Tropical Bliss Smoothie

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So… we went to Sam’s Club this weekend to stock up on a few things and came home with a whole lot more than we bargained for. Mostly because THE DEALS, but also because I’m a total sucker for massive cartons of fruit and cannot leave without grabbing one of each.

I typically don’t regret that decision until we get home and try to fit it all in our refrigerator. How the feck are you supposed to fit enough fruit for a small army into one measly little crisper drawer? The answer is you can’t.

Good thing I love fruit and a good challenge.

My mission this week: eat all the fruit so a.) it doesn’t go bad, and b.) there is room for things beside fruit in our refrigerator.

Game ON.

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Tropical Bliss Smoothie

Whether you're in need of a little sunshine or just a little something sweet, this smoothie is just what the doctor ordered.
Author Emily Levenson | emilylevenson.com

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup strawberry chunks
  • 1/3 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1/3 cup frozen mango
  • 2/3 cup frozen banana
  • 1/2 -3/4 cup milk juice, or water*

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. If the smoothie is too thick, add a bit more liquid.
  3. Pour into your favorite glass (or not), add a straw, snap a photo, and post on Instagram while enjoying that sweet smoothie goodness.

Allergen Information

Nightshade free, dairy, free, wheat free, gluten free, egg free, corn free, and soy free*.
Notes:

  1. Use whatever liquid you prefer; cow’s milk, non-dairy milk, juice, water, or any combination thereof. Some days I prefer unsweetened almond or cashew milk, and some days I prefer some white grape juice with a little water. It all depends on your taste preferences and what you have on hand. Don’t be afraid to play around and see what you like.
  2. Trader Joe’s has THE BEST frozen mango in their freezer section. It’s seriously the only way I’ll use mango for smoothies these days. Feel free to use a fresh mango and add it in as is.
  3. I generally buy 2 big bunches of bananas at a time and let 90% of them turn brown so that I can slice them up into big chunks, place them on a baking sheet and freeze them. It makes the morning smoothie routine that much quicker because all I have to do is reach into the freezer and pull out a few chunks. No peeling. No slicing. No microwaving frozen bananas that were chucked into the freezer still in their peel… (See photo below.)
  4. If you DO happen to make this and post a photo on Instagram, please tag me (@emilylevenson)! You can also use the hashtag #ELeats if you want to go the extra mile!

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Emily Levenson is learning to trust her gut all over again. She is committed to listening to AND following the nuggets of wisdom her gut has been dishing out for decades. You can follow Emily's journey here on the blog, through the Nourish + Flourish podcast, and through her posts on Instagram.

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