Pina Colada Smoothie Recipe
Pina Colada Smoothie
Do you like piña colada? Then I have two version of this classic for you. The good news is that with all the healthy ingredients, including fresh pineapple, banana, coconut milk and no added sugar, you won't feel guilty about enjoying this smoothie everyday. You can even drink this one as a substitute for a healthy breakfast!
One is a classic version of the smoothie, the other is a Green Piña Colada smoothie.
Yes, you read it right.
I'm suggesting that you add greens to your piña colada smoothie!
Easy Pina Colada Recipe
- 1 cup freshly cut pineapple chunks (frozen pineapple can be used, too)
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 ripe banana
- 1/4 cup ice cubes
- 2 teaspoons agave syrup, optional
- Pineapple wedges, for garnish
In a blender, combine the pineapple, coconut milk, banana, ice and, if desired, agave syrup. Blend on high until smooth. Pour into 2 tall glasses. Garnish each serving with a pineapple wedge.
Classic Piña Colada
Green Piña Colada Smoothie
Greens are a super healthy addition to any smoothie, in my opinion, providing great opportunity for adding nutrients to your diet in a delicious way. By blending up these raw greens, the blender does the work of breaking down the tough leaves so they're more efficiently absorbed by our bodies. All ingredients in this smoothie, from the bananas to the pineapple to the coconut to the greens provides a healthy source of vitamins and minerals that come together in a smoothie that is as good for you as it tastes.
Ingredients for Green Pina Colada Smoothie
a 13.5-oz can of coconut milk
4 cups fresh pineapple or frozen pineapple chunks (unsweetened)
1/2 bunch of kale or collard greens, stems removed (4-5 large leaves)
a few pieces of ice, if you want it chilled
Blend all ingredients on high settings. Start at the blender's lowest speed setting and work your way up to the highest setting until the smoothie is well blended. Add cold water if the mixture is too thick and blend until desired consistency is achieved. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy!
Optionally, add a mint leaves to the smoothie. Creamy coconut milk, banana, pineapple, and mint come together with fresh spinach. The resulting a drink will remind you of summer. The good news it's as delicious as it is healthy and green!
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