Sunshine Smoothie

Sunshine Smoothie

This morning, we got up earlier than usual. Beanie and Jumpy left with hubby just after 7 a.m. and Wriggly was asleep. Crevette and I had over an hour to ourselves so we decided to make some smoothie for breakfast. We wanted to start our day full of vitamins and energy! Considering I woke up at 3 and 4 a.m. with Wriggly, the boost was much needed. I rock the ‘bags under the eyes’ look!

I am a real newbie when it comes to making smoothies and I do not have the adequate equipment but giving up is not in my nature! My little man and I really wanted to include crushed ice in our smoothie, so we tried putting ice cubes in a freezer bag and bashing them with a rolling pin. We failed miserably and ended up with bits of ice everywhere as the bag burst. No ice, then!

Even with no crushed ice, our smoothies were delicious and they took less than five minutes to make. All you have to do is chop your fruit and blend the four ingredients together. My ancient soup blender did a great job and we enjoyed our healthy treat.


Sunshine Smoothie

A 'Free From', Healthy Treat
Prep Time 5 minutes


  • 1 cup pineapple chunks 150g
  • 1/2 cup chopped mango 75g
  • 1 cup orange juice 250ml
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


  1. Blend all the ingredients together and enjoy!




  1. Kim Carberry says:

    Ohh yum! That sounds so tasty and very refreshing!

  2. Alexandra Mercer (Life of mummy) says:

    That sounds like a deliciously refreshing smoothie to really wake your mouth up!

  3. Really does sound like sunshine in a glass, I shall have to make it. Looks totally delicious.

  4. I look forard to giving this a go. It looks delicious!

  5. Lovely sounding ingredients! I sooo need a blender…I keep hinting in the hope hubby might surprise me one day but I know it won’t happen!! All I have is a food processor but it wouldn’t cope with doing something like this unless in huge quantities! Ho hum.

  6. That sounds so gooooood! My favourite fruits all mixed in to one smoothie – I’ve never thought of combining these three favourites together so thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to try it.

  7. What a fabulous way to start the day! I love smoothies but go through phases of making them for weeks and then nothing for ages! You’ve inspired me to enter a phase of having them again I think! x

  8. Yum – I really need to find a way to grow mangoes! I had to make peach chutney instead of mango chutney which is my #TastyTuesdays recipe this week!

  9. This looks and sounds fab lovely! My girls are big smoothie fans – banana for 2yo and mango for 5yo 😉 #tastytuesdays

    • Banana is also great is smoothies! We use the ‘One ingredient ice cream’ as our base and then add strawberries and juice. Yum!

  10. Oh that’s a nice alternative to a morning piece of fruit. We sometimes squeeze orange juice and the children love it – and they drink more! Lovely idea x

  11. Ooh I’ll have to add this to our ‘Smoothie Sunday’ options. Sounds delicious and full of vitamins – all good!! #tastytuesday

  12. That sounds so fresh and summery and perfect any time of the day 🙂 #tastytuesdays

  13. We recently won a coveted Vitamix machine and I’m always looking for new juice and smoothie recipes and this looks like a delicious one – just what we need to fight the back to school germs!

  14. I haven’t masted the crushed ice yet either, my blender just doesn’t do the job. The smoothie looks gorgeous and refreshing

    • A bit of crushed ice was all we needed to make it perfect, really! I keep dreaming about getting a Vitamix…

  15. Sounds easy peasy to make and I bet it was delicious! YUM #TastyTuesdays

  16. Wow that looks amazing! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

  17. Sally Ann Savo says:

    That looks nice, I’ve lately gotten really into smoothies as it’s a very easy way to eat fruit.


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