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This month’s Recipe Redux challenge asks members to use seeds in a recipe reflecting the summer season. Seeds can boost the nutritional profile of a recipe while also adding extra flavor and texture. I love sprinkling sesame seeds on a salad and tossing a handful of sunflower seeds into my granola. On the first official day of summer, I’m sharing a classic summer drink in the form of a smoothie.
This pina colada smoothie is a refreshing vegan drink. To increase the protein and fiber, I include a tablespoon of sunflower seeds. In a smoothie, you don’t want a strong taste of the seeds, but they add thickness and nutrients to the final product. This quick, easy smoothie tastes so refreshing on a warm summer day. For a different twist, you could freeze this in popsicle molds for a sweet frozen snack.
Pina Colada Smoothie
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 a banana
- 1 cup crushed pineapple fresh or canned
- 2 tbs lime juice
- 1 tbs sunflower seeds
- Place all the ingredients in a blender or food processor. Combine until smooth.
- Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Pina Colada Smoothie Price Breakdown
This recipe costs $2.46 to make, or $.82 per serving. A pina colada smoothie is a delicious, healthy snack that’s the perfect summertime drink.