Sunshine smoothie

Sunshine smoothie

We all need a bit more sunshine this time of year and this vibrant, nutritious smoothie will make you feel like you’re dipping your toes in the warm sand on holiday. It makes the chill of the winter seem a lot more tolerable!

Oats, cashews and tropical fruits are blended with a smidgen of turmeric and ginger to help calm inflammation, build strong muscles and  boost your vitamin C levels. With plant-based protein it’s also a great choice for a post-workout snack. You can substitute the coconut water for any liquid of your choice such as almond, rice and coconut milk or orange juice.

It takes a slurping-quick 5 minutes to make, and buying ready-cut frozen tropical fruits will make it even quicker.


  • 1 ripe banana (frozen is extra nice)
  • 500mls coconut water or milk of your choice
  • ½ mango, or ½ cup frozen mango chunks
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen pineapple chunks
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp cashews
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 inch fresh ginger


  • Soak the oats and cashews overnight in a little water.
  • In the morning, drain and rinse the oats and cashews. Add to the blender with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Blend until smooth, and serve.


The Author

Kath Webb

Kath is a contributing writer for PayasUgym. Football, running, weight training, yoga and walking are her forte, along with cooking tasty, nutritious food - with a regular batch of cake chucked in.


Mike D.
25 February 2016

Mike D.

This is very similar to my own recipe except I use standard milk and also add chia seeds. Very nice, and certainly adds a summery feel to winter

Emma C.
23 February 2016

Emma C.

Just been shopping and happen to have picked up a pineapple and mango. Guess what's on the menu for a late-afternoon snack today?!!

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