Pina Colada Smoothie

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Sadly, Chuck and I haven’t been on a real vacation since we took a last minute trip to the DR in September 2013. I was pregnant, just beginning my third trimester, and a bit freaked out about the fact that we were about to have a newborn and probably not take a “real” vacation for awhile. In retrospect, I have to laugh at myself. Of all the things I should have been freaking out about – labor, sleep deprivation, breast feeding, being responsible for this helpless little being, and so much more –Β I got anxious about not taking a vacation for a while. Ha!

Anyways, the coconut milk in this smoothie isΒ a bit decadent, but it’s still good for you and it’s delicious. As for our next vacation, hopefully soon. Sigh.Β Until then, I’ll always have this. πŸ™‚

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 2c frozen pineapple
  • 2c canned, unsweetened coconut milk (with cream)
  • 2tbsp ground flaxseeds
  • 1/4-1c water

This yields about 4 cups

Directions

  1. Add the first four ingredients to your blender.
  2. Add 1/4c of water and blend.
  3. Add more water to get to your desired consistency.

Notes

The flaxseeds are completely optional,Β but they add a little extra nutritional value to this all-fruit smoothie. Another great option is to add a handful or so of spinach. I promise you won’t be able to taste the spinach. It’ll still be yum.

This is best served immediately, but will keep for about 12-24hrs.

This is also great in popsicle molds as a treat for later. We have thisΒ princessΒ and thisΒ kittyΒ mold, though any mold will do.

 

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