Juice It Up Lava Flow Smoothie

Juice It Up Lava Flow smoothie is a refreshing tropical island recipe that is antioxidant-rich and packed with vitamin C. Learn how to make at home!

“Tastes like a tropical island vacation in a glass. Perfect for swinging in a hammock on the beach!”

🙂 Jules

Lava Flow, a Classic Tropical Juice It Up smoothie recipe, is an antioxidant-rich fruit smoothie that is packed with vitamin C and potassium. Sweet from the mango and strawberries, tart from the pineapple, in a thick and creamy banana and frozen yogurt base. It’s like a South Pacific vacation in a glass … kia orana!

Key Ingredients


Health Benefits

Bananas
Bananas

BananasBananas are very healthy, readily available, and one of the least expensive fruits you can buy. They have relatively few calories, are rich in nutrients such as vitamin C and potassium, are full of potent antioxidants including flavonoids and animes, and are high in dietary fiber. Studies have shown that bananas can improve insulin sensitivity and may improve kidney health.

Pineapple
Pineapple

PineapplesPineapples are popular tangy tropical fruit that, surprising to most, originated in South America, not Hawaii. They are absolutely loaded with antioxidants and nutrients, including a ridiculously high amount of vitamin C (1 serving = 131% of the recommended daily intake), manganese, vitamin B6, and thiamin. Pineapples also contain a significant amount of the digestive enzymes bromelain that can help fight pancreatic cancer.

Strawberries
Strawberries

StrawberriesStrawberries are a flavorful staple of many healthy smoothies and shakes. They are an excellent source of several important antioxidants and beneficial plant compounds including pelargonidin, ellagic acid, ellagitannins, and procyanidins. Strawberries are widely known to decrease the risk of heart disease, help regulate blood sugar, and reduce the risk of certain cancers.

Passion Fruit Mango Juice
Mango-Passion Fruit Juice

Mango JuiceMango, in some corners of the world, is known as the “King of Fruits” and delivers an impressive amount of potent nutrients and healthy plant compounds. They are extremely high in vitamin C and provide significant amounts of copper, folate, and vitamin B6. Mangoes are also known to boost your immune system, improve digestive health with their amylases enzymes, help prevent diabetes, and have even been shown to reduce the risk of certain cancers.

Passion Fruit Juice – Passion fruit is a purple tropical fruit offering a wide-range of health benefits. It is most commonly known for its rich antioxidant profile and is a strong source of vitamin Avitamin Cpotassium, and magnesium. Passion fruit is also extremely low on the glycemic index and can help improve insulin sensitivity, placing it among the fruit-favorites of the American Diabetes Association.

Coconut Flakes
Coconut Flakes

CoconutsCoconuts are a popular tropical fruit harvested from the coconut palm tree. They are an excellent source of protein and provide several important minerals, including manganese, copper, selenium, iron, phosphorous, and potassium. Coconuts are also known to promote heart health and help stabilize blood sugar. [Amazon]

Nonfat Frozen Yogurt
Nonfat Frozen Yogurt

Nonfat Frozen YogurtNonfat frozen yogurt is often hailed as a healthy alternative to traditional ice cream. It includes yogurt culture probiotics lactobacillus bulgaricus and streptococcus thermophilus and is often made with agave nectar instead of high-calorie sugar. Nonfat frozen yogurt is a common choice among those wanting to reduce their caloric intake.


Equipment Needed

Smoothie Making Tools
Smoothie Making Tools

A standard blender is all that is required to make these delicious smoothies. If you are making it for just one person, we recommend using the truly amazing personal NutriBullet Ultra as it is super-quick to set up and very easy to clean.

If you are making them for more than one person, we recommend a higher-end Vitamix blender that can process larger loads more efficiently.

For overnight storage, we recommend using a glass or BPA-free airtight container with a resealable lid.


How To Make This Smoothie

The Juice It Up Lava Flow smoothie is very easy to make:

  • Step 1: Place bananas, pineapple, strawberries, mango juice, pineapple juice, strawberry juice, coconut flakes, and nonfat frozen yogurt into a blender and secure the lid.
  • Step 2: Start the blender on its lowest speed and steadily ramp up to its highest speed. This will reduce wear and tear on the motor and blades, facilitate a more consistent blend, and help prevent food splatter onto the lid and sides.
  • Step 3: Blend for approximately 30 seconds or until a smooth consistency is achieved.
  • Step 4: Pour into a glass for immediate refreshment or place in the refrigerator in an airtight container to enjoy later.

Recipe Tips And Substitutions

For ease of use, we recommend peeling and slicing a number of bananas, putting them in a freezer bag, and storing them in your freezer for quick access.

If you don’t have frozen fruit, or simply prefer to use fresh fruit (we totally get that), we recommend adding 1/2 cup of ice to chill your smoothie and give it a pleasing icy texture.

Whole fresh fruits can be substituted for the various fruit juices without significantly changing the flavor profile, just be sure to add a little water to maintain consistency.

Yield: 1

Juice It Up Lava Flow Smoothie Recipe

Juice It Up Lava Flow Smoothie Recipe

Juice It Up Lava Flow smoothie recipe tastes like a creamy strawberry pina colada. This recipe will show you how to make one.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 minute

Instructions

  1. Place bananas, pineapple, strawberries, mango juice, pineapple juice, strawberry juice, coconut flakes, and nonfat frozen yogurt into a blender and secure the lid.
  2. Start the blender on its lowest speed and steadily ramp up to its highest speed. This will reduce wear and tear on the motor and blades, facilitate a more consistent blend, and help prevent food splatter onto the lid and sides.
  3. Blend for approximately 30 seconds or until a smooth consistency is achieved.
  4. Pour into a glass for immediate refreshment or place in the refrigerator in an airtight container to enjoy later.

Notes

  1. For ease of use, we recommend peeling and slicing a number of bananas, putting them in a freezer bag, and storing them in your freezer for quick access.
  2. If you don't have frozen fruit, or simply prefer to use fresh fruit (we totally get that), we recommend adding 1/2 cup of ice to chill your smoothie and give it a pleasing icy texture.
  3. Whole fresh fruits can be substituted for the various fruit juices without significantly changing the flavor profile, just be sure to add a little water to maintain consistency.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 350Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 396mgCarbohydrates: 189gFiber: 13gSugar: 132gProtein: 19g

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Smoothie Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make this smoothie dairy-free?

You can substitute any dairy-free milk, such as almond, coconut, or oat milk for the nonfat frozen yogurt to make this delicious smoothie dairy-free. Just add a little extra ice.

How much fruit juice should I drink per day?

While fruit juice can be a source of vitamins, it is also high in sugar and lacks the fiber found in whole fruits. As a result, most health guidelines, including those from the American Heart Association, suggest limiting fruit juice to a small glass (about 4 to 6 ounces) per day. It’s generally healthier to consume whole fruits for the added benefits of fiber and a lower glycemic index.


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