Pina Colada Smoothie – Recipe of the Week
Ring in the new year with this cocktail-inspired (but completely free from alcohol) pina colada smoothie. Yet another great recipe from Shape My Plan – the amazing nutrition tracking and recipe app that Westpark Fitness members can get for only €4 per month (usually €12 per month). It contains a healthy fruit and vegetable combination, includes oats which provide you with slow release energy and whey protein powder to help maintain and build the likes of muscle mass. All of these benefits are present in this tasty smoothie that is that extra bit special to make – both a healthy sight and a great reminder of the Christmas season with its vivid green colour.
Pina Colada Smoothie
Recipe Ingredients List
• Pineapple (300g)
• Cucumber (325g)
• Ice (200g)
• Vanilla Whey Protein Powder (85g)
• Oats (20g)
• Shredded Coconut (20g)
• Coconut Milk (120ml)
• Fresh Mint Leaves
Chop up the pineapple, cucumber and fresh mint leaves into small chunks. This will make them easier to blend as the blades of the blender can navigate around smaller pieces and chunks of food such as this.
While this is not an essential step, it can help with the process and reduce the amount of time that the blender is used for. For the ice, consider placing it into a food bag and then crushing it with a suitable kitchen utensil (like a rolling pin or meat tenderiser etc.)
Add the chopped pineapple, cucumber, fresh mint leaves and ice into the blender. Next, pour in the coconut milk, oats (gluten-free if required), shredded coconut and vanilla whey protein powder. Blend the ingredients together until it results in a smooth and velvety liquid texture.
Choose this pina colada smoothie for a treat packed with an abundance of health benefits and beautiful flavour. It is that extra bit special and can be regarded as a protein smoothie with a difference. Not a member of Westpark Fitness yet? Click / Tap here to book a free tour of our facilities.