Welcome to how to make the tropical innocent smoothie at home.
I don’t know about you but I love smoothies and milkshakes. They are like heaven to drink. So creamy and a perfect way to get your five a day in your diet. Plus with the temperature in the late 30’s (100 in Fahrenheit) you want something cool and refreshing in the summer months. But here in Portugal there always seems to be a lack of places selling traditional milkshakes so the best option is always to make your own.
After reading Juicing For Life and publishing the review last week, it got me thinking more about smoothies. I love my fruit and I love using it to make myself fresh apple or orange juice, but that is often all I will do with it. I will never really look at the added benefits of having it more often or the different juices I can make.
Also when I normally get involved in smoothies there will often be some ice cream involved which I know is really bad for me. So I decided as an experiment of course, to see what I could create that was based on lots of healthy fresh fruit and some coconut milk so that it was perfect for my Paleo beliefs.
Edit – I better confess Dominic made me it, before he gets upset at me for taking all the credit!!!
This recipe is also inspired by the Innocent Smoothie collection as they were the first smoothies I ever bought years and years ago when I used to shop in Asda. I had been drinking them by the pint without having any regard to what was in them. Then the Innocent Smoothie became the talked about drink for how unhealthy it was, fast forward many years and they have improved their recipes and this recipe is based upon what they have in their tropical smoothie.
Also when I look at the prices (see I am always thinking frugal) I notice that I can make it at home for 80% less including lemon off my own lemon tree. So here goes with me making my own Innocent Smoothie at home!How To Make The #Tropical #Innocent #Smoothie At Home via recipe_thisClick To Tweet
- ½ Small Pineapple
- 3 Large Bananas
- 1 Apple
- 1 Orange juice only
- ½ Small Lemon juice only
- 3 Tbsp Coconut Milk
- 8 Ice Cubes
- Remove the core from your apple, peel and chop up your pineapple into chunks and remove the skin and dice your bananas. Chop up your apple with the skin still on.
- Place into the blender your chopped pineapple, chopped apple, sliced bananas and the juice from your lemon and orange.
- Add the coconut milk and blend for 3 minutes. After 3 minutes blend again with the ice.
- If the smoothie is too thick add some extra ice or if it is too runny then add another banana.
This recipe will make you enough for 750ml of the pineapples, coconuts and banana smoothie from Innocent Smoothies.
Juicing For Life
If it wasn’t for Juicing For Life I doubt I would be experimenting and showing you this great recipe that you can make at home using fresh fruit. This recipe is perfect for breakfast, as a cool down during the summer months or even as something cold on your throat when you have a bad cold.
If you want to learn more about juicing along with choosing healthy fruit and vegetables, how to increase your vitamins naturally and how to lose weight through juicing then you can find that all out in Juicing For Life by clicking here.