Banana Mama

Hi! I know back -to- school time brings many of us back to routines and busy schedules, leaving us wanting more fun time in the sun, so I decided to take a brief  break from my "blog break" to share this refreshing  and delicious recipe that will take you back to fun days at the beach all year long :)

I am sure you will enjoy this Caribbean piña colada cocktail variation. It's an exotic blend of tropical fruits such as strawberries, bananas, pineapples and coconuts. Due to its delightful flavor, it’s one of the most prepared drinks in Dominican Republic's beach resorts. This has become a favorite of multiple foreigners, and my daughters, who fell in love with it as soon as they tasted it. I had to prepare my version at home and of course... share it with you.

I like this version best because it is made with all natural fruits instead of using prepared mix drinks or artificial flavors. I prepared it without alcohol to make a super tasty smoothie. I hope you can make this cocktail at home soon. ENJOY!

Banana Mama Recipe

1 cup diced pineapple
3 Tablespoons coconut cream
½ cup strawberries
1 banana
½ - 1 cup water or pineapple juice
ice cubes (about 8-10 cubes if fruits are frozen)
sugar (if you think necessary)
rum to taste (optional)

1. Wash and cut into cubes the strawberries and pineapple, place in a bag or plastic container and freeze for 30 minutes or more.  
2. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend.  
3. If preferred, decorate the glass with some fruit and serve.

Yields: 5 Cups.

The cream of coconut I use. It's very sweet, so not much sugar is needed for this recipe.

Dedicated to my little one, Topaz who loves this smoothie.

"Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap. For it will come on all those who live on the face of the whole earth." ~ Luke 21:34-35

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