How to make the Dawn-Dusk Tropical Smoothie
Sunrise Sunset Shake is a nutritious and refreshing drink, full of vitamins and antioxidants, that you can sip as a light breakfast or snack.
And it’s so incredibly easy to make that you can practically make it in a few minutes.
Strawberries, mango, pineapple, and orange juice blend into a sweet, citrus-flavored drink.
The secret is to keep the balance if you don’t want to end up with shakes that are too sweet or citrusy.
So, let’s see how much of each ingredient you need for the perfect creamy Sunrise-Sunset Shake.
- Half a kilo of chopped mangoes
- Half a kilo of chopped pineapples
- Half a kilo of chopped strawberries
- 1/4 cup of orange juice
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
The process of making a Tropical Dawn-Dark Smoothie really boils down to a few rounds of shaking.
Or so it seems. However, there are a few things to keep in mind before getting started.
The key here is to use only frozen fruits to get a good texture, flavor, and temperature.
But keep in mind that you have to use a mixer powerful enough to beat the frozen fruits until you get the right texture.
Otherwise, you’ll end up with a chunky drink that’s nothing like the original.
The order in which you blend everything for your Dawn-Dark shake also matters. But let’s not waste any more time, and find the rest of the secrets of the process.
Add the liquids. The best way to get a good texture is to add the liquid ingredients first.
Start by pouring the orange juice and maple syrup into the blender.
Give it a quick pulse to combine well.
Add the frozen fruit. Fruit always comes after liquid, so add the mango chunks, strawberries, and pineapple chunks to the blender.
The secret is to leave the frozen fruit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes before you start.
That way they will mix better.
Note: add some ice cubes to your liking, to make a colder shake.
Beat on low speed and then on high speed until smooth and creamy.
To adjust the texture, add a little more orange or fruit juice.
But if it’s still thinner than you expected, add a banana.
Pour the Sunrise-Sunset shake into a glass and serve garnished with fresh mango chunks, pineapple, or strawberries.
Pro tip: Chill the glasses before serving the shake.
This trick will help you keep your smoothie thick and fresh for longer.
Put the glasses in the fridge while you prepare the smoothie.
They will be perfectly cold when you are done.