Pineapple Coconut Vitamin C Smoothie

Frothy pineapple smoothies in glasses on a blue surface with blue and white straws

Frothy pineapple smoothie in a clear glass with a blue and white stripe straw sticking out and a pineapple wedge on the glass lip.Photos by Rikki Snyder

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). 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.

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Pineapple Coconut Vitamin C Smoothie

Prep Time

5 minutes

Total Time

5 minutes

Yield

1 smoothie

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.

Comments

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.

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

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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