Easy Vegan Pina Colada Smoothie

This Pina Colada Smoothie is one of my favorite ways to get my greens in. I especially love it when we have fresh pineapple in the house. That’s right. Fresh Pineapple is in the house…or at least it “was” in the house. If you’re into smoothies, check out my Vegan Green Tea Banana Smoothie or my Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie.

Get your day started with on a healthy foot! Enjoy this tropical Vegan Pina Colada Smoothie, made with greens, bananas, and pineapple.

I first read about adding spinach to a smoothie several years ago and I had one word for that idea: Oooh, gross. Technically that’s two words, but I’m not certain “oooh” counts.

Somehow I mustered the courage to try adding raw spinach to my smoothies and I’m glad I did. Believe it or not, when you add a banana and some other fruit, the flavor of the spinach blends quite nicely into the mix.

Why You’ll Love Pina Colada Smoothie

I remember the first time I was introduced to spinach. I was at a friend’s house for dinner and his mother put some dark green, slimy mess on a plate and placed it on the table.

Are we supposed to eat that?” I thought to myself.

All it took was one bite and I didn’t touch the stuff again until my adult years and that was because a friend convinced me that raw, fresh spinach isn’t slimy and the flavor is really quite subtle. I liked it.

So, that’s the first thing you’ll love. This Pina Colada Smoothie allows you to get your greens in, without feeling all grossed out about it. Besides, spinach is soooooo good for you. And it’s not always easy to sit around eating a big heap of the stuff. Adding it to a smoothie? It’s a great way to go!

Vegan Pina Colada Smoothie

Isn’t it so funny how things change? You couldn’t have paid me to eat spinach for most of my life. Now here I am drinking a glass full of it…and loving it.

Vegan Pina Colada Smoothie

We hope you love this recipe for our Pina Colada Smoothie. If you decide to make it, snap a photo and share it with us using #namelymarly on Instagram. We love seeing your creations!

 

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Get your day started with on a healthy foot! Enjoy this tropical Vegan Pina Colada Smoothie, made with greens, bananas, and pineapple.
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Pina Colada Smoothie
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
This Pina Colada Smoothie can be a simple way to eat your veggies with the added benefit getting your fruits, like bananas and pineapples, at the same time!
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 125 kcal
Author: Marly
Ingredients
  • ½ unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 cup coconut water or plant-based milk
  • 2 cups raw spinach
  • 1 banana ripe
  • 1 cup diced pineapple canned will work, but fresh is better
  • 1 cup ice
Instructions
  1. Place the coconut flakes and coconut water in a blender. Pulse until smooth and a milk-like substance is created.
  2. Add spinach, banana, and pineapple in a blender and pulse until well-blended.
  3. Add the ice and pulse until the ice is blended.
  4. Pour into a glass and serve!

 

Enjoy!

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Here’s hopes for lots of happiness and hugs!

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3 Responses to Easy Vegan Pina Colada Smoothie

  1. I am just about to start experimenting on using homemade organic soymilk kefir to culture other milks and coconut milk/cream is my first experiment. That way the grains don’t get stressed out with an oily coating on them. I am trying to make something thick, probiotic and tangy like yoghurt which would go really well in a smoothie. Wish me luck 🙂

  2. Well I do love Pina Coladas, maybe I should try have a healthy one for a change. Love the pics by the way, they all look really delicious.

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