I love a good piña colada. Coconut and pineapple are truly a match made in heaven. If I could drink piña coladas everyday without any consequences I probably would. Buuuuut since that’s probably not in my best interest I’ve gotta get my pineapple coconut fix another way. Enter the green piña colada smoothie.
It’s got all of those amazing flavors (well, except the rum) but it’s actually healthy! This recipe is packed with spinach, has no added sugar, and has a good serving of healthy fats from the coconut milk.
I’m always trying to find creative ways to add gelatin and collagen to my diet since it’s great for your skin and joints. But that’s not always an easy feat because I have a pretty sensitive palate, so I can detect the taste in anything. It’s not a bad flavor, just distinct. So, I like to disguise it however I can. I find that the sweet/tart combo is great for hiding the flavor. Accordingly, I love to add it collagen to my smoothies, especially this one!
Not only is collagen great for your skin, but it’s also a great source of protein at about 5g per Tbsp. I like to add 1 or 2 Tbsp collagen to this smoothie. If you are really sensitive to the taste though you’ll probably want to stick with just 1 Tbsp. Of course, the collagen is totally optional here if you don’t have it or don’t want to use it. Or if you want to make this smoothie vegan.
- 3 cups loosely packed (120g) baby spinach
- 2 cups (250g) frozen pineapple pieces
- 1 cup coconut water
- ½ cup full fat coconut milk
- 1 cup ice
- 1-2 Tbsp collagen (optional)
- Liquid stevia to taste (~20 drops of SweetLeaf brand)
- *omit stevia for Whole30
- Add all ingredients except collagen to a blender.
- Blend on high until smooth.
- If adding collagen, reduce speed to low and sprinkle it on top. Blend just until fully incorporated because blending too much can damage the collagen.
How did yours turn out? Let me know in the comments section below!
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