pineapple coconut smoothie

Refreshing Pineapple Coconut Smoothie – 427 Calories Per Serving

Close your eyes and imagine that you are sitting on a tropical island. No traffic. No bills. No worries. Those are the feelings that you will enjoy when you dink a Pineapple Coconut Smoothie. Ok, so that may be a little dramatic, but this is indeed a delicious smoothie recipe.

The combination of coconut and pineapple is about as classic as it comes when it comes to smoothie recipes. The acidity of the pineapple accompanies the sweet and mellow flavors of the coconut. It is not had to see why this recipe is one of JuicingJournal’s favorite smoothies.

Pineapples are loaded with all types of healthy nutrients. Pineapples are high in Manganese, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, and Copper. The array of nutrients found in pineapple is quite impressive! One half cup of fresh pineapple fruit can contain the following nutrients:

  • Manganese: 110% DV
  • Vitamin B6: 11% DV
  • Copper: 25% DV
  • Thiamine: 13% DV
  • Folate: 7% DV
  • Potassium: 6% DV
  • Magnesium: 6% DV

Coconuts sport a tropical flavor while bringing a healthy dose of fats and vitamins to the table. The meat of coconuts is high in saturated fats. Saturated fats are used by the body to generate steady energy throughout the day. Coconuts are also high in fiber content. One cup of the meat of a coconut can contain in excess of 25% of the daily recommended amount of fiber!

Preparing a Pineapple Coconut Smoothie

Preparing to make a pineapple Coconut Smoothie is easy. Some of the ingredients work best if they are frozen, so a little pre-planning is necessary. With less than 5 essential ingredients, preparation is as simple as:

  1. Portion out the non-fat, or regular Greek Yogurt
  2. Freeze 2 bananas the night before making the smoothie
  3. Peel, core, and slice a fresh pineapple
pineapple coconut smoothie ingredients

Freeze the Bananas

The JuicingJournal editorial team is always a fan of freezing bananas and other fruit that goes into smoothies. Adding frozen fruit to a recipe can cut down on the amount of ice needed to reach an icy consistency. The less ice that needs to be added, the more flavor the smoothie retains.  Ice can easily dilute the fruity flavors of smoothies. Don’t lose the tropical flavors of your Pineapple Coconut Weight Gain Smoothie by having to add too much ice.

Freezing fruit is an excellent way to avoid throwing away ripe food. If your pineapple, bananas, or strawberries are ripe and you’re not ready to use them. Toss them into the freezer. Keeping an array of pre-frozen fruit will broaden the number of smoothies you can make quickly on the fly. Ultimately, if you have forgotten to freeze the fruit, do not pass up on this recipe. Substitute a little more ice and enjoy.

Pre-Plan and Use Fresh Fruit

There is very little out there that is better than the taste of freshly sliced pineapple. While pre-cut or frozen pineapple can be use din this recipe, fresh is always best. You will get more fruit out of a whole pineapple than you need for this recipe. Freeze the remainder of the fruit for later use. You can also add pineapple chunks to the smoothie for added taste!

Blend Thoroughly

Pineapple can be fibrous and tough, especially if frozen. The combination of frozen pineapple and ice can be tough on some cheaper and weaker blenders. Do not be afraid to blend this recipe for up to a minute in a powerful blender

Weight Gain Option

In order to gain weight, you need calories and fat. Substituting some ingredients can help take this smoothie into the weight gain zone!

Whole Milk Yogurt

Whole milk yogurt is high in fat and calories.   There are plenty of reduced and low-fat options available; none of which will help you gain weight.  If you are looking to add mass, do not shy away from high calorie whole yogurt.  Adding calories from yogurt is the easiest way to beef the recipe up.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is high in fat and will help you gain weight in a healthy fashion.  Some people will add a third tablespoon of coconut oil to this recipe to add calories and fat. The JuicingJournal team would recommend trying the recipe with two tablespoons before advancing to a third.  Some may find the taste of coconut oil strong and overwhelming. 

Recipe

Pineapple Coconut Smoothie

Recipe by Brooke ShoupeCourse: Snacks, Meal ReplacementDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Calories

427

kcal

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup nonfat Greek yogurt.

  • 2 peeled frozen bananas, broken in half.

  • 1 3/4 cups chopped fresh pineapple (11 ounces)

  • 2 tablespoons raw unrefined coconut oil

  • 1 cup ice

  • Pinch of kosher salt

  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

Directions

  • Place all ingredients in your favorite blender.
  • Blend it like Beckham.
  • Enjoy!

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