Beat the summer heat with this refreshing tropical inspired smoothie.
We have been experiencing a serious heat wave the last couple of days here in Switzerland. The past days have been extremley hot with temperatures up to 35C (95F). It has even gone so far that the government has forbidden bbqs and fireworks due to the risk of fires. With the sun beating down like crazy, I thought it would be the perfect time to share a refreshing and healthy recipe with you. And what better way to enjoy the bounty of fresh summer fruit than with a cold refreshing smoothie?
Made with cantaloupe melon, grapefruit, passion fruit and mango, this smoothie is a healthy refreshment for those killer hot days. You can make this for breakfast in the morning or take it with to work as a healthy snack in between. It retains its color well if stored airtight which makes it the optimal smoothie on the go. It does thicken over time so you may need to slightly thin it out with water if you don’t consume it right away.
The combination of the fruit is well balanced and the taste definitely reminds you of a tropical get away. The slightly bitter taste of the grapefruit balances out the sweet flavors and gives it a refreshing kick. I found the smoothie sweet enough as it is, but feel free to sweeten it with maple syrup, honey, or another sweetener of your choice.
This recipe makes 1 tall glass. If you wish to share it, double the recipe. If you are working with frozen fruit, skip the ice cubes and add water to thin it out until it reaches the desired consistency.
If you give this tropical smoothie a try, let me know in the comment section down below. Also be sure to tag your creations with #homebakedbliss so I can see them!
Stay cool and enjoy your summer!Print
A refreshing tropical inspired smoothie with mango and passion fruit.
- 1/2 mango
- 1/2 grapefruit
- 160g cantaloupe melon (1 cup)
- 1 passion fruit
- ice cubes
- Peel and roughly chop the mango. Squeeze the grapefruit and roughly chop the melon. Slice the passion fruit and take out the flesh.
- Add the chopped mango, grapefruit juice, chopped melon, passion fruit flesh and ice cubes to a blender and blend until smooth.