• A taste of the tropics in the comfort of your own home. This smoothie taste as good as an island holiday feels – not only is it a refreshing way to start your morning, but it combines all of the delicious tropical flavours that reminds us of a beach holiday. You can make this smoothie in advance – simply leave out the crushed ice and refrigerate.

    Recipe by Sarah Dall

    Photograph by Dawie Verwey

    Tropical tonic smoothie

    Serves: 2


    • ½ medium pawpaw
    • 125ml (½ cup) coconut milk
    • 5 sprigs fresh mint, leaves only
    • 125ml (½ cup) crushed ice



    Remove the seeds from the pawpaw, peel and cube.


    Place in the blender with the coconut milk and mint leaves.


    Add the crushed ice and pulse twice.


    Pour into glasses and serve immediately.

    More delicious smoothie recipes for you to try:

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    Chai and pineapple smoothie

    Banana, peanut butter and espresso smoothie

    4-Ingredient beetroot smoothie

    Imka Webb

    Imka Webb is a freelance digital marketing expert and the digital editor of Food & Home Entertaining magazine.  www.imkawebb.com