It doesn’t take much to put me in the mood to make some smoothies. A warm day and the motivation to pull out the blender are all I really need – and the warmer the day, the more likely I am to want to pull out that blender! Once it’s out, of course, you still need to figure out what to throw in there. Fortunately, almost any fruit will do.I gave this smoothie a tropical twist. I started with ripe bananas, fresh pineapple and shredded coconut. I added some plain yogurt and coconut milk to give it a creamy texture, and the coconut milk enhanced the flavor of the shredded coconut. I ended up blending in a little bit of sugar, as well, but the smoothie has a nice natural sweetness on its own.
It’s light and refreshing, and definitely a tropical start to the day if you make one of these with breakfast. You just need a little umbrella (and maybe a plane ticket!) and you’re ready for a little escape – at least, I know I was!
Tropical Pineapple Coconut Banana Smoothie
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
1 medium banana
1/2 cup crushed or chopped pineapple
1/4 cup sweetened, shredded coconut
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup ice
(optional) 2 tbsp sugar
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend at the highest speed until smooth.
Pour into two chilled glasses.
MeghanMarch 25, 2010
I love pineapple and coconut together! Your smoothie looks so delicious, especially with the whipped cream and toasted coconut on top!
LindaMarch 25, 2010
Wow–does that look great! Speaks to me. I love all those flavors. Together–incredible. I’ll have to try one–just to make sure it tastes as good as it looks. Thanks!
CherylMarch 25, 2010
sounds perfect! i love smoothies!
Kitchen CornerMarch 25, 2010
This smoothie looks like a very refreshing drink!
KristelMarch 25, 2010
This looks wonderful! And I just bought a fresh pineapple today, perfect timing. Thanks for the recipe!
LaurenMarch 26, 2010
Fantastic combination of tropical flavors! I will definitely be whipping up a batch of these smoothies once the weather turns warm.
TayMarch 26, 2010
It does look good, but the ingredients I’m not so sure about. I think the combination wouldn’t work with my stomach. I’m allergic to yogurt so I would have to use ice cream. Beyond that the other combination I don’t think would be good for me, but gosh it would be fun to make it for everybody else.
CaSaundraMarch 27, 2010
Yum! Drinks like these definitely get me thinking towards summer!! 🙂
LyndsMarch 28, 2010
These look SO delicious!! I can picture myself sipping on one of these on my patio in the warm sun already 🙂 I’m def trying this!! Thanks for the awesome recipe.
ElizabethMarch 28, 2010
The toasted coconut is what sold me! this looks divine!
AshleyApril 5, 2010
This looks fantastic! What a refreshing way to kick off the warm weather 🙂
queens aptsApril 22, 2010
in this hot weather i love to try some refreshing stuff thanks for this yumm refreshing drink