It’s day three of our smoothie week series! Did you catch yesterday’s Kid-Approved Green Smoothie recipe?
Sometimes you just need a bit of taste that transports you to a tropical place where there are cabana boys, ocean breezes, sand in your feet, and tropical drinks in your hand.
Not all of us can get to those places now but I can give you a recipe for a refreshingly delicious tropical smoothie made with only 4 or 5 ingredients: banana, pineapple, mango, coconut water, and grass-fed, nutrient-rich gelatin.
Out of all the recipes we tested for smoothie week, this was by far, almost everyone’s favorite. My favorite is the chai smoothie (that recipe will be here at the end of the week) but the tropical delight smoothie came in a ridiculously close second.
I used frozen pineapple and mango for this recipe but you could easily use fresh if you desire. You might need to add some ice cubes to it to help thicken it up, as the frozen fruit does a good job of that. The coconut water adds the “Tropi” to the “cal.”
I added grass-fed gelatin as an optional ingredient. When constructing the recipes for smoothie week, I really tried to add an additional nutrient-kick and with this one, the gelatin fit right now. Gelatin is great for your joints, skin, hair, nails, and is basically an all-around great ingredient to add. If you’re not eating a lot of homemade broth, it’s especially a good idea to add the gelatin.
- Add all the ingredients to a blender in the order above.
- Blend well and enjoy!
Alcohol is optional, and possibly recommended if you want to get the full effect of being transported to a dreamy tropical place. The coconut water is great for rehydrating so it’s almost as if the alcohol and coconut water cancels each other out in terms of dehydrating and rehydrating. 🙂 Or at least that’s what I like to think.