A fruity smoothie filled with some of my favorite fruits— strawberries, watermelon, pineapple and mango.
I am admittedly close-minded / boring / so out of touch when it comes to smoothies. I only ever use fruit, and certainly never have added anything green. I know I’m probably missing out on lots of great smoothie combinations, but my opinion has always been why mess with a good thing?
So when my friend Deborah Harroun of the blog Taste and Tell sent me her new book Best 100 Smoothies for Kids, I was excited to finally break out of my rut. I was going to try something new and different! Only, I didn’t get very far and once I saw this tutti-frutti smoothie recipe that’s all I wanted to try.
I guess you can’t teach this old-ish dog new tricks.
I really do want to try more of Deb’s smoothies, because there are so many that sound perfect for summer refreshing, and I will, just as soon as my love for this one wanes. I love this particular combination of fruit— why don’t I put watermelon in smoothies more often? And I loved the subtle additional flavor from the coconut water, another genius move by Deb.
My toddler and I have been enjoying these tutti-frutti smoothies all week for breakfast, with lunch or as an afternoon snack. I’ve even made them into smoothie popsicles with the help of a simple popsicle mold and my freezer— so refreshing on a hot day!
If you’re interested in more healthy smoothie recipes for kids (and adults too!), be sure to check out Deb’s book, on sale now.
baking tip:How to freeze fresh fruit
Place washed and sliced fruit and berries in a single layer on a sheet pan lined with parchment or wax paper. Place flat in the freezer for about 15-20 minutes. Transfer fruit from the sheet pan to a ziptop bag and return to the freezer. I like to use my frozen fruit within 1 month.
Tutti Fruitti Smoothie
- 2 cups water or coconut water
- 1 cup frozen watermelon chunks
- 1 cup frozen pineapple slices
- 1 cup frozen mango slices
- 1 cup frozen strawberry slices
- Place the frozen watermelon, pineapple, mango and strawberries in a blender.
- Add the water or coconut water and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
Disclosure: I was sent a free copy of Best 100 Smoothies for Kids to review. I was not compensated for this blog post. All opinions are my own, as always.
7 Comments on “Tutti-Frutti Smoothie”
I’m with you on not messing up a good thing. We only add fruit and almond milk to ours. Love this new book.
Love all this delicious fruit – what a great way to get in the fruit and veggies for the day!
One of my absolute favorites. It’s such an elegant stuff for summer.
I love how this recipe looks and sounds! I know my girls would love it, and what makes it so attractive from a prep standpoint, is that all the prep work can be done beforehand and all ready to use when wanted! The only adjustment I would make is to add a bit of vanilla yogurt with a little protein powder. My oldest is extremely finicky and very thin, so we have to find ways to add healthy calories to boost her daily intake.
Looks so delicious and refreshing!
My daughter is the same – give her all of the fruit!! She actually LOVES this one, and we just made it again about a week ago. I’m so glad you are loving the book, and thank you so much for your post!
I love smoothies and I can make them all the time 🙂