I don’t know about you, but I am definitely ready for summer already! And with all these juicy, sweet pineapples now available at the market, I’m looking for lots of delicious ways to enjoy them.
I love pina coladas, but hate the headache that they can bring on (let’s be honest) after more than one. For that reason, I tend to save them for special beach vacations and parties. This smoothie, however, has all the flavor of the traditional poolside drink without the headache.
I found that the best combination for coconut creaminess is the combination of yogurt and coconut milk. Coconut milk is pretty high in calories though, so I only used a tiny bit for that Caribbean flair. When you add fresh pineapple and tiny bit of sweetened flaked coconut to the mix, you have the perfect afternoon treat!
Pineapple Coconut Smoothies
Need a delicious poolside companion? Try this pineapple coconut smoothies recipe for a great flavor combination of fresh pineapple and coconut milk. Jenna Weber shares why she loves this recipe in a full post on the Fresh Tastes blog.
- 1 cup fresh pineapple, chopped
- 1/4 cup coconut milk
- ¼ cup vanilla (or coconut!) flavored yogurt
- 1 tbsp sweetened flaked coconut
- Blend all ingredients until smooth
- Serve with additional flaked coconut on top
Yield: 2 servings
Jenna Weber is half of the Fresh Tastes blog team. She graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in 2008 and, since then, has worked as a pastry chef, bread baker and freelance food editor. Currently, Jenna blogs full-time on EatLiveRun.com where her delicious daily recipes and quirky culinary musings appeal to thousands. She lives in Northern California and, when not in the kitchen, can usually be found on her yoga mat.