I 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?
2 cups Almond Breeze Coconut Almond Milk
1/2 papaya, seeded and cubed
1/2 mango, peeled and cubed
1/2 pineapple, cubed
1 orange, peeled and cut into quarters
1 Tablespoon raw honey
1/4 cup coconut flakes
Ice (if your fruit is not frozen)
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.
Cut 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.
Drizzle with honey.
Add some coconut flakes.
Add some ice if your fruit is not cold. Blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and garnish with a pineapple wedge and coconut.
Disclosure: I am being paid by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze for this post. I am compensated for my time, however all opinions expressed are my own.
Saturday 24th of May 2014
I absolutely love this recipe!! I made it this morning for breakfast!
Saturday 24th of May 2014
I am so glad Ashley! It's a nice way to start the day. :)
Monday 7th of April 2014
Oh papaya my new found love :). Thanks so much for this recipe.
Wednesday 16th of April 2014
You are welcome! You have my favorite name, I have a daughter named Ava. :)
Friday 28th of February 2014
I love tropical fruit smoothies this one looks great I will be trying it soon. Thanks
Saturday 1st of March 2014
I hope you do Laura!
green smoothie recipes
Saturday 13th of July 2013
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 :)
Monday 22nd of July 2013
Saturday 9th of March 2013
Oh Yum! One sip and I'm back on the beach!
Thursday 14th of March 2013
That's the idea!