Monday, August 24, 2015

Pina Colada Smoothie

Summer, sun and loads of fruits, was definitely my motto of the last few months. I really really love fruits, but over the first half of the year, I have not eaten many of them. It might seem crazy what I am about to say, but sometimes I just don't have enough time to prepare myself a whole plate of different fruits. At some point I got a juicer and had all kind of different juices in the morning or after lunch. I really love my new juicer and I will definitely keep using it, but sometimes, all I do is crave a yummy smoothie. They are way more filling and you can easily play around with dairy products or plant-based alternatives. 

Only three weeks ago I discovered coconut milk. Not the one you'll find in the foreign products area of the supermarket. The one I found is placed next to the plant-based milks. After almond, oat and hazelnut I finally tried coconut. First, the coconut milk gave my daily muesli an exotic flair. Then, out of a sudden, two days ago over breakfast, the idea of this Pina Colada smoothie came to my mind. I really like the coconut-pinapple combo. And that's when yesterday morning I went to the supermarket to get all the ingredients for my new recipe. 

For 4 servings you need:

1 large fresh pineapple (around 850g)
300ml coconut milk or 170ml coconut cream
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
8 ice cubes
4 tbsp liquid sugar (optional)
grated coconut

Peel the pineapple and cut it into little cubes. Pour 2 tbsp of lemon juice, the ice cubes, pineapple, liquid sugar and coconut milk into your blender and mix until smooth. Pour the remaining lemon juice into a small bowl and the grated coconut on a small plate. Turn the glasses around and place them upside-down in the lemon juice, then in the grated coconut. Pour the Pina Colada smoothie into the glasses.



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