Pineapple Whip Smoothie

The best thing about this recipe is that it tastes like some kind of decadent treat, but it’s legit nutrient dense goodness—and nothing else. This combo delivers more than 100% of your daily requirement for vitamin C. It’s also high in B1, B3, B5 and B6 and minerals including manganese, iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous. Which makes this the PERFECT concoction to sip on all through cold and flu season.

It’s dairy free, gluten free, has no added sweeteners, it’s vegan…and it tastes GOOD. So good, in fact, my kids like it. It also makes amazeballs popsicles.

I can’t take credit for this recipe. It landed in my inbox via a nutritionist’s newsletter. Shiela Amir is nutritionist and former resident of my small Wyoming town. I’m not sure if what I make now is the exact recipe she sent, but it’s so simple it can’t be far off. IMG_1711

Ingredients: Makes 2 Servings

2 cups frozen pineapple

16 oz whole fat coconut milk (like AROY-D brand)

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract or vanilla paste

*We’ve also experimented with some add-ins. Orange juice is a favorite (about 1/4 cup of fresh-squeezed). Frozen mango is a great add-in too. 

In a high quality blender, pour in coconut milk and vanilla. Add frozen pineapple. Blend on puree setting for 30-45 seconds or until incorporated. If it’s too thick, simply add water—slowly, until the consistency is what you prefer. Pour and enjoy!