It's been shockingly frigid here this week - the thermometer keeps saying 50-60º but that wind! OH MY GOSH THE WIND. The sunny skies and green trees are misleading, to say the least. With that said, I've been wishing for warmer weather and making smoothies every morning instead of coffee the past few weeks. Yesterday I thought, "mmmmm. A pina colada sounds awesome." So I rounded up some ingredients and made two different versions yesterday and today. It really just depends on your preferences and what you have on hand.
GREEN PINA COLADA SMOOTHIE
((makes two servings))
half a cup of frozen spinach or a full cup of fresh spinach
1 banana, sliced
1 cup or 8 oz of frozen or canned or fresh pineapple *
3 oz or desired amount of coconut milk. **
Splash of water or pineapple juice, to taste
If you haven't used any frozen ingredients, add a little bit of crushed ice
Throw in a blender and serve with an umbrella straw ;)
*I used canned because I wanted the juice
**I used half of a 6 oz unsweetened can of the legit stuff you buy at asian markets and split between the milk and the fat. If you want more coconut flavor, I'm sure you can use more.