Don’t get me wrong; I love my husband but when it comes to Mother’s Day, sometimes he needs a little help. So much so, that I actually wrote my introduction essay for the Mother’s Day chapter of my soon-to-be-released cookbook as a letter to him–halfway joking, of course. You see, even though we’ve been married awhile now, he annually forgets that Mother’s Day is a day to be celebrated ALL DAY LONG–not just for breakfast. And definitely not just the eating portion of breakfast. Seriously, how meaningful is it for us moms to be brought breakfast in bed by our loved ones only to head to the kitchen to see a sink full of dishes waiting for us to clean–the same dishes used to make us breakfast no less! Hmmm…no thank you. Bad idea.

Mother’s Day is to be celebrated all day long. What this means is: no cooking, cleaning, or shuttling. Ahh… yes, this is what I want for Mother’s Day. And please, no more “World’s Greatest Mom” mugs, Rob. A person can only have so many mugs to match her “World’s Greatest Mom” pajamas–both sets. Yes, you read that correctly. I own two sets of these pajamas. Got to love Rob, he does this because he thinks it’s funny. And it is, kind of. Not.

Instead, I think us moms should band together and form a movement to go somewhere tropical every Mother’s Day to be pampered. Wouldn’t that be awesome? I am going to keep on dreaming that dream.

Today I am sharing a Mother’s Day inspired fruit smoothie with you. Easy to make and only dirties up the blender (in case you have to wash it yourself). I hope this smoothie magically transports you to a remote tropical island, even if only in your mind momentarily. From one mother to another, Happy Mother’s Day!

** Look in your grocery store’s frozen foods section for a tropical blend of frozen fruit.

Recipe: Tropical Smoothie

  • Prep Time: 3 min(s)
  • Cook Time: 5 min(s)
  • Total Time: 8 min(s)

A refreshing fruit smoothie.


    • 1 1/2 cups frozen tropical fruit (papayas, mangos, pineapples)
    • 1/2 ripe banana
    • 1/2 cup orange juice
    • 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt
    • 1/4 cup milk
    • 4 mint leaves


    • Place all the ingredients in a blender.
    • Blend until smooth.

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4 Responses to “Tropical Smoothie”

  1. jocurile

    I think if we, men, would know what exactly you want for your birthdays and/or mothers day then we would (most of us) comply, but you women are so mysterious :D.

    Oh, I didn’t try your tropical smoothie, but everything that is that quick and easy to make it’s awesome in my cooking book!