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. Sounds delicious! I love that there is so much fruit packed into that one serving. Fantastic! Perfect for people like me who don't eat a lot of fruit regularly.

    1. 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.