Jul 8, 2014

Pina Banana Colada Smoothie



No time for breakfast? Make a smoothie! I love this combination of bananas and pineapple – a little taste of the tropics to start my morning.


Pineapples are rich in enzymes, which is great for your digestive system. It's also an excellent source of vitamin C. I like to throw in some chia seeds, but it's completely optional. Along with bananas, this smoothie is high in fiber, vitamins and a perfect start to your day!



Piña Banana Colada Smoothie
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 1 • Size: 1 smoothie • Old Points: 3 pts • Points+: 4 pts
Calories: 160 • Fat: 6 g • Carb: 27 g • Fiber: 4 g • Protein: 2 g • Sugar: 18 g
Sodium: 95 mg • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 medium ripe frozen banana
  • 6 oz Almond Breeze almond coconut milk
  • 3 1/2 oz (about 1/2 cup) fresh pineapple
  • 2/3 cup ice
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 tbsp sweetened shredded coconut

Directions:



Place all the ingredients in the blender except for the coconut and blend until smooth. Mix in coconut and pour over a glass of ice.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze. I only share products I use in my own kitchen on a daily basis. I created this recipe and received compensation to do so.

43 comments :

  1. This looks to die for! Thanks for the recipe, will have to try it!

    Brittany | soulalien.blogspot.com

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  2. I've made this before and it's delicious! Like an instant vacation!

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  3. I love pina coladas, but I've found that my food processor has a very hard time demolishing pineapple enough. I keep ending up with fiberous chunks.

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    1. Do yourself a favor and buy a Nutribullet. Best small appliance on earth. I use mine every day.

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  4. When I saw this, I thought "Oh no you didn't!" and was super excited to see another amazing smoothie recipe! I have made piña colada granola before which worked a treat, but this would be the perfect quick fix in the morning, delicious! I wish you a fantastic day Gina :) x

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  5. I have a reay good blender, I would end a few times.

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  6. With marathon training in the Florida heat I've been craving coconut water like mad. I didn't even know they made almond coconut milk! #LifeChanger

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  7. Where do you buy coconut almond milk?

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    1. walmart sells it

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  8. Yum, these flavors go so well together!

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  9. This just sounds perfect! I think I need to whip one up, close my eyes, and pretend I'm still on vacation!

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  10. Hey!! Does the Calorie count include the chai seeds?

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    1. I don't think so. The Chia seeds would add another 60 calories (per 1 T).

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  11. Thanks for this delectable recipe.

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  12. Try using a NUTRIBULLET. It literally pulverizes fruits and veggies in seconds. It would work really well for this smoothie. I love mine and use it every day.

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  13. I know this is a sponsored post but are there any recommendations if you have a severe nut (almond) allergy? Looks delish!

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    1. Maybe just try it with coconut milk? I bet it would still taste good!

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    2. I think any milk would work - cow's milk, coconut milk, etc

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  14. This recipe looks great, Gina! I love piña coladas, and being on WW makes it difficult to have my recipe using Coco Lopez & Pineapple juice (I don't even care about the rum!). However, I will use Silk Almond Coconut blend WITHOUT carrageenan. I hate that Blue Diamond still uses this ingredient, regardless of which type. It's obviously unnecessary, since Silk products taste amazing. OK - rant over. Thanks again for all your hard work!!

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  15. I would like to have more than 2g of protein. Any suggestions for pumping that up to a good amount (12+gs) so that this could be used for a meal. 2gs is not enough for breakfast especially after exercising.

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    1. It won't add 12+, but I add a serving of oatmeal to this for breakfast. It is still delish, and brings the protein up to around 8gs.

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    2. If you don't mind adding 100 calories, you can add 2 scoops of EAS Lean 15 protein powder (vanilla cream flavored). It contains 15g of protein, 5g fiber. I usually only add 1 scoop. It's delicious with smoothies.

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  16. Sounds like the perfect way to start the day! YUMMMMM!

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  17. Oh, this looks soooo good. I just found out I am allergic to apples, bananas,pineapple,plums,lemons,and milk. All my favorite fruits. I have been eating a lot of peaches and drinking a lot of soy yogurt, coconut milk and almond milk. Also olives, lettuce, oysters, and some of the gums used to thicken foods. This is an interesting journey that I am on at 61. At least I now know why I was breaking out in hives. Have a wonderful day, Linda.

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  18. Great smoothie for breakfast :)

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  19. I can´t get almond coconut milk here - can I use plain almond milk? and if I use a frozen banana and frozen pineapple I can lose the ice? I am gonna try tomorrow and see what happens anyway - if anyone has tried it first please let me know??!!

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    1. I think any milk would work. When I make smoothies, I usually use frozen fruit and have not needed to add ice. It all depends how thick you like your smoothie

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  20. Thank you so much Gina! I love your recipes! I can't wait to try this one!

    www.entertainkidsonadime.com

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  21. I tried this today. It was so good. I left out the shedded coconut though.

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    1. I also added spinach

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  22. Love your smoothies!! We poured the almond milk into ice cube trays, then added two cubes for thick, cold smoothies-yum!

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  23. This smoothie looks super refreshing and perfect for these hot summer days! Can't wait to try it!

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  24. Yummy!! Perfect for the hot summer days!! Thanks for the recipe!!

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  25. Where can I find the chia seeds?

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  26. Adding this to my must-try list!

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  27. I ended up using 8 oz of Silk almond coconut blend and added a scoop of Vega Tropical Tango protein powder and it was yummy.

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  28. It seems like easy to make.

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  29. I think I know what I'm gonna have tomorrow for breakfast!!

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  30. SO GOOD! I've made it 3 times. As long as you have bananas the other ingredients last for awhile. So easy and good!

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  31. WOW!!! Will definitely be trying this.

    Nic

    http://nicssliceoflife.blogspot.co.uk/

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  32. This smoothie had me at Pina Banana Colada. Will definitely be pinning this to my Vega Smoothie Pinterest Contest board under "Best Smoothies" for later. Never tried shredded coconut in a smoothie before - YUM!

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