The tropics have many unfair advantages. The sunny skies, the beautiful beaches, high surfs and delicious fruits. And then we can not travel to these exotic spots as and when the desire strikes. So what do you do? Bring the tropics home with a yummy tropical smoothie.
Easy to make, here are 5 best tropical smoothie recipes that you can try!
1. Blueberries Basil Smoothie Recipe
Did you ever come across smoothies with bizarre ingredients? Well, this is one of those, except this tropical smoothie only sounds weird.
The mellow tartness of the Blueberries and the peppery-sweetness of Basil tastes heavenly.
Apart from the taste, this smoothie is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients. This recipe with frozen fruits makes for a delicious breakfast smoothie.
Frozen Bananas (2)
Frozen Blueberries (2 cups)
Fresh Basil leaves (about 10 leaves)
Nut/Almond/Peanut/Cashew butter (2 tablespoons)
Pure Maple syrup (1 tablespoon)
Ground Flaxseeds (2 tablespoons)
Unsweetened Almond Milk (or Milk of choice) 2 + cups
Method: Blend the ingredients together until smooth.
Recipe Courtesy: Blueberries
2. Pina Cocado Smoothie Recipe
There’s nothing more tropical than the combination of Pineapple and Avocado. Add shredded coconut to it, and you’re transported to an exotic tropical island.
Avocado is not just an Instagram trend but is a super fruit rich in nutrients and vitamins. Give this easy tropical smoothie recipe a try and get the burst of nutrients too!
Flax seeds, Coconut oil, and Avocados also make this the perfect smoothie for weight loss.
Protein powder made with pea or Hemp/Flax (3 tbsp)
Water (4 – 6 oz)
Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (4 – 6 oz)
Frozen Pineapple pieces (1 cup)
Method: Blend the ingredients together and enjoy the tropical smoothie.
Recipe Courtesy: goop.com
3. Banana Berry Tropical Smoothie
This is for those days when you don’t have time to eat an elaborate breakfast and instead grab a granola bar to go. This 5 minutes prep Vitamin laden smoothie is both filling and time-saving.
Strawberries, Raspberries, and Bananas make this a yummy tropical fruit smoothie recipe.
2 (6-oz) containers Yogurt – Strawberry, mixed Berry or Red Raspberry
1/2 cup Milk
1/2 cup fresh Strawberry halves or Raspberries
1 Banana, sliced
2 pouches (1.5 oz each) crunchy Granola bars (4 bars)
Place the Yogurt, Milk, Sliced Strawberry and Banana in the blender.
Add to that 3 broken Granola bars.
Blend for about 30 seconds until smooth.
Recipe Courtesy: Tablespoon
4. Quintessential Strawberry Tropical Smoothie
This is the best tropical smoothie recipe to end your romantic moonlight date as the desert. It’s made from the quintessential combination of Strawberries and Dark Chocolate. It creates a palette of the contrasting flavors of bitter and sweet for a delicious smoothie.
3/4 cup Almond Milk (Coconut Milk, skim milk, or 2% will work as well)
2 medium Bananas
1 cup of frozen Strawberries
1/4 cup Greek Yogurt (plain, Strawberry or Vanilla)
3 tsp Cocoa powder
1 Tbsp Honey (optional–if you prefer your smoothie not as sweet, feel free to omit)
Blend the ingredients together on medium-high, until smooth. Garnish with Chocolate chips, or Vanilla ice cream, and enjoy!
Recipe Courtesy: A Latte Food
5. Watermelon Waltz Tropical Smoothie
This tropical fruit smoothie recipe needs sweet juicy Watermelon, Kiwi and Vanilla Yogurt. Get blending for the deliciousness that takes you to the tropics!
2 cups seedless watermelon chunks
Kiwis 2, peeled and diced
Vanilla Yogurt – 2 cups
1 cup ice
Method: Blend the ingredients together until smooth. Garnish with mint for a refreshing flavor!
Recipe Courtesy: Babble
To get the most optimal results from these fruits, we recommend using a high-quality blender like the Vitamix Blender.