Tropical Smoothie

I am going to resist making any mention of the weather and just move on.  If you need a little tropical flavor in your life right now, may I suggest this smoothie?  It’s a sweet and sunny drink, full of fruit flavor and good nutrition.  Why not start your morning with this (while you’re planning that Spring break getaway to a warm climate)?

Tropical Smoothie
(makes 2 servings)
1 cup mango chunks
1 cup pineapple chunks
1/2 large (or 1 small) banana, sliced
1 heaping tablespoon coconut butter*
2 to 3 tablespoons honey, or to taste
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1/2 cup crushed ice
Toasted, shredded coconut, for garnish (optional)
Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until completely smooth.  You may need to scrape down the sides of the container once or twice in the process.  Pour the smoothie into glasses and sprinkle the top with the toasted coconut (if using).  Enjoy!
* I use Artisana brand organic coconut butter.

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