Pineapple Coconut Smoothie

Hints of warmer weather bring smoothies back into the breakfast rotations! I love a frozen element in them so I give them a reprieve for the winter. This one is delicate but has slightly tropical flavored from the pineapple and coconut almond milk. I wish it were delightfully yellow, but pineapple + yogurt + milk = mostly white. I added in some ground flax seeds so mind the brown flecks.

The Three Bite Rule - Pineapple Coconut Smoothie

Pineapple Coconut Smoothie

Ingredients (for 1, as a meal)

~3/4 cup Greek yogurt in vanilla or coconut
1 cup frozen pineapple
2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
1 cup coconut almond milk
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
water, if needed

Directions:

Add yogurt, pineapple, flaxseed, coconut almond milk, and almond extract to a blender.
The Three Bite Rule - Pineapple Coconut Smoothie
Blend together thoroughly. Add a splash of water if needed for desired consistency.
The Three Bite Rule - Pineapple Coconut Smoothie
Enjoy!
The Three Bite Rule - Pineapple Coconut Smoothie
I loved the subtlety in this smoothie. It was filling from the yogurt but that could be skipped and the pineapple could be increased if it weren’t functioning as breakfast – well, it was second breakfast at 8am before heading to work after a piece of banana bread with the fam at 6:30am.

My fav dietitians told me to grind the flax seeds or the nutritional benefit is really wasted. Good to know, right? I store it as seeds and pop through the coffee grinder before using. I used coconut almond milk because I really love the flavor and don’t love regular milk alone. I only get it a few times a year because it a) costs more; b) has less protein than regular milk; c) it also has more sugar then regular milk; d) it is delicious in coffee! It is a treat and it hits the spot as dessert sometimes.

I’d imagine a bit of mango would have colored this nicely too. I almost grated some fresh ginger in, but I was trying to keep it simple.┬áThe touch of almond extract is perfect here. I totally tasted it and thought it was a great pairing.

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