This smoothie is going to take you places. If you’re like me, after just one taste, you’ll feel like you’ve been magically transported from here…
Oh, wait. Pinch me, because I might already be there.
But I don’t want to leave anybody out, so I’m sharing this tropical smoothie so you can feel like you’re in the tropics enjoying Spring Break with me!
Oranges become my fruit obsession every winter. They are cheaper, juicer, oranger… it may be cold and snowy outside, but it seems to be primo orange season. I eat one every single day for lunch in the winter. Creature of habit? Let’s just say I enjoy predictable routines.
As I started to snap a few shots of this smoothie, I thought it would be nice to have two glasses to work with. As you’ll notice, only one made it to the photo shoot. That’s because after having just one sip, I couldn’t resist drinking all of Glass #1. I didn’t really need both for a good picture anyway, right?
I should mention: if you are bothered by texture, you may want to choose a different smoothie. I don’t mind foods that are a teeny little bit textured, so this smoothie was perfect for me. But because of the oranges, you might not get a perfectly smooth blend unless you have an amazing blender.
Speaking of which, maybe the (less smooth) texture of mine was due to my blender quality. I had to do a double take to find out if my eyes were tricking me or if it truly let out a puff of smoke when I turned it on.
- 2 oranges
- 1 banana
- ⅓ cup pineapple (fresh is best, but canned works)
- ¼ cup yogurt
- ⅓ cup milk (this would be amazing with coconut milk!)
- Blend until smooth. Sprinkle with coconut and/or orange zest.
So you go ahead and get some Vitamin C, and (since I already had two smoothies) I’ll take advantage of my vacation and stock up on the Vitamin D.
(Any great blender recommendations? I think I might be in the market for a new one.)