Aug 082016
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Bubbles starts kindergarten this week!  She has asked every day for a week if it’s time to start yet, which with as often as we’ve had school kick-off events feels like it has.

This layered Tropical Smoothie recipe is delicious and refreshing, a great way to start any morning!

The big morning is actually on Wednesday and I’ve been planning ways to make it even more special.  I want a few fun touches, but I especially want it to start with a breakfast that will keep her full and satisfied until lunch.  Concentrating is hard enough when you’re a kid, a rumbling stomach just makes it harder.

Tropical Smoothie Recipe

This Tropical Smoothie recipe is a blend of mango, banana and pineapple, layered with a strawberry puree

Bubbles has always been a night owl so adjusting her to a morning schedule will take some time.  That means quick and easy meal ideas for breakfast are a must.  This tropical smoothie fits the bill and is refreshing and delicious to boot.

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Layered Tropical Smoothie
Serves: 2-4 smoothies
  • ¾ cup frozen mango chunks
  • ¾ cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 banana, sliced & frozen
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • ¾ cup frozen strawberries
  1. Place mango, pineapple, banana and orange juice in a blender and mix until smooth.
  2. Pour into a container and set aside.
  3. Rinse out blender.
  4. Add strawberries and a splash of water or orange juice and blend until smooth.
  5. Pour tropical smoothie blend into a glass until about one-third full.
  6. Spoon in a little of the strawberry blend, then top with more tropical mixture.
  7. Repeat until glass is full.
  8. You can also pour the glass two-thirds full with tropical mixture and simply top with strawberry blend.

A refreshing Tropical Smoothie is a great part of a full breakfast

Of course breakfast also needs some protein.  Jimmy Dean Frozen Croissant Sausage, Egg and Cheese sandwiches are high in protein and ready in under three minutes.  Plus they’re made from real ingredients – sausage, egg, and cheese.

Jimmy Dean Croissant Sausage, Egg, & Cheese Sandwiches

Our first day of school breakfast celebration will also include balloons and party horns.  Maybe she’ll be so distracted by the fun that she won’t notice her mother sniffling about her baby girl being all grown up.

A classic turkey sandwich never goes out of style, especially when you add sourdough, romaine lettuce, and cheddar cheese to the all-natural turkey

She loves turkey so I’ll be packing her a turkey sandwich for  her first day.  Sourdough bread spread with a little honey mustard, stacked with a few slices of Hillshire Farm® Naturals Slow Roasted Turkey, cheddar cheese, romaine lettuce, and tomatoes makes a hearty lunch.  You could also add another tropical smoothie if you wanted!

A classic turkey sandwich never goes out of style, especially when you add sourdough, romaine lettuce, and cheddar cheese to the all-natural turkey

The best part about both of these meals?  They’re something the whole family enjoys.  I don’t have to make separate breakfasts and lunches for Bubbles, hubs, and myself – we all eat the same thing.  And they’re both available at Meijer where you can save up to $2 with coupons, letting me knock out my shopping list in just one stop.

Jimmy Dean Croissant Sausage, Egg & Cheese sandwiches and Hillshire Farm Naturals Slow-Roasted Turkey at Meijer

Getting into the school routine is going to be a big adjustment for all three of us.  Having go-to meals everyone will eat will definitely make our busy mornings run more smoothly!

A refreshing Tropical Smoothie is a great part of a full breakfast

What are your go-to breakfast & lunch ideas for busy mornings?

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About Liza

Liza is a mom (5-year-old daughter, 20-year-old stepson, and 24-year-old stepdaughter) and wife living in Louisville. She loves spending time with her family, visiting the local zoo and parks, as well as planning travel adventures. Cooking and baking, DIY projects and crafts, and coffee - lots and lots of coffee - round out some of her other hobbies.

  14 Responses to “ad Mornings Start with a Smile with a Fun Tropical Smoothie”

  1. What a yummy looking smoothie and a great looking sandwich! These are meals that will keep your child fueled for the school days ahead! {client}

  2. That smoothie looks so delicious! Thank you Liza for putting up the amazing recipe! Perfect for a hot summer day. – Suzie

  3. This sounds so amazing, just right for the perfect breakfast! :)

  4. That looks fabulous!

  5. Yum, love the flavors of this smoothie and the layered effect. I haven’t tried these Jimmy Dean croissants but they sure look good but that Hillshire Farms turkey is always stocked in my fridge. I love it too!

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  6. This sounds so delicious! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

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  7. That smoothie looks wonderful! Loving how you have it layered. :)

  8. Yum — We love smoothies here! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday

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    Your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday Top Ten this week. Thanks so much for sharing with us and have a great week!
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  12. Starting your day off with a smoothie is the right way for sure! Great job!

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