Piña Colada Green Smoothie

A healthy way to keep cool this summer! This Pina Colada Green Smoothie tastes like a tropical vacation you can make at home!

I’m not going to lie, I have a MAJOR sweet tooth. I have a hard time controlling that sweet tooth when there is any chocolate in the house, especially chocolate in the form of Lunch Lady Peanut Butter Bars!

With summer in full swing I’ve been trying to cut back on the sweets, but I definitely still have my sweet tooth. Smoothies have become my go-to to stay cool and satisfy my sweet cravings!

Best Blenders for Smoothies at home

Let’s talk about blenders for a minute! Using a good blender can make or break your smoothie, especially when you’re adding greens. Nothing is worse than getting a slurp full of spinach when you’re supposed to be slurping a pina colada.

We love using our Magic Bullet Blender for smoothies. I love that it makes smaller portions and I don’t have to clean a giant blender each time I want a smoothie.

If you’re going to be making larger portions, I’d recommend a blender like THIS one!

Every piece is dishwasher safe so you can just pop it in there when you’re done with your smoothies. It also blends everything up smooth so you’re not dealing with whole leaves getting stuck in your straw!

Substitution for Almond Milk in Smoothies

We know almond milk can be an acquired taste! Here are a few options you can substitute in instead.

  • Skim Milk
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Water
  • Coconut Milk
  • Soy Milk

how to freeze bananas for your smoothies

Before we talk about freezing our bananas, choosing the level of ripeness is important too! We like to use medium ripe bananas in this recipe, before they turn completely brown but there is no more green on the peel.

Bananas that have more time to ripen have more time to develop natural sugars, so they will sweeten your smoothie a little more.

You’ll want to make your frozen bananas ahead of time. Start by removing the peel, cut them into fourths, and place them in a large gallon, ziplock bag.

Seal your bag, pushing all the air out, and put them in the freezer. They are ready to go in your smoothies about an hour or two later.

They are easy to pull apart once they are frozen, so feel free to freeze a large quantity for a week’s worth of smoothies!

I usually don’t keep my bananas in the freezer for more than four weeks, because then I feel like they start tasting like the freezer, losing their sweetness.

Healthy Smoothie Recipes on Six sisters’ stuff

If you loved this smoothie, check our a few more of our favorites!

Copycat Jamba Juice Aloha Pineapple Smoothie
Healthy Green Smoothie
Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie
Blueberry Blast Smoothie

 

Serves: 1

Piña Colada Green Smoothie

Green smoothies are a great way to eat more fruits and vegetables into your diet and this recipe is definitely one of the best!

5 minPrep Time

5 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • dash of coconut extract
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 large banana (frozen)

Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients inside blender.
  2. Cover and blend until smooth, stopping frequently to push down anything stuck to the sides (especially those with a lower-power blender).
  3. Pour into glass and enjoy. Makes one serving.

Nutrition

Calories

142 cal

Fat

10 g

Carbs

11 g

Protein

3 g
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26 Responses to “Piña Colada Green Smoothie”

    • So the Ninja Blender (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00939FV8K/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00939FV8K&linkCode=as2&tag=myrecmag-20&linkId=57JLZIXJ6MGEGP7F) is my absolute favorite- it's a great price for the high power that it is and I absolutely love the personal serving cups. :) I hope that helps!
  1. Barbara
    I made your Eggnog Eclair cake for Christmas dinner and we loved it. It was not heavy after a big Christmas dinner. My son and dauhter in law loved it so much they made it for a New Years party and everybody loved it. Thank you for this recipe. I hope other people tried it and loved it as much as we did. Th one thing I changed was the topping. We drizzled chocolate syrup on top.
    • I tried coconut oil because I was out of coconut. It did not add much flavour, then to get more coconut flavour I decided to I try coconut flour which really in essence is just coconut ground up. I thought it would be kind of like a protein powder addition. I took three sips and had to dump it, too chalky and really not much coconut coming through. My suggestion is stick with the coconut, the base was delicious before I started substituting! Thank you for sharing sisters!
  2. Kristina
    My son's (14 years old) favorite green smoothie is grapes, pineapple, banana, and spinach, and some ice if needed. No juice or liquid needed as you get a lot with the grapes and pineapple. My mom and I first tried this smoothie at Costco during one of their blender demos. It's actually very tasty.
    • Hi Beth! Just click on the MAGIC button under the picture. Then click on NUTRITION. It will give you all of the nutritional info on the recipe. We have that button on all of our recipes. Thanks so much for stopping by. You'll love this healthy smoothie!
        • Hi Lori. When we switched over to our new site we lost a lot of our nutritional info buttons. We are slowly adding them back on. Let me know if there are any others you are interested in and I'll try to add them. Just scroll down to the bottom of the post and you will see "Get Nutrition Info". Just click on that. Hope this helps and thanks for your patience!
  3. I love green smoothies! It is fairly new for us but they are fabulous. I love coconut too so this is one I am trying for sure. my super picky 8 year old son actually likes them too and he hates anything green! such a great way to get in those veggies. I use the Nutri Ninja IQ and it just makes the smoothies .....well smooth! thanks for the recipe!
  4. Kinga
    sounds yummy but I would minus the banana. Me and my family love to make smoothies, currently we enjoy a simple one. 2 cups loosely packed spinach, 1 cup fresh strawberries and 1 cup of your favorite juice. No extra sugars needed and you can even freeze the berries and spinach and add the juice the day of..
  5. This is my recent go to smoothie! So yummy and tastes like I should be on the beach drinking it! I like to add some protein in when I'm blending the coconut milk and the spinach/kale blend. A couple tablespoons each of flax, hemp hearts and chia seeds. You can't taste them once it's blender but it keeps you full for so much longer. Thank you for this wonderful recipe! All the best to you.

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