The Ultimate Tropical Smoothie

This creation, like so many, came out of throwing together whatever we had available.  On this past 4th of July, I wanted to make the kids a smoothie, before heading over to our friends’ home.  After raiding the pantry and freezer, this is what we came up with.  It was way too good, not to share. 

The nice thing about this smoothie, is that it doesn’t matter what time of year you want to make it, nearly all of the fruit used is frozen, with the exception of the mango, which is available almost year round, nowadays.   This cool, tropical treat, would also make a great adult cocktail, just add a little rum or vodka. 

SMOOTHIE TIP:

Whenever you have bananas that are starting to get too ripe, try peeling then freezing them on a flat baking sheet.  When they are frozen, transfer them to a freezer bag and keep them in there so that they are available whenever you make a smoothie.  They also make a fantastic creamy, sweet, cool treat on their own!  

Yields 4 large servings

1 can light coconut milk

1 cup pineapple juice (Fresh or frozen pineapple would work well too.)

5 frozen peach slices

5 large frozen strawberries

1 frozen banana (fresh would work too)

½ large fresh mango, peeled and cut into chunks. 

10 large ice cubes

Combine the above ingredients in a blender pitcher and blend until smooth.