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Piña Colada Green Monster Smoothie {Recipe}

  • Author: Diana of thechiclife.com
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 1
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Here’s a healthy version of the famous Piña Colada (sans alcohol) – a single serving smoothie! I added a handful of baby kale for a quick way to get some greens in my eats, but you could sub regular kale or baby spinach. Or, you could skip the greens for a non-Green-Monster, but still-delicious smoothie. Bananas aren’t in most Piña Coladas, but I like them as a base ingredient for my smoothies.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup loosely packed baby kale or sub regular kale, baby spinach (or sub 1/4 cup frozen kale/spinach)
  • 1 banana (a frozen banana will give you a thicker consistency, but non-frozen works, too)
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple pieces
  • 1/2 cup canned light (non-light would probably work, too) coconut milk (shake the can well first)
  • ice cubes, optional, use as needed to get preferred texture (I didn’t use any)
  • sweetener of choice, to taste, optional (but you probably won’t need it – the pineapple and bananas are very sweet naturally)

Instructions

  1. In order: place baby kale, banana, pineapple, and coconut milk in the blender.
  2. Cover and blend until ingredients are processed and smooth, about 1-2 minutes (if you need to make the smoothie thicker, stop and add a couple ice cubes and blend again until smoothie starts blending and/or reaches desired texture, repeat as needed). Taste test and if desired, blend in sweetener of choice to taste.
  3. For a pretty look, garnish with a pineapple wedge and some coconut flakes. Enjoy!

Notes

It’s easy to multiply this recipe to make more servings!

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