This tropical pina colada green smoothie is not only delicious, but it’s also full of nutrients – an easy way to increase your fruit and veg intake.
Smoothies are a tasty and easy way to incorporate more fruit and vegetables into your day.
If you’re new to smoothies, then start with a basic fruit smoothie then gradually add in other ingredients like spinach or kale.
You can’t taste the spinach in this smoothie. The pineapple and coconut give it a tropical fruit flavour similar to the pina colada cocktail…but healthy!
This smoothie is tasty, dairy-free and full of nutrition. To increase the protein content add a teaspoon or so of natural peanut butter or other nut butter. If you prefer, you can add a seed butter instead so it’s nut-free.
How much honey you add will depend on your personal tastes and the sweetness of the banana and pineapple. Start with none and add it in as you like.
You can use coconut water for a lower calorie version of this smoothie or if you like a creamy smoothie you can use coconut milk instead.
You can’t have a green smoothie without spinach or kale. They are both packed full of Vitamin C and K and is rich in calcium, carotenoids and iron.
This Pina Colada green smoothie is a great way to get more raw veg into your diet and your kids will love it too.
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- 250 ml of coconut water
- a handful of baby spinach or a couple of kale leaves washed and torn
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh pineapple (or tinned)
- 1 tsp. of natural peanut butter or other nut butter (optional)
- 1 tsp. of honey or to taste (optional)
- filtered water to desired consistency (or more coconut milk)
- Blend spinach/kale and coconut water together until smooth.
- Add remaining ingredients and blend again until smooth. If the smoothie is too thick, add a little extra water to the consistency you enjoy.
- Serve immediately or chill in a jar for later (it will need a shake if you drink it later).
Can use coconut milk instead of water
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 609Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 571mgCarbohydrates: 77gFiber: 16gSugar: 40gProtein: 17g
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