My 3 Monsters: Piña Colada Smoothies

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8.30.2013

Piña Colada Smoothies

Piña Colada Smoothies at my3monsters.com

Hello, my dears!  I can hardly believe that I almost forgot to share one of my favorite recipes with you guys.  You may remember me mentioning that I did a guest post and shared this fun recipe over at I Heart Nap Time earlier in the summer.  {Hence all the summery photos.}  Summer may be coming to an end, but we are still loving these piña colada smoothies.

What I love about this recipe is that you can make your own smoothie "kits" and keep them in your freezer so a piña colada is always just a few seconds away.  It's a perfect quick breakfast for busy mornings, especially if you have kids who are not big morning eaters.  They're made with greek yogurt and frozen pineapple so they're pretty healthy, and you could add a scoop of protein powder when you blend the whole thing up to give it a little more fill-you-up-ness.  Yeah, I just made up that word.


You will need:
1 can of crushed pineapple {in real juice}
2 small cartons of vanilla greek yogurt  {Toasted coconut vanilla is delicious in this if your local grocery store carries it!}
1 can of sweetened coconut milk
milk

Let's get to it!  Create your smoothie "kits" by making yogurt and pineapple ice cubes.  Spoon your yogurt and pineapple {juice and all} into an ice cube tray and freeze until solid.  You should get 6 yogurt cubes from each container of yogurt and 18-21 pineapple cubes out of your can.

Piña Colada Smoothies at my3monsters.com

Once the cubes are frozen, place 4 yogurt cubes and 6 or 7 pineapple cubes into a freezer bag.  You'll get 3 smoothie "kits" out of this recipe and each kit makes 2 smoothies.  

To make the smoothies:

Dump the contents of one "kit" into your blender.  Add 2/3 cup of sweetened coconut milk and 1 cup of regular milk.  {If you can't find sweetened coconut milk, just stir a little sugar into your regular coconut milk until it is as sweet as you like.}  Blend until smooth, adding a little extra milk if it's too thick, and serve.  Easy cheesy and super delicious!

Piña Colada Smoothies at my3monsters.com

I love that there is no ice in this recipe to water it down.  The frozen pineapple and yogurt cubes mean each smoothie is packed with flavor!!  Now that I have smoothie kits in my freezer my kids {and I} are set for easy morning goodness this school year!  

You could create a bunch of different flavor combinations by freezing various flavors of greek yogurt and fruits.  Vanilla yogurt and mixed berries would be super yummy.  So would raspberry yogurt and frozen peaches -- kinda' like a peach melba.  Coconut yogurt and mango, too . . . ooh,I could dream up yummy combos all day! 

What is your personal favorite smoothie flavor?

3 comments:

  1. We're going to totally make these as our next FHE "activity" with my kids. We love trying new smoothies. Thanks for the secret recipe! YUM!

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  2. Just made these! Oh my word! TO. DIE. FOR!!!!

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    1. I am soooo glad you liked them. They are a family favorite around here for sure!

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