Thursday, December 30, 2010

Tropical Smoothie

No greens or superfood powder in this smoothie (a change from my usual) - this one is cold, refreshing and tasty. Add in a shot or two of spiced rum for an adult treat, or serve it as written for breakfast, a snack or dessert.

Tropical Smoothie
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 large pear, cored and chopped (unpeeled)
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (or more)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (if desired)
Layer all the ingredients, in the listed order, into a blender. Blend, starting slowly and increasing speed, until smooth and creamy. Add more coconut milk if you'd like a thinner smoothie.

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