Sorry about the long list of nouns one after another in the title of this recipe. I was considering going with ‘tropical smoothie’, but I personally find descriptive titles more tempting – so coconut pineapple banana smoothie it is.
It’s not often that every single ingredient of a recipe is listed in its title, but in this case, what you see is what you get. Literally: coconut milk, pineapple and bananas. They combine to give the most incredible tropical flavour that makes me feel like I’m back in Mexico.
(a dash of rum wouldn’t go amiss either, though depending on your lifestyle it may be less suitable for breakfast that way…)
I am quite partial to a good smoothie – I always go for some sort of juice or smoothie at a cafe when everyone else is having coffee or Coke.
Are you into blenders (as much as anyone can be ‘into’ a kitchen appliance, anyway)? Let me know if there’s anything in particular you’d like to see me make over the next few months! I’ve never had such a great blender before so I’m a bit of a blender newbie. To be honest, I’ve spent most of the time I’ve been using it just staring in awe at the way it makes the liquid rise right up in the jug with a big hole down the middle… I’m guessing this novelty will wear off with time? I hope so, because it makes for very unproductive cooking.
Coconut pineapple banana smoothie
- 200 ml coconut milk 1/2 a tin
- 125 g pineapple chunks
- 100 ml pineapple juice I used half a large tin of pineapple chunks, including the juice
- 2 medium bananas
- Add all the ingredients to your blender. Starting at a low speed, turn the blender on, and gradually increase the speed to medium. Blend for around 1 minute, until smooth. Serve chilled.
- Note: this recipe makes a beautifully thick smoothie. If you’d like to make it thinner, just add a little more juice or milk.