In the mornings, our breakfast smoothies pack a hefty nutritional punch. We make ours with bright berries, a mix of seasonal fresh and organic frozen fruit, water, chia seeds and/or a scoop of vegan complete powder that has vitamins, minerals, protein, antioxidants and the like. Sometimes though, you just want a tasty little tropical snack. That's where this pina colada smoothie comes in. Not that it isn't good for you. It is. It's just not a crazy nutritional powerhouse. If you tend to run low on calcium, like I do, this smoothie is a perfect choice since coconut milk is especially high in it.
Make sure you buy plain coconut milk, as vanilla will not be as good at achieving that really pure coconutty richness.
Would I be a total lush for suggesting that rum would taste excellent in this? If I am, then I apologize because RUM WOULD TASTE EXCELLENT IN THIS! I'll definitely be making this the next time I make real pina colada cocktails instead of that sickly sweet Coco-Lopez cream of coconut. I'd much rather get my sugar from bananas, pineapple and coconut milk than that nasty stuff.
I love this just as is, but if you'd like more coconut flavor you could always add in a few drops of coconut extract.
Pina Colada Smoothie
1 small banana, frozen
1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1 1/4 cups coconut milk (from a carton, not a can. I used Silk pure coconut, original)
Blend everything into submission and enjoy.
In other news, I found this video on my computer today. Isabella? What. Thee. Heck?