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.