This recipe for a fresh Pina Colada Smoothie is a nutritional powerhouse made with coconut milk, turmeric, ginger, chia and hemp. A taste of the tropics!
It's a good thing I'm sipping this sunshiny Pina Colada Smoothie today. It's foggy here on the West Coast. AGAIN. I can barely see the ocean from my kitchen window this morning. Everything outside my windows today looks GRAY and it has been like that for most of this week. I need to be in the tropics. Remind me again why we didn't book a trip to the south?
But if I can't be there myself, at least I can bring a little of it into my home. This smoothie does just that.
Look at the nutritional benefits of this Pina Colada Smoothie!
- banana is a good source of the potassium you need daily
- pineapple has anti-inflammatory and digestive benefits and is loaded with Vitamin C
- fresh ginger aids in digestion
- turmeric--that powerful anti-inflammatory--also adds a little warm appetizing colour
- coconut helps regulate cholesterol
- hemp and chia provide protein and fiber and much, much more
Those benefits aside, this smoothie simply tastes good!
Full of the flavours of the tropics--pineapple, coconut, and banana--and spiked with ginger and turmeric, it's a mood-changing, pick-me-up, healthy way to start the day. No added sweetener is necessary when you use ripe fruit. Protein from the hemp and chia will provide the energy you need to have a productive morning.
We start every day with a smoothie of some sort, sometimes green from kale, chocolatey from cocoa nibs and almond butter, purple from blueberries, or pink from raspberries or strawberries, but today this Pina Colada smoothie is bringing that tropical sunshine right where we need it. Here in the fog. Cheers!
Fresh Pina Colada Smoothie
- Blend all ingredients in high-speed blender and serve.
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