Thursday, February 2, 2012

Thirsty Thursday - Taste of the Tropics

I've been on kind of a smoothie kick this week, thanks to my pre-race breakfast beverage on Saturday and my realization that I just just enough kale left to make a green smoothie and a subsequent bag of spinach from our CSA to get me through the remainder of the week.
For most of the week, I've been keeping my blender working on something similar to this smoothie recipe, although the measuring of things has, of course, gone completely out the window.
But last night, as I made Thai Fried Quinoa, I realized that I was going to have both leftover coconut milk AND leftover pineapple.  Well, clearly that was A Sign.

Behold!  I give you The Best Smoothie I Have Ever Had!

Totally simple, not totally creative - I blended the leftover coconut milk, pineapple (including the juice), and a banana together before inhaling its tropical deliciousness.
What I liked about this was that the sugars were countered by the fats in the coconut milk, although I did also have leftover scrambled tofu in a breakfast burrito (with some chipotle salsa, the only way to go in my book), so I had plenty of protein to go with that liquid lusciousness.  Together, they were a wonderful post-first-run-post-half-marathon breakfast
I'm kind of sad that I used all my leftover ingredients in that one smoothie, but at the same time, it really is so delicious that it should be a rare-ish treat.
I'll wait until this weekend.

(PS - I literally loved this so much that I had to add it to Tidy Mom's "I'm Lovin' It'" linky party.  It's just that good.)


  1. Coconut Milk-Pineapple-Banana = Some sort of marvelously delicious booze-free pina colada. I know that especially in the summer, I crave cold breakfasts that are some sort of delicious, fruity slurry. This would fit the bill perfectly.

  2. mmm I am a smoothie junkie. My favorite combo so far:
    1 banana
    1 cup frozen veggies (I used berries, mango, pineapple, etc.)
    Splash of juice (apple, grape, pomegranate, etc.)
    Splash of milk
    2 ice cubes

    The coconut milk sounds like it puts it over the top. I'm going to have to try it. Num!

  3. This would also make a tasty Adult Beverage with only a minor modification. ;)
    And this really did put it over the top. I'm not even sure any words can describe how wonderful it was, even though I tried.
    I'm sure freezing the pineapple would make it even tastier/more refreshing in the summer.

  4. Yes! I'm loving it. Believe it or not, I've never tried making my smoothies with coconut milk. We grow coconuts for heaven's sake--(and bananas, and pineapples! Sorry to brag. ;) haha.)
    Time for me to try this!!
    Thanks for the inspiration. :)

  5. Monica, I am so happy I don't live there, as I might just have to have this recipe hooked up via IV. I was that much in love with it. Haha!