My tropical smoothie is a great way to drink your health, rather than drink to it. Start your day with this nutrient rich delicious drink and you will feel a bounce in your step all day. Whether it is from the fruity goodness, or just a placebo, I will let you decide. After all, how can you not be happy sipping something so cool and frosty?
Tropical Smoothie is sweet and tangy and it has a surprise element. At the first sip, you will wonder what it is. As you realize its coconut, you will already have drained most of it. I blogged about a green smoothie earlier. If you are not into sipping raw greens, this tropical smoothie is a good starter recipe. It is also kid friendly!
I am making this tropical smoothie with my Hamilton Beach blender, which the kind folks at Hamilton Beach India sent my way. Now I have embarked on a mission to #CreateFearlessly using this mean machine.
I have used many Hamilton Beach appliances in the past while living in the US. But I was very eager to test out this product which is newly launched in the Indian market. This wonderful blender came to me from my old home – Glen Allen – which was such a surprise!!
The greatest challenge while making a smoothie is getting a really smooth drink! No chunks from the bananas or bits of ice. Everything should just be pulverized. And the Hamilton Beach blender does an excellent job of it.
Some things I love about the Hamilton Beach Multiblender –
1) Super light jar – The jar is really light weight, so much better than a heavy glass jar. It makes handling easy.
2) The jar can just be placed inside the slot. There is no need to lock it in or turn it a certain way as is found in food processors and blenders. I prefer this because I am bad at any delicate actions and end up chipping off or breaking something many times.
3) Unified Assembly – The bottom and blade don’t come off. This saves the trouble of putting them together every time you want to use the blender. Cleanup is also easy with some water and just a drop of detergent.
I used all fresh fruit and tried this with yogurt too. Using yogurt as a base also gives an excellent smoothie. But since we are making something tropical, and something bold, the recipe below uses coconut milk. That also makes it a vegan recipe, which means more people can enjoy it. Honey or agave nectar is an optional sweetener.
Tropical Smoothie Recipe
- 2 Bananas
- 1/2 cup pineapple
- 1/2 cup strawberries
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1 Tbsp honey or agave nectar
- 1 cup ice cubes
- Add the coconut milk in the blender jar first.
- Add the fruit and ice cubes.
- Add your sweetener if needed.
- Add a splash of water if needed.
- Pulse once or twice and blend on 'Smoothie' setting for 30-60 seconds.
- Add water or more ice cubes to adjust consistency.
- Pour and serve immediately.
This tropical smoothie recipe is a guideline. You can add your favorite fruits like kiwi or mango too or papaya. So what is your favorite fruit combination for a fruit smoothie?
This post is written in association with Hamilton Beach India and BlogAdda as part of the #CreateFearlessly campaign.