This Pineapple Coconut Smoothie is a frozen virgin Piña Colada that will transport you poolside at your favorite resort. And if you want to add some rum, no judgment here – just be sure your kids don’t sneak a sip of yours! 🙂
I won’t be going to any beach resorts this year (unfortunately), but that doesn’t mean I can’t dream. This frosty summery beverage is a classic poolside sip, usually made with rum. I stuck to making a virgin version – something the kids can enjoy too. Get out the slip-n-slide for the kids, a lounge chair for yourself and a pitcher of this Pineapple Coconut Smoothie. Who needs a resort when you’ve got this?!
This quick and easy smoothie needs only 3 ingredients with an optional 4th.
It’s important to use frozen fruits. I always have bags of store-bought frozen fruit in my freezer for situations such as this.
And I purposely buy more bananas each week than I know we will eat fresh so I can freeze the leftovers when they turn brown. Simply peel the over-ripe bananas, slice them and lay the slices on a plate or baking sheet in one even layer. Stick the plate or baking sheet into the freezer. Once the banana slices are frozen, you can transfer them to a freezer bag for easier storage.
Ok, so, you could totally use fresh fruits and it would still be super yummy; it just won’t be the frozen beach drink of your dreams.
You could totally turn these dairy free smoothies into an adults-only summer treat by adding a shot or two of rum. But, if you do this you should probably make a virgin batch for the kids anyway because they are going to want this refreshing fruity goodness too!
Or maybe turn this smoothie into popsicles! Again, with or without the rum – just make sure to label them well if you do both! 🙂
More vegan smoothies
- Pineapple Spinach Smoothie
- Coconut Water Smoothie
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie
- Strawberry Apple Smoothie
- Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie
- Cranberry Smoothie
If you love the pineapple-coconut combo, be sure to also check out my Pineapple Coconut Muffins!
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Pineapple Coconut Smoothie
- 1 ½ cups full fat coconut milk I like Golden Star, which contains no additives, gums or thickeners
- 3 cups frozen pineapple chunks
- 1 frozen banana
- ½ teaspoon vanilla optional
- Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth, preferably on the “Frozen” setting if your blender has one*.
- Enjoy immediately!