Surprise! This thick and creamy Coconut Tropical Smoothie is made with just 3 ingredients, and it’s also dairy-free, vegan, and gluten-free! The sweet smoothie is a perfectly refreshing healthy breakfast or light snack on a warm day!
We’ve been blessed with some unseasonably nice weather here in Virginia recently, which means that the daffodils are starting to bloom, the azaleas are a bright, beautiful yellow, and the little green buds are popping on our fruit trees. This sudden burst of warmth and sunshine has me craving the ocean, the sand, and a warm getaway. Even though my summer vacation is months away, I’m taking that inspiration and turning it into a tropical smoothie that’s so quick and easy that I can pull it off on even my busiest mornings — no travel necessary!
The kids and I have been on a HUGE smoothie kick recently, and I feel like I’ve mastered the art of creating a thick, rich, satisfying shake that tastes like dessert (but is actually loaded with nutritious ingredients). It’s such an easy way to start the day with plenty of fruit, protein, healthy fats, vitamins, and other nutritious ingredients. Bonus points if I can sneak some spinach into the mix without the boys noticing!
There are a few tricks to achieving the perfect texture while still keeping the smoothie light. First, I rely on frozen fruit for sweetness and thickness. By using frozen fruit, there’s no need for ice (which can water down the drink), and there’s no need for added sugar! For this Tropical Smoothie I used a bag of frozen tropical fruit from Target, which is a blend of peach, mango, pineapple, and banana. It’s such an easy way to add nutrients and complex flavor to the beverage without the need for chopping, dicing, or peeling. Just dump the frozen fruit in the blender and off you go!
Trick #2 is my favorite way to add a creamy taste — without any actual cream. The “coconut” in this Coconut Tropical Smoothie comes from So Delicious Coconut Milk Yogurt Alternative and So Delicious Dairy-Free Coconut Milk Original Coffee Creamer. Oh my gosh, this coffee creamer is a dream. It’s obviously dairy-free, but it’s also thick, delicious, CREAMY and only 10 calories per tablespoon!
Since our time (and money) is precious and we all need simple ways to make our lives easier, you will definitely appreciate how convenient it is to grab all of these ingredients on a one-stop shopping trip at Target. You can also use the Cartwheel app to save money on the purchase!
Have you seen that Target has an entire refrigerated case dedicated solely to coffee creamers?! I always reach for the better-for-me options like So Delicious that support my healthy lifestyle. After all, coffee is a non-negotiable part of my morning routine, so I want to keep it simple and light. Even better when I can multi-task and use my favorite coffee creamer in my breakfast smoothie as well!
This simple, quick, 3-ingredient taste of the tropics is like a warm breeze blowing off of the ocean — fresh, light, and soul-satisfying! As we eagerly watch Spring come into bloom, I can’t think of a better way to embrace the season. It is truly a delicious way to start the day!
If you want to try the So Delicious Coffee Creamer too, be sure to download and use the Cartwheel app and the 15% off Cartwheel offer on Silk and So Delicious creamers between April 9 and May 6, 2017. Oh, and don’t forget to pick up the rest of these smoothie ingredients while you’re there!
- 1 cup frozen No-Sugar Added Tropical Blend Fruit (I used Market Pantry brand from Target’s frozen section, which is a blend of Mango Chunks, Peach Slices, Pineapple Chunks, and Banana Slices)
- 1 (5.3 ounce) container So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Yogurt Alternative (I used Unsweetened Vanilla flavor, but any flavor will work)
- ¼ cup So Delicious Dairy Free Original Coconut Milk Coffee Creamer
- Optional: shredded, unsweetened coconut (for garnish)
- Place all ingredients (except for shredded coconut garnish) in a high speed blender. Puree until smooth. Serve immediately and garnish with shredded coconut, if desired.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk and So Delicious Dairy Free Creamers. The opinions and text are all mine.