Caribbean Berry Smoothie – Smooth refreshing taste of the Caribbean. This tropical smoothie combines fresh mixed berries with coconut and pineapple. Use any combination of strawberry, blueberry, raspberry and more.
We went away several weekends ago. Great getaway. We had so much fun spending time together without interruption.
We had breakfast, lunch and dinner together with no fights to break up, no arguing over who sits where, no complaining. It was awesome. So awesome that we’re going to do it once a month. Mom….Dad…are you listening?
They so kindly watched the kids for us but I have no idea if they would want to do that to themselves every month! Haha. Nor, do we have the funds to go away every weekend. Sigh…how sad.
While we were away we grabbed lunch the one day while outlet shopping. While I was waiting for my food to be ready I was eyeing the menu next door. And the caribbean berry smoothie caught my eye.
I didn’t end up ordering it that day but it just sounded so refreshing. And Hello! I can’t wait another year or ten until I get back there to order that smoothie.
So alas, I’ve duplicated my best at home. I’m very impressed with the results. It’s oh so good. With the pineapple, coconut and berry flavors all equally shining I have no idea how to say which part I like best. So I won’t. It’s the perfect Caribbean smoothie in my humble opinion.
Now if only I could sip this poolside overlooking the ocean. Palm trees blowing in the breeze. Beachy music. Got my feel yet?You have any connections? I could totally use a girl getaway! I’ll make the smoothies.
Let me know when you find us a place, OK? Meanwhile I’m heading off to swim night at school. As close to paradise as I can get. Total joke!
That’s me trying to keep an eye on my 3 children in a very crowded pool. Best eyes are when I’m on deck. So, no swimming just sweating in an 90 degree environment.
I’m making it sound very fun,right? 😉
Til we meet and eat again,
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Caribbean Berry Smoothie
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
- 2 oz coconut cream
- 2 oz coconut milk
- 1/4 cup pineapple juice
- 1 cup ice
- coconut flakes for garnish
- Place ingredients in blender. Blend until smooth. Add addtional pineapple juice if you like a thinner consistency. Sprinkle with coconut flakes. Enjoy!
*Note: You can use all coconut cream or all coconut milk instead of a mixture.
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Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner says
This smoothie looks delicious! Sounds like you had a fun getaway. I love getting food inspiration from vacations and restaurants. 🙂
We did. I love the inspiration too. Makes me want to get out and about even more. Thanks for stopping by!
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says
This smoothie does sound refreshing. Tropical for sure. If I were drinking this on vacation, I might add a little rum to it. Hey, I’m on vacation, haha!
Sounds good to me!
Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com says
So glad you and the hubs got to get away! So glad you are sharing a piece of your vacation with us through this smoothie! I am curious – where did you get the coconut cream from? I’ve seen coconut milk, and coconut ice cream…
I actually had the hubby pick it up for me. One of the few times a year I didn’t go myself. I believe he found it in the specialty section of the beverage aisle. He also checked the Asian selection. So one of those two places is where it should be. Good luck!
Allie | Baking a Moment says
I am totally with you, girl! I need a vacation so, so bad! Love your smoothie though, it looks so sweet and juicy… <3
Ashley @ My Midwest Table says
Melanie, this smoothie looks perfect. Love that vibrant purplish color! I SO wish I had a connection for a beachy getaway. One of these days! Hope swim night at school was…fun? Haha!
I know. The color alone makes it seem irresistible! Swimming ended up going well. Mind didn’t rest at all but everyone had fun. Thanks!
Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps says
Love the color! So pretty! And yes, it does look SO refreshing!
The color keeps beckoning me back. Thanks Nicole!
Sarah & Arkadi says
this is lovely! just need some sunshine and the beach! 😉
Me too! Longing for some beach again.Thanks for stopping by!
Judit + Corina says
Mmmm… what a vibrant and refreshing smoothie! Glad you had a fabulous getaway and hope that you can do it again soon:)
Thanks! So glad you stopped by!
Kathi @ Deliciously Yum! says
Love the vibrant color of this smoothie – it looks so good, I can practically taste it through the screen, ha! So glad you had a great time getting away and refueling.
It was a relaxing getaway. I love the color too! So much that I might make this my screen saver. 🙂
Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats says
This sounds awesome Melanie, watch out Jamba Juice! I tried making a smoothie the other day and it was a total fail, I think I’m gonna have to stick to the tried and true recipes when it comes to smoothies.
Oh no! What do you think went wrong? This one is already tested and tried so feel free to give it a go. Good luck! 🙂
Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor says
Doesn’t it feel great to take a little break once in a while? I’m all for monthly vacations too! I’m sure that sipping this berry smoothie would have me day dreaming of lounging on the beach in the Caribbean. Love the pineapple coconut tropical flavors!
Consuelo @ Honey & Figs says
Awwhh this is the prettiest smoothie I’ve ever seen! And the flavor combo sounds amazing too :–)
At least we can get a taste of the caribbean 🙂
This smoothie looks so delicious. Definitely tropical!
Yum! I love anything with coconut milk, I hadn’t thought of putting it in a smoothie. Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂
You’re welcome! Hope you enjoy it!
I am a huge smoothie lover, and now I’m craving this!! It is totally happening very soon because I need some tropical goodness to try to forget this never ending cold weather. Pinning!
Trish - Mom On Timeout says
This smoothie looks amazing Melanie! That color is so rich and fabulous – it just screams antioxidants 🙂 Totally need to whip this up for breakfast soon!
What a beautiful smoothie! I love berry smoothies, I try this one as well. Sounds really good with coconut milk! 🙂
Can you use frozen mixed bdrries?
Absolutely Janice! Hope you enjoy it!