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Almond Breeze Tropical Sunshine Smoothie

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.)Β  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


  • 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)


  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.

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.

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  1. Amanda

    March 8th, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Just looking at your pictures makes me long for tropical weather and beaches! πŸ™‚ How beautiful… I am going to need to pick up a papaya now!

  2. bakedbree

    March 14th, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Thank you Amanda! Are you still knee deep in snow?

  3. Ali | Gimme Some Oven

    March 8th, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Beautiful, Bree!!! I have been wanting to try those coconut chips from TJ’s – they look so yummy!

  4. bakedbree

    March 14th, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    You have been warned about the coconut chips!!!

  5. Erin Duke

    March 8th, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Oh my goodness, that looks just fantastic! This is going on my “must-make” list right away! πŸ™‚

  6. bakedbree

    March 14th, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    I am so glad!

  7. Sarah @ The Chef Next Door

    March 8th, 2013 at 9:59 am

    This looks fabulous! Wish I had the ingredients on hand because I would totally make this right now!

  8. bakedbree

    March 14th, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    I hope that you make it soon!

  9. Cookin' Canuck

    March 8th, 2013 at 11:17 am

    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.

  10. bakedbree

    March 14th, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    I listen to so many, I love listening to podcasts when I cook.

  11. Tanya

    March 8th, 2013 at 11:25 am

    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.

  12. bakedbree

    March 14th, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Good for you! We are taking our first post-children vacation this summer and I cannot wait!

  13. Caroline @ chocolate & carrots

    March 8th, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    It looks so refreshing and kind of reminds me of the dole whips in Disney! So delicious! πŸ˜€

  14. bakedbree

    March 14th, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Now I am craving a Dole Whip!

  15. Natalie

    March 8th, 2013 at 2:40 pm

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

  16. bakedbree

    March 14th, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    that would be great!

  17. Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine)

    March 8th, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    What an awesome, refreshing smoothie!

  18. bakedbree

    March 14th, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    thank you Ashley! Summer in a glass.

  19. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen

    March 8th, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    I have been drinkng a smoothie every day since beginning half-marathon training. I am officially addicted. Putting this on my list for sure!

  20. Leigh Koch

    March 8th, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    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!

  21. bakedbree

    March 14th, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    For. Real. Make aheads make for an easy morning.

  22. Jessica

    March 8th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    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.

  23. bakedbree

    March 14th, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    They are no joke. πŸ™‚

  24. dena

    March 9th, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Oh Yum! One sip and I’m back on the beach!

  25. bakedbree

    March 14th, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    That’s the idea!

  26. green smoothie recipes

    July 13th, 2013 at 4:28 am

    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 πŸ™‚

  27. bakedbree

    July 22nd, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Not much!

  28. Laura

    February 28th, 2014 at 10:30 pm

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

  29. bakedbree

    March 1st, 2014 at 12:08 am

    I hope you do Laura!

  30. Ava

    April 7th, 2014 at 11:31 pm

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

  31. bakedbree

    April 16th, 2014 at 11:33 am

    You are welcome! You have my favorite name, I have a daughter named Ava. πŸ™‚

  32. Ashley

    May 24th, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    I absolutely love this recipe!! I made it this morning for breakfast!

  33. bakedbree

    May 24th, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    I am so glad Ashley! It’s a nice way to start the day. πŸ™‚

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