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
  • 2 frozen bananas, sliced
  • 1 can (14 ounces) light coconut milk
  • 1 cup mango chunks
  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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