Delicious, refreshing, nutritious, and easy to prep, this tropical smoothie, full of Caribbean flavours like pineapple, mango, and banana, is the pre-carnival breakfast smoothie you’ve been looking for.
The perfect grab-and-go breakfast, it’s chock full of all the Vitamin C, potassium, and fiber that you need to start off your day well. We’ve even added a pinch of ginger and turmeric for a spicy kick, and an extra immune boost.
Watch the video to learn how to make your own tropical smoothie, or read ahead for more tips, tricks, and flavour combinations!
HERE ARE 3 SIMPLE TIPS TO MAKE YOUR NEXT SMOOTHIE PREP GO, WELL, SMOOTHLY
1. FREEZE YOUR FRUIT
Freezing your fruits not only ensures that they last longer, but that your smoothie gets maximum nutrition. Say bye bye to watered-down, mushy smoothies, and hello to refreshingly cool, thick, creamy concoctions.
Another benefit to creating freezer ‘smoothie packs’ is that all you then have to do is pop one into a blender, add some liquid, and hit ‘on’. Mix and match fruits and vegetables for timeless combinations like triple berry (blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries), green detox (kiwi, spinach, and apple), and pina colada (bananas, pineapples and coconut milk)
Frozen fruit packs can last for over six months, so go wild!
2. POUR YOUR LIQUIDS FIRST
Whatever your liquid base – orange juice, coconut milk, almond milk, coconut water, etc – make sure to pour it into the blender before you add the frozen fruits. Doing so ensures that the smoothie blends uniformly, that the fruit pulp gets broken down and mixed in thoroughly, and that you’re left with a glass of creamy, healthy goodness.
3. TURN TO THE TROPICS
Brighten up your morning with this easy pineapple smoothie.
You will need:
1/2 cup of almond, coconut milk, pineapple or orange juice
1/2 cup of vegan yoghurt or flavour of your preference
Frozen pineapple pieces
Frozen mango chunks
1/4 frozen banana
A pinch of ginger
A pinch of turmeric
Then simply blend and bottle, and your to-go breakfast is good to go!