20.4.16

Fruitalicious

(Fruit picture I posted on instagram over the weekend, follow me here)

This past weekend I spent most of my time outdoors, practicing yoga, watching R cut down trees and creating some tropical smoothies for the work week ahead. The warm summer weather inspired me to create a few variations of fruit filled drinks to cheer me up during my early mornings at work. I headed to the store without a list and picked out any fruit that looked like it would be delicious in a smoothie. By the end of my fruity shopping spree this is what was in my cart:

5 Bananas

2 Passion Fruit

1 Dragonfruit

2 Papaya

2 Kiwi

1 container of strawberries

1 Sambazon Acai Berry juice

1 Melon

1 Pineapple

1 Ginger root

6 16 oz Ball Mason Jars

With no set recipe I washed and cut up the fruits and began to mix and match combinations that looked like they would taste good. Of course I had to sample some of the fruit to remember the tastes, I don’t regularly eat passion fruit or dragon fruit even though now I will because they are delicious!! Ginger was a new ingredient I had never tried making anything with so this was the perfect opportunity to play with the flavor.  I added half or full cup of juice to each smoothie to make it more like a juice smoothie and some ice.

First Smoothie


I stayed safe with mixing flavors at first with just these usual fruits I know go well together. The end result was delicious but for the next drink I wanted to try a more fun combination.

Second Smoothie


I added more juice this time to create more of this variation and ended up filling 2 mason jars to share with R. 

Third Smoothie


Time to add ginger. Cutting it up I knew it would be strong so I only cut a small piece and nibbled a piece off. Wow! Ginger is strong, so I only added in a little piece and the end flavor was exactly the kick in my smoothie I was looking for.

Fourth Smoothie


I started to see a pattern with the color of my drinks, they were all purple like the acai berry juice I was using, so even though the combinations of fruit were changing, the acai berry color was over powering the colors of the other fruit. Next time I think I will use coconut water for my liquid addition instead of such a thick juice, but that’s why I was experimenting =o)

Fifth Smoothie


I threw the rest of the fruit and juice I had and some pieces I had cut of the pineapple and melon into the blender and the result was another mouthwatering combination of tropical fruits =o)

Final Result

(They all ended  up looking similar in color so here the fourth smoothie combination)

I am very happy with how all my smoothies turned out. They have brightened up my morning commutes to work this week and have me excited for my adventure to Miami coming up next month.

Do you have any smoothie combinations you like to make to get in the summer mood?

x the Adventurer

52 comments:

  1. That looks really refreshing! Try avocado, I'm obsessed with that :)

    Cheers from the Philippines!
    - Seyra
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  2. Oh yum! this looks like such a delicious mix!

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  3. All of these smoothies sound so good, and I love how you've got that acai berry juice in there as well. I used to love a good fruit smoothie in the morning back in my university days, it's such a good pick me up :)

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  4. Looks so healthy and delish x

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  5. Okay this looks AMAZING! The drink and ur photos, of course:-). I usually always just end up mixing, greek yogurt, blueberries, honey, and avocado! Definitely one of my fav combos

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    1. that sounds delicious! i'll have to try it out =o)

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    1. thank you they were a great way to start the morning =o)

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  7. I love experimenting with new flavours and this would be the perfect opportunity! I love your fruit combos and will be trying these out for myself :)

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    Sarah
    sarahinks.co.uk

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    1. Glad I inspired you to make your own smoothies =o)

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  8. I love ginger in smoothies, it gives that something extra you need! These are all yummy, I will be trying them too! :)

    Yiota
    Pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com.cy

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    1. Thank you! Ginger was the perfect extra ingredient =o)

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  9. It sounds like you had a lovely weekend, and this smoothie looks amazing! All of the fruit you used is so colourful that must have tasted great. I'm trying to get healthier and I think juicing and making smoothies seems like a necessary step, so I'm going to try this out!

    My Lovelier Days

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    1. It really was =o) I definitely recommend making juices! I felt so healthy every morning after I drank my fruity drinks =o)

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  10. i love all your fruit selections! i am especially a huge fan of papaya!im sure i'd love this recipe

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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    1. thanks! papaya is my favorite fruit! have you ever tried it with drops of lemon? so delicious!

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  11. Looks yummy!! Check out my green smoothie I have every morning...it's unreal!

    Nikki | www.nikkibstyles.com

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  12. Love the smoothie!!

    Mischelle
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    1. thank you! and thanks for stopping by my blog =o)

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  13. oh sounds amazing especially that smoothie!!
    XO JNESS
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  14. This look great! Sure it tasted good too. I love adding ginger to my smoothies also.

    Funmi x
    www.funmialabi.co.uk

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  15. What a wonderful recipe, it looks so delicious! Will totally try it!
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    1. Thank you! You won't regret making it =o)

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  16. It sounds amazing! Soo yummy!
    Xoxo,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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    1. Thanks! It was fun experimenting with different flavors =o)

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  17. So healthy and delicious

    Take care doll! Kisses,
    BLOG | TAISLANY

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  18. That looks so TASTY! You inspired me to do a smoothie today so thank you!

    xx,

    Aurelie | http://www.surface85.com

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  19. I'm drinking a smoothie right now. The passion fruit is so pretty. :]

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    1. yum! the passion fruit was delicious! =o)

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  20. this recipe looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!

    xx Angie | http://www.thefashionfuse.com/

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  21. Looks so yummy! Gotta try this sometime!

    Meghan | BeyondBasicBlog.com

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    1. thanks! I hope you do it was delicious =o)

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  22. Oh yum!! Passion fruit is my favorite fruit ever! Used to drink fresh passion fruit juice daily when I was a kid living in Peru!

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    1. Wow that sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing that memory =o)

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    1. thank you! they ended up tasting amazing =o)

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  24. These sound great, can't wait to try some out. Great post!

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    Victoria Ann xx

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    1. thank you! they are perfect for summer time =o)

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  25. YUMMY! I love me some fruits and smoothies! I could eat and drink that all day everyday :)
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    1. Me too! I loved eating plates of fruit growing up =o) Now I just make smoothies with them =o)

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  26. That looks beyond delicious! I've taken note, can't wait to try it.

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    Laila xo

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    1. I am addicted to making smoothies now almost every morning before work! Hope you enjoy yours =o)

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x the Adventurer