I came up with this recipe during our last trip to America and in the middle of winter no less. My sweet nephew has some food allergies so on most days we would have green smoothies for breakfast, as a way to get his greens in (despite the sub zero temperatures most days). As LéHusband will attest to, I’m not a fan of repetitive meals so I started playing around with different fruits and veggies to find a combination we all loved and this Piña Colada green smoothie took first prize! If you like sweet, holiday feeling cocktails but you’re trying to live that healthy life, this one’s for you!
Last week I put up a poll on my stories asking my audience if they like smoothies all year round or only in Summer and although the numbers were kind of close – all year round won overall, which is why you’re seeing this recipe. But if you can only do smoothies in summer, save this in your bookmarks for warmer days. I’m pretty obsessed with my new OmniBlend V blender so I’ve been making tons of smoothies over the last month. They’re delicious, incredibly easy to throw together, I get loads of nutrients in one smoothie & I get to flex my creative muscle by playing around with different combinations.
We received a delicious pineapple in our Faithful to Nature fruit & veg box but because it’s just Sean & I, we often struggle to finish everything. So we’ve started freezing little fruit & veg packs in our Stasher bags which means we’re able to take full advantage of the box and have less food waste. Simply peel & chop your fruit & veggies, lay them out on a tray in the freezer and then pop them into your Stasher bag once frozen – that way they won’t stick together.
I honest feel like I’ve found the perfect combination for this smoothie! Banana’s are rich in vitamin B6 & are a great energy source without the crash, pineapples are loaded with antioxidants & vitamin C. While Spirulina (I use the Faithful to Nature one) is a powerful superfood high in vitamins & minerals with antioxidant & anti-inflammatory properties. Coconut water is packed with electrolytes while coconut milk & desiccated coconut are a good source of healthy fat.
I’ve tried many variations of this smoothie so feel free to swap out the banana for frozen mango or instead of adding spirulina try fresh or frozen spinach & add Buttanut nut butters as a source of healthy fat instead the desiccated coconut. If you’re wanting to make this a post workout smoothie, simply add your favourite protein or collagen powder.
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 2 frozen banana's
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
- 1/2 tsp spirulina powder (I use the Faithful to Nature one)
- Blend all ingredients on high until well combined.
- Serve in your glass jar with reusable glass straw.
P.S. If you haven’t seen my other recipes in this series, you can check them out, here, here, here, here & here. Also if you haven’t entered by competition with Faithful to Nature, OmniBlend & Buttanut over on my Instagram, click here. Entries close 10 July 2020 at 11:59pm.