Chilled Tropical Smoothie

| March 6, 2012 | 2 Comments

Lately, I have gotten really into smoothies and juices. Not in a juice-fasting or cleansing sort of way, but in a supplementing all the water I drink way. It’s nice to have something other than coffee and water once in awhile, and juices and smoothies are much better for you than soda. Plus they taste good — I love all the fruit mixes.

Of course, buying the premade ones at the store adds up fast, especially when your kids discover how delicious they are and want some too. Yea. That happened. The premades come with a hearty price tag that just makes them impractical for frequent purchasing. Making them at home? It’s way better — less expensive and you can totally control what flavors go into them. It’s nice to have that control sometimes.

For my Chilled Tropical Smoothie, I set out to make a smoothie with the flavors of the islands that’s refreshing and satisfying. Score.

This smoothie has ice, but isn’t icy. Instead, once blended it’s a smooth, ultra-chilled drink that is so refreshing and delicious you’ll want more. And more. The combination of pineapple, mango and coconut milk is just amazing … and it’s lactose-free with the new Yoplait Lactose Free yogurt. Kind of awesome, especially if you need to avoid lactose (I don’t, but I know plenty of people who do).

What’s your favorite variety of smoothie?

Chilled Tropical Smoothie
serves 2-3

1 6-oz cup Yoplait Lactose Free French Vanilla Yogurt
1/4 cup pineapple chunks (fresh)
1/4 cup mango chunks (fresh)
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 cup ice

Combine the yogurt, pineapple, mango and coconut milk and puree until smooth. Add the ice and blend to smooth again.

Enjoy immediately.

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Disclosure: This recipe was created for Yoplait. I was compensated for its development, but not for posting it on my blog. That was my choice.

Category: Breakfasts, drinks, Recipes

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Sarah Walker Caron is a writer, editor and recipe developer who loves to create delicious recipes the whole family can enjoy together. Her work has appeared in countless publications including iVillage, BELLA NYC Magazine, Yum for Kids magazine and more. She lives in Maine with her two food-loving kids.

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  1. Kate says:

    I think it’s the nice weather, but I was making smoothies and popsicles all weekend.

  2. Yeah, smoothies….. I have a whole huge drawer in the fridge full of various kinds of frozen fruit, a combination of things I buy and stock up on in the summer and Trader Joe’s frozen fruit. TJ’s has frozen mango chunks, frozen pineapple tidbits, etc, so I’m well stocked. Throw a few things in the Vitamix with some soymilk and I’m set.

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