Recipe: Pineapple & Coconut Smoothie
Sweet, tangy pineapple and fresh tasting coconut – a real taste of the Tropics!
Goodness in a glass…
There’s something about a smoothie that makes me feel pretty saintly – even the ones that are actually filled with ice cream and syrup! I think it’s the coolness and flavours of fresh fruit. You just know it’s doing you good. 🙂
This one is a real taste of Summer. It takes the flavours of a Pina Colada and turns it into something suitable for breakfast (not that I would ever want to discourage you from drinking pina coladas at breakfast too!). I had some this morning, using an old, tired pineapple that was going brown and would otherwise have been headed for the bin. In a smoothie, its ripe, juicy deliciousness was able to shine through. Add in a splash of creamy coconut milk and you’ve got yourself a tasty, refreshing (and pretty healthy!) start to the day.
Want to know more about pineapples, their history AND just how darn good they are for you? Take a look at this great article by Helen Nichols at Well-Being Secrets.
Pineapple & Coconut Smoothie
(or ‘Pina Coloothie’ as I like to call it…)
You will need:
300 g pineapple (peeled and chopped)
100 g ice cubes
100 ml coconut milk*
- Add the pineapple, ice and coconut milk to your blender
- Blitz until smooth (I leave for a minute or 2 so it’s nice and frothy)
- Pour into glasses and add any garnishes you fancy – grated chocolate, pieces of pineapple, coconut shavings, mint….the world’s your oyster!
*I use the low fat version – plenty creamy enough for me
If you want to add a splash of rum then it certainly wouldn’t go amiss! Possibly not for breakfast though – unless you’re expecting a really bad day….