I am typing this whilst looking out of the window to a rather gloomy morning. In the UK, it has been a rather changeable summer, with glorious sunshine days being interspersed with deluges of rain and overcast weather. However, summer is at our fingertips in the form of food, so to brighten up your day, I am sharing this recipe for a healthy, Pina colada smoothie. (Alcohol optional!)
The one time I have tried a Pina colada cocktail, I found it a little sickly, but this fresh, creamy smoothie is a world away from that, and all the lovely ingredients are bursting with summer flavour. As pineapple has such a high water content, you need very little additional liquid, making it very much a fuss-free smoothie. I have included quantities as a guideline for one serving, but really, I would recommend chopping up a whole pineapple and a host of bananas to share!
- 1 banana
- 100g (a large handful) of chopped pineapple
- 2 tbsp coconut cream, or the solid part of tinned coconut
Blend up the fruit before adding the coconut. Add either water or nut milk to achieve desired consistency and serve immediately.