This pineapple coconut protein smoothie is perfect for those who love the heavenly combination of pineapple and coconut and want a healthy way to drink it!
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Yay for warm, summer weather! Utah has had some crazy temps that last few weeks—even a bit of snow—and it's nice to finally see some serious sunshine. And though I'm fully aware you can drink protein smoothies all year long, I find them extra refreshing from May to September.
My favorite smoothies involve pineapple because it's as close to the tropics as I'm going to get for a while. If it has coconut like this pineapple coconut protein smoothie, even better!
As far as I'm concerned, pineapple and coconut is as heavenly a combination as peanut butter and chocolate. This protein smoothie has the perfect combination of pineapple and coconut flavors and uses unsweetened coconut milk and unsweetened shredded coconut to help limit the amount of added sugar. It also has a boost of vanilla flavor and protein thanks to french vanilla protein powder from Purely Inspired. So basically it's as good for you as eating celery.
The recipe for this protein smoothie makes two "healthy" servings, so keep that in mind when whipping up a batch of this summery yumminess!
Printable recipe for pineapple coconut protein smoothie below. Enjoy!
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup pineapple juice
- 1 scoop Purely Inspired French Vanilla Organic Protein (or your favorite protein powder)
- 3 cups frozen unsweetened pineapple chunks
- 2 T unsweetened shredded coconut
- Place ingredients in blender in order listed. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 407Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 67mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 8gSugar: 45gProtein: 16g