Tropical Delight Smoothie

tropical delight smoothie
Written by Kari, Contributing Writer
 
There is something about summer that brings with it the need to make me feel like I live near the ocean, palm trees and an abundant supply of coconuts. The truth is, I live in the foothills of Colorado – which I absolutely love – but it doesn’t bring with it the euphoria of ocean waves and coconut beverages!
 
This is where I use our love of smoothies to fulfill this need for all things tropical. Everyday during the hot months of Colorado, we have a smoothie for breakfast or lunch. My kids and I all enjoy the simple taste of pineapples, coconuts and bananas whipped into submission in our Ninja single serve cups!
 
This recipe below is a favorite among the many we have logged during our adventures in smoothie making. Of course, if you aren’t a fan of some of the ingredients we have listed, then just sub with what your taste buds long for! Smoothies are amazing at tasting good no matter what combos you use to make your creation.
 
When making smoothies, we like to do them as healthy as possible. In doing so we use organic whenever it’s available (which is usually always), we use dairy from year round grass-fed cows, fresh or frozen fruit (never canned), non-gmo almond or coconut milks, organic chia seeds, raw and local honey, raw virgin coconut oil, raw protein powder, raw coconut water – you get the idea. We love to mix and match and come up with new creations! It’s fun to be creative!
 
We hope you enjoy this creation as much as we do!

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Tropical Delight Smoothie

What you need:

1 banana, sliced (either fresh or frozen)

1/2 cup pineapple, fresh or frozen

1/4 cup peaches, fresh or frozen
3/4 cup coconut milk
1/3 cup full-fat yogurt (can use full-fat dairy kefir)
1/4 cup finely shredded coconut
1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon raw, local honey
1 tablespoon, raw virgin coconut oil

1/2 cup ice (this is optional and typically used when the fruit you are using isn’t frozen, if you are using frozen fruit, it usually is plenty cold and you won’t need the ice)

What to do:

Place the ingredients in the blender in the order listed. Blend until pureed to desired thickness. Add more coconut milk or coconut water if it’s too thick. Add more banana if you want it thicker. Pour into glasses and enjoy!

What is your family’s favorite smoothie?

About Kari

Kari Newsom is a Colorado native who is married to her best friend and they have two children, a turtle and a pug and they live on 5 acres in a small town in Colorado. As a Certified Health and Nutrition Consultant, her passion is to educate people on the realities of living in divine health through simple instruction found in the Bible and through traditions passed down through the centuries. Her motto states: "Health Made Easy. A Life Worth Living." and she is spending everyday fulfilling this ministry God has given her. You can follow her on Twitter, Facebook, her Blog and Pinterest.

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