Typically when I make a smoothie, I don’t use a recipe. I use whatever I have in my fridge and keep adding and blending until it tastes fabulous. Today was different though. The weather in Florida has been heating up, which has me craving all sorts of tropical flavors. I hear it’s still snowing in the Northeast, so maybe a tall glass of tropical fruit is just what you need to get through it. Pineapple, mango, and papaya are blended with a few other sweet ingredients that will take you away to a tropical paradise. Place in a mason jar for an on-the-go breakfast, because let’s be real… we’re almost always eating breakfast on the go.
My local grocery store carries pre-cut fruit which is great for snacking or in this case, smoothies. Although it probably isn’t the most cost effective option, it makes things a lot easier. Not only that, I find when I use whole fruit I have tons left over, and sadly it can go to waste. I love this option, but of course whatever method you use is totally fine! Mornings for me are usually pretty hectic so it’s great to just take the container of fruit and drop it in the blender with a few other ingredients. I’m all about simplicity!
1 cup chopped mango
1 cup chopped pineapple
1 cup peeled, seeded, and chopped papaya
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup orange juice
1 cup ice
1 chopped kiwi (optional)
Shredded coconut (optional)
1. In a blender or food processor, add mango, pineapple, papaya, ice and yogurt. Puree for 10 seconds and add orange juice. Puree until smooth, stirring occasionally if necessary, for 1 minute. If consistency is too thick, add additional 1/4 cup orange juice.