Tropical Smoothie Recipes

Unique Flavors

Tropical smoothie recipes contain fruits and other ingredients associated with tropical geographic regions. Besides tasting delicious, these fruits contain vitamins to boost your immune system and generally enhance your good health. As an alternative to a full meal or as a quick treat, drinking a smoothie increases your energy levels.

Types of Fruits
By mixing different popular tropical fruits in various combinations, you can createtropical smoothie hundreds of smoothie recipes. Coconut is a flavorful mainstay for many tropical concoctions. The familiar pina coloda is a mixture of pineapple and coconut but you can substitute other fruits for different tasting coladas.

Mix mango with coconut for a mango coloda or use a banana and make a banana coloda. Some common fruits used in tropical smoothie recipes include:

Kiwi – imbues the smoothie with a tangy flavor
Mango – a very sweet, rich flavor
Papaya – another light sweet flavor and high in fiber
Guava – higher in vitamin C than other fruits, it has a sweet berry taste
Banana – can be used to blend with many other fruit flavors
Coconut – extremely sweet flavor
Pineapple – available nearly all year round and can range from tart to sweet

If you can’t find the fresh fruits for your tropical smoothie recipes, you can always resort to canned fruit or flavored syrups.

How to Make a Tropical Smoothie
Place the fruits you selected for your drink in a blender with ice and a liquid to bind all the ingredients together. Often you will mix milk, coconut milk, yogurt or ice cream into the smoothie. Once you combine the fruit, liquid, and ice, blend them until they have a smooth consistency.

To thicken your smoothie, add a frozen banana or other frozen fruit. For extra sweetness without adding processed sugar, include honey or vanilla in the recipe. You can add probiotics, protein powders, or ground flax seed to make your smoothie even more beneficial for your body.

Presentation is the last step in making your tropical smoothie. Find a serving container appropriate for an exotic tropical drink. For a pina coloda smoothie use a hollowed coconut shell or for a pineapple smoothie hollow out a pineapple for the serving container. Use fresh fruit chunks skewered by long toothpicks to add a visual flair to your smoothie.

Tropical Smoothies
Tropical smoothie recipes serve as a springboard for your own custom recipes. Acoconut Coconut & Mango Cream Tropical Smoothie is really tasty and simple to fix.

To your blender add:
1/2 cup coconut chunks
1 banana sliced
1/2 cup mango
1 cup of milk
1/2 cup milk
Blend all of the ingredients on high for 10 to 20 seconds or until the mixture is smooth.

A Papaya & Guava Tropical Smoothie is more slushy than creamy since the recipe doesn’t call for any milk products. The list of ingredients for this smoothie includes:
1 banana sliced
1/2 cup chopped papaya
1/2 cup guava
1/2 cup mango chunks
1 cup of coconut or pineapple juice
1/2 cup ice cubes
Blend until smooth.

A Pineapple Coconut Smoothie is easy to make.
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 cup pineapple chunks
Add to blender and blend until smooth. Sprinkle shredded coconut on the top and serve.

For a smoothie with only three grams of fat and five milligrams of cholesterol blend:
1 Cup vanilla yogurt
1 cup mango or peach chunks
1 ¼ cups soymilk or other milk or milk substitute
½ cup orange juice
1 sliced banana
These ingredients make two servings with a total of 420 calories.

Tropical Smoothie tropical smoothie
1 banana, sliced
1/2 Cup mango, papaya or guava
2 Cups milk
Add 3 ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

Hawaiian Smoothie
1 Cup passion fruit juice
1 Cup guava juice
1 Cup orange yogurt
1 banana, cut in chunks
1 small can pineapple with juice
1/2 Cup mango slices
10 ice cubes
Add ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

Easy Tropical Smoothie
1 Cup orange juice
1/2 Cup pineapple juice
1 banana, cut in chunks
5-7 ice cubes
Add ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

Whether you prefer a slushy consistency or a creamy smoothie, tropical smoothie recipes abound with vitamins and flavor. Nutritious enough to replace a meal, a smoothie is also a great energizing snack.

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