Tropical Banana Smoothie

by jerseygirl on January 7, 2012 · 14 comments

I know it’s the middle of winter but it was 60 degrees in NJ today.  This warranted the kids playing outside in shorts. ( In our house, shorts weather is anything over 50 degrees.)  We had plenty of warm sunshine so I thought making a tropical smoothie was appropriate. I took my drink out on the patio and closed my eyes. I took a sip and envisioned  a turquoise pool of water, pink sand between my toes and a cool breeze blowing some palm trees.  A shot of rum in this drink might have helped further but it was too early in the day for that.  This smoothie reminded me of a tropical island and that the summer is not too far away. Tonight, it is going back down to 35 degrees and I will be drinking warm tea. But it was nice to have a little summer dreaming even if just for a few hours.

 

Serves: Tropical Banana Smoothie
 
Ingredients
  • 2 frozen bananas, sliced
  • 1 can (14 ounces) light coconut milk
  • 1 cup mango chunks
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Add a few ice cubes if you would like it more frozen. Makes 2 to 3 servings.

 

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leslie January 7, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Wait..can I add some Vodka?? ;)

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Katrina January 7, 2012 at 11:09 pm

Looks and sounds great to me. Though we finally got a skiff of snow last night, this has been the strangest (warm) winter here, too!

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Alli January 8, 2012 at 5:45 am

Nothing like a smoothie to transport you. Yum and flavors the kids would love.

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Bunny January 8, 2012 at 5:31 pm

It’s been an unusually warm winter here in KY too. Days like this help you from getting cabin fever too soon. The smoothie looks great!

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Frieda at Purple Oven Mitt January 8, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Ahhh a little snapshot of summer- love it! Your smoothie looks delicious! Great tip on canned coconut milk.

Happy Blending!

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teresa January 8, 2012 at 10:11 pm

i love this, i could use something like this during the cold winter days. your blog looks awesome by the way!

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Roxana GreenGirl {A little bit of everything} January 9, 2012 at 8:21 am

this is one of the weirdest winter I can remember. it’s so hard to believe we’re almost mid January I haven’t taken my boots out of the closet and most of the days I go out in a t-shirt.
love the addition of the coconut milk to your smoothies

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Ramona January 9, 2012 at 11:33 am

I think I’m going to have to make this. I already have the coconut milk and bananas. I’ll sub pineaplle for the mango though cause I have that already.

Looks fantastic.

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Carrie's Experimental Kitchen January 9, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Wish I would have seen this the other day, now it’s freezing again~Looks fantastic!

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The Food Hunter January 9, 2012 at 4:38 pm

I love coconut milk in my smoothies!

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Debbie January 9, 2012 at 7:09 pm

This sounds simple and delicious! We had the same weather as you the other day but this afternoon we had snow…..crazy!

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Jeanette January 9, 2012 at 11:35 pm

Yum, coconut milk definitely makes this smoothie tropical and transports me back to Hawaii.

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Zee January 10, 2012 at 6:33 am

We can only dream about mangoes here this time of the year :(
But this smoothie looks great and I like that you have used coconut milk instead of ordinary milk.. I shall give this a try as soon as mangoes enter the market

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