Beginning at after the New Year I started making Green Smoothies daily. I found some fabulous flavor combinations and shared some of my favorites with you: Berry-Love smoothie, Green Zinger smoothie and the Bright Morning smoothie.
Now as the weather warms, I’m craving fruit. I’m sure partially out of dehydration from the long winter but also there are certain fruits for me that I associate with summer, vacation and the tropics. Whenever I eat them I am transported to sunny beach, poolside sipping and that beloved feeling of the only thing I have to do is nothing!
The teaser spring weather has jump started my desire for fruit smoothies. Still healthy, generally using filtered water only with fresh fruit, I whipped one up in the spirit of Spring Break and summer arriving sooner than we know it!
This smoothie has some Guava Juice in it too. Tropical fruits are a favorite of mine due to associations with travel to Hawaii, Costa Rica and other jungle locations where these fruits are native. In addition there is fresh citrus, green apple, mango and banana as an homage to the sun season right around the corner. I’d gladly add a handful of baby kale to make it green however couldn’t bear to alter the color of this happy smoothie.
Bright fresh flavors makes this nutrition-packed smoothie taste like a summer vacation!
- 1 Banana , ripe yet firm
- ½ cup Guava Juice (no sweetener added)
- 1 Orange , peeled and segmented
- ½ Green Apple , seeded and core removed
- 1 cup Mango
- Juice of ½ fresh Lime
- ½ cup Filtered Water
- Optional: Add a large handful of Baby Kale to make it ‘green’
- Place all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.