A few weeks ago I stopped by my local Tropical Smoothie to "just check the place out." When I ordered I asked what the "most popular smoothie" was and was told the Sunrise Sunset Smoothie. I ordered and happily waited. Upon first
I went back three times that week for another Sunrise Sunset and even got my husband and the girls hooked on them to aid in justifying not only the drive there - its literally across town - but also the cost of four individual smoothies. Mike, my ever frugal adoring hubby the last trip that I drug him out to get my fix said "babe, are you sure you can't make this at home?"
I just had to figure out what's in a sunrise-sunset smoothie from Tropical Smoothie?!
Sunrise Sunset Smoothie... at home.
- 3 oranges peeled and cubed
- 1 mango peeled and cubed
- 1 cup cubed pineapple
- 2 cups strawberries
- 2+ cups ice
- cane sugar (or Splenda) to taste
I added a little bit of skim milk to kinda get things started - I was afraid there wasn't enough liquid for the blender. It came out pretty thin though so I actually added a couple more cups of ice to get it thicker. I now just put the oranges on the bottom and they seem to put enough juice to keep it going.
This smoothie is absolutely amazing and my family is so glad that I can get up and make one at 5 am instead of whining for them to all get-up and get dressed and be drug across town.
Of course I will still have to drive across town for the second-best-thing-ever which is also on the Tropical Smoothie menu - the King Caesar Chicken wrap. But at least I don't crave those until later in the day... you know, like 8am.
Smoothies are much better when you drink them immediately but I made too much. I started wondering if I could put in the fridge. It's probably best to know how long a smoothie will last in the fridge before storing it, right? Well, come to find out you can probably get away with leaving it in there for 3 or 4 days but it really depends on the type of smoothie.
Meg Wain says
Omg thank you so much for this recipe! I am so addicted to this smoothie, I have been for years, but just recently they closed the tropical smoothie next to my house. They only moved it about 10 minutes away, but it is run by a bunch of teenagers and I usually end up waiting 20 minutes for one smoothie! Not only will I never have to wait for my favorite smoothie again, but it will probably be much cheaper! Thanks so much!
I so love sunrise sunset recipe what I do is I change it up a little bit instead of adding in the orange, I add a banana and kiwi and it makes it taste even better!! Yum!!
Thanks for the recipe! My kids love Tropical Smoothie, but I can't justify paying $5+ for a smoothie and I can't get them there early in the day to buy a smoothie at happy hour.
I've made smoothies before and find that if you use frozen fruit you don't have to add as much ice and it comes out thicker.
Thanks for the recipe! Love this smoothie!
Hey! Bout how many oz did this make? I have a personal 20 oz blender so I wanna make the recipe for that 🙂
Thank goodness for this! It's tricky to get my daughter to eat fruit, but she LOVES this smoothie! Can't wait to try it out!
My two favorite items at Tropical Smoothie are the King Ceasar Wrap and the Sunrise Sunset Smoothie as well. Sometimes I add ginger to my Sunrise Sunset. Perfection.
Moscato Mom says
YES! Aren't they perfect together?! I had not been in ages and got some last weekend - so good!
I take out the strawberries and ad lime juice. I ask for spenda. It's great. Way under 300 calories this way.
Does it actually taste like the sunrise sunset?
Robin Rakes says
I wish you had added how much that actually makes, as in servings. Or in ounces. Sounds like a good recipe.
That's not the exact recipe, it's
1/4 cup raw sugar
2 scoops of mango
1 scoop pineapple
1 scoop strawberries
and about 3oz of orange juice with 2 cups of ice.
that's if you want it to actually taste like the same smoothie.
Jamie smith says
What does a scoop equal to? A 1/2 cup?