The look of this smoothie instantly takes me back to my childhood when I used to munch on fruit salads and black jacks – some of you will know what I am talking about 😉 Check out the recipe below which we have modified to ensure it can meet the criteria for those of you on the #balanceforlife30daychallenge
1 cup frozen raspberries or strawberries (I used a mix)
1 medium banana, fresh or frozen
1/3 cup raw coconut meat, chopped (optional)
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup frozen mango chunks
1 – 1 1/2 cups fresh pineapple juice
1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped
1/2 a pineapple, cubed (optional)
1 kiwi, sliced (optional)
1-2 tablespoons ground flax (optional)
In a blender add the raspberries (or a mix of raspberries and strawberries), banana, coconut meat and coconut milk. Blend the mixture until smooth. Pour the smoothie into two glasses.
Wash the blender out and add the mango chunks, 1 cup pineapple juice and vanilla bean seeds. Blend the mixture until smooth. If desired add more pineapple juice to thin the smoothie out. Pour the mango smoothie over the the raspberry smoothie and use a long spoon to mix them together just a little.
To make it look fancy if you are really trying to impress – thread some pineapple cubes on wooden skewers and place in each drink. Add a kiwi slice to the rim. Sprinkle with flax and granola if using. Use a spoon or straw to drink/eat this!
Thanks to halfbakedharvest for the recipe – http://www.halfbakedharvest.com/tropical-fruit-breakfast-smoothie/