A tropical banana smoothie is the perfect way to start your day! It's a good option for breakfast but also a sweet and healthy snack.
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 40 degrees.) We had plenty of warm sunshine so I thought making a tropical banana 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 through 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. Tomorrow I might even be eating a big bowl of soup. But it was nice to have a little summer dreaming even if just for a few hours.
You can make this smoothie whether it's summer or not. It takes just three simple ingredients and a blender. Cut up the fruit, add coconut milk, blend together and you are done! It takes less than five minutes to make. I always cut up frozen fruit in my freezer to make the process even easier.
This tropical banana smoothie is both vegan and naturally gluten free. I love to start my day with a nice smoothie and a hard boiled egg. Cherry Almond Smoothies and Strawberry Mango Smoothies are also favorites when I need a quick breakfast.
What are your favorite types of smoothies to make? Leave me some recipe ideas in the comments.
Tropical Banana Smoothie
- 2 frozen bananas sliced
- 1 can 14 ounces light coconut milk
- 1 cup mango chunks
- 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.