Creamy Pineapple Smoothie

pina colada smoothie

It’s chilly outside, but that doesn’t stop my smoothie cravings. There’s something so satisfying about a thick, creamy, fruity mixture (especially when it’s topped with granola), that it will forever be a year-round treat if you ask me.

Both Lucy and I have been loving this tropical mixture lately. This is a very loose recipe, so feel free to swap out the milk & fruits of your choice here.

Creamy Pineapple Smoothie

Total Time: 10 minutes

Serving Size: 1

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup skim milk, light coconut milk, or coconut water
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 banana, frozen (or 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks)
  • 1 heaping Tbsp coconut flakes or shreds

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to the blender in this order, then pulse or blend until mixture is smooth.
  2. Pour into a glass for drinking, or into a bowl with a sprinkling of granola if you prefer to eat your smoothies with a spoon.
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pina colada smoothie

pina colada smoothie

Tip: when you open a pineapple, mango, watermelon, package of berries, etc. and find it to be a little on the ripe side for your taste, no need to throw it out.  Just freeze the fruit pieces on a baking sheet for 2 hours, then place them into a freezer bag or container and use for smoothies or cooking instead.

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pina colada smoothie

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2 Responses to Creamy Pineapple Smoothie

  1. Hey Meels,
    I attempted a smothie using an avacado and pistachios after tasting one at Whole foods. However, it tasted too bland and nothing like the taster (of course). The guy at Whole Foods never provided the actual recipe, he just yelled out ingredients (avocado, coconut milk, ice, honey). Should I use another fruit to add flavor? I’m not really a fan of bananas in smoothies.

    • I think adding another fruit would really improve the taste of your smoothie. Since you don’t like bananas (which would by my first thought), try mango or pineapple. If you’re near a Trader Joe’s, buy the frozen mango and pineapple they have in the freezer section – it’s sweet and will make the consistency nice. If I were making a smoothie with those ingredients, I might do proportions like this: 1/3 avocado, 1/3 cup light coconut milk, 1 Tbsp honey, 1 cup (or more) mango or pineapple chunks, and then enough ice to get the consistency you like. Hope this helps :)

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