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You can never have too many smoothie recipes, right? This Pina Colada Smoothie can be a little ray of sunshine on a grey day and a great way to boost your vitamin C. It’s really creamy, sweet and zesty, and it will almost make you think you are sipping it on a tropical beach.
“If you like piña coladas, and getting caught in the rain”. Have you got that song stuck in your head now? Welcome to the club! Well, I DO like piña coladas, but apparently it isn’t acceptable to drink them on a Monday morning. It is now! We bring you a smoothie that has all the delicious pineapple and creamy coconut flavour of a piña colada, but none of the alcohol. Feel free to make an adult version with some rum in!
Coconut milk is fairly high in calories and fat, but totally fine as part of a balanced diet, and I think that is what really makes the recipe. You could always make it lighter by using coconut water, but you wouldn’t get the creaminess and thickness that makes this smoothie so great – but at least you have options.
We make a lot of smoothies in our house. They are quick and easy, perfect when you have an 8 month old, and a good way to get lots of vitamins in one meal and we have teamed up with Wayfair to bring you one of our favourite smoothies. If you drink a lot of smoothies like us, then having some pretty glasses to serve them in is a must! Just call us hipsters, because we love drinking smoothies out of jars and we have this Caracella 7 Piece Glass Set from Wayfair. Not only are they ideal for drinking a smoothie from, but we serve summer drinks out of these at parties and always get comments about how great they are.
“This rustic wooden box with the modern glasses is a real eye-catcher at any party. Thanks to the practical handles the glasses can be transported easily in the box. Thanks to the struts and the recesses on the outside for the handles the glasses stay in place when moving. Whether lemonade or punch, the contents of the glasses are kept protected by the lids. Additionally the straw ring means the straw can’t fall out. This modern and high-quality set is perfect as a birthday present or house warming gift.” Being totally honest, if you are as clumsy as I am, then you need these as even I couldn’t spill anything from these!
You don’t just have to serve drinks in these. We have used them for overnight oats too and the handle comes in really handy (see what I did there) to eat them on the go. Speaking of which, we will be posting more on-the-go breakfast recipes that will be perfect for the commute. I mean, breakfast burritos are great and all, but they are not very commuter friendly. You don’t want to be throwing guac and chipotle salsa all over the person in the train seat next to you!
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Piña Colada Smoothie
- 1 Banana
- 250 ml Light coconut milk
- 250 ml Nut milk (we used cashew to make it really creamy)
- 2 tbsp Honey
- 300 g Fresh pineapple
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- Put all of the ingredients in to a blender and blend until smooth.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.
We still have a good few weeks left of summer (fingers crossed), so the smoothie recipes are not over just yet! But, in the mean time, if you are looking for some new smoothie recipes to try, take a look at these delicious recipes below!
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~This is a commissioned recipe for Wayfair. Thank you for supporting the brands that make it possible for us to do what we love, which is creating delicious recipes that show healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring. All opinions are our own.~
First posted on 4th Aug 2017 and last updated on 16 July 2018.