Happy Memorial Day weekend, everyone! I’m back from a work trip and couldn’t wait to make myself a smoothie and return to clean eating. (I’m not getting on the scale for a few more days, if you know what I mean.)
Can you believe this is my blog’s first recipe featuring pineapple, even though it’s by far my favorite fruit? It’s probably because I usually just stand at the counter and eat it like candy. But I do make this Piña Colada and Banana Breakfast Smoothie, and if you’re a lover of pineapple and coconut, you’ve got to try this! It’s a taste of tropical heaven, and it’s healthy and vegan to boot.
I start with a ripe banana and add fresh, juicy pineapple chunks, light almond milk, unsweetened coconut, walnuts, oats and coconut extract. I top it with ice and whirl it in my blender until it’s like a virgin Piña Colada. Yum!!
For research purposes, I did try some with a shot of coconut rum in the afternoon while snapping my photos. So, if you prefer to make a “naughty” version of this smoothie after a long day of work and call it dinner and a cocktail…I think that’s perfectly acceptable.
(Recipe Source: Cooking with Mamma C)