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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. 23/09/2014 / 1:19 pm

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

    • Mel
      28/09/2014 / 3:53 pm

      ‘Smoothie Sunday’… I like your style!

      • 28/09/2014 / 6:56 pm

        I told you we did Smoothie Sunday! Did you see my pic on Instagram this morning?

        • Mel
          28/09/2014 / 8:58 pm

          I just saw it! Yum… x

  2. 23/09/2014 / 3:22 pm

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

    • Mel
      28/09/2014 / 3:59 pm

      It really is delicious and refreshing!

  3. Sophie at Franglaise Cooking
    23/09/2014 / 4:20 pm

    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!

    • Mel
      28/09/2014 / 4:02 pm

      You lucky lady! How did you win a Vitamix? x

      • Franglais Cooking
        28/09/2014 / 7:25 pm

        At Britmums – so chuffed as neither of us ever win anything!! x

        • Mel
          28/09/2014 / 7:27 pm

          I bet you love it! I wish I had one, but they are so expensive!

  4. 24/09/2014 / 11:32 am

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

    • Mel
      28/09/2014 / 11:25 pm

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

  5. Hayley @ Hay In A Day
    24/09/2014 / 9:58 pm

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

    • Mel
      28/09/2014 / 8:37 pm

      It took minutes. So worth it!

  6. 28/09/2014 / 2:10 pm

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

    • Mel
      28/09/2014 / 3:33 pm

      Thanks Vicki!

  7. Sally Ann Savo
    29/12/2014 / 7:24 pm

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

    • Mel
      29/12/2014 / 10:28 pm

      Me too!

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