Sunshine Smoothie.

Creamy, fruity citrus smoothie made with orange, mango, banana, and not much else! Vitamin C has never tasted so good. 

Sunshine Smoothie - wake up with this creamy, healthy smoothie from sallysbakingaddiction.com

It snowed again today, so I’m rebelling with the sunniest smoothie of them all.

Bright citrus flavors paired with creamy banana, sweet mango, and a splash of orange juice. This shockingly simple smoothie will make you feel like your dippin’ your toes in the sand listening to the ocean.

Um, is it summer yet?

Sunshine Smoothie - this creamy smoothie tastes like a tropical mango-pineapple version of an orange julius!

Kristen’s Bridal Shower

Yesterday we hosted my friend Kristen’s bridal shower. Take a peek at some of the cute favors and desserts. (I was right- the red velvet brownies were the first to go and there wasn’t any leftover caramel corn.)

We held the shower in my apartment complex’s clubroom and filled it with hanging DIY tissue paper pom-poms, a mimosa bar, and enough food to feed double the amount of people. Whoops! The bride sipped out of her bride wine glass – I want one of these! Great gift for brides if you’re searching.

It was such a fun weekend to celebrate the beautiful bride. Hi Kris!

Sunshine Smoothie - feeling lethargic and run down? You are 5 minutes away from feeling a lot better with this simple smoothie!

Needless to say, I wanted a little healthy pick-me-up this morning. This smoothie fit the bill. Made with only fruits and a splash of OJ, you won’t believe how simple it is. Feeling lethargic and run down? Well, you are 5 minutes away from feeling a lot better. Vitamin C has never tasted so damn good!

My little secret? The frozen banana makes the healthiest, purist, creamiest base for a super thick smoothie. In fact, I often eat a giant bowl of blended frozen “banana whip” (just 2 frozen bananas cut into chunks then blended with a touch of milk) and sprinkled mini chocolate chips on top. Mind-blowing good. Try it!

Without a doubt, frozen bananas are my secret weapon when it comes to creamy smoothies. And no one will be any the wiser! “Is there ice cream in this?” Kevin asked when he tried a sip of today’s smoothie. Ha!

Play around with the fruits you use. Frozen mango, a little frozen pineapple, and 2 oranges are what I like to use. Have a grapefruit on hand? Use 1 orange + 1 grapefruit instead. Or decrease the mango and increase the pineapple. Go fruit wild.

Sunshine Smoothie - feeling lethargic and run down? You are 5 minutes away from feeling a lot better with this simple smoothie!

This creamy smoothie tastes like a tropical mango-pineapple version of an orange julius. Enough said! So go ahead, put your feet up and dream of warm sunny days with a citrus bursting smoothie in hand. Makes the gloomy rain and snow outside seem much more tolerable!

Colorful straws are from Sweets and Treats Boutique.

Sunshine Smoothie

Yield: serves 2

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Print Recipe

Creamy, fruity citrus smoothie made with orange, mango, banana, and not much else! Vitamin C has never tasted so good.

Ingredients:

  • 1 frozen ripe banana, previously peeled & sliced
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 oranges, peeled and sliced1
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks2
  • 1/2 cup frozen or fresh pineapple chunks

Directions:

  1. Blend the frozen banana chunks and orange juice together until thick, creamy, and smooth - about 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the blender as needed. Add the oranges, mango, and pineapple. Blend until combined.

Additional Notes:

  1. Instead of two oranges, try 1 orange and 1 grapefruit.
  2. I prefer frozen mango chunks over fresh because they lend a creamier texture to the smoothie.

For an added nutritional punch, try adding 1 cup of your favorite greens.

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