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.)ย  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

Almond Breeze Tropical Morning Smoothie - Tropical fruits and coconut make this a vitamin C bomb that tastes like a healthy pina colada.


  • 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.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

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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This Post Has 33 Comments

  1. Amanda

    Just looking at your pictures makes me long for tropical weather and beaches! ๐Ÿ™‚ How beautiful… I am going to need to pick up a papaya now!

    1. bakedbree

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

  2. Ali | Gimme Some Oven

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

    1. bakedbree

      You have been warned about the coconut chips!!!

  3. Erin Duke

    Oh my goodness, that looks just fantastic! This is going on my “must-make” list right away! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. bakedbree

      I am so glad!

  4. Sarah @ The Chef Next Door

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

    1. bakedbree

      I hope that you make it soon!

  5. Cookin' Canuck

    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.

    1. bakedbree

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

  6. Tanya

    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.

    1. bakedbree

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

  7. Caroline @ chocolate & carrots

    It looks so refreshing and kind of reminds me of the dole whips in Disney! So delicious! ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. bakedbree

      Now I am craving a Dole Whip!

  8. Natalie

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

    1. bakedbree

      that would be great!

  9. Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine)

    What an awesome, refreshing smoothie!

    1. bakedbree

      thank you Ashley! Summer in a glass.

  10. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen

    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

    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!

    1. bakedbree

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

  12. Jessica

    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.

    1. bakedbree

      They are no joke. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. dena

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

    1. bakedbree

      That’s the idea!

  14. green smoothie recipes

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. bakedbree

      Not much!

  15. Laura

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

    1. bakedbree

      I hope you do Laura!

  16. Ava

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

    1. bakedbree

      You are welcome! You have my favorite name, I have a daughter named Ava. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Ashley

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

    1. bakedbree

      I am so glad Ashley! It’s a nice way to start the day. ๐Ÿ™‚

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