Pineapple Mango Vitamin C Booster Smoothie

1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1 cup frozen mango chunks
1 medium ripe banana, peeled and frozen in chunks
1 cup milk (regular, almond, soy, coconut, etc.)
1 teaspoon+ vanilla extract
• sweetener, to taste (agave, stevia, honey, maple syrup, dates, etc.)

1. Place all ingredients in the canister of a Vita-Mix or blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately. Pour extra into a freezer-safe cup and freeze for up to 1 month, thawing before serving (or microwaving for about 30 seconds).
2. Double or triple the recipe to create planned leftovers – perfect to grab for busy morning breakfasts or as easy snacks. All ingredients and amounts are to taste. Use seasonal fruits or vary the quantities of fruits, to taste. I used bagged, frozen fruit from Trader Joe’s. Using frozen is preferred to fresh since smoothie is automatically kept cold, without adding ice which waters it down. Optionally, consider adding a scoop of protein powder or dollop of yogurt for extra protein; or blending with juice to increase the amount of Vitamin C; add coconut flakes, nuts, seeds, dried fruits, or your favorite smoothie add-ins’ to either the blender canister before blending or garnish smoothie with them after blending.
Recipe is vegan (use vegan milk, avoid honey), gluten-free, soy-free, and nut-free as written. Take care any ingredients used are suitable for your dietary needs.

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