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How to make a Raw/Vegan Pina Colada Smoothie in your Vitamix!

Updated on September 9, 2013

A non- alcoholic health minded drink that tastes like the ones you remember!

This smoothie has become my favorite! It is rich in flavor and reminds me of the bad old days when the songs of summer played on the radio and we felt kind of lousy the next day! :) this drink has all of that taste without the hangover!

In fact this one is loaded with healthy ingredients that support good enzyme action in your belly , filled with vitamin C and good fat from the Coconut! Does it get any better than that....nope!

Everything you need! - You are almost there!

Raw Vegan Pina Colada smoothie
Raw Vegan Pina Colada smoothie

Start by cutting up your fresh organic pineapple ! (you could use canned but the flavor is lacking and the Biphenols in the can lining are unhealthy! Eat fresh and organic if you have the option.

So here we go....

1 cup of Almond mylk

1 cup of coconut water

2tbsp of MCT oil (Medium chain tryglyceride oil from coconuts, helps keep a lean body, also antiviral , antibacterial etc)

1/4 C of Hemp hearts (clean protein)

1/2 C of unsweetened organic dried Coconut( do you hear Pina Colada!:) Healthy fat and lots of flavor:)

1 frozen banana

1-1/2 cups of fresh or frozen from fresh....yummy pineapple! (loaded with Bromelain an enzyme that breaks down protein and helps with digestion. Oh yah baby!

1/2-1 cup of fresh organic spinach ( loaded with vitamins, minerals..high in iron)

You can choose to omit the spinach if you like but i LOVE spinach in all my smoothies....Green goddess goodness!

Its a way to get spinach into the kids and have them not even know it! Oh yah make a liar out of yourself....its good for them :)

Blend all the ingredients in your Blender (preferably a high powered one like a Vitamix or Blendtec)

Blend and enjoy....this one rocks! :)

Just toss it all into your Vitamix or Blendtec ! - This is so easy you are going to love it!

This is where all the magic happens.....count to 30 and pour! :) Ahhhhhhhhhh thats good!
This is where all the magic happens.....count to 30 and pour! :) Ahhhhhhhhhh thats good!

If you dont already have one!

Blendtec Total Blender Classic, with FourSide Jar, Black
Blendtec Total Blender Classic, with FourSide Jar, Black

Got this for my daughter it has a wide base making it very easy to get the food out of and to clean.

 
Vitamix 1300 TurboBlend 4500
Vitamix 1300 TurboBlend 4500

I have this one and personally LOVE it , bought it 3 years ago and the only negative is the narrow base but its not that big a deal.

 
NOW  MCT 100% Oil, 32-Ounce
NOW MCT 100% Oil, 32-Ounce

This is a great brand and very reasonablly priced compared to mine!

 

Health Benefits of Pineapple

The pineapple is not just juicy and sweet it is oh so good for you :)

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      Tom Christen 3 years ago from Switzerland/Ecuador

      Another great idea from you, nice!

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      Tami-Lynn 3 years ago from North Vancouver

      @federico-biuso: I hope you do try....its very very delicious! :)

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      federico-biuso 3 years ago

      It needs to be tried out... it really looks delicious!!!

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      Tami-Lynn 3 years ago from North Vancouver

      @RosaMorelli: Thanks for stopping by and yeah on the spinach...:) I love kale in them too:)

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      RosaMorelli 3 years ago

      Looks delicious :) I love spinach in my smoothies too!

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      Tami-Lynn 3 years ago from North Vancouver

      @SavioC: I really hope you enjoy it....i dont like overly sweet things ....if you do you will need to adjust the quantity of pineapple :) Let me know what you think:)

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      SavioC 3 years ago

      This needs to be tried out and that's going to be done in the coming week.

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      Tami-Lynn 3 years ago from North Vancouver

      @anonymous: Hey there Karin, Im so glad you enjoyed it:) Its one of my favorites!

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Excellent! I made this today...it was amazing!

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      Tami-Lynn 3 years ago from North Vancouver

      @SusanDeppner: Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment:) I hope you do try the recipe and enjoy it as much as i do:)

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Mmm, sounds good and extra-healthy! I love pineapple, love the pina colada flavor combinations, and yes, sometimes I even love getting caught in the rain!

    " Do you love Pina Coladas and getting caught in the Rain" Ok...forget the rain, get your healthy drink goin"

    — Moi

    If you try it.... - Let me know if you like it:)

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        Tami-Lynn 3 years ago from North Vancouver

        @TapIn2U: Hey Sundae, thanks for stopping by again:) I hope you enjoy it! :) I dont have a big sweet tooth...you may want to up the pineapple a bit if you do:) Tami-Lynn

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        TapIn2U 3 years ago

        Hmmmm... I'm gonna make one for myself. Sundae ;-)