I used to love cocktails, back in the day. I don’t drink much alcohol these days, but the other night I made some pina coladas for my husband and I to sip while we played Scrabble. Yes, we actually own board games and regularly play them! How old fashioned, haha.
The next day, I felt like a non-alcoholic pina colada. I decided to recreate the pina colada, green smoothie style. I used homemade coconut milk, which I made by soaking 1 cup shredded coconut in 4 cups hot water for about 30 minutes, then blending and straining through a nut milk bag. If you’re interested in further information about making coconut milk, tell me in the comments below. I might do another post with a detailed tutorial on making coconut milk…
It’s funny, I never used to be a fan of pina coladas. I (vaguely) remember getting drunk at a high school party after drinking way too many pina coladas…they didn’t settle well in my stomach with the other cocktails I had drunk that night, and I spend a good part of that night spewing it all back out. The joys of teen drinking! I didn’t touch a pina colada for many years after that…
But now, that combination of pineapple and coconut is an invitation to a tropical paradise. This smoothie will let you escape to a tropical fantasy, but without the negative effects of alcohol ;)
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 cup chopped pineapple
- 1 banana
- 1 large handful mixed greens (I used baby spinach, baby kale and baby ruby silverbeet)
- Ice (optional)
- Blend all ingredients until smooth - about 60 seconds in a high speed blender.
- Serve immediately or store in an airtight jar for up to 24 hours.
Sharing this smoothie at Healthy Vegan Fridays.
Comment below and let me know…
- Do you prefer cocktails or mocktails?
- Do you play board games?
- Were you a party animal in your younger days? (Or maybe you still are!)