Where has the sunshine gone to? This weather makes me miss Brazil more than ever. How I wish I was relaxing in the sun, chatting to friends and having fun while enjoying a refreshing drink.
Unfortunately I can’t travel to Brazil right now, it’s cold and dull outside and it will be several months before summer is back. However, to brighten up my day, I make a tropical smoothie with a taste of sunshine.
Growing up, my dad used to make me smoothies every morning and call it ‘breakfast of champions’. He would go to the garden and pick whichever fruits he could find, blend them and give me a glass full of vitamins and nutrients.
Although I don’t have fruits in my garden in the UK, my freezer is full of Dole frozen fruits, which are ideal for smoothies and can be used from frozen.
They are handpicked at peak ripeness, carefully washed and quickly fresh-frozen to lock in the flavours. You can definitely tell as they taste as sweet as you would find them in the summer.
In my tropical smoothie, I added Dole Tropical Gold pineapple chunks, which is sweet and delicious, bringing a ray of sunshine.
You will also find mango and juice from freshly squeezed oranges, blended with a handful of mint leaves. What else could you wish for?
Not only is this smoothie bright, it is also nutritious and rich in vitamin C, which is essential to our body and immune system.
Tropical Smoothie Recipe
You will need:
- 200g Dole Tropical Gold Pineapple Chunks
- 1 mango
- Juice from 2 oranges
- Handful of mint leaves
- Add all ingredients to a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- You may add more orange juice if it’s too thick.
How do you bring a ray of sunshine to your day?
I would love to hear your sunshine-inspired smoothies for a chance to win a Nutribullet.
Simply share a picture of your smoothie on Instagram, telling me how you could make it using Dole frozen fruit and tag me @LilinhaAngel and @DolePackagedFoodsEurope with the hashtag #MYDOLESMOOTHIE.
The winner will be selected according to their sunshine-inspired smoothie recipe and how it brightens up their day. The competition closes at midnight on 22nd January 2017.
T&C’s: The winner will be chosen after the closing date on Sunday 22nd January 2017. Lilinha Angel’s World will contact the winner by private message on Instagram within 7 days wherever possible and will allow 7 days for a reply. If I do not hear anything within this time period I reserve the right to redraw a winner. The prize will be sent to the winner within 28 days. Open to over 18′s and UK only. Only one entry can be made per eligible participant. Lilinha Angel’s World decision is final.
Good Luck everyone! X
This post has been written in collaboration with Dole.