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?!)
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.
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.
This creamy, indulgent-tasting, and super-simple vegan smoothie boasts a big boost of vitamin C.
- 1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple chunks
- 1 medium frozen banana
- 3/4 cup light coconut milk
- 1/2 cup pure orange juice
- Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Pour into a glass and serve with a straw.