Thick Tropical Smoothie With Bananas and Strawberries
5 mins (prep 5)
5 ingredients
2 servings
Just had a root canal and having other toothache problems so it's difficult for me to chew solid food, including fruits. I recently had purchased a can of Safeway brand Tropical Fruit with Pineapple and Passion Fruit Juices. The ingredients read: pineapple, red papaya, yellow papaya, pineapple juice, water, sugar, passion fruit juice, banana puree, citric acid. I emptied the can with the juice into a freezer-safe container and froze overnight. I let the frozen fruit thaw in the fridge for a few hours and then ran the container under cool water for a about 30 seconds to break up the mass of frozen fruit from the edges of the container and then cut it up with a plastic pancake turner. I used a square-shaped container and broke the frozen fruit up into 4 large pieces so it would fit into the blender. Bf bought me fresh strawberries so chose to use those over the frozen ones I had. I always keep sliced, frozen bananas on hand in the freezer. The water in the recipe is necessary for the blending and it doesn't taste too watered down, and I needed just about 1/2 cup. The honey is for a little added sweetness. This makes two very large servings. This turned out thick, but drinkable. Please let me know how you like my recipe. It would make a great breakfast, snack, or even dessert! Prep time doesn't include freezing time for the fruit.

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  • 1 (15 ounce) tropical fruit in light syrup, removed from can and frozen in a freezer-safe container (see recipe description)
  • 6 slices bananas, previously frozen
  • 3 -6 strawberries, fresh and sliced
  • 1/2-3/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons honey (to taste)


Serving Size (86.58 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 14.98 Calories from Fat 0.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 2.56mg 0.21%
Total Carbohydrate 4.06g 2.71%
Dietary Fiber 0.01 g 0.08%
Sugars 4.05 g %
Protein 0.01g 0.06%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.02mg%
Calcium 2.07mg% Iron 0.02mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fruit, syrup, light