Monday, July 9, 2012

Mango Pineapple (and Carrot) Smoothie - Kim's Welcoming Kitchen

I have a confession.

I do not have it all together.  Lately, it's not even close.  

My house has become so disorganized that I have had to resort to a several list system.  (And I'm using the word "system" very loosely here.)  I need to list all the housekeeping chores that I've let slide plus put all the work and blogging and other stuff I need to do on another list.  I have to tell people about the lists to keep myself honest. I find plenty of time to go to the pool, but I haven't been finding any time to dust.  

Why am I telling you this?

Because I think I give a false impression of what's going on around here.  People ask me sometimes how do I keep my job, parent, and write blog posts, articles and work on books.  The real answer is that I frequently get stuff done at the 11th hour.  I also don't get everything done that I should.  It's probably the same where you are.  Some stuff gets done well, some gets done adequately, and some things just aren't getting done.

What does that have to do with a smoothie?  

I'm lucky that one part of my work (writing recipes) necessitates that I make food to feed my kids.  It's a two-for-one!  When it was broiling this past week, my air conditioning broke.  It was really hot in our house.  Luckily, I had some frozen fruit, tossed in a couple of carrots (for veggie goodness), some apple juice for sweetness and non-dairy milk for creaminess.  We drank our breakfast, and I got to take a picture of its orange loveliness and call it work!

I shared this with Allergy-free Wednesday.

Mango Pineapple Smoothie 

Ingredients: (Measurements are approximate.)

1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1 cup frozen mango
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
1/2 to 1 cup apple juice
1 to 2 cups non-dairy milk (depending on desired consistency)


Blend all ingredients until smooth.  (I used my Vitamix Blender high-powered blender.  If you don't have a high-powered blender, first grate the carrots as finely as possible in a food processor or blender.)

Happy Cooking!

My new book, Super Seeds, is available now! You can also find tasty recipes in Welcoming Kitchen: 200 Delicious Allergen- & Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes.

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  1. Tried your recipe. The pineapple and mango work extremely well together, can't believe I haven't tried the combination before. Thanks!

  2. This smoothie recipe looks great. I wonder if adding fresh spinach to it would work? I just posted a smoothie recipe yesterday on my blog that included fresh spinach - couldn't even taste it! I'll have to try yours too. Thanks!

  3. Smoothie Maker,
    I'm so glad you liked it!

    I think that spinach or even kale would be delicious in it, though it wouldn't look so pretty!

  4. This sounds yummy! Love the color! I look forward to trying it :-)

  5. Thanks, Holistic Health Coach! It tastes just like a treat!

  6. It's a little glass of sunshine, Julia. I hope you enjoy!

  7. Looks so good. I have always wondered how carrot would taste as smoothie. Let me give this a try.


  8. Hi,

    I absolutely love your style.
    Orange Juice from Concentrate (Water,
    Orange Juice Concentrate), Carrot Juice,
    Apple Puree from Concentrate (Water,
    Apple Puree Concentrate),
    Acerola Puree from Concentrate
    (Water, Acerola Puree Concentrate),
    Lemon Juice
    Really this post
    is useful for us.

    Thanking you,