Pina Colada Smoothie

Pina Colada SmoothieAfter my first two sips of this smoothie one word came to mind: fantabulous :)

Not only is this one delicious smoothie, it’s creamy and has a nice mouth feel. Definitely a keeper that I’ll be making again.

This is the kind of smoothie I like to make for dessert or as a treat, a nutritious and healthy treat that is.

The idea for this recipe came from a site dedicated to Greek yogurt, therefore I’m going to focus its health benefits. Here are some of the top health benefits of good old Greek yogurt:

  • Good natural source of protein. A 6-ounce serving contains 15 to 20 grams.
  • Greek yogurt is rich in beneficial bacteria or probiotics. These friendly flora are essential to proper digestion, assimilation of nutrients, and immune system functioning.
  • Good source of calcium that’s more easily absorbed due to the beneficial bacteria or live cultures.
  • Greek yogurt has 40% less sugar and 38% less sodium than most traditional yogurt.

For more information on Greek yogurt, I suggest you head on over to Greek Yogurt Paradise.

If you want to check out the original recipe I was inspired by: Greek Yogurt Pina Colada Smoothie.

I made this smoothie without a sweetener. The pineapple provided plenty of sweetness for my taste. Enjoy!

Pina Colada Smoothie Recipe

The Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup milk of choice (I used raw milk)
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla powder or extract
  • A little honey, maple syrup, or stevia to sweeten (optional)

The Add-ons

  • 3 – 5 ice cubes
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flakes or shreds
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 cup spinach, kale, or other leafy green
  • 1 tablespoon flax or chia seeds

Show Time

Place all of the ingredients into your high-speed blender and blend for around 30-45 seconds or until nice and smooth.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 310
  • Fat: 17g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Carbohydrates: 33g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 26g
  • Vitamin A: 14% RDA
  • Vitamin C: 132% RDA
  • Calcium: 33% RDA
  • Iron: 3% RDA

I’d love to know if you try this pina colada smoothie and how you liked it. Please leave a comment below. Happy Blending!

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