Posting a smoothie ‘recipe’ feels like a bit of a cop out but this tropical fruit salad drink is too good not to share.
One of my favourite things about smoothies is how quick and easy they are; no matter how busy you are if you have fruit in the house you can create a delicious smoothie in a matter of minutes. Post-run I often find the only thing I’m capable of making straight away is a smoothie; hungover me welcomes nothing more than a smoothie to get some quick vitamins back into my body. Unless bacon sandwiches are on offer, in which case, I will always choose the bacon. All of the bacon.
You’ll need a blender to make this, I use my Breville Blend Active which does the job perfectly and is super affordable.
Tropical Fruit Smoothie
- 1/4 medium fresh pineapple cut into chunks
- 1 large banana
- 6 strawberries
- 1 lime juice
- 1 cup freshly-squeezed orange juice
- drizzle agave syrup optional
- Prepare your fruit starting with your pineapple because it's the trickiest.
- Put everything into a blender and blitz until you have your desired consistency.
- Enjoy. Preferably in the sunshine.
You just know that this is a winning combination of flavours.
I am a pineapple fiend and I always advocate buying it fresh and preparing it yourself. People often worry with a large fruit like a pineapple that buying it fresh will mean it goes to waste, especially if you won’t eat it every day but this doesn’t have to be the case. Freeze your fruit for smoothies!
Perfect! Try and stop yourself from eating the fruit as you prepare it. I find this bit the hardest!
You can really add as much or as little of each item as you want. If you want a creamier, thicker smoothie add more banana and less orange juice.
Colourful food really cheers me up and just screams spring and summer.
A squeeze of lime is just enough to add a little hint of something to the smoothie. A little citrus kick.
Add in your orange juice and agave, if using, and then blend.
Keep blending until everything is incorporated and the smoothie is well, smooth!
Serve in cute little mini milk bottles with straws. I picked mine up ages ago in B&M Bargains but you can get some just like mine on Amazon.
I just love the cute little bottles and the lids are handy little screw-tops meaning they’re perfect for picnics.
Perfect to help recover from all of the upcoming Bank Holiday indulgence.
The smoothie won’t keep so drink it straight after you make it and don’t forget to freeze your leftover fruit for your next smoothie!