Pineapple Coconut Smoothie

February 17, 2016

Pineapple Coconut Smoothie


It’s been a long while since I have posted a smoothie recipe here.
Too long, five months to be precise.
And I don’t want you to get the impression that I don’t care for smoothies anymore.
I still love smoothies and I make one nearly every day, even in this freezing cold February.
February, a month that I find rather difficult to fully embrace.
I don’t know if it’s because it has an inconsistent number of days. Normally, there are 28 days (already annoying), but then there's the leap year rule where an extra day is added every four years, so 29. Confusing.
February is also the last full month of winter, but it can be just as cold as January. Maybe even more so.
It teases us with warm days here and there and a little hope enters our hearts, but cold spells are still in the forecast. And when it does, it stings a little harder.

Pineapple Chunks


To keep my spirits up in this cold February I made a smoothie that screams summer — almost like Kool-Aid.
Pineapple and coconut really make you feel like you’re on vacation in the tropics having a great time.
Because let’s be real for a sec, February is the perfect time to get away from it all.
A couple of years back I went to the Bahamas for a long weekend and had the best time ever.

Shredded Coconut


Anyways, the entire thing only has 245 calories, and this makes a huge smoothie.
It’s thick, creamy, rich, and so delicious.
This smoothie isn’t very sweet so if you like something sweeter I suggest you add one more tablespoon of maple syrup (or coconut sugar).
This is the perfect smoothie to beat the winter blues. And if you can’t go to the tropics, at least it will give you the flavors of the tropics right at home!

Pineapple Coconut Smoothie


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Ingredients
Serves 1

1 cup pineapple chunks (fresh or frozen)
¼ cup plain yogurt
½ cup full-fat coconut milk
2 teaspoons shredded coconut unsweetened
1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)
Handful ice

Directions

Place pineapple chunks, yogurt, coconut milk, 1 teaspoon of shredded coconut, and ice in a blender.
Blend until smooth and creamy.
Pour into a glass and top with shredded coconut.
Serve!

Nutrition facts

One serving yields 245 calories, 9 grams of fat, 43 grams of carbs, and 3 grams of protein.

17 comments:

  1. Wow!! I was looking for a recipe like that so long now... But, here it is!! Thank you so much!! :*

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  2. I was just reaching for frozen peaches for this exact reason. February is the hardest month for me because I'm fed with dark cold days. Ooh going somewhere tropical during the winter is a real life goal of mine ;) til now smoothies!

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    1. Going to the tropics during winter has to be one of the best things ever!

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  3. While I adore desserts and smoothies - I don't tend to like them sickly sweet so this would be perfect - and it has pineapple and coconut in it! I have 2 fresh ones in my automobile right now and a cut-up one in my fridge so this smoothie will so be happening! Thanks for the inspiration, my friend!

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    1. I loooove that you used the term "automobile" :D

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  4. The pineapple chunks sound amazing! I love this tropical deliciousness to brighten up February :)

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  5. A little bit of Pina Colada magic should do the trick for winter blues anytime! I drink smoothies pretty much everyday and something summery sounds like just the thing right about now!

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    1. I love Pina Colada and tbh this smoothie is pretty similar to a PC...

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  6. This is delicious! I am wary of the texture of shredded coconut, but this is fantastic. I bet it would be good with peaches too.

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    1. I hear ya about the texture of shredded coconut but in this smoothie it just works, right?

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    2. I hear ya about the texture of shredded coconut but in this smoothie it just works, right?

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  7. A huge smoothie that tastes like summer? Ohhh yeahhhhh! (That's my best Kool-Aid man impersonation...just for the record.) I'm loving the pineapple + coconut combo here, Mike. It's almost like a pina colada...just in healthy breakfast form instead. Well done! #WolfpackSummerDreamin'

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    1. That is literally the best Kool-Aid man impression I've ever heard in my life! ;)
      #WolfpackImpressions

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  8. I love pineapple and coconut together. And mango, too! This sounds like the perfect breakfast - or mid-afternoon snack for right now!

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  9. MMMM, I'm making a pina colada-y recipe for Friday...but this is making me REALLY want summertime.

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