Sunday, June 22, 2014

Banana Pineapple Pina Colada Smoothie


Cool, refreshing, and a breeze to make, the Pina Colada, the official drink of Puerto Rico was my inspiration for creating this 10 minute, start to finish, Banana Pineapple Pina Colada Smoothie. My version is made with coconut milk yogurt, pineapples and banana. 


Banana Pineapple Pina Colada Smoothie


Recipe: makes 4 servings

Ingredients:



  • 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks 
  • 1 cup vanilla flavored coconut milk yogurt (or any other vanilla flavored yogurt if dairy is not a problem for you) Note: I used the So Delicious brand of coconut milk yogurt.
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk Note: I also used the So Delicious brand for coconut milk
  • 1 banana 
  • 1/4 cup ice cubes 
  • 2 tablespoons honey, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • pineapple for garnish


  • Preparation:
    1. In a blender combine yogurt, coconut milk, pineapple, banana, vanilla, ice and honey (if desired). Puree until smooth. Pour into 4 large glasses and garnish with pineapple chunks. Enjoy!
    Don't forget to check out my Weekly Grocery Specials found under pages in the side bar. This is a new addition to my blog. Additionally, please remember to sign up via the subscription box on the upper right side to receive all my upcoming recipes, product tips and grocery specials. Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

    This recipe was shared at: Allergy-Free Wednesday, www.realfoodallergyfree.com 
    This recipe was shared at : Full Plate Thursday, http://mizhelenscountrycottage.blogspot.com/http:// 
    This recipe was shared at Gluten Free Wednesday's :http://glutenfreeeasily.com/gluten-free-wednesdays/

    6 comments:

    1. I love smoothies, especially during the warm summer months. I found your recipe over at the Turn it Up Tuesday’s link party. I host Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday and would love it if you linked up this recipe. I’m sure our party goers would love it as much as I do. Here is the link http://bit.ly/1wsjSLy. Have a wonderful day!!

      ReplyDelete
    2. That looks delicious! It's winter here in Australia so I'm not sure I'm ready for smoothies but as soon as it warms up I will try this!

      Best wishes,
      Natasha in Oz

      ReplyDelete
    3. We love smoothies and I'm always looking for new and delicious recipes. This one sounds great - I love it when I can get pineapple in a smoothie! Thanks for sharing!

      ReplyDelete
    4. What a great Smoothie, I love your Banana Pineapple combination! Hope you have a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
      Come Back Soon,
      Miz Helen

      ReplyDelete
    5. Classic flavor combo! Adding yogurt definitely makes for a richer smoothie. :-) I appreciate you sharing this recipe on Gluten-Free Wednesdays, Phyllis!

      Shirley

      ReplyDelete