Often during the lull of winter, a refreshing pick-me-up is exactly what anyone needs. This healthy version of a Pina Colada smoothie is energizing and delicious. It's naturally very sweet, so it's the perfect compliment to a hearty breakfast or a better-for-you dessert. And with only a few simple ingredients, it can be made in 5-10 minutes.
Pina Colada Smoothie (serves 2):
1 cup fresh or frozen chopped pineapple
1 cup frozen coconut chunks (I used Trader Joe's frozen coconut)
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup water
a spoonful of your favorite protein powder, for added nutrition (I put in a tablespoon of maca powder, which has a naturally nutty flavor and is good for boosting energy)
Add ingredients into your blender in the order listed above and blend until smooth. Pour into two glasses and enjoy.
Recipe and photo by Ashley
I'm Ashley, a food-loving, Michigan dweller, 15-year-old writer and the founder of Green Teen!