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tropical morning smoothie recipeI am a big fan of the podcast. I love to listen to them while I am kitchen. I feel like someone is hanging out with me and I always learn something new. I really love the Simple Mom podcast. I learn a lot about running a blog business, motherhood, and simple living. On one episode, Lisa Bryne was the guest, she teaches wellness classes and knows a ton about nutrition and good health. She mentioned that allergy sufferers should eat tropical fruit in the winter months to help alleviate some of the symptoms. My husband has terrible allergies, and we are willing to try just about anything to get him through allergy season. So papaya, pineapple, and mango it is!

I made a big pitcher of these, and froze them so he could grab one on his way out the door. Make ahead smoothies have made our mornings run much smoother. (No pun intended.)  My new product obsession? Roasted Coconut Chips from Trader Joe’s. They are delicious. Slightly sweet, slightly salty.  I love to snack on them, blend them into a smoothie, mix into some granola, or add to a salad. I buy a few bags at a time because they sell out sometimes. How could you not have a good day when you start off with a cup full of sunshine?

tropical morning smoothie recipe2 cups Almond Breeze Coconut Almond Milk
1/2 papaya, seeded and cubed
1/2 mango, peeled and cubed
1/2 pineapple, cubed
1 banana
1 orange, peeled and cut into quarters
1 Tablespoon raw honey
1/4 cup coconut flakes
Ice (if your fruit is not frozen)

papaya I have eaten papaya before, but I had never used one in my kitchen before. It is so beautiful when you slice it open, the contrast of the orange and black. So pretty.

tropical sunshine smoothie recipeCut up your fruit. I had a few oranges laying around that I discovered after I took my ingredient shot. I peeled it and cut into quarters. Add the almond milk to the blender.

tropical sunshine smoothie Drizzle with honey.

tropical sunshine smoothieAdd some coconut flakes.

tropical sunshine smoothieAdd some ice if your fruit is not cold. Blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and garnish with a pineapple wedge and coconut.

tropical sunshine smoothie

Almond Breeze Tropical Morning Smoothie

Almond Breeze Tropical Morning Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Almond Breeze Coconut Almond Milk
  • 1/2 papaya, seeded and cubed
  • 1/2 mango, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 pineapple, cubed
  • 1 banana
  • 1 orange, peeled and cut into quarters
  • 1 Tablespoon raw honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes
  • Ice (if your fruit is not frozen)

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and garnish with a piece of pineapple and a sprinkling of coconut.
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33 Responses to Almond Breeze Tropical Sunshine Smoothie

  1. Amanda says:

    Just looking at your pictures makes me long for tropical weather and beaches! :) How beautiful… I am going to need to pick up a papaya now!
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  2. Beautiful, Bree!!! I have been wanting to try those coconut chips from TJ’s – they look so yummy!

  3. Erin Duke says:

    Oh my goodness, that looks just fantastic! This is going on my “must-make” list right away! :)
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  4. This looks fabulous! Wish I had the ingredients on hand because I would totally make this right now!

  5. I never think to turn on a podcast when I’m in the kitchen. Great idea! These smoothies look like the perfect thing to get me out of that winter funk.
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  6. Tanya says:

    Yesterday my husband and I planned our vacation this year, We are going to spend the 4th of July in San Diego with out son. This drink really reminds me of a beachy drink and makes me even more excited to go. I will have to drink this a few times when I get antsy about going. It sounds delicious.
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  7. It looks so refreshing and kind of reminds me of the dole whips in Disney! So delicious! :D
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  8. Natalie says:

    Looks delicious as-is, but I would definitely try it out with straight coconut milk, too!

  9. What an awesome, refreshing smoothie!
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  10. I have been drinkng a smoothie every day since beginning half-marathon training. I am officially addicted. Putting this on my list for sure!

  11. Leigh Koch says:

    Those coconut chips are a lot like Biscoff – I cannot have them in the house! I had them a few months ago and ate an entire bag… so tasty!! Brian will love these smoothies, he’s a big smoothie fan and the idea of make ahead is a great one since he wakes the entire house up with the blender in the early mornings!

  12. Jessica says:

    I just bought a bag of roasted coconut chips at Trader Joe’s. I ate them all in one sitting. In my car. In the parking lot of Trader Joe’s. They are that good.
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  13. dena says:

    Oh Yum! One sip and I’m back on the beach!
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  14. [...] from March to June. This variety of mango is one of the sweetest varieties, perfect for baking, smoothies, margaritas, or made into a popsicle. I got the idea for the basil sugar-salt from The Simple [...]

  15. This is a really nice way to get a lift after a walk or exercise, my partner whipped up a couple after our sunday ride and we both enjoyed them plus this smoothie is healthy, what more can you ask :)
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  16. Laura says:

    I love tropical fruit smoothies this one looks great I will be trying it soon. Thanks

  17. Ava says:

    Oh papaya my new found love :). Thanks so much for this recipe.

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