Summertime is well and truly here in the UK and I couldn’t be happier. After what seems like an eternity of cold weather, I can finally start to enjoy my smoothies and nice cream in the heat! What better way to celebrate the sunshine than slurping on a big chilled jar of tropical smoothie. I used golden kiwi here, but feel free to use regular kiwi if you can’t find this one. Although the golden kiwi does really work well- it tastes like a cross between a banana and a green kiwi!
Recipe (Makes one large smoothie, or two regular glasses)
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 cup water
- Handful of ice
- 1 cup frozen banana
- 1 1/2 cups pineapple chunks
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/2 mango
- 2 golden kiwis
- 1 tsp turmeric (optional, but makes it extra golden and nutritious)
- If you want to decorate your jar, thinly slice some kiwi and brush with a little coconut oil. Stick to the inside of your jar and pop the jar in the freezer- this helps the slices to stick. Add coconut milk, water, ice, banana and pineapple to blend and mix until smooth. Pour half the mix into your jar and pop back into the freezer to set. I left mine for about 30 minutes.
- To the remaining smoothie, add coconut oil, mango, kiwis and 1 tsp turmeric. Blend until smooth. Slowly pour into your jar. Decorate with fresh mint, toasted coconut and fruit slices. Enjoy the tropical vibes!