Pina Colada Smoothie

by Sarah on August 17, 2015

in Dairy-Free, Drinks, Snacks

pina colada smoothieBefore the end of summer, I wanted to share a summer drink recipe that is one of my favorites! The simple pina colada smoothie. A mix of the coconut milk, pineapple, and banana lends a very tropical taste to this smoothie. It reminds of the time my parents and I went o Hawaii during college, and there were coconuts right on the palm trees lining the beaches. My dad and I found a huge coconut that had fallen to the ground, and we tried to bring it back to California, but had to unfortunately part with our coconut because of TSA regulations. Since pineapple is another a major product of Hawaii, there were also numerous tours available of pineapple farms and pineapple flavored desserts galore.

I recommend cutting the banana into blocks before you freeze (because it will be near impossible to cut once you freeze it). Frozen bananas are great for smoothies – both adding flavor and keeping the smoothie icy cold. In the summer, I often peal a couple bananas at a time and cut them into discs, freezing them in an airtight container for anytime I want to make a smoothie.

pina colada smoothie

When I’m not doing drinking this delicious smoothie, I am actually on my OB/GYN clinical rotation right now. There are so many interesting things to learn about how to see if a patient’s pregnancy is going smoothly or how to treat different conditions the gynecological patients have. I found that seeing patients in person helps it stick way better in my head then the days of pre-clinical learning when most things where in hypothetical. Enjoy the smoothie! Summer may end soon, but you can always keep frozen bananas in your freezer and make this whenever you miss the summer.

Pina Colada Smoothie
 
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Rich and creamy pina colada smoothie!
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Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 can chilled light coconut milk
  • 1 cup chopped pineapple, chilled (can be frozen pineapple too!)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 maraschino cherries (optional, just for fun!)
  • coconut flakes (optional, just for fun!)
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients, except the cherries, into a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Garnish with maraschino cherries and coconut flakes, and slurp up!

 

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