Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Greeña Colada

Smoothies are regulars around here for breakfast, with lunch, or as an afternoon snack.  Scott and I were thrilled when my parents gave us a Vitamix for Christmas this past year and it seems I can throw just about anything in there and it comes out velvety smooth.

I've become a big fan of throwing extra veggies in, not so much because we don't all like eating vegetables, but it's just a really easy way to work a few extra veggies into our diet.  I've found I really like carrots with berry smoothies and spinach with smoothies that have some pineapple and/or banana.

The flavor of this green smoothie reminds me so much of a piña colada, I just couldn't help the cheeky name.  It takes about 60 seconds to make, tastes delicious, and is super good for you.  Greeña colada, anyone?

Greeña Colada - makes 4 smoothies
1 c. milk (I like unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
1 banana, peeled
1/4 c. flaxseed meal
1/4 c. unsweetened coconut
1 c. frozen pineapple chunks
large handful spinach leaves

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until very smooth (about 30 seconds in a Vitamix).

Divide among four glasses and enjoy!


  1. I make smoothies too with my Ninja all the time, never put spinach leaves in it though. I will have to try it.

  2. I love a good smoothie recipe. Thanks, J! xo Kristin

  3. Yum! My youngest loves smoothies. We will have to try this one next week when she comes home.

  4. This sounds absolutely delicious!!! I have been making a lot of shakes lately and am getting sick of my typical kale, apple, and almond shake. I'll have to put these ingredients on my next grocery list!! :-)

  5. I love me some smoothies! I've always got coconut on hand and never thought of putting it in- something I will most definitely try! Thank you!

  6. Wow this sounds fantastic! My wife loves to make shakes. We will have to try both this one and your guilt free chocolate milk shake! Thank you for "suffering" through the test phase!



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