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Tropical Smoothie #recipesfromtheheart

Tropical Smoothie #recipe #recipesfromtheheart

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dad’s out there!!

I have a special post for you today.  “Today’s event is being hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina. They teamed up with their blogger friends to help raise awareness and support for Cancer and Hospice today in memory of Kim’s dad. We encourage everyone to read the posts and share their own experiences with cancer. We also would like to encourage everyone to donate to the Canadian Cancer Society, the American Cancer Society and also to the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association. Hospice was a key element during Kim’s father’s battle with cancer. They made it possible for Kim to care for him at home. So please show your support and donate if you can. You can also contact your local Hospice and donate directly to them if you wish. A little goes a long way! ”

Tropical Smoothie #recipe #recipesfromtheheart

I am happy to be a part of this great event today.  Thankfully my dad is alive and well.  My family has had its brush with cancer though.  Just over 12 years ago my grandpa passed away from cancer.  Of all of my grandparents he was the most active, and healthy one.  But he was diagnosed with a rather aggressive form of liver cancer.  He died about 8 months after he was diagnosed.  At the end, hospice care did an amazing job helping him and my family through his death.  My grandma, my mom, and all of her siblings were with my grandpa for the last few days.  Hospice set up his bed in their living room, so the whole family could be together.  I think it was a very important and helpful thing in saying good-bye.

Tropical Smoothie #recipe #recipesfromtheheart

 

My mom also had a brush with cancer, but thankfully she beat it!  Right after my grandpa died, my mom was diagnosed with stomach cancer.  She went through treatment, and by the time I got married, 8 months later she was cancer free, and has been since!

Tropical Smoothie #recipe #recipesfromtheheart

Totally unrelated, but did you check out that pineapple corer?  OXO
sent it to me, and it so cool!  The pineapple comes out in rings!

As part of this event, we are teaming up with Kitchen Aid!

Enter for your chance to Win an Artisan® Series KitchenAid®  Stand Mixer in the color of your choice (there are 26 to choose from) as well as an Ice Cream Maker Attachment. A sweet choice for all,  this creative attachment features the largest ice cream bowl capacity in the industry. Prepare 2 quarts of ice cream, sorbet, gelato or other frozen desserts. We’re pleased to announce the giveaway is open to Canadian residents, as well as U.S. Residents. Winner will be chosen and announced during the pinchatlive event, described below. Winner will also be notified via email and has 48 hours to respond. If winner does not respond another winner will be chosen. 1 Stand Mixer and 1 Ice Cream Attachment are being given away as a group, not 1 per blog just to be clear for our readers. 

There are bonus prizes for the pinchatlive event. We are giving away 1 Vanilla Infused Gift Box Set, 1 Lemon Infused Gift Box Set and a $30 Amazon Gift Card.  In order to participate in this event follow the Pinterest Board #recipesfromtheheart. Hop on the Pinterest board on June 22 at 2 pm Est to follow along. We’ll ask questions and those who comment are entered to win the bonus prizes. There will be a G+ Hangout on Air during the event as well. Winners of the pinchatlive event must be Canadian or U.S. residents.

Visit Facebook.com/KitchenAidCanada and click on the “More than a Mixer” tab to explore all 12 attachments available for the KitchenAid® Stand Mixer.

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Check out all the other delicious additions to this event!

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with Home-made Strawberry Topping by Cravings of a Lunatic
Chili Verde
 by Juanita’s Cocina
S’Mores Brownies in Jars
 by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Dark Chocolate and Orange Muffins
 by The Dutch Baker’s Daughter
Boston Cream Pie
 by Pass The Sushi
My Fathers Day Recipe Round Up
 by Curry and Comfort
Tropical Smoothie
 by Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
Mini Gugelhupf
 by Masala Herb
Sauteed Strawberry and Sugarsnap Salad
 by Cook The Story
Cranberry Cashew Breakfast Muffins
 by In Fine Balance
Arugula Salad with Sundried Tomatoes and Mushrooms
 by Crazy Foodie Stunts
Spicy Beef Sliders
 by Katie’s Cucina
Thai Red Curry Soup
 by Damn Delicious
Suman (Sweet Rice and Banana Leaves)
 by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Fresh Vegetable Salad
 by White Lights on Wednesday
Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Sundae
 by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
Cinnamon Chip Cookie Butter Bars
 by The Messy Baker
Berry/Cherry Fro-Yo Ice Cream
 by Cookistry
Honey Beer Bread
 by Hungry Couple
Cinnamon-Chocolate Chip Pancakes
 by The Spiffy Cookie
Chocolate Cherry Granola Bars
 by Sweet Remedy
Cookies and Cream Brownies
 by Cooking in Stilettos
Blueberry Lemon Cake
 by Roxana’s Home Baking
Angel Cake
 by Ninja Baking
and
Knit (or crocheted) Grey Brain Cancer Mustache Pin
 by Knit, Purl, Damn!

Tropical Smoothie #recipesfromtheheart
 
Serves: 4
Prep time:
Total time:

 
Pineapple and mango make for a refreshing tropical smoothie – perfect for summer!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used non fat)
  • 1 cup pineapple, diced
  • 1 cup mango, diced
  • ¼ cup orange juice (I used apple juice)
  • 3 Tbls honey
  • 2 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions
  1. In a blender combine yogurt, pineapple, mango, orange juice, honey, and lime juice. Blend until smooth.
  2. Add 1 cup of ice, and process until smooth.
  3. Serve immediately

Notes
Slightly Adapted from Cooking Light

Nutrition Information
Calories: 135 Fat: 1.4


 

Comments

  1. great prize! So many things to make…

  2. Belinda says:

    I love your recipes. They’re easy to follow and always tasty!

  3. Belinda says:

    I love your recipes. They’re easy to follow and always tasty! (I typed this and tried to post & it says I’ve already said that…hmm!)
    I can’t wait to this!

  4. What a terrific smoothie, Erin…and I love the OXO tool, too! I’m so sorry you lost your grandpa to cancer…but glad he had hospice to help him through those difficult last days.

  5. It’s always good to hear that there are people out there who fought cancer successfully. I am sorry for your grandfather, he passed away at about the same time my grandfather did.

    A smoothie is for sure loaded with vitamins and antioxidants, especially yours looks so healthy. Lovely oxo corere btw. ;)

  6. mmm these tropical smoothies look so good. We are getting a new blender soon so I’ll definitely be giving this a try.

  7. Jessica says:

    I would make some chocolate gelato for my fiancee because he loves gelato!

  8. Avery C says:

    Yum! I would make something chocolately for sure!

  9. Erin McGill says:

    Great giveaway! Thank you! I love baking and I love ice cream so this is a great combo. Your recipes are amazing too!

    Cancer is no easy thing to deal with. My mother had breast cancer when I was 7 years old right after my sister was born, and thank the Lord she beat it and has been in remission ever since (17 years!). My grandmother passed away from ovarian cancer when I was 14 years old. Thankfully, everyone in my family is pretty healthy at the moment. Praying for those who are currently fighting it!

  10. Cancer certainly touches most of our lives. I am sorry to hear about your grandfather… but glad you mother had a happy ending. :) Hope you and your family are enjoying this Father’s Day. :)

  11. Always great to read about survivors too. And I love that pineapple corer!

  12. You made me cry Erin. Love you, Mom

  13. The first thing I make will definitely be red velvet cake!

  14. Kristin says:

    Probably an Italian cream cake!

  15. The first thing I would make would be strawberry cupcakes!!!

  16. Make ice cream.

  17. Yes, cancer can be so devastating and yet it wonderful to know there are people and organizations like Hospice to help families through such tough times. So glad your mom is doing well. That was definitely a victory! Love you smoothie, sounds fabulous and refreshing!

  18. Love all your recipes! I’d prob try strawberry ice cream, that’s always been my fave flavor.

  19. cookies

  20. I’m so sorry to hear about your grandfather but your mother’s recovery is wonderful. Your smoothie sounds deelish, but really, I can’t get over that corer. That is SO COOL!

  21. This is what I wish I had for breakfast.

  22. I am loving all the flavors happening in this gorgeous smoothie, Erin! It looks so delicious and perfect for beating the Texas heat!

  23. That smoothie looks so good. Perfect way to start the day!

  24. This is a great smoothie and I’m so happy to hear that your mom beat cancer! It’s always sad to lose a grandparent but hospice care really is the best way to go. My mom worked in hospice and they do wonderful things.

  25. Thank you so much for sharing your story and I’m so glad that your mom won the fight!! I firmly believe that the people who work in hospice are angels – what they do for their patients and the families are amazing!

  26. What a tasty sounding smoothie!

  27. What a great post…and a great smoothie!!!

  28. Great smoothie and great post for a wonderful cause!

  29. That pineapple corer is very, very cool.

    I am so sorry to hear about your grandfather but I am so happy your mom kicked cancer’s butt!

  30. This smoothie looks like the perfect way to beat the heat! (Great cause too. ♥)

  31. That is the coolest pineapple corer ever! Nice smoothie, I love all the tropical flavors there!

  32. I love the tropical flavors in your smoothie!

  33. The first thing I would make would be an ice cream cake for my husband. his birthday is coming up.

  34. looks delicious

  35. I’d make bread!

  36. What a great cause and a great smoothie! Great job!

  37. I love this recipe! I know my family would love it!

    Thank you so much for participating with us!

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