Kid-Friendly Recipes/ Smoothies and Shakes

Pina Colada Protein Smoothie


Today is Monday and it finally feels like Spring!  The weather outside is starting to warm up here and even though this is the allergy season (and my family all suffer with this every year), the one who suffers the most is my 15 year old daughter Elizabeth.  She needs allergy shots and vitamins to help keep her immune system intact.  So,  I made her a protein smoothie to help her get her day started before she went off to school.

I made this protein smoothie with a glass of Almond milk, a small banana, some fresh pineapple, shredded coconut and my protein powder. And it tasted like my favorite drink, the pina colada!  Elizabeth loved it!  And, I love it too!

I  usually look for a protein powder that has plenty of vitamins, and at least 14 grams of protein per scoop, and you can use any protein powder with any smoothie.  Protein smoothies can be a great way to replenish fluids and repair muscle,  especially after a workout at the gym.  It’s a great “go-to” snack in the afternoon too.  For me,  its easy to make and gets my day started.
 
 And since I love pina coladas, this was definitely one smoothie I had to try!  I have to tell you it was very filling and refreshing! Thumbs up on this one!

Here’s a tip:  Don’t throw out your bananas,  I keep mine in the freezer so I have them when I need them for a quick recipe, especially when they are ripe. 

Pina Colada Protein Smoothie

  • 1 small frozen banana
  • 2/3 cup vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1/2 scoop whey protein powder
  • 1 Tbsp. organic shredded coconut
  • 3 chunks fresh pineapple
  • few ice cubes

Place all ingredients into a blender and blend for one minute.  Pour into a tall glass and serve.

Serves 1

 

oops sorry, I accidentally left out the fresh pineapple.

Recipe adapted by Saving Room for Dessert

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7 Comments

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    Joanne
    February 7, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    If making this doesn't convince me that I'm lying on a beach somewhere with the sun in my face, then nothing will!

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    Aarthi
    February 7, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    This sounds YUMMY..Bookmarked..

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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    Tricia
    February 13, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    That looks delicious about now! Sorry I've been MIA from reading your blog lately. Really looking forward to things settling down at work and home :). Thanks for the link love! So glad you liked it.

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    Anonymous
    April 8, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Wow this sounds delicious ! I will pin this one….

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    bubblegum casting
    November 17, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    These are absolutely amazing!!

    bubblegum casting

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    Christina Jones
    November 28, 2013 at 9:15 am

    They are really delicious, i have made some changes in its ingredients. I have used chocolate in place of vanilla and mixed some blue berries. To change its taste, actually i don't like vanilla, so used chocolate. I have one more banana smoothies which i want to share with you.
    chocolate Ice Cream flavor with USP Labs protein powder
    one cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
    half cup Ice

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      annaliz
      December 3, 2013 at 4:31 pm

      HI Christina! Thank you for the lovely comment and for the tips! We love experimenting with new flavors in our smoothies.. and we will have to try one with chocolate in it as you mentioned, its sounds amazing!! And, the protein powder as well. Thanks again. Enjoy and have a great day!

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