The blend of Sumo Citrus Mandarins and fresh pineapple are a perfect tropical-inspired pair, with subtle coconut flavors and a secret dose of veggies. This smoothie is topped with coconut and oranges, for an absolutely dreamy and creamy morning treat.
Smoothies are such a great option for a nourishing and energizing breakfast, with endless possibilities for flavor combinations and toppings. It’s always fun and delicious to add a variety of fruits, plus some veggies to balance out the sweetness and nutrients. The optional plant-based protein powder adds both flavor and (of course!) protein to make you feel full for longer. So whether it’s hot or cold weather in your corner of the world, smoothies are always a yummy choice!
This recipe uses canned lite coconut milk for a tropical feel, but you can feel free to use a different plant milk such as soy milk, oat milk, or almond milk. The fresh pineapple can be substituted for frozen or canned pineapple. If using frozen, you can either thaw it prior to using, or add a little extra plant milk if your blender needs it.
½ cup canned lite coconut milk (or plant milk of choice)
5 Sumo Citrus Mandarins
3 ½ cups diced fresh pineapple
½ cup frozen cauliflower
1 ½ frozen bananas
1 scoop vanilla protein powder, optional
¼ to 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, to taste
To a high-speed blender, add coconut milk. Slice 4 Sumo Citrus Mandarins in half across the middle. Squeeze juice into blender, scraping out orange flesh into blender also. Add pineapple, cauliflower, frozen bananas, and protein powder if using. Blend well until smooth.
Remove peel from remaining Sumo Citrus Mandarin and either dice or separate into segments. Pour smoothie into glasses and top with orange pieces and coconut flakes.