We all have those weekends we wish we were off on an island in the sun, enjoying the ocean, sand and tropical fruity goodness that comes with it all. When I can't get away, I try to simulate as best as I can in the comfort of my own home. Here is a tropical island smoothie for your pleasure.
1 banana1/3 cup fresh pineapple
1/2 cup french vanilla yogurt
2/3 cup orange juice
1-2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes
1 cup ice
Blend all ingredients. Now whether you're in New Jersey or New Zealand, step outside, turn on some island music, put on some shades, sit back, take a sip and close your eyes. Are we in Maui yet?