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.