Tropical Paradise Smoothie + Tips For Gorgeous Food Pics

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tropical paradise papaya mango smoothie bowl recipe tone it upTropical Paradise Smoothie Bowl - <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-219088" style="width: 100%; margin: auto; max-width: 600px;" src="https://tiu-assets.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/2017/05/tropical-paradise-papaya-mango-smoothie-bowl-recipe-tone-it-up-01-1280x1707.jpg" alt="tropical paradise papaya mango smoothie bowl recipe tone it up" data-wp-pid="219088" /></p> <h3 style="text-align: center;">We flex, then we fuel!</h3> <p style="text-align: center;">How strong do your arms feel after today's <a href="http://www.toneitup.com/?p=218530" target="_blank">#TIUFlexFriday upper bod workout</a>?! SO. MUCH. SCULPTING. We mixed this smoothie up to pair perfectly with the workout. We always make sure to have protein 30 minutes after our sweat sesh to help form beautiful lean muscle. Our plant-based, gluten-free coconut <a href="https://my.toneitup.com/collections/my-perfect-fit" target="_blank">Tone It Up Protein</a> is perf with this tropical combo. You're going to feel totally energized and satisfied after this dreamy smoothie bowl. It's also packed with antioxidants to keep your skin bright and fab!</p> <h3 style="text-align: center;">We used a few tricks to make our bowls extra pretty for their Insta closeup! ; ) These are so simple and turn out gorgeous! Try them out and you'll be food styling and snapping pics like a total pro!</h3> <h3 style="text-align: center;">Get the scoop</h3> <p style="text-align: center;">We scooped dragonfruit, mango, and papaya with a melon baller to add as toppers.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-219093" style="width: 100%; margin: auto; max-width: 600px;" src="https://tiu-assets.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/2017/05/tropical-paradise-papaya-mango-smoothie-bowl-recipe-tone-it-up-02-1280x960.jpg" alt="tropical paradise papaya mango smoothie bowl recipe tone it up" data-wp-pid="219093" /></p> <h3 style="text-align: center;">Top it off</h3> <p style="text-align: center;">You can also use a small spoon or toothpick to make a swirl with coconut cream! Coconut flakes and chia seeds on top are really pretty and delish too!</p> <h3 style="text-align: center;">Set the stage</h3> <p style="text-align: center;">When it comes to pics, let the food be the star! We like to take our pictures on a simple background like a white countertop so the food really shines. For this shot, we decorated with some mango from the recipe and flowers we had at the HQ. Simple &amp; pretty!</p> <h3 style="text-align: center;">Lighting is EVERYTHING</h3> <p style="text-align: center;">Natural light will help you capture the most beautiful photos. Our favorite places to take pics are outside in the shade or inside by a window. Try to avoid using a flash or harsh indoor lighting if you can. The magic time for taking pics ~ morning light or dusk! This gives your photos a gorgeous luminous look.</p> <h3 style="text-align: center;">Our No. 1 editing trick</h3> <p style="text-align: center;">When you take pictures in natural lighting, you won't need to make major alterations or go crazy with filters. We sometimes make small adjustments to the brightness and saturation to bring out the image's natural beauty. We love using the app VSCO!  It adds a soft, beautiful effect to photos and makes the colors really pop. If your pic looks a little dull or fuzzy, you can try bringing up the brightness, saturation, contrast, or sharpness a little bit in VSCO or even Instagram. And the temperature tool is so helpful too! If your photo has a lot of yellow tones, try bringing the temperature down to give it a softer look.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Your pics are going to be looking like a masterpiece!! 🎨📸</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Watch a little behind the scenes from our Insta-story! If I could do anything all day it would be crafting and taking pics :)</p> <script src="//content.jwplatform.com/players/b0yPjn9s-IjtaBOEh.js"></script> <h3 style="text-align: center;">Check out our arts &amp; crafts at the HQ ~</h3> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-219098" style="width: 100%; margin: auto; max-width: 600px;" src="https://tiu-assets.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/2017/05/tropical-paradise-papaya-mango-smoothie-bowl-recipe-tone-it-up-03-1280x1707.jpg" alt="tropical paradise papaya mango smoothie bowl recipe tone it up" data-wp-pid="219098" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-219099" style="width: 100%; margin: auto; max-width: 600px;" src="https://tiu-assets.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/2017/05/tropical-paradise-papaya-mango-smoothie-bowl-recipe-tone-it-up-04-1280x1235.jpg" alt="tropical paradise papaya mango smoothie bowl recipe tone it up" data-wp-pid="219099" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Enjoy the beautiful bowl babe!</p> - coconut water, coconut Tone It Up Protein, frozen mango, frozen banana, papaya, macadamia nuts, plus optional toppings!, Blend the smoothie ingredients until smooth.; Optional toppings: Swirl coconut cream for a pretty design! You can also add 2-3 other toppings: 1 Tbsp. unsweetened coconut flakes, 2 tsp. chia seeds, your favorite fruit, 2 tsp. cacao nibs.; - <p style="text-align: center;">This bowl is ready for its Insta closeup!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-218834" src="https://tiu-assets.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/2017/05/Tone_It_Up_Tropical_Paradise_Smoothie_Bowl_Healthy_Recipe.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="200" data-wp-pid="218834" /></p>

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