Sunrise Smoothie

Sunrise Smoothie

We are in the thick of winter here in Chicago. The holidays are long gone and spring still seems so far away. My spirit and my attitude need a little taste of sunshine and summer. I’m craving flip flops, sunshine and swimming pools. I am a summer girl – I’m not cut out for this winter stuff! Yet, I’ve lived the last 15 years in one of the coldest parts of the country. What the?… If you too are stuck in a deep freeze, let me help brighten your day with this smoothie. The flavors of mango, pineapple and orange juice taste like summer. This smoothie is so bright and happy and refreshing. I just love it!

I don’t have one of those fancy, powerful blenders so I like to let the frozen fruit thaw for a bit to make sure my blender can handle it. I put the fruit in the blender when I wake up and by the time I’m finished getting ready for work I just add the rest of the ingredients and blend everything right up. No problem. Depending on how large your serving is, this makes enough for about two smoothies – my daughter and I usually share – or enough for one large smoothie and a little snack later. You can easily double this recipe if your blender is large enough.

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Sunrise Smoothie
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Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 2 servings
  • 1 cup frozen mango, slightly thawed
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple, slightly thawed
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup non-fat vanilla Greek yogurt
  • ⅓ cup orange juice
  1. Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Add more or less orange juice depending on the consistency you prefer.

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