Is it just me, or is summer coming on speedily this year? We've had so many warm days lately, and I'm simultaneously loving and hating them. Loving them because we're spending so much time outside as a family, playing on the playground and going for walks, and hating them because I know if it's this hot now, it's going to be miserable this summer. Our favorite way to keep cool during the summer is with fruit smoothies, and this mango pineapple smoothie is awesomely delicious!
I've been making smoothies for a long time, but I feel like I finally discovered the secret to perfect smoothies… frozen bananas! I was skeptical at first, but they make everything so sweet and creamy and delightful. I've found that if I add a banana to a smoothie, I don't need to add any sugar or honey at all to sweeten it. (I usually wait until my bananas are getting a little spotty and then just throw them in the freezer to save for smoothies.) I also really like to use a mixture of fresh and frozen fruit, especially because it means I don't have to add any ice and water down the smoothie. This smoothie is so easy to make and so simple too!
Mango Pineapple Smoothie
1 frozen ripe banana
3/4 cup frozen mango chunks
3/4 cup fresh pineapple chunks
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup milk (I usually use soy or almond milk)
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add more milk or juice as needed to thin out the smoothie to the desired consistency. Enjoy!
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