Pina Colada Protein Smoothie

I love tropical flavors for desserts, drinks and even breakfast in the summer time.  On a hot day, I can’t think of anything better than drinking a tropical smoothie after a hard workout to refuel.  Pina Colada is my favorite.  Not only is it delicious, it is nutritious as well.  Bananas and coconut water have electrolytes to refuel, and pineapple aids digestion.  I add in protein powder here as well to rebuild muscle and a bit of turmeric which is good to fight inflammation.  Make yourself one of these in the morning and you will start your day off happy!

Author: Amy Lyons O’Neil

Amy has worked for Fresh and Natural Foods since 2006 contributing to the variety of healthful foods we offer. She graduated with a degree in studio art from Bethel University in 2007, but in her senior year of college, found that her passion was with the art of food. She later used her photography and culinary skills to create a vegan food and recipe blog, Fragrant Vanilla Cake. She has also written 3 cookbooks. She specializes in vegan and vegetarian recipes. Local, fresh and organic food has always been her focus in whatever she creates.



For the smoothie, combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth, using the tamper to press the mixture into the blades. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

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Recipe Type

  • Allergen Friendly
  • Dairy-Free
  • Gluten-Free
  • Heart Healthy
  • Paleo
  • Raw
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Course Type

  • Breakfast
  • Drink

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Child Friendly
  • Easy