My husband and I are preparing for our first mini triathlon which will take place in just over a week. We decided that we’d do a month long sugar fast leading up to our triathlon to help us be on top of our game(which is not much of a ‘game’ considering we’re not good swimmers). We still consume natural sugars in fruits and honey, but all refined sugars are out. We’ve been eating a lot more fruit and smoothies and because of that, we’ve come up with a couple new favorite smoothie recipes, one of which is the Pina Colada Smoothie.
You can alter smoothie recipes pretty easily depending on preferences; add more fruit to make it sweeter, more ice or frozen fruits to make it thicker, more liquids to thin it out etc. So that being said, I’ll tell you how I made mine, but just know that you can change things up a bit to make it the way you like it, and if you don’t have an ingredient on hand, like canned pineapple, you can certainly use fresh or frozen, though if you use frozen, you also might want to decrease the amount of ice.
Place all the ingredients you see below, in your blender, starting with your liquids, and blend until smooth. The shredded unsweetened coconut is optional, I personally love it because it gives it a stronger coconut flavor.
Fruit smoothies are the perfect summer dessert, light, cool and refreshing. Enjoy!
Pina Colada Smoothie
*makes about 24 oz
1/2 c coconut milk
1/2 c pineapple juice
1 c pineapple (can use fresh, canned or frozen but may want to decrease ice if using frozen)
optional: 1/4 c shredded unsweetened coconut
2 c ice
*if you use frozen pineapple or banana, you’ll want to decrease your ice; start with 1 c.
Place all ingredients in blender, in order, and blend until smooth.