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Tropical Smoothie with Tapioca Pearls

Tapioca pearls add an Asian flair to this tropical smoothie with fresh mango, banana, pineapple, coconut milk and Greek yogurt in this healthy breakfast treat!

Tropical Smoothie with Tapioca Pearls - Tapioca pearls add an Asian flair to this tropical breakfast smoothie!

When Jason and I hit our one year anniversary in 2010, we went on a 10-day trip to Costa Rica. This trip involved ziplining through the Monteverde cloud forest, white water river rafting through Río Pacuare and paddle boating around the gorgeous Arenal Volcano. But even with all of these adventurous activities, my favorite part about the trip was actually the tropical fruits.

As we traveled throughout 4 different cities in Costa Rica, we were able to sample an incredible amount of fresh tropical produce, but I particularly enjoyed their mangoes and pineapple. It was the kind of freshness I have never ever experienced. I honestly wanted to bring boxes and boxes of produce back home but with customs, we sadly had to come back empty-handed.

I daydream about the fruits that I had out there, overlooking the Arenal Volcano, but until Jason and I make it out there again, I can imagine that volcano scenery again with this tropical smoothie. Loaded with bananas, pineapple, mango, coconut milk and tapioca pearls, I can stay in paradise for as long as I’d like!

You can get the full recipe here over at Imperial Sugar!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Imperial Sugar. All opinions expressed are my own.

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  1. Where is the recipe?

    • Hi Mary! This is a very old recipe that we developed for Imperial Sugar. If they are no longer featuring it on their website, there is unfortunately no way for us to locate it at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.

  2. Did you use canned unsweetened coconut milk or the refrigerated kind in a carton?