Mango Pineapple Smoothie

 

Smoothies of any flavor, berries, tropical or greens, are among the best and easy eats that I like to make when I have fresh fruits on hand. It is healthy, convenient and fuel-on-the-go anytime during the day. Sometimes I like mine with some extra protein supplement added to it — as a recovery drink after a hard workout.

The recipe comes from Curtis Stone. He recommends this mango pineapple smoothie, substituting the usual evening cocktail with a fruity mocktail. Or go all out, submit to the temptation and blend some golden rum into the smoothie mixture. It’s freedom of choices: recovery drink, mocktail or cocktail. It’s all good!

For more choices, go to IHCC where Curtis Stone’s drinks in many flavors and for all occasions are featured this week.

This smoothie recipe calls for just a handful of ingredients: one ripe mango, a quarter of a fresh pineapple and one cup of fresh-squeezed orange juice. I did not have fresh pineapple, so I threw in some frozen pineapple chunks, together with two to three cups of ice cubes, in the Vitamix. (It took four oranges to extract one cup (8 oz) of juice. I should try whole-fruit juicing with the Vitamix next time to get more fiber and nutrients from the oranges instead of discarding all the pulp. Also save some time not to have to clean up the juice extractor.) A quick blitz. It’s done, smoothly and effortlessly.

 

 

 

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10 Comments

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    Claudia
    May 5, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    Sounds delicious and revitalizing! I used a mango for my drink as well.

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    Joyce Rachel Lee-Bates
    May 6, 2016 at 3:50 am

    Packed with goodness. I can drink glasses of this smoothie. 🙂

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    Deb in Hawaii
    May 6, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    So funny–I did get lazy with my green juice this week and used the Vitamix precisely so I didn't have to clean the juicer! 😉 Mango and pineapple smoothies are one of my favorites and I certainly wouldn't argue with a shot of rum in there.

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    Zosia
    May 7, 2016 at 11:48 am

    Such beautiful ingredients and flavours in this! I'd love a glass right now for breakfast.

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    Alicia Foodycat
    May 7, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Wonderful! It sounds so good.

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    ostwestwind
    May 9, 2016 at 10:14 am

    After eating mangos right from the tree, I only buy those expensive air freighted fruit. The same with pineapples. I am a bit jealous not getting the fresh fruit for thes wonderful smoothie

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    kitchen flavours
    May 9, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    This looks good! Tropical flavours in a gorgeous smoothie!

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    Diane Zwang
    May 9, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    Like minds think a like:)

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    Couscous & Consciousness
    May 10, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Mango and pineapple is such a favourite combination of mine. It always makes me think of sunshine and the tropics, and I certainly wouldn't mind a splash of rum in this!!

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    Kim
    May 15, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    A sunny looking drink that hits the spot for sure! Looks so smooth and creamy.

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