Tropical Breeze Carrot Juice Smoothie - FOOD PHOTO SHOOT

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So what’s the status on your Springtime weather and have you guys been enjoying Spring break? If you just said you’ve got sunny skies and budding flowers I’m super envious. No, I’m really genuinely happy for you I promise, I’m just not sure I can promise that the little voice in the back of my mind isn’t thinking “NO FAIR!”, because, not gonna lie, our Spring is still being very stubborn and trying to impersonate Winter.

Oh my goodness, the other day I was driving home from the gym and a little grocery shopping (story of my life), and out of nowhere it starts snowing these huge fat flake that looked like a blizzard. I think I remember telling you guys about the unusually warm stretch we had back in early February. Well, my family and I kept joking back and forth that Winter was over and a few of them were pretty sad to think it might be true, but I have to say you guys, I totally called it. I kept saying we’d be getting freak snow storms for Easter and early April and it’s looking like I might be right. Although, I’d have liked to be wrong on this one.

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Honestly, I enjoy most types of weather and I would normally take a gray day for what it’s worth, but I’m also a food photographer that prefers to shoot in natural light and that means the erratic weather we’ve been having is ruing my life. Okay, that’s a bit mellow-dramatic but seriously, I was trying to shoot some recipes a day or two ago and it was like the sky was having its own fashion show and trying on everything in its weather closet. One minute we were getting hail, then sleet, then heavy rain, then spots of blue sunny sky, and then it was more fat snowflakes. Frustrating to work with doesn’t even cover it.

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But regardless of the weather, I’m determined to carry on with life as if the Spring sunshine already did arrive by making the freshest, fruitiest, most refreshing things I can think of, starting with these smoothies. So when someone in your house comes home with gallons of carrot juice because it was such a good price, what do you do? Well, you make very VERY orange smoothies! I picked up some fresh mangoes on that shopping trip I was talking about and then there were some overly ripe bananas in our pantry, so a tropical mood smoothie seemed just perfect.

So we do lots and lots of smoothies around here. My brothers like having them daily and recently my youngest brother has been obsessed with the ones I’ve added vanilla protein powder to. I’ve tried a handful of different protein powders through the years but I’m still trying to find one that I like and feel good about. It’s just that so many of the brands add way too many artificial ingredients and the flavors sometimes taste like perfume or something.

We got a huge bag of some vanilla flavored whey protein that’s not too bad, but I wouldn’t buy it again to tell you the truth. I’ve sort of just been trying to get through and not be wasteful, but I’m thinking I’d like to play around with the unflavored and unsweetened stuff when I do. Do you have a favorite brand of protein? I will say that the flavor in a smoothie like this is very subtle so most basic brands should work, but I’ll be sure to let you know when I find a brand I love.

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This smoothie is so fast and easy my friends. The only work is in cutting up your fruit and then you’re just a quick button press away from a glass full of vibrantly colored tropical bliss. The tropical these was a little spur of the moment, but maybe I’m subconsciously dreaming of a beach getaway this season. Yep, that sounds like a great idea right about now. Does anyone have any favorite spots in the tropics?

Tropical Breeze Carrot Juice Smoothie

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 4-6 servings


1 cup fresh pineapple, peeled and sliced
1 ripe banana, peeled
1 mango, peeled and sliced
1 orange, peeled
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup coconut milk
4 cups carrot juice
1 tablespoon honey (or other preferred sweetener)
2 scoops vanilla protein powder


Combine all the ingredients for the smoothie in a blender or food processor and pulse until smooth. Serve cold

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For more great food ideas, please do not forget to look at my other recent food posts

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  3. Coconut Macaroon Nest Shortbread Cookie Tarts
  4. Coconut Vanilla Fluffy Bunny Ears Cupcakes
  5. 30-Minute Thai Basil Asian Steak Stir-Fry
  6. Nutella Tiramisu
  7. Hummus & Veggies Mediterranean Mezze Board
  8. Spring Bunny Tracks Confetti Blondies
  9. Mint Chocolate Chip Avocado Mousse Cups
  10. Raspberry Pomegranate Oats in a Jar

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Out of this world photography, simply amazing!!

Thanks @noboxes!

These look absolutely delightful. What a great way to get a concentration of beta certain. I cannot wait to try this myself

Thank you @mamaloves!

Smoothies are very good for health. Well your recipe is simply look amazing.

thanks so much for your commenting and support @introvert-dime

i agree with you dear. really good for most of the people health.

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I love smoothies and this looks awesome!

Wow interesting
Beautiful .. well done. I liked the picture
Thank you for sharing this with us‏

thanks so much for your continuing support @slimanepro

Wow that is really amazing

Thanks @josteem!

This is just what the doctor ordered and it looks delicious!!

hey @dougkarr, so great to hear from you again. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment

Exceptional photography as always! There's so much variety in these!

I can't recommend a particular brand of protein powder because it's been a while since I've bought them. But I have tried dozens of different brands.

Don't skimp on them. Get the high-quality ones with good ingredients because there are so many out there that just taste like gross chemicals. Eww!

I know what you mean, my brothers have bought some of the less expensive, and you are right, they are horrible. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment on my post and safe travels to you two!

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My weather here in Ohio is still so cold!! It doesn't even feel like spring time to me yet haha. But that's ok because my trip to Vegas is coming up soon! Your pictures look beautiful BTW!!

Vegas, I hope that turns out to be fun for you

Oh tell me about the lingering bad weather. I took it on faith a couple of weeks ago that winter was finally over, and even put my huge winter coat away in the BACK of my wardrobe. Then, as if to spite me, BANG, minus 11 Celsius again. (Sorry I don't know what that it is Fahrenheit, but believe me it's damn cold!) Ended up getting a cold because I was too stubborn to get the coat out again.
Anyway, thanks for posting pictures of smoothies. They have made me feel more spring-like again. :)

wow, -11, that's no fun. thanks so much for the great commenting

Hi! I think, we're friends in misfortune on account of the weather) Today in my city is blizzard, in 1 day dropped slightly less than the monthly norm of precipitation. Who said spring is here?)))
I like your idea of cocktails, but here's the problem - in my town mango are not sold... But recently, our friend came from Thailand and brought us a mango. God, that's so delicious!!!! You should see my daughter's face (she is 1.7 years), when she was eating it)) I'll try to replace mango with something else. My daughter will not bring a mango for the sake of the drink)

well, you can substitute something else for mango, no problem. Thanks so much for the great commenting


Soo yummy. Your the best part of my feed. Making me an interesting photography with yummy foodie.
Love your post 😍😋




Haha, oh you're too kind @erode!

Wow that's amazing..

So sweet @maicle!

yummy. its make me thirsty @gringalicious

thanks so much for commenting

The yellow flower is the sing of friendship.
Nice photography.
Thanks for shear it.

Happy Steeming.

Happy Steeming to you as well, thanks so much for commenting

Carrot juice is so tasty I always wanted to try it in one of my fruit smoothies ! ! ! Check my page for a quick way to make ginger juice which is something I did today !

How cool. Thanks @mummedia!

The best recipe ,,, but unfortunately the atmosphere is less supportive. Nothing wrong, because it is very beneficial to the body. can I make sure you are a person who is very concerned with your health.
enjoy the spring, though not yet come. Hehehe
hopefully i can make this juice. simple but many benefits. Thank you my friend ,,,

Hope you enjoy. Thanks @rezack!

a very fresh beverage looks, and tastes good with the fragrant fragrant flowers of course,, and accompanied by a very good post.

very kind words, thanks so much @abramovic

Oh boy, that sounds healthy and delicious! Your photos are stunning, too!

thanks so much for taking the time to comment

You are just good at all you do. Your special food methods and the uncommon way you take the photograph of your unique and for Tropical Breeze Carrot Juice Smoothie, those stuffs are very attractive,am sure it gonna be yummy 😋 thou haven't tasted it before. Keep the amazing work going.

@dhavey one of the co-founder of @goldenproject

I do hope you have a chance to give it a try. Thanks so much for commenting @dhavey

If they had this at my local smoothie shop, I'd give it a fair try. My only concern is that the pineapple might be too acidic for me. It looks yummy, though.

feel free to leave the pineapple out, no problem

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Wow, I'm not really a smoothie person but seeing this photography and the list of ingredients made me change my mind about it. Very healthy. And I must say @gringalicious that you have successfully tempted me into liking smoothies. The next time I'm going shopping for groceries I'll try this out.Thanks for sharing.

I am glad I was able to inspire, I hope it turns out great for you

Looks refreshing!






Hmmm, that looks very delicious and all these ingredients i can buy fresh in the market here in Bali :-). Can you also eat the flowers for the decoration? Sunny greetings

no, you cannot eat these flowers, but maybe in a future post

I'm looking forward to your next article :-). Sunny greetings

its seem to be fantastic thanks for sharing this smoothie :)

thanks so much for the comment @blazing

Wow..This Smoothie is an explosion of flavors and nutrients! Thanks for sharing such an excellent recipe. You are very creative @gringalicious and I always wait for all your post!

great commenting @evesweetpassion, thanks so much

Oh I see which one flavor it has?

thanks for commenting

A beautiful photography from which we can see a nice meal.I like it very much.The post is very nice..

thanks so much for commenting

looks yummy and healthy .. I love your food photo. I resteem and follow Thank you and if you have a little time visit my blog Zojirushi Rice Cooker Review


Its not that juice so you are making an art.

Thanks @techxegama!

Wow look delicious,thanks for the resipe @gringgalicios

thanks so much for taking the time to comment

Yeees , please:) time is good for this recipe.I love smoothie..thank you..

So glad to share @rainbow84!

Amazing drinks, they are delicious and beautiful. Congratulations

Thanks @ross92!

thanks for that springy themed smoothie... we need that here in france the same, no real spring for now and the temperature are falling again... I think eastern will be with lots of snow.
sunny greetings. D

thanks so much for commenting

reading this article makes me thirsty and I want to make it at home..

thanks so much for commenting

I love Mango Juice : )

that is great to hear

Ohhh! Today you made a tropical smoothie! It looks so yummy! Me also I like to mix the tropical fruits together but for mango not yet the season, my aunt has a mango tree.

a mango tree, that would be so much fun. I hope you have a great day @creativewoman

Looks that juice .. So delicious and so cute....

Thanks @dedyrendra!

That looks so good !

thanks so much for commenting


It's look yummy!

Thank you @nattytsteemit!

great i will try to do it

I hope it turns out great for you

thanks. have a nice day

You too @iamgun!

It look delicious! ...lovely photos as well ^_^

awesome, I am glad you liked it

ymmmmyyy and heathly recipe..... @gringalicious thanks for sharing keep it up

Thank you @chillymilly!

@gringalicious its my pleasure..... kindly visit my profile @chillymilly 😊

Carrot of my favorite drinks. It's so cleansing. You actually feel clean inside after drinking it. I like to mix it with a little ginger juice, too, for extra anti-inflammatory benefits.

I love carrot, beet and ginger juice!

It looks delicious, I'd like to try it!

I hope you're able to try it soon @paos

look so yummy and healthy .. I love the presentation!

So glad you liked it @aburmeseabroad!

Thank you very much for the wonderful recipe. Vitamins are very useful! All the more all together.

You have an interesting block, and the photos are beautiful. Good luck to you and good luck in your plans. Creative achievement.

I love your name! )

thanks for the great commenting

I have not been able to get one that I like, I think that until I give up on the idea of finding it, on the other hand they love smothies and that looks delicious, that mixture makes my mouth water, I will try to repeat it at home, thanks.

I hope it works for you @melvadg

This looks like a great way to mix things up! My boyfriend and I are getting tired of the same old frozen berries and yogurt.

I am glad I was able to inspire, I hope it works for you

Haha I loved your melodramatic account of the weather!! It’s pretty similar over here in Washington. We actually had snow last Saturday. 🙄

Ps... I’m planning to do my “copycat” food post tomorrow!! Well, if the store has ripe avocados anyway. I’m planning to try your chocolate avocado mouse cups!

I’ll tag you in the post and let you know once it’s live. If it doesn’t happen tomorrow, it will happen on Thursday. I’m so excited!! (Both for the post... and to eat it) hehe

that's fantastic. If you don't mind, msg me on discord or to make sure I see it, thanks

Will do! Thanks again for the fun post idea. 😊

looks too refreshing for a very hot weather :)
gonna try this soon!

I hope you like it @karl1993






wow back at you

This is such a delicious smoothie ! YUMMY :)'

hey @splendorhub, thanks so much for commenting

The fruits of the tropical country are always exotic and fresh

I think you have a good point

I see reading and enjoying your amazingly innovative and knowledgeable post, thank you for sharing.

thanks so much for taking the time to comment

Thanks @gringalicious ! This smoothie is definitely what I needed today. It was so refreshing 😃


fantastic, thanks for telling me

I love this, im gonna need to try this.

I hope it turns out great for you


thanks so much for commenting @shexton

Tropical amazing smoothie 😉😉😉

I am so glad you liked it, thanks so much for commenting

That sounds like a keeper! I'm not sure about the protein powder though. To me it always
leaves an aftertaste that I don't like, but maybe I just have never found the right one! Fabulous layouts for your images and awesome photography!

keep looking for the right protein powder, some do not have that after taste. Thanks so much for the kind words about my photos @dmcamera

You are welcome! Will read to see if you got any comments about a good protein powder with no aftertaste!

Winter is back in my country too, and I was so happy when we had spring weather last week. We'll have to wait some more time I guess. Love the photos and the smoothie must be super delicious :)

Thanks for reading @grandadscookbook!

wow..amazing photography..

That's so sweet @afrinsultana!

yeah thank you...♥♥♥♥