Pick Me Up Pina Colada and NYC!

by zesty on July 4, 2012 · 10 comments

Like a quick pick me up?  How about a delicious smoothie?  What about the flavor of coconut and pineapple?

Pina Colada Smoothie

This recipe is one that I make all the time and is a definite hit from my new smoothie book.  I have received countless emails from people who have purchased the book and this one seems to get mentioned time and time again.  The memorable flavors make this one – a go to for a lot of people.

Ingredients

  • 4-6 oz unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 cups bunch baby spinach
  • 1 banana
  • 5 sprigs fresh mint
  • 1 cup fresh/frozen pineapple chunks
  • 5 ice cubes
  • 2 Tbsp. Flax seed, ground

Method

  1. Place spinach and coconut water in blender
  2. and process on high until liquid. Add
  3. pineapple,mint, and banana and blend until smooth.
  4. Throw in ice cubes  and give it another blend until they are broken up
  5. ENJOY!

Zesty Tip:  You can let the ice cubes adjust the thickness for you or you can always add a hint of water or even some of the pineapple juice( if available) if it is too thick.

Where to Eat in NYC?

I need emails and comments on the best places and must eats in NYC again.  Mrs. Zesty and I are departing tomorrow for anther visit to the big apple.  Would love to hear your ideas of where we should stop and dine.

Have a great day!

Take care

zesty

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1 Bonnie Caldwell

You have to eat at Babbo! Where are you staying? I’m planning to go to NYC with my 16 y.o. Daughter.
Thanks
Bonnie

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2 zesty

Hi Bonnie, we are staying in the time square area at Cassa Hotel. I will put Babbo on the list! Thanks

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3 Christa @ Edible Balance

I am an absolute sucker for all things green, especially smoothies and juice… this looks mighty tasty!

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4 Marianne

Looks like a great smoothie – unsure how the mint works for the whole pina colada flavour though?

Sadly, I’ve yet to go to NYC, so no recommendations from me.

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5 Sarah

Hi! Thanks for the recipe.

I would definitely say Angelica Kitchen in NYC. I cannot get enough of their dragon bowls with Soba Sensation sauce – SO GOOD!! Been going since High School :)

Have fun and stay cool!

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6 Marla

Ohhh I am jealous! Here’s a few of my picks…
Burger Joint, Da Silvano, Public, Locanda Verde, Mile End, Buvette, Amy’s Bread, Le Da Nang, The Dove Parlour (didn’t taste menu but the atmosphere was perfectly romantic for drinks). Oh the list could go on! Hope you two have a great time :)

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7 Kathleen Richardson

This smoothie sounds delicious and healthy. Have a good time in NYC and hope you & the Mrs. find some super places to eat.

Keep writing…

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8 Kathleen Richardson

Cory, I made it and liked it so much I included it, with a link, in my recent blog post…

http://stepbystepinthekitchen.blogspot.com/2012/07/jackpot-corn-on-cob-ginger-peach-slaw.html

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9 Erin Motz

This looks delicious! Love any variations of a green smoothie :)

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10 Jennifer

Awesome! I was recently thinking about making a pina colada green smoothie too. I just stumbled across your blog and I love it!

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