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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.

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

Pineapple Coconut Vitamin C Smoothie

This creamy, indulgent-tasting, and super-simple vegan smoothie boasts a big boost of vitamin C.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 smoothie


  • 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.
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    Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    January 11, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    I love these tropical flavors!

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    January 27, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    Question: Could you go sans-banana? Would it still taste super good and stay smoothie-ish?”

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      Kare Troughton
      January 28, 2014 at 9:17 am

      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.

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    February 23, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Is the coconut milk the one out of the can or the cold case paper jug?

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      Kare Troughton
      February 25, 2014 at 11:28 am

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

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    March 10, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Beautiful pictures!! I’m going to have to try this!

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    March 18, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    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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    sara edwards
    June 1, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Do you know about how many calories are in this smoothie? Thanks!

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