Delicious Piña Colada smoothie is bursting with flavor and nutrition. A Low-Sodium, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free breakfast.
Spring has definitely sprung around our house! yay!! we are so overjoyed that the warm weather is here and we don’t have to bundle up every time we leave the house.
I have been doing daily “garden walks” and inspecting the new bulbs and growth that is popping up. I’m a bit of a garden fanatic, I could walk around all day and look at my flowers!
With the warm weather I have been craving sunshine and all things yellow! I really like Pina Coladas and they seemed like just the thing to make for a warm spring morning.
Obviously I am making non alcoholic smoothies, one because they taste better and two because it is frowned upon to be drinking rum at 7 am on a Monday morning. This was just the thing.
I felt justified because it’s a healthy alternative and it really is so tasty. I always know when I make something yummy because my darling husband hovers around me while I’m taking pictures of it and keeps asking me if I’m done so he can eat it.
We both agreed that this smoothie was a keeper and it needed to be added to our regular breakfast smoothie line-up.
Pina Colada Smoothie:
This smoothie is high in carbs. The frozen pineapple chunks and banana have lots of natural sugars. So it makes an excellent breakfast drink. Your body is best able to benefit from a higher carb meal early in the day.
That’s when your body’s metabolism is higher and ready to use those carbs. The other great things about this smoothie is it’s FULL of delicious, healthy ingredients. Pineapple, banana and coconut milk.
All great for you foods. Follow the links to learn more about the health benefits of these delicious foods. Enjoy.
Pineapple and coconut is a great flavor combination. Use coconut cream for a thicker smoothie. Especially if you replace the pineapple chunks with pineapple juice. Fresh pineapple is preferred for the texture you see pictured.
This is an easy refreshing drink in the morning. Just prep your fruit and pop it the freezer the night before. Wake up and throw everything in your blender. Pour into glasses. It’s a great way to wake up. 🙂
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Yummy Pina Colada smoothie that is bursting with flavor and nutrition! A Low-Sodium, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free breakfast!
- 1 Cup frozen pineapple, chopped
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1 tsp. honey
- 1/2 Cup vanilla yogurt
- 1/2 Cup coconut milk
- 5-6 Ice cubes
- Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
- I like to use frozen pineapple because they make the smoothie thicker.
- You can use fresh pineapple if you would like. but I recommend putting in more ice cubes.
- You can also use COLD pineapple juice if you also add ice to thicken the smoothie.
- if you like it with a stronger coconut taste I recommend throwing in a tablespoon of shredded coconut.
Amount Per Serving Calories 604Total Fat 26gSaturated Fat 22gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 6mgSodium 97mgCarbohydrates 92gFiber 4gSugar 80gProtein 10g