Piña Colada smoothie

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Category: Advice By: TheFoodDoctor

This smoothie is sunshine in a glass. Pineapple and coconut combine to create a deliciously, creamy tropical drink. Pineapple is an excellent source of immune-boosting vitamin C and coconut contains medium-chain triglycerides which help to increase energy expenditure and the feeling of fullness after a meal. We’ve added cashews and chia seeds as they’re excellent source of heart healthy fats, and a pinch of turmeric for its anti-inflammatory properties.

 

Serves 2

 

Ingredients

 

½ half a large pineapple or roughly 300g, peeled and roughly chopped
200ml or half can light coconut milk
½ medium frozen banana, peeled and frozen in chunks
Juice of half lemon
1 handful or 30g cashew nuts
1 tsp white chia seeds
½ tsp turmeric
Few ice cubes

 

Method

 

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a high speed blender and blend on high for approximately 45 seconds until creamy and smooth.
  2. Pour into 2 glasses and enjoy, or store in the fridge for up to 48 hours.