Pina Colada Green Smoothie

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I admit it, I drink a green smoothie almost every morning for breakfast.  It’s just a super fast way to fit in a ton of nutrition with little to no effort.  It seems though, like green smoothies can be so focused on packing in the nutrition that we forget all about the flavor and before you know it you are choking it down a salad from the blender without enjoyment.

Anyone know what I’m talking about?

 

pina colada green smoothie, pineapple, coconut

 

This green smoothie recipe is jam packed with goodness and seriously delivers in the flavor category.  My 4 year old LOVES it, so when she’s gushing over spinach I know we’re winning.

High in plant based protein and healthy fats with the coconut and almonds, this morning power house will keep you energized all the way until lunch. The spinach and pineapple deliver big on calcium and antioxidants, so drink this down and feel good about it.

Oh, and don’t be surprised when your kids are begging you for spinach for breakfast!

 

 

The key is to buy unsweetened coconut flakes and raw almonds, which many grocery stores have now and all health food stores should carry.  Not only are both much more healthful than sweetened and roasted coconut and almonds, but they will blend much better creating a think, luscious green smoothie.

If you have trouble finding the coconut or almonds at your local store, check out Thrive Market.  They’re a great online resource for all of your whole food, healthful pantry staples.

 

 

pina colada green smoothie, pineapple, coconut
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Pina Colada Green Smoothie

This is one of my favorite go to green smoothie recipes. It's packed with antioxidants, protein and healthy fats tokeep you full until lunch. It's a great bonus that kids LOVE the flavor. Anytime I can get Lucy to eat more greens, it's a bonus.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American, Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 413 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 C Coconut Water
  • 1/2 C Raw Almonds
  • 1/2 C Coconut Flakes unsweetened
  • 1 Ripe Banana
  • 1 C Frozen Pineapple Chunks
  • 2 C Baby Spinach

Instructions

  1. Blend everything together in a high powered blender, enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Pina Colada Green Smoothie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 413 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Sodium 191mg 8%
Potassium 1131mg 32%
Total Carbohydrates 53g 18%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars 37g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 39.9%
Vitamin C 37.1%
Calcium 15.5%
Iron 16.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Kelly Liken, one of Colorado’s most promising and influential young chefs, was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her mother was an outstanding cook, constantly exploring new recipes and seeking out fresh products at the local farmers market, which led Kelly to develop her love for cooking in high school. Read More