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Strawberry Pineapple Coconut Smoothie for Cinco de Mayo

Drinks, Entertaining, Mexican | 14 comments

We recently purchased a super high-powered blender (love it!) and have been making loads of smoothies for snacks these days. And even a few more dessert like drinks.

Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner! That has me itching to make some Mexican food. I’ve always loved a good plate of tacos or enchiladas and plenty of salsa and guacamole to go around the table. You can’t go wrong with something sweet, frosty and coconutty to drink either.

When I saw that pineapples were on sale in my grocery store last week I thought I’d give a strawberry, pineapple coconut smoothie a whirl in the blender. It was pretty tasty and oh-so-cute when we added a wedge of fresh pineapple and a maraschino cherry to the glass.

I did find that fresh pineapple is a little tricky to work with in a smoothie. When first testing this recipe I used fresh pineapple at room temperature. Fresh pineapple is very juicy and made it difficult to achieve the thick, smoothie consistency I was looking for.

Not one to be deterred from something so simple, I tried again. This time, freezing the freshly chopped pineapple until solid for use in the recipe. Problem solved! Taste buds satisfied!

Cinco de Mayo Menu Ideas

Need some more recipe ideas for your Cinco de Mayo menu? Look no further!

Drinks

Pineapple Lime Cooler
Watermelon Agua Fresca
Lazy Frescas

Appetizers

roasted tomatillo salsa verde guacamole

Roasted Salsa Verde and Roasted Tomatillo Guacamole Recipe
Restaurant Style Salsa
Fruit Salsa
Roasted Tomato Salsa

Salads

mexican quinoa salad with sweet potato

Mexican Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad
Black Bean Salad with Jicama, Tomatoes, Cilantro, and Lime
Mango, Jicama, and Cucumber Salad
Taco Salad with a Honey Lime Dressing

Main Dish

recipe black bean sweet potato taco

Mexican Chicken Salad Wrap
Chicken Enchiladas with Homemade Chile Gravy Enchilada Sauce
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Taco Recipe
White Bean Chicken Chile Verde
Portabella Mushroom Fajitas

Dessert

Lime-Coconut Cupcakes
Kiwi-Lime Bars with Macadamia Nut Crust
Fruit Tacos
Churro Cupcakes

What are your favorite recipes for Cinco de Mayo?

Strawberry Pineapple Coconut Smoothie

Yield: 2- 4 servings

Total Time: 5 minutes

Like most simple smoothie recipes, they're all about personal taste. Add more or less liquid depending on your preferences, or substitute other fruits if you desire. We've also tried this with Mango, Pineapple, Coconut. Enjoy!

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Ingredients:

3/4 - 1 cup coconut milk
2 teaspoons coconut oil
8 ounces frozen fresh chopped pineapple*
6 ounces frozen strawberries

Directions:

Add all the ingredients to your blender in the order listed. Place the lid on and puree (use the “smoothie setting” if your blender has one) until smooth and desired consistency is reached.

Serve immediately, or portion into freezer safe canning jars and store in the freezer for later use.

If desired, garnish with a wedge of fresh pineapple and/or a maraschino cherry.

Notes:

When first testing this recipe I used fresh pineapple at room temperature. Fresh pineapple is very juicy and made it difficult to achieve a thick, smoothie consistency. This was solved by chopping fresh pineapple, then freezing it until solid for use in the recipe.

Additional tips: Tips for Making Smoothies

Katie

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Katie’s lifelong interest in cooking good food has shown her that part of the goodness in life is enjoying delicious food with friends and family. She is: Mom. Writer. Photographer. Recipe Developer. Website Founder. Lover of all things good in life. A mix of great recipes, family memories, and yummy photography is what Katie serves up each week at GoodLife Eats™. Katie and her family reside in Colorado.

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  • 1

    How refreshing! This smoothie looks wonderful!! So festive for Cinco de Mayo too :)

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    Kris Mullen @munchin with munchkin - May 03, 2012 @ 8:17 am

    Great round up Katie! I’ve had similar issues with pineapple in my smoothies. Smart tip on freezing it, I’ll try that next time. Thanks for including my fruit tacos in your round up! Have a great Cinco de Mayo!

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    Yvette ~ Muy Bueno - May 03, 2012 @ 8:35 am

    What a gorgeous Cinco de Mayo menu! Thanks for sharing our Mango, Jicama, and Cucumber Salad. It will be on our menu on Saturday along with some other yummy Mexican dishes.

    Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

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    Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking - May 03, 2012 @ 9:07 am

    Katie, that smoothie looks delicious!! LOVE the flavor combination! The rest of the recipes look great for Cinco De Mayo, too ~ definitely need to start planning my menu! Thanks for sharing.

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - May 03, 2012 @ 10:31 am

    These sound awesome! I looove this idea :)

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    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction - May 03, 2012 @ 2:12 pm

    Yum! Love the flavors in your smoothie… Sounds like the perfect way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo to me!

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    Jamie | My Baking Addiction - May 04, 2012 @ 4:17 pm

    I just so happen to have strawberries and fresh pineapple. Guess what I’m making for breakfast tomorrow. I just love my Blendtec, so happy to hear you got one. Thanks for the link love in the roundup!

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    Lois - May 04, 2012 @ 10:27 pm

    I just recently purchased a Vitamix so I’m going to try this by May 5th. I’m very curious where you got the glasses you served the smoothies in. I LOVE them!

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  • 9
    Deborah - May 07, 2012 @ 8:42 am

    We do smoothies a lot, and I’ll have to try this version soon!!

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  • 10
    Lindsey (Cafe Johnsonia) - May 07, 2012 @ 7:45 pm

    All of your recipes look fantastic! I love strawberry and pineapple together. I need to get me one of those blenders.

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  • 11
    Anna - August 03, 2013 @ 4:44 pm

    where is the smoothie recipe?

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    • Katie

      Katie replied: — August 4th, 2013 @ 5:12 PM

      scroll all the way to the bottom of the post

  • 12
    Jackie - January 20, 2014 @ 11:15 am

    Hi! I can’t wait to try the pineapple, strawberry, coconut smoothie! Yum! When you say 3/4 – 1 cup coconut milk do you mean the refrigerated carton of coconut milk or the can of coconut milk? They are totally different I think and want to be sure to use the right one! TIA for your response!

    Jackie

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    • Katie

      Katie replied: — January 20th, 2014 @ 12:33 PM

      refrigerated

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