Move over refined sugary syrup pina colada (that I love), and say hello to the less sugar, high protein, well rounded Pina Colada Breakfast Smoothie (that I now love more!).
I think, just maybe, with this Pina Colada Breakfast Smoothie, I might be ready to give up my Breakfast Bento Boxes that have been on repeat for MONTHS... just maybe.
If you are new here (hi and welcome!), you don't know yet, but I am OBSESSED with making my favorite things into healthier versions of themselves!
Today, I managed to turn one of my favorite cocktail drinks, into a nutrient packed breakfast version! What is your superpower?!
Hello... Pina Colada Breakfast Smoothie!
I can't believe how well this combination of breakfast ingredients mimicked the smooth, thick, texture of Pina Coladas! #nailed it.
Have no fear, the pineapple coconut flavors are in full force here too!
One comment about the coconut. I use coconut butter. This is NOT coconut oil.
Coconut butter is essentially pureed coconut so if you don't want to buy coconut butter, have no fear, just swap with shredded coconut.
I think I would probably add an extra tablespoon of shredded coconut if I was using that over the coconut butter.
But ultimately you are in full control of the coconut factor in our own smoothie!
If you don't have frozen fruit, that is ok too!
Just make sure you add ice (5-6 cubes) to get that texture just right.
I will say though, it is the frozen fruit (especially the banana) that really contributes to the amazing texture of this smoothie.
Are you ready to sip your breakfast smoothie and imagine you are pool side instead of sitting in traffic or arguing with kids to put their socks on already?
Yeah.. me. I am in!
Pina Colada Breakfast Smoothie
- 1 frozen banana, cut into 1 inch chunks
- 1.25 cups almond milk
- 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 3 tablespoon coconut butter (NOT coconut oil) can sub with shredded coconut
- ¼ cup rolled oats
- ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
- Add all of the ingredients into a high powered blender and blend until desired consistency.
If you are liking my smoothie vibe here, make sure you check out my super popular Espresso Oat or the Mint Chocolate Protein Smoothie!
If you make this recipe, I want to see it! Tag me @mealplanaddict over on Instagram, or come post a photo in the Meal Plan Addict Community!
How much coconut flakes do you put in in echange for coconut butter? Could you use coconut oil?
If using coconut flakes, I would use one extra tablespoon. No, do not use coconut oil. Coconut butter is basically purred coconut "meat". Coconut oil is just the extracted oils. The 2 are very very different. If you don't have coconut butter, just use shredded coconut!
Curious to know what type of rolled oats do you recommend?
I just use Quaker instant.
This was delicious. I used shredded coconut instead of the coconut butter.
I see that it is one serving but this made enough for two. I drank it all though!