaped tbsp yogurt
Ice cubes  (optional and as required)
Sugar/honey/sweetener of choice (optional and as required)

Method:
In a blender add the chopped fruits, followed by yogurt, orange juice, coconut water. Blend until smooth. Pour in a glass and serve immediately. 


Notes: 
  • You can use frozen or fresh fruits for this recipe. I've used all fresh except pineapple. 
  • You can replace coconut water with coconut milk or regular milk too. 
  • Other tropical fruits like papaya can also be added to this smoothie. 
  • I've skipped adding sugar to this smoothie as the sweetness from mangoes and banana was perfect for me. You can add sweetener of choice like sugar or honey if required. 



That's it, our all natural, healthy, delicious and summery Tropical Smoothie is ready. Enjoy!!


Stay Healthy and Hydrated!!
Shweta



5 comments:

  1. Really looks so yummy..Very nice clicks shweta

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  2. its like summer in the glass.Beautiful clicks

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  3. Looks awesum........ lovely!

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  4. superb smoothie.. and very nice pics..felt like taking a sip right away:)

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  5. gud luking smoothie....luvly clicks....i just had a glass...replaced kiwi with orange :)
    Cheers
    Anu@RasA-svAda

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