mermaid smoothie Pineapple and Coconut

Summertime is our favorite time of year. Longer days spent in the sun at the beach and the pool. Collecting seashells and suntans, sun-kissed hair, wearing flip-flops and beach hats daily. Sleeping in and lots of iced drinks, slushies and smoothies to keep us full. This has been a mermaid summer for us so far with the amount of time we have already spent at the beach so I created this healthy and delicious Mermaid Smoothie to go along with it.

Mermaid Smoothie-789resizedI am a big fan of adding extra nutrients to fruit smoothies to boost the nutritional value. Often times it is a protein powder to get that extra boost of energy, especially on the days we are active with tennis and swimming. Other times I add in things such as chia, coconut oil, super greens, spirulina or blue-green algae. I am convinced my daughters are half mermaid with their love of seaweed. Their eyes were as wide as sea shells when they saw these smoothies.

Mermaid Smoothie-763resizedThe trick to these smoothies is to make each layer one at a time and freeze while you make the next layer. No extra liquid is added so they stay nice and thick. They won’t freeze completely so they are still drinkable or at least you can eat with a spoon until they melt enough to sip through a straw. You could even add the mixtures to a bowl and add extra toppings such as granola, shredded coconut, chia, other fruit to make a Mermaid Smoothie bowl. The Wolf blender cleans up so quickly that it really doesn’t take long to make these smoothies at all. I love the smoothie setting – it starts slowly to chop up the frozen ingredients, then moves into a faster blend to get the mixtures super smooth. We will be making a lot of smoothies this summer, so we can keep up with our little mermaids (or merman) status. I hope you all enjoy these smoothies as much as we do.

 

Mermaid Smoothie
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Ingredients
blue layer
  • 3 to 4 frozen bananas (3 if they are large)
  • 1 tablespoon blue-green algae powder or spirulina
green layer
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen mango chunks slightly thawed
  • 1 teaspoon spirulina or blue-green algae powder
yellow layer
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • 3 tablespoons coconut milk
Instructions
  • Soften bananas slightly blend and once smooth but still very thick add the blue green algae powder and blend until well mixed and blue. Spoon into glasses or jars and keep in freezer until ready to add the next layer. Rinse blender thoroughly to get ready for next layer.
  • Blend mangos until smooth but still thick, add in the spirulina and blend until green. Spoon carefully onto of the banana mixture in the jars or glasses in freezer. Keep frozen until ready to add the pineapple layer. Rinse blender thoroughly to get ready for next layer.
  • Blend until smooth, then add this mixture as the last layer to the jars in the freezer and serve immediately.

 

 

Shanna Schad

 

Shanna is a food stylist and self-taught baker and cook obsessed with all things Hawaiian. You can find her over at her (aptly named) blog Pineapple and Coconut, on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. When she isn’t in the kitchen, she enjoys spending time at the pool with her family or playing tennis.

 

 

 

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