This is so SIMPLE, and so refreshing, I’m going to be making it a lot. All you need is a can of light coconut milk, a bag of frozen pineapple chunks and a splash of orange juice, and you’re in summertime heaven any time of year!
I made this on Smoothie Saturday, and boy was it a lifesaver when I came down with a nasty cold and just wanted something cold to soothe my throat this past week. It tastes like a virgin pina colada and with only 50 calories in the light version of coconut milk, it’s diet-friendly and delicious. Coconut milk is good for those who are lactose-intolerant, like me, and pineapple is loaded with vitamin C and manganese. Like all fruits, it’s packed with sugar but is low in fat and protein, and is cholesterol-free. The orange juice adds a hint of complexity to the flavor; I had oranges on hand, so I squeezed a few fresh, but you could use bottled OJ if that’s all you have handy. It’ll just mean there’s added sugars which are nice to avoid if you can.
Makes two servings
Time: 5-10 minutes
- 1 can of light coconut milk
- 1 package frozen pineapple chunks
- 1/2 to 1 cup of fresh squeezed OJ, tasting as you go (if you use bottled instead, add bit by bit so the concentrated taste of the store-bought juice doesn’t overwhelm the smoothie).
- water and/or ice depending on the texture you desire
Blend all ingredients until smooth and enjoy!