Pineapple Coconut Vitamin C Smoothie

Pineapple Coconut Vitamin C Smoothie Photos by Rikki Snyder

Hello! I have a Pineapple Coconut Vitamin C Smoothie to share with you today, but first, a little about me!

My name is Kare (sometimes Karen, take your pick), and I can usually be found blogging over at Kitchen Treaty. I am utterly thrilled to be working with Kiersten here at Oh My Veggies, which also happens to be my very favorite vegetarian food blog. When Kiersten asked me to join the team, I pretty much had to pinch myself. What a dream!

I became a lacto-ovo vegetarian just about 12 years ago. At the time, I was commuting to my webmaster job – yeah, that was back when there were “webmasters” – and listening to NPR. An interview with Eric Schlosser, the author of Fast Food Nation, came on – and suddenly, a switch flipped. I just couldn’t eat meat anymore.

A few years later, I married an omnivore. And now, we have a meat-eating toddler. As for me, I’m still a vegetarian, and I’ll be staying that way. My web career and my personal interests have merged, and I am now proud to call myself a food blogger. Kitchen Treaty is about meat-eaters and vegetarians living together in peace, but here on Oh My Veggies, I won’t have to compromise. It’s all vegetarian and vegan, all the time, baby! Score! (Have I mentioned how happy I am to be here?!)

Pineapple Coconut Vitamin C Smoothie
This week on Oh My Veggies, we’re all about smoothies, and this is one of those awesome smoothies that drinks like a dessert. Even though you know that only real, healthy foods went into it (and only four ingredients at that), you can’t help but feel a twinge of guilt when drinking it. It basically goes down like a milkshake.

Pineapple Coconut Vitamin C Smoothie
But. But! This super-simple Pineapple Coconut Vitamin C Smoothie hides a powerful little secret inside all that creamy deliciousness: it’s got 140 mg of the cold-fighting vitamin. For women, that’s nearly double the recommended daily allowance (source: Mayo Clinic).

Win-win. A super-indulgent-tasting cold-fighter? I’m in. Especially with all of the gnarly bugs going around this time of year.

Pineapple Coconut Vitamin C Smoothie
Want even more Vitamin C? Consider adding vitamin-rich papaya, guava, kiwi, more orange juice (or orange segments), a few fresh kale leaves, or even a few sprigs of parsley.

Pineapple Coconut Vitamin C Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 smoothie

Pineapple Coconut Vitamin C Smoothie

This creamy, indulgent-tasting, and super-simple vegan smoothie boasts a big boost of vitamin C.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 medium frozen banana
  • 3/4 cup light coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup pure orange juice

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Pour into a glass and serve with a straw.
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About Kare

Kare is a recipe editor and contributor for Oh My Veggies. She's a home cook, vegetarian, and mom who coexists with her otherwise carnivorous clan. Her blog, Kitchen Treaty, helps mixed-diet families keep the peace.   Read more from Kare →

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Comments

    • Kare RayeKare Troughton says

      Hi Liz, I haven’t tried it without a banana … with so few ingredients, it is pretty essential to the recipe, but might be totally doable! Perhaps add some ice to keep it cold and a little Greek yogurt for texture.

    • Kare RayeKare Troughton says

      Sky, I used canned lite coconut milk. But it’s a pretty flexible recipe; either will work! The canned coconut just tastes richer.

  1. irma says

    Hi, Karen, I’m new convert and still missing meat sometimes :) Found this while searching, wow, thank you, It tastes great! And almost cost nothing since I live in tropical country and plant my own banana and coconut trees, well, at least my dad do :) thanks again for the share.

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