Berry Pina Colada Breakfast Smoothie

berry pina colada smoothieAh, the ever-popular smoothie.  So tasty, so trendy.  Big fan of tasty, not so much trendiness.  However,  despite the trend, there’s no denying smoothies can be a great way to give your barely-awake self a boost of nutrition and energy in the morning.  I’m extra-eager to whip them up lately because my big sis got me a NutriBullet for Christmas.  Oh, the happiness!  Powerful little gadget, that Bullet.  It makes the perfect amount ( 2 large servings) and there’s very little clean up.  Convenience AND healthiness during the weekday morning rush?  Score, a direct hit! (name that 80s movie)

Here’s a smoothie that Munchie loves.  Tis reminiscent of that lovely beachy cocktail, good ol’ piña colada, but I also add berries to up the fruity fresh flavor.  I’m a huge fan of Greek yogurt (I used Chobani 0% today) and there’s always a container of it in my fridge.  That makes it a must-have in our favorite smoothies, including this one.  My smoothies are rarely without chia seeds and ground flax so I added heaping tablespoons of them to this one, too.

Alright, so much talking, so little smoothie-making–go ahead and try this one out and get your day started right!

Berry Pina Colada Breakfast Smoothie

Berry Pina Colada Breakfast Smoothie
 
Need a healthy boost in the morning? This tasty smoothie is a great way to start the day!
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 2 servings
Ingredients
  • ½ or whole frozen banana, your choice to taste (when my bananas are ripe, I peel and freeze them for smoothies)
  • ½ cup fresh pineapple, cut into chunks
  • ⅓ cup frozen or fresh strawberries
  • ⅓ cup nonfat Greek yogurt (I used Chobani 0%)
  • ½ to ¾ cup coconut milk (I use Trader Joe's), adjust according to preferred texture/taste
  • 1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tsp. raw honey
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
  • 3 tbsp. shredded coconut (add more if you like), plus more to serve/garnish ( I use Trader Joe's sweetened shredded coconut)
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in blender (I use a NutriBullet) in the order listed. Blend until smooth. Top with more shredded coconut and enjoy!