Tropical Suntan Smoothie


Consuming colorful vegetables isn’t just good for your insides; it’s a surefire way to improve the look, and, yes, color of your skin. Brightly colored veggies, like carrots, contain carotene, which allows the skin to reflect a different tone. Carotene also carries the benefit of absorbing UV rays, so the smoothie recipe below will do double-duty in your quest for the sun.

Drink this smoothie daily and you will surely start to glow!

*A note about blenders. You’ll probably come across numerous bloggers and smoothie-fanatics telling you that a $400 blender is a must-have for successful smoothies. Not so. I’ve been using this simple and powerful blender and it works perfectly.

Tropical Suntan Smoothie–please pin this!

Tropical Suntan Smoothie
Recipe type: Beverage
Prep time: 
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Serves: 2-3
Bursting with carrots, papaya, and pineapple, this tropical-inspired smoothie will give your skin a healthy glow.
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 1 knob fresh ginger, chopped
  • ½ c. - ¾c. orange juice (fresh preferred)
  • ½ c. fresh or frozen papaya
  • ¾ c. fresh or frozen pineapple
  • ½ c. fresh or frozen peaches, cantaloupe, or fruit of your choice
  • Coconut water
  1. Place carrot, ginger, and orange juice in a high speed blender. Blend together until smooth.
  2. Add papaya, pineapple, peaches (or other fruit) to the blender. Add coconut water to cover the mixture.
  3. Blend at high speed, adding more coconut water to thin if necessary.
  4. Pour into a glass and enjoy!



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4 Responses to Tropical Suntan Smoothie

  1. Good Girl Gone Green January 6, 2013 at 11:28 am #

    yum! 🙂

  2. Sarah January 7, 2013 at 4:38 pm #

    Do you think that blender would work for juicing, too? Great recipe- cant wait to try it

    • HealthfulMama January 7, 2013 at 5:58 pm #

      Well, the blender definitely pulverizes the fruit and veggies, but it doesn’t act the same as a juicer (which takes out a lot of the fibrous part and leaves just the juice). I like smoothies better than juicing b/c you need a whole lot less produce!

  3. nancy May 20, 2016 at 8:33 am #

    i dont like coconut water can you use something else instead

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