Pineapple Ginger Smoothie.
How thirsty is your Thursday?
We’re taking a slight break from our cocktails this week so I can tell you about one of the smoothies I am living and dying over today. If I’m not making a pitaya smoothie every day, I’m making this one! It’s pretty and golden and tastes like sunshine. Or so I pretend.
Even though last night it went down to 14 degrees (WHAT?), we are in full blown smoothie mode here. Max doesn’t want to touch a vegetable at the moment (um, where did he get that gene?) so making a smoothie each day is how I assure he is at least getting SOME sort of veg in his diet.
Eddie is still making his smoothie each morning too and would you believe that our Vitamix actually BROKE the other day? It just stopped working. I wanted to cry.
All those shoes I could have bought with that money.
Well, I’ve been on such a ginger kick lately. It’s not always my favorite flavor (though I won’t kick a piece of candied ginger out of bed… it’s so good) but a few weeks ago, I had a pineapple ginger juice that was UNREAL. Oh my gosh. It was to die for. I initially got it because I thought I was getting sick and wanted to kick the cold to the curb before it began. Lately I’ve been doing a lot of the raw garlic and ginger trick which has seemed to work, especially used in conjunction with apple cider vinegar, which you guys know I think is the best thing on earth.
Seriously, I swear it’s the cure for all things.
But anyway! While this smoothie doesn’t have any green, I haven’t been minding because the flavor is so good. It’s creamy from the coconut but still frosty and milkshake-like from the frozen pineapple. We basically keep a frozen fruit tree in our freezer because we make smoothie packs every week and like variety. My two go-to fruits are peaches and cherries (ahhh so good) but I always look some good pineapple chunks.
This here has a little zing from the ginger but it’s still sweet from the pineapple, which of course I loooooove. And Max loves too. I don’t know if he has had an actual milkshake yet, but he thinks that these are milkshakes. The day that boy has his first hot fudge milkshake… oh my.
Also! This sort of reminded me of my caramelized pineapple lassi, which is such a throwback. I was drinking those as I finished photography for my first book and it’s like I get in a pineapple smoothie mood every time I finish up a book. Or something.
There’s good reason!
Pineapple Ginger Smoothie
- 1 1/2 cups coconut milk
- 1 1/2 cups frozen pineapple
- 2 tablespoons hemp seeds plus extra for topping if you wish
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened flaked coconut
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- Combine all the ingredients together in a blender and… BLEND! Easy peasy. You can top with a fresh pineapple ring or chunk if desired.
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I mean, I don’t think a drop of coconut rum would be HORRIBLE in it either…
31 Comments on “Pineapple Ginger Smoothie.”
Mmmm this looks delicious!! Can’t wait to try it!
My vitamin breaking would literally be a nightmare come true. I’d never wish it on anyone! It brings me so much joy :P doesn’t it come with like a seven year warranty or something though?!…perhaps you could take advantage of that!
they do come with a great warranty, i just can’t believe it stopped working in the first place!
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LOOOOOOOVE the combo of ginger & pineapple! it totally is like summer in a glass. also, OH NO on your vitamix! i think i will legit cry when mine decides to putz out. xx
I KNOWWWW. thanks!
Jessica- this sounds delish…you probably know that Vitamix is based in Cleveland…I would call them before you buy another one. They do repair machines.
yes, i’m totally doing that! we did buy another blender in the meantime though (just a ninja) since we do smoothies every day!
These sound amazing! I’ve been making a mango ginger cinnamon smoothie with kefir for breakfast lately and I bet pineapple would be an amazing way to mix it up :)
that sounds so good!
i love how creamy this looks! i’m not a huge fan of fresh ginger in my sweets, but it sounds like it’d add the perfect amount of zing here.
I love all the flavors here! It sounds so refreshing and perfect for a warm spring day :-)
This smoothie looks amazing! I need it in my life!
ugh this sounds so gooooood!!! i used to hate ginger, but now i kind of love it and don’t actually know what to really do with it. the combo of pineapple and ginger sounds perfect and so summery! trying this soon for sure, thanks for sharing :)
i was the same way!
I can’t believe your Vitamix broke! They seem so indestructible!
yesss… sad day!
This smoothie sounds amazing, I can’t wait to try it. I love anything pineapple! ?
Vitamix has a great warranty so hopefully yours can be fixed. I would cry if my Vitamix broke!!
it’s the worst!
What kind of coconut milk do you use, a full fat or lower fat one…or does it matter?
totally doesn’t matter! you can used canned or the one in the carton. :)
Our Vitamix broke too, as did my coworker’s!! So disappointing because it’s been known as such a great brand. I wonder if demand is getting too high for them to make a quality product anymore?
We did send ours in and got it fixed, but it took a few weeks, which is far too long to be without a blender!! Best of luck to you getting it fixed!
And I can’t wait to try this smoothie….sounds like a tropical vacation in a glass!
I am always unsure as to coconut milk in a recipe if not specified. There are things I do with coconut milk that comes in the container near the almond milk and times I use coconut milk in the can. Which one are you referring to here? It sounds so delicious!
This looks refreshingly delicious. Side note…is that a silver straw? If so, do you mind sharing where you found them?
I live in Hawaii and make this with some of the freshest pineapple you’ll every eat. Delicious!
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