It’s all of the sudden getting super hot outside here in Iowa, and my natural reaction is to do something to cool off. Sure, water is fine, but this smoothie is a lot tastier and more interesting on a hot day.
To make it seasonal and fun, I made this smoothie with mixed tropical fruits I had in the freezer and coconut water. The coconut water is not only healthy, but makes this smoothie dairy-free and liquid-y enough to drink.
That being said, this drink is still super thick and icy, making it perfect for a hot summer day, especially if you’re trying to stay healthy. Give this a try if you’re into cold drinks, sweet fruit and health benefits!
- ½ cup coconut water
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 ½ cups frozen tropical fruit **I used a mixture of mangoes, peaches, kiwi and strawberries**
Blend all the ingredients together on high speed in your blender. I had some trouble at getting the frozen fruit to blend at first, so I moved it around a little with a spatula in between blending. If you’re still having trouble, add a little more coconut water to get the blender going.
Pour into a glass and serve cold.