Some of you may be wondering why I’m posting a tropical coconut smoothie recipe in February. Well for one, it’s wishful thinking. Some of you may live in warmer climate areas, so you may not be able to relate (also, I’m jealous). I live in Pittsburgh where we’ve been experiencing highs of 30 degrees. When I’m feeling the winter blues, I start drinking smoothies and iced coffee to pretend it’s warm outside, though technically I’m a smoothies-year-round kinda gal. They’re just so good!
Besides loving smoothies, I’m a major fan of coconut. Coconut is high in B Vitamins, Vitamin C and Vitamin E and also tastes delicious. Well, delicious AND tropical in my opinion. It pairs well with cocoa, almonds and, in this case, banana and pineapple. This smoothie is light, filing and packed with nutrients, so the next time you “don’t have time” for breakfast, considering whipping up this smoothie. It’s the perfect on-the-go breakfast and will keep you full until lunchtime.
Though it may be chilly outside, you better believe I’ll be sipping this tropical smoothie all the way into summertime.
Tropical Coconut Smoothie
- 1 banana
- ½ cup pineapple
- ¼ cup coconut cream
- ¼ cup coconut milk
- 4 ice cubes
- Pinch of shredded coconut for topping
Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.