I tend to always make the same basic smoothie recipe–a Green Berry Kefir/Yogurt Smoothie. I have the steps down to a science, so it’s fast, easy, healthy, and delicious!
But I didn’t realize I was in a rut….until one day when my daughter asked…
“Mommy, why don’t we ever make any other flavors? I want to add pineapple! And apple! And beets and turnips! I saw turnips on TV.”
So I paused and realized, “Wow, she’s right. We do need some variety!”
So the next time I was at the store, I grabbed a bag of tropical frozen fruit mix. (I forgot to buy beets and I have no idea how turnips will taste so those ingredients will just have to be saved for a future smoothie and a future blog post.)
But for now, we changed it up to include the tropical mix and apples.
It turned out really well! The tropical flavors were so refreshing – I felt like I was on vacation – more importantly, they reminded me about the cardinal rule of cooking “Variety is the spice of life!”
Tropical Green Smoothie Recipe
(Serves 1-2 people. If you have more or big appetites just double the recipe).
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
- 2 Tablespoons flax seed
- 1 apple chopped
- small colander or 1 large handful of fresh spinach
- 1/2 cup frozen mix of tropical fruit
Add ingredients to blender in the order presented above. Blend until thick then enjoy!The tropical flavors in this refreshing smoothie reminded me that variety is the spice of life. Click To Tweet