I can’t tell you how many times that I have made this smoothie in the past couple of weeks. I also can’t tell you how many times I have made this smoothie while dancing around to the piña colada song. Too many times. That song is now burned into my brain.
Consider this the after-work or weekend drink for those that don’t drink cocktails. This smoothie is like a healthy piña colada without the heavy coconut cream or pinapple. It’s sweet with a bit of spiciness from the ginger. (If you are not a fan of ginger, then you can easily decrease the amount or leave it out entirely.)
This smoothie is wonderful at a mocktail party, for post-workout hydration, or for any time you are in need of a fancy, but-not-so-fancy refreshment. If you like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain, this one is for you.
Coconut Ginger Smoothie
Recipe type: Juices & Smoothies
- ¼ cup dried (unsweetened) coconut flakes
- 1 frozen banana (remove peel before freezing)
- 1 cup coconut water
- 3 ice cubes
- 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped
- Blend all ingredients until smooth. Serve immediately.