Piña Colada Smoothie

Last year around this time I was in Costa Rica, soaking up the sun and eating all of the amazing fruit that was in season. When I came back to dreary Seattle, I immediately went to the store and looked for papaya, pineapple and watermelon that were grown in Costa Rica because I knew they were ripe and delicious!

This year when the pineapples started rolling in, I looked through them for a nice golden hue that, when sniffed on the bottom, had a nice pineappley smell. I let it fully ripen on the counter at home, quickly cut it up using my quick and easy technique (click here for instructional video), and enjoyed a trip down memory lane. Ahhh, a Piña Colada Smoothie is a little taste of the tropics.

One of my favorite ways to use pineapple is in a smoothie. A little bit goes a long way to both sweeten and flavor a smoothie, and it is easily combined with a plethora of flavors. For this smoothie combination, I’m keeping it simple and tropical. Piña Colada Smoothie is a great way to start the day even when the sun isn’t shining. 

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Piña Colada Smoothie

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Prep time

5 mins

Total time

5 mins

Get a taste of the tropics with each sip of this creamy Piña Colada Smoothie.

Author: Alison

Recipe type: Breakfast

Cuisine: American

Serves: 20 oz

Ingredients

  1. Vanilla protein powder* of your choice= to 20-25 grams of protein

  2. ¼ cup pineapple chunks (fresh or frozen)

  3. ½ frozen banana

  4. 4 oz. canned coconut milk

  5. ½ cup crushed ice

  6. 2 drops liquid stevia

  7. ¼ tsp vanilla

  8. Dash salt

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients into a high powered blender such as a Vitamix, Ninja or Magic-bullet and blend until smooth.

  2. Serve immediately

Notes

* Don't want to use protein powder? Feel free to substitute ¼ cup cashews and 1 Tbsp. hydrolyzed collagen. It's not quite as much protein, but it will keep you full for at least 2 hours.

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