Somehow I haven’t posted a drink in forever. In fact unless you like cranberries, be it cranberry gin or cordial, you probably feel like I haven’t shared any. I guess some of that is the weather; I kept meaning to make a warm drink over winter but never quite got round to it. Well, that’s all about to change with this delicious tropical fruit smoothie. Not that I’m posting a warm drink, that is, but a fantastic cool drink. It’s finally been beautifully sunny and dare I say it almost warm the last couple days and so it’s been cold drinks all the way. Unfortunately, all of us seem to still have the remnants of the colder and more mixed weather in the form of stuffy noses and coughs, so this drink deals with both in one go – it’s tasty and refreshing but is also jam packed with vitamin C.
Smoothies are a great way to get in lots of good fruit, and vegetables in some cases, in one easy tasty drink. They’re great for breakfast, or as a nice perk-you-up later in the day. They don’t take long to make and there are endless variations. Not that all variations work, mind you – I have tried a couple mixtures that have gone a bit weird on me, but this tropical fruit smoothie is not one of them. This one is refreshing and delicious, with ingredients that even smile at you.
OK, that one is a bit lame (I am obviously having a lame joke/pun week), but it doesn’t stop this being a great smoothie. I added in some flax seed meal for some extra goodness – there are so many great qualities to flax seeds and you don’t taste them, there are just slight fleks in the drink – but you can skip them if you like. The mango, papaya, orange juice and banana then all give a nice natural sweetness and freshness. For me, the amount of orange juice in this is fine, but if it’s a bit too thick for you, feel free to add a bit more. It’s a tropical fruit explosion in your mouth. Delicious, easy and good for you. I for one will be making this again, after I’ve shared a few glasses with Angie and co at Fiesta Friday. I hope you’ll make a glass or two as well, ideally enjoyed in the sun.
- ½ cup/ 85g papaya
- ½ cup/ 95g mango (about ½ a yellow mango)
- ½ banana
- ¼ cup/ 60ml orange juice
- 2tsp flax seed meal (optional)
- Put all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add more orange juice if you with a runnier drink.