Tropical Tango Smoothie

by tinareale on February 27, 2013

You know what? If I could have shoved each one of you into my suitcase to bring with me to the beach, then I would have. How fun would that have been? A blast! We would have sat beachside, chatting it up, and sipping some sort of frosty tropical beverage. Ahhh, the good life.

Obviously, that wouldn’t work. So I have to do the next best thing. We can say cheers virtually. You can even have your own tropical beverage.

Last week, when the incessant rain we have had in Georgia still wouldn’t let up, I got a bit desperate for warm weather. I decided to pretend that the sun shone brightly and that I wasn’t rocking sweatshirts every day because I just couldn’t get warm. I even went so far as to make my own tropical drink to convince myself it was almost beach time. It ended up being a very good idea.

Banana. Coconut. Mango. Pineapple. Those things all come to mind when I think tropical. And they are all in this smoothie for a healthy blend you will undoubtedly love.

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In The Mix:

  • 1 container Chobani 2% Banana Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 scoop protein powder (I used Vega Tropical, but also made it with vanilla and it worked well too)
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1/4 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 4 frozen cubes of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (just enough to get the blender going smoothly)

Blend it all up, close your eyes, and let the tropical flavors take you away.

What are some of your favorite tropical flavors?

{ 12 comments }

1 She Rocks Fitness February 27, 2013 at 7:21 am

YUMMY! Papaya is definitely a tropical fruit that reminds me of the beach. Eat a half and squeeze some fresh lime on it and I’m in heaven. Hope you are soaking up the sun, because it is raining again here in NJ. :( Love this smoothie recipe. Thanks!

2 Coco February 27, 2013 at 7:22 am

The flavors sound great. The coconut oil is throwing me off but maybe I’ll give it a try!

3 Miz February 27, 2013 at 7:36 am

COCOCOCONUT anything.
any time :-)

4 Dana S February 27, 2013 at 8:12 am

I’m going to have this for breakfast! Sound delist Tina!

5 tinareale February 28, 2013 at 6:12 pm

Hope you liked it if you had it!

6 Linz @ Itz Linz February 27, 2013 at 8:21 am

mmmm! love making tropical tasting drinks and so does my hubby – reminds us of our honey moon in jamaica!

7 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries February 27, 2013 at 9:40 am

YUM! I love all things tropical… pineapple, mango, coconut, strawberries, you name it!

8 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats February 27, 2013 at 10:29 am

Um that sounds pretty much amazing, and yes I wish I could be on that cruise with you! I hope you’re enjoying every moment!

9 Kierston February 27, 2013 at 11:32 am

Yum! This sounds so delicious…looks it too!

10 Joey February 27, 2013 at 11:45 am

Sweet! I am going to be picking up the ingredients tomorrow when I go shopping. Nothing better than a good smoothie after a workout!

Thanks,
Joey

11 Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food February 27, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Looks and sounds delicious! I definitely need something tropical to get me through these cold PA winters! I hope you’re having an amazing time on your trip!

12 Heather @ Better With Veggies February 27, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Anything pineapple & coconut is fantastic. I actually had a coconut covered banana the other day that was A-mazing. :)

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