If there was ever an ideal place for you to try juicing, it’s Hawaii. The rich and varied bounty of fruits and vegetables available throughout the region lets you whip up an endless list of creations. This isn’t “old school” blending filled with chopping, slopping and mopping here. This is Juicing 2.0 – Hana style. This culinary adventure will use whole foods to blend and mix fresh juices, soups, dips, spreads, desserts and salsas.

Get started with a few of these simple smoothie tricks. Don’t have a juicer at home? Not to worry, we’ve got everything you need right here in paradise. A blender will work just fine in the meantime:

Fabulous Fruit Smoothies

Smoothies are probably one of the easiest and most popular treats to make using a juicer. There really is no wrong way to make a smoothie, it really just depends on what you’re in the mood for and what you have in the refrigerator. You can use any combination of fresh (or frozen) fruit, fruit juice, yogurt, milk and ice. 

Trick of the trade: When your produce starts to ripen quicker than you can eat it, cut it up and toss it in the freezer to save for later. Once you’re ready for a smoothie snack, blend the frozen (but fresh) fruit with some fruit juice and yogurt. The frozen fruit gives the smoothie that extra chill that will really make you say, “Ahhh!”


…. in the mood for something a little more “green?” Try this Instant Karma Kale Smoothie straight from the Travaasa Kitchen:


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