Tropical Sun Smoothie

Tropical Sun Smoothie - Wake up your taste buds with this quick and healthful blender breakfast - a combination of pineapple, mango, banana, coconut and vanilla yogurt. | foxeslovelemons.com

Happy September! Ugh, it feel so strange to be saying that, because it’s still so warm here in Michigan that you wouldn’t know it wasn’t still July. And there’s plenty of things I’m looking forward to this month, including college football (as a University of Michigan alumna, I am of course itching to find how out the new coach fares), my husband’s birthday (I always forget to get him a gift on time), and a few small trips I have planned. September is also Better Breakfast Month, so all of the Milk Means More ambassadors will be sharing lots of smoothies and other ideas for quick, healthful morning meals.

Tropical Sun Smoothie - Wake up your taste buds with this quick and healthful blender breakfast - a combination of pineapple, mango, banana, coconut and vanilla yogurt. | foxeslovelemons.com

Aside from a cup of coffee, nothing wakes me up more in the morning than a burst of tropical flavor. I always add a bit of pineapple to my green smoothies for a touch of sweetness, but today I’m sharing a smoothie recipe that is 100% tropical, through and through.

To make this refreshing and nutritious blender breakfast, simply puree chopped pineapple, chopped mango, a banana, a touch of vanilla extract and unsweetened dried coconut flakes, and some lowfat vanilla yogurt and 2% milk. The protein from the yogurt and milk in this Tropical Sun Smoothie will keep you full until lunch, while all of the tropical flavors will awaken your senses and prepare you for the day ahead.

Tropical Sun Smoothie - Wake up your taste buds with this quick and healthful blender breakfast - a combination of pineapple, mango, banana, coconut and vanilla yogurt. | foxeslovelemons.com

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Tropical Sun Smoothie

Yield: 1 (12 ounce) smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana, peeled
  • 1/2 cup chopped mango
  • 1/2 cup chopped pineapple
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup lowfat vanilla yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened flaked dried coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup ice

Directions:

  1. In blender, combine banana, mango, pineapple, milk, yogurt, coconut and vanilla; blend until smooth. Add ice and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

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Disclosure: As a Milk Means More Ambassador, this post was sponsored by The United Dairy Industry of Michigan. Posts like this help me pay for the costs associated with this blog (groceries … lots of groceries), and help support me as I pursue a career in recipe development and food photography. All opinions are 100% my own.

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16 comments

  1. This would have been perfect for my breakfast this morning!! I can’t wait to add it to my rotation. 

  2. That bright color alone makes me want to drink that smoothie right now, it’s so bright!

  3. I bet the flavors of this are amazing! Naturally gluten-free, so I love it! Can’t wait to try!

  4. Such a perfect way to start off a morning, especially when the mornings here are feeling less and less tropical!

    • Well, my morning here today is hot and VERY humid, so surpisngly, it’s still feeling tropical in September. It won’t last long, though. Thanks Gabriel!

  5. Hi Lori! It’s still nice and warm in New York as well. I love to have smoothies in the morning too. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I shall try it out tomorrow 🙂

  6. My hubby’s birthday is this month too! Also I’m feeling you on the heat. I wish it just feel like September already, I’m ready for cooler temps and the fall. However, the tropical flavors can stay throughout the year. I love how bright this smoothie is, definitely a way to wake up in the morning. 

  7. I love drinking smoothies in the morning too (after my morning cup of coffee of course!) I used to order smoothies all the time at college and would always get one of the tropical fruits. This reminds me of that!

  8. I totally agree. It barely feels like September here in Toronto either.
    But I love the look of this smoothie! Perfect in the last few really hot days (I hope)

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