Today it is freezing cold here in San Antonio. Like 35 degrees. Just two days ago it was 85. This makes me a sad, sad Karly. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love cold, snowy winters like I had growing up in Minnesota, but it’s just plain old cold here. And when I’m teased with amazing weather and it’s followed up with this yuck…just no. I can’t. While the weather was spectacular, however, I whipped up this amazing tropical smoothie recipe that I know you are going to love as much as I do.
Maybe I should make this tropical smoothie recipe today, and let it transport me back to the warm days I love. I did some work on Saturday before joining my husband and the kids at my MIL’s house for drinks and a good time in the backyard. The kids were running around like wild animals, and Charli was using new words with reckless abandon. It was awesome.
I even had to turn the AC on in my home, because I got so hot while I was working that I was sweating like crazy! I was kind of sad about that, too, because I love being able to open the house up completely and letting the air just swirl around everywhere. I usually crank up my tunes and sing really loud while dancing around the kitchen and living room with the front door wide open. I have no shame.
One thing I always notice when making my smoothies is how strong of a flavor banana has. In this recipe, I didn’t want the banana taste to be the main feature, because this tropical smoothie recipe is full of delicious pineapple and mango. I wanted you to be able to taste those ingredients, so I only used a tiny amount of banana. The yogurt adds a powerful punch of protein to the mix too, making it a perfect breakfast option!