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Tropical Morning Smoothie

My garden and yards are growing. I love as spring runs into summer, and the plants start filling out. And I know what will most likely make it, and what probably isn’t doing so hot. My sunflowers though are looking great!


Our bee baths got even prettier. Walker and I added glass stones, the kind sold for using in vases, to them for a color pop. A tube that was about $5 was enough for all 3 baths. The baths must be working, I am seeing so many more butterflies as well in the gardens. Anything to help my friends!


Walker enjoying his seat in the back yard. I find it funny/sad that after years of claiming I wouldn’t./…I planted a row of roses along this fence. But I realized…the one thing we left after buying the house on this side was a rose-bush. I needed plants that wouldn’t get “big” and were attractive yet could be mostly ignored. And yeah…roses filled the bill. Just seems like an old-person hobby. Kirk snickers and mentions how I must be getting old 😉 And how my getting garden clogs cinched that deal as well…..



But onto the recipe for today – a smoothie for breakfast or anytime you want to sit and feel cheery. Especially if you have a yard to sit in and be mellow….



I have included both vegetarian and vegan versions:

Tropical Morning Smoothie


  • 1 cup milk (cow or unsweetened non-dairy, such as coconut)
  • 1 6 ounce carton vanilla yogurt (cow or coconut)
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/3 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/3 cup frozen mango
  • 1/3 cup frozen papaya
  • 2 Tbsp roasted coconut chips (or natural shredded coconut)
  • 2 Tbsp sunflower butter (or favorite nut/seed butter)


Add ingredients to a high-speed blender (such as a Vitamix). Blend on high until smooth, tamping as needed.

Makes 2 drinks, each about 12 ounces. Serve immediately, with wide straws.


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