Tropical Bliss Smoothie

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 of 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.

Whether you’re in need of a little sunshine or just a little something sweet, the Tropical Bliss Smoothie is just what the doctor ordered.
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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.
Course Breakfast
Keyword smoothie
Author Emily Levenson

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup strawberries hulled and sliced
  • 1/3 cup pineapple chunks fresh or frozen
  • 1/3 cup mango fresh or frozen
  • 2/3 cup banana chunks fresh or frozen
  • 1/2-3/4 cup almond milk water, or juice

Instructions

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

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 #emilylevenson if you want to go the extra mile!

Whether you’re in need of a little sunshine or just a little something sweet, this smoothie is just what the doctor ordered.

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More about Emily Levenson

Emily Levenson is a therapist turned holistic health coach, podcaster, meditation encourager, and seeker of everyday magic. Emily recently kicked off her third #The100DayProject, focusing her efforts on daily meditation.

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