There aren’t too many recipes with rambutans, but they’re the star of this Tropical Smoothie Recipe, which also includes banana and pineapple. It’s perfect for a warm summer day!I think smoothies are a great way to start the day for breakfast, and I also love them for a refreshing afternoon snack.
This Tropical Smoothie Recipe with Rambutans is one of my favorites!
What’s in this Tropical Smoothie Recipe with Rambutans?
All of these sweet and tangy flavors mixed together in a creamy smoothie are incredible.
What is a rambutan?
It’s a very beautiful and unique looking fruit that’s closely related to a lychee. While its delicious sweet taste is similar to that of a lychee, it’s slightly firmer in texture and a bit less sweet — though still quite sweet!
This tropical smoothie is not only a great breakfast or snack, but it’s also a fantastic reward after a workout.
I also love this Rambutan Cocktail (below).
Hopefully my Tropical Smoothie will be one of your go-to recipes with rambutans. (Or, maybe you’ll go for the cocktail. 😉 )
Recipe Tip for Tropical Smoothie with Rambutans
You can use lychee fruit if you can’t get rambutans. And for either one, you can use canned, if you can’t find fresh. If you do, drain them from any syrup that they might be canned with, before adding them to the blender.
More tropical smoothie recipes:
Thank you to Melissa’s Produce for the rambutans.
There aren't too many recipes with rambutans, but they're the star of this Tropical Smoothie Recipe, which also includes banana and pineapple. It's perfect for a warm summer day!
- ⅓ cup plain low-fat yogurt
- 5 rambutans or lychees, peeled and pitted (here's how to peel and pit them)
- 1 medium-sized ripe banana
- ⅓ cup pineapple chunks
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup crushed ice
Add all of the ingredients to a powerful blender and purée until it's smooth.
You can also use canned lychee or rambutan -- if you do, drain them from any syrup that they might be canned with, before adding them to the blender.
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