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Pina Colada Smoothie

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This pina colada smoothie is a delicious vegan snack. It's a refreshing drink on a warm summer day, and it will remind you of the tropics during the winter.

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

This pina colada smoothie is a light, refreshing drink.
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Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:0 mins
Total Time:5 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 a banana
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple fresh or canned
  • 2 tbs lime juice
  • 1 tbs sunflower seeds

Instructions

  • Place all the ingredients in a blender or food processor. Combine until smooth.
  • Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 326mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 94IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 3
Calories: 176kcal
Cost: $.82 per serving

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.

These healthy pina colada smoothies are so easy to make!

15 Comments

  1. Coconut and pineapple are two of my favorite flavors, and pina coladas… well, I have enjoyed a few!

  2. Hi there! My name is Jessica, and I run a food blog called Floptimism. Every week, I write a Weekend Wrap-Up where I share some of my favorite blog posts, recipes, and articles from the past week. I absolutely fell in love with this recipe – I’m such a fan of sunflower seeds but never thought to add them to a smoothie – and wanted to let you know that I featured it this week. If you’re interested, I’ve left the link below. Thank you for such a wonderful idea, and I hope you have a great rest of your weekend!

    http://www.floptimism.com/2013/09/weekend-wrap-up-pb-chocolate.html

  3. This is SO clever – pinning this drink right now (and need to replenish my sunflower seed supply 🙂

  4. I’m obsessed with smoothies and this recipe sounds great and delicious. I will definitely be making this smoothie during the summer. 🙂

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