Tropical Fruit Smoothie

It’s all of the sudden getting super hot outside here in Iowa, and my natural reaction is to do something to cool off. Sure, water is fine, but this smoothie is a lot tastier and more interesting on a hot day.

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To make it seasonal and fun, I made this smoothie with mixed tropical fruits I had in the freezer and coconut water. The coconut water is not only healthy, but makes this smoothie dairy-free and liquid-y enough to drink.

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That being said, this drink is still super thick and icy, making it perfect for a hot summer day, especially if you’re trying to stay healthy. Give this a try if you’re into cold drinks, sweet fruit and health benefits!

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Ingredients

  • ½ cup coconut water
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 ½ cups frozen tropical fruit **I used a mixture of mangoes, peaches, kiwi and strawberries**

Instructions

Blend all the ingredients together on high speed in your blender. I had some trouble at getting the frozen fruit to blend at first, so I moved it around a little with a spatula in between blending. If you’re still having trouble, add a little more coconut water to get the blender going.

Pour into a glass and serve cold.

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