I am declaring today Smoothie Sunday.

Strawberry-Banana Colada Smoothie | halfbakedharvest.com

Because honestly smoothies are the laziest drink/snack/breakfast around.

Truthfully, I never thought I would post a smoothie recipe because when I make smoothies, there is no recipe. Throw in a little of this, a little of that, oh and maybe some of that, in the blender and blend, blend, blend.

Strawberry-Banana Colada Smoothie | halfbakedharvest.com

But since my cousin Maggie requested a new smoothie recipe I wrote one down with pencil and paper.

I figured I could come up with something good seeing as all I want to consume these days is mass amounts of fruit. I am putting them in every single dish I make.

Prepare yourselves.

And maybe stock up on pineapple, all berries, nectarines, peaches, mangos and melons.

Oh and avocados.

 

Strawberry-Banana Colada Smoothie | halfbakedharvest.com

Of course.

Strawberry-Banana Colada Smoothie | halfbakedharvest.com

So this smoothie is like a pina colada loaded with tons and tons of strawberries, a frozen banana for creaminess and sweet coconut to tie it all together. For some protein I added some greek yogurt, but the second time I made them I added vanilla coconut ice cream.

Ah huh, vanilla coconut ice cream.

Amazing.

Strawberry-Banana Colada Smoothie | halfbakedharvest.comBoth are good and if I was making this for breakfast I would probably go with the greek yogurt, but any other time of the day I would choose the coconut ice cream.

Then it is kind of closer to a milkshake.

Which is just as awesome since it is a pretty healthy milkshake and in my brain totally qualifies as a perfectly wholesome afternoon snack. Okay, fine maybe I made it for breakfast too.

Strawberry-Banana Colada Smoothie | halfbakedharvest.com

Oh and I even added some spinach to this guy.

Granted not a whole lot since I did not want some gross murky looking smoothie, but hey a little spinach is still spinach. You can add more than I did if you want, but be warned the color will not stay pink.

Or you can leave the spinach out all together, but I promise, you can’t taste it.

Strawberry-Banana Colada Smoothie | halfbakedharvest.com

Strawberry-Banana Colada Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 large or 2 small smoothies

Ingredients

1 banana, cut into chunks and frozen
3/4 cup strawberries, fresh or frozen
1/3 cup fresh pineapple chunks (you can used canned, but fresh is better)
1 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup greek yogurt or coconut ice cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup spinach (optional)
toasted coconut, for topping

Instructions

  1. Blend bananas and coconut milk until smooth. Add spinach, if using, and blend on a high setting until most of the spinach has been broken down into small pieces. Add the strawberries, pineapple, greek yogurt or coconut ice cream. Blend until the smoothie mixture is all one color.
  2. Add the vanilla and salt and blend until combined.
  3. Pour the smoothie into glasses and top with toasted coconut.
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Strawberry-Banana Colada Smoothie | halfbakedharvest.com

Yeah for lazy Smoothie Sunday!

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