With this Green Pina Colada Smoothie, you can have healthy breakfast taste just like your favorite cocktail! Delicious pineapple is combined with coconut milk and a healthy dose of fresh spinach.
It is flu season, and the no good very bad sick-making germs are going around everywhere. They buzz in the air! But – I am not giving in. They will not win. I am still trying to ward off the viruses by consuming as many immune-boosting foods and drinks as possible.
This Green Piña Colada Smoothie, for example, makes a great nutrient-and-vitamin-filled breakfast, lunch or snack. And can you believe that despite its colour, it truly tastes like a cocktail that should be sipped somewhere on a tropical island? How is that for warm, flu-fighting thoughts?? The orange, setting sun, the pink horizon, white, sugary sand undertoe, holding the hand of your loved one… Somebody pinch me!
As such, the liquid ingredient in this smoothie is coconut milk. It’s part of what provides this awesome island flavor, and it makes the smoothie suitable for anyone avoiding dairy in their diet.
I also add a couple tablespoons of organic shredded coconut because I love coconut and the wonderful texture it lends to the drink; however, this is totally optional.
The fruit components are frozen pineapple and banana. The pineapple together with the coconut milk create the delicious Piña Colada flavor. I feel like I should be watching Flamenco dancers with a drink like this in my hand…
Lastly, while the banana doesn’t add as much flavor, it helps to create the creamy smoothie consistency and also adds natural, healthy sweetness.
And finally the GREEN…. The striking colour of the smoothie comes from the hidden vegetable component – tender baby spinach! Well, at least flavor-wise, it stays hidden. Hooray for sneaky ways to eat vegetables!
You can absolutely not taste the leafy green, but it adds a whole bunch of goodness to the smoothie. For example, there is potassium, vitamins A, B-6 and C, magnesium, calcium, and of course, iron!
Here’s to eating and drinking healthy this season, and hopefully to staying healthy as well! Enjoy, my friends.
VIDEO: How To Make A Pina Colada Smoothie
Green Pina Colada Smoothie
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 2 tbsp shredded coconut optional
- 1 cup spinach packed
- 1/2 banana frozen
- 1 cup pineapple chunks frozen
Also, in case you are shopping around for the best blender for your smoothies, check out my guide to learn what to look for in finding the best smoothie blender. It includes a detailed review of my 6 favorite blenders.
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