Pineapple Coconut Banana Smoothie

Pineapple Coconut Banana Smoothie
What a great way to spend a summer evening delighting with a refreshing pineapple coconut banana smoothie that bring your mind to a tropical holiday. Pairing banana with fresh pineapple and coconut is definitely a good way to achieve this. I also added some lime juice to bring a bit of citrus flavor and create a perfect balance between tart and sweet.. mmm.. feel already in the Tropical Paradise.
 
This creamy smoothie, can also be a great way to start your day and serve it  for breakfast.
 
This drink is high in saturated fats because of the coconut, but don't worry, it's a good saturated fat. It seems that not all saturated fats are bad.  The plant-based saturated fats as in coconut, may have a neutral or even positive effect on cholesterol as compared to animal-based saturated fats. Just make sure to use the right coconut milk that is organic and has no guar gum or other additives, or even better make it your own.
 
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This recipe is adapted after Bakingbites with slightly few changes, like using honey instead of sugar, unsweetened shredded coconut and added lime juice.

 

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Ingredients
  • Makes 2 servings
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 cup chopped pineapple
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup ice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
Directions
  1. In a blender, place all ingredients, cover and process until smooth.
  2. Pour into chilled glasses and serve.
Nutrition facts 1 Serving - Calories:350, Fat:18.7 g, Saturated Fat:16.3, Carbohydrates:43.0 g, Sugar:30.9 g, Fiber:4.9 g, Protein:6.3 g, Cholesterol:4 mg, Calories from Fat 168, Sodium 59mg, Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 83%, Calcium 14%, Iron 16%, Nutrition Grade B, Daily Percent Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
On June 20, 2013 at 01:31 pm, Casey said...
This looks totally up my alley. Anything with coconut and I'm sold. Delicious and lovely photos!
On June 25, 2013 at 07:28 pm, Nami | Just One Cookbook said...
LOVE pineapples in drinks, especially smoothies! Sounds like a great combination in these smoothies. :)
On February 23, 2015 at 11:06 pm, CORRINA said...
COCONUT AND PINEAPPLE IS LIKE A PINA COLADA..... I LOVE THEM
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You are right, it is very  tasty.. hope you will try it out :)

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