Yesterday, I told you all about my new sun-brella, so today I thought I would share an umbrella of a different kind! One of the things I loved most about our Hawaiian holiday was all the fresh fruit, and this island-inspired smoothie is deliciously refreshing, no matter where you are.
This recipe makes enough for at least 4 servings.
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 1 (13.5 oz) can coconut milk
- 2 mangoes, peeled, seeded and cubed
- ½ ripe banana, frozen
- 1½ cups ice cubes
- 2-3 tablespoons sugar, to taste
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- Beginning with pineapple juice, layer ingredients in blender in order. Puree until smooth. Serve in chilled glasses, and garnish with fresh mint (and a little umbrella if you want to get fancy).
Tip: When your bananas get a little too ripe, peel them and put them in the freezer. Great for just about any smoothie, they both add flavor and cut down on the need for additional sweeteners.