Today I will show you how to prepare the Jetty Punch Tropical smoothie recipe at home in just 7 minutes.
Jetty Punch smoothie is a perfect, refreshing summer drink, sold at Tropical Smoothie Cafe. It’s one of their most popular drink, and very easy to replicate at home.
You might not have any Tropical Smoothie Cafe where you live, or you would rather stay at home, with this copycat recipe, you can make a Jetty punch smoothie that tastes just like the original, and is healthier too.
Besides mouthwatering smoothies, Tropical Smoothie Cafe sells veggie bowls, breakfast bowls, flatbreads, and wraps for lunch and dinner. Most of their options, being vegetarian and vegan, are filled with healthy and tasty veggies.
When you make smoothies, try to go for natural sweeteners and ingredients. Ultra ripe bananas, dates, or dried figs will make your drink naturally sweet, and your body will absorb the sugars slower thanks to the natural fiber in these ingredients slowing the process, making it much healthier than adding plain sugar or syrup.
How long does it take to make this smoothie at home?
Smoothies are the ultimate fast food for health-conscious people. They are amazingly dense packets of vitamins, fibers, nutrients, minerals, flavors, proteins, and many more.
These smoothies take mere minutes to do, especially if you have pre-cut, or frozen, peeled, cubed, ready-to-blend ingredients.
If you drink smoothies regularly, it’s a good idea to invest in a strong-powered, reliable blender such as Nutribullet, or Vitamix. Smoothies are great to enhance your fiber, or vitamin intake, even on a regular diet.
If you eat vegetarian or vegan, it’s a convenient method to have more protein in a smoothie, by adding protein powder, oats, or even high-protein content plant-based milk. They are a convenient on-the-go meal in every diet, and best consumed straight after blending.
What’s in the jetty punch tropical smoothie recipe?
The Jetty Punch tropical smoothie has bananas, strawberries, agave syrup, cashew milk, ice, and vanilla yogurt.
You can add, switch, or take away ingredients, but this one will taste just like the original from Tropical Smoothie Cafe.
It’s a sweet bomb of nutrients, a real cool treat, or a perfect fast breakfast on any day. You can add 1 or 2 scoops of vanilla protein powder when you drink this smoothie instead of a meal. It will also thicken the smoothie.
Strawberries and Banana
The base of this creamy smoothie is sweet and ripe, preferably frozen bananas, and ripe, semi-sweet, bold, frozen strawberries.
This drink is filling and packed with vitamins due to its fiber content.
For more creaminess, you add more bananas. And to take away from the sweetness, add more strawberries. Frozen fruits might make the blending more challenging, but the taste will be amazing, as well as the texture.
Milk, Ice, Syrup
Agave syrup adds more sweetness to it, but you can leave it out, or swap it for honey, or maple syrup.
The original recipe from Tropical Smoothie Cafe comes with turbinado sugar in it and is completely vegan. By adding honey, the drink is not vegan anymore, so you can try to add maple syrup instead.
You can use whole or plant-based milk for this smoothie. Plant-based, mild-tasting milk is the best choice for this, like almond, oat, or cashew milk. Cocoa or hazelnut milk has overpowering undertones that can derail the flavor balance of the smoothie.
Ice and vanilla yogurt are both optional but add to the overall taste. Ice is good to lighten the recipe and make digestion of fibers easier for your stomach. Vanilla yogurt adds a slight aroma, taste, and additional creaminess to it.
Jetty Punch Tropical Smoothie Recipe
- 1 Banana (frozen and sliced)
- 8 Strawberries halved frozen
- 2 tbsp Agave syrup
- 1 cup Ice
- 1 cup Cashew milk
- ½ cup Vanilla yogurt
- First, mix the banana, strawberries, agave syrup, and cashew milk on low power for 2-3 minutes, then add the ice, and vanilla yogurt and blend them on high power for 3-4 more minutes.
- Blend them until silky-smooth, and there are no chunks left.
- Serve them immediately.
Can I replace some ingredients?
You can skip plant-based cashew milk and add some whole milk to the recipe. By adding whole milk, vanilla yogurt is not necessarily needed anymore for creaminess. By swapping vanilla yogurt to Greek yogurt, you can add a protein boost to the smoothie, and leave the vanilla flavor behind, but also have less sugar at the same time.
To thicken the smoothie, or make it more high-protein-diet appropriate, you can leave out the syrup completely, or add half the cashew milk, plus 2 scoops of protein powder, preferably vanilla or banana in taste.
By adding some fine oats, you can further increase the protein content of the smoothie. It’s also possible to make the drink thinner by only adding half the yogurt and cashew milk, and adding more water to the smoothie.
You can skip the agave syrup, or maybe change it to maple syrup. Other ingredients you can add to the smoothie to make it healthier are collagen, matcha powder, moringa powder, spinach, kale, probiotics, or almonds.
Can I store the smoothie?
Generally speaking, it’s best to consume freshly blended smoothies with fruit and veggie content in 12 hours.
After that, the vitamin and nutrient content starts to diminish, minute-by-minute. Some ingredients like fresh green leafs such as spinach or kale will start to wither away much faster, in 5-6 hours.
Most juices are safe to keep in the fridge and still drink for up to 24 hours. Always check for brown spots of oxidation to determine whether it’s still safe for consumption.
If it smells bad or started browning, don’t drink it. By adding lemon juice to smoothies, you can delay this oxidation, thanks to vitamin C.
The best way to keep your smoothie ingredients fresh is to freeze them. Without green leafy ingredients, you can freeze smoothies for up to weeks without any issues.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe was founded in 97 in Florida, and ever since they have been serving us delicious, vitamin-dense smoothies, endless inspiration for homemade healthy drinks.
You can garnish smoothies with many add-ons that perfectly complete your diets such as B12, Vitamin C, Zinc, Iron, Fibers, Probiotics, or extra protein.
Adding flaxseed to your smoothies can be a great source of minerals and fibers, perfect for gut health, and increases milk production when nursing. Seed and nut butter are also popular in smoothies, like almond, cashew, peanut butter, or tahini.
They add a slightly savory, creamy, rich flavor as well. When you want to increase your veggie intake, adding some frozen cauliflower will be undetectable in taste in a smoothie but thickens it very well.
So, do you already know how to prepare this delicious smoothie at home? Please, feel free to leave your recommendations in the comments below!