I am declaring today Smoothie Sunday.
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.
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.
And maybe stock up on pineapple, all berries, nectarines, peaches, mangos and melons.
Oh and avocados.
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.
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.
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
- Yields: 1 large or 2 small smoothies
- Preparation time: 5 minutes
- Total time: 5 minutes
- 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
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.
Add the vanilla and salt and blend until combined.
Pour the smoothie into glasses and top with toasted coconut.
Yeah for lazy Smoothie Sunday!