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Strawberry Pineapple Coconut Smoothie for Cinco de Mayo

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!

For a fun garnish, try sprinkling with toasted coconut!

Don’t know how to toast coconut? Check out this post: Learn how to toast coconut flakes in 3 different ways (they’re all super easy!), how to store toasted coconut, how long toasted coconut lasts, and the many different ways you can use this fun, tasty ingredient!

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

Strawberry Pineapple Coconut Smoothie

Yield: 2- 4 servings
Prep Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 50 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!

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Serve immediately, or portion into freezer-safe canning jars and store in the freezer for later use.
  3. 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

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Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 357Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 11mgCarbohydrates 68gFiber 8gSugar 49gProtein 4g

GoodLifeEats.com offers recipe nutritional information as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although GoodLifeEats.com makes every effort to provide accurate information, these figures are only estimates.

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Jackie

Monday 20th of January 2014

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

Katie

Monday 20th of January 2014

refrigerated

Anna

Saturday 3rd of August 2013

where is the smoothie recipe?

Katie

Sunday 4th of August 2013

scroll all the way to the bottom of the post

Lindsey (Cafe Johnsonia)

Monday 7th of May 2012

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

Deborah

Monday 7th of May 2012

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

Lois

Friday 4th of May 2012

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!