Revitalizing and extremely refreshing to the postpartum mama, this tropical smoothie from The Homesteader’s Kitchen is loaded with goodies like Vitamin C and fiber! “Mom” used fresh orange juice in place of the pineapple juice called for in this recipe, and it tasted delicious!

Tropical Delight

By Robin Burnside


1 whole fresh young coconut, water and cream scraped from the inside of the shell

1 frozen banana

1/4 of a fresh medium-size papaya, peeled and cut into chunks

1/2 cup fresh pineapple, cut into chunks

1 cup pineapple juice (more or less, depending on volume of coconut milk)

1 tablespoon agave nectar

1 teaspoon maca powder (optional)


Place all of the ingredients into a blender and puree on high until smooth and creamy. If teh smoothie is too thick for your liking, just add a little more juice or milk to the mixture. Pour into tall glasses and enjoy!

*Recipe courtesy of The Homesteader’s Kitchen .*