I think I had margaritas on the brain yesterday because it was Cinco de Mayo, so I made this delicious smoothie as a stand-in. It’s sort of like a cross between a margarita and a piña colada, but without the alcohol. (But if you want to add in a little white rum or tequila and triple sec, who am I to say no?)
Ingredients: Lime Piña Colada Smoothie Recipe
2 cups of chopped ripe pineapple
1 ripe banana
2 limes – juiced
1/2 cup of coconut milk
Pop them in the blender and go!
If you don’t use frozen fruit, you can throw in some ice. You can also add greens, such as spinach, for nutrition and if you want more of a green color to go with the lime-theme.
I like a “limey” taste so the smoothie can be a little tart with the juice from 2 limes. You can add in some stevia to sweeten it up.
When I have bananas that are getting too ripe before I get a chance to eat them, I peel them, cut them up, and put them in the freezer. They’re great as frozen snacks by themselves or in smoothies, of course.
This will serve 1-2 people, depending on your appetite!
By Kristen M. Stanton