Ready-to-go Tropical Smoothies

I’ve been enjoying smoothies lately, and wanted to make a streamlined easy-to-grab smoothie option for myself, instead of mixing 5 different things (obviously this one is only 3 things, but you know what I mean) when I decide I want one.

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So this is my first ready-to-go smoothie. It made 8 baggies and I enjoyed the first one tonight. It was DELICIOUS, like a virgin pina colada. Even better, there’s no added sugar, and it’s paleo/primal/dairy-free.

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Ready-to-go Tropical Smoothie Recipe (Makes 8 )

Ingredients:

  • 4 bananas
  • 1 pineapple
  • 2 14-oz cans of coconut milk
  • 8 ziploc baggies or other freezer containers

Method:

  1. Cut bananas in half, then cut each banana into a few pieces (to make it easier to blend) without losing track of the halves.
  2. Put half a banana into each baggie.
  3. Cut off the top and bottom of the pineapple, then the sides. You don’t have to take out the core because you’re blending it up later. Cut the pineapple in half, then cut each half into fourths. Without losing track of the segments, cut each 8th of the pineapple into several pieces (I did 6-8).
  4. Put 1/8 of the pineapple into each baggie.
  5. Shake the coconut milk cans well. Open and add 1/2 cup of coconut milk to each baggie.
  6. Zip the bags tightly and freeze.
  7. When you want a smoothie, dump the baggie into a blend-friendly container (I used the cup my blender came with) along with a handful or two of ice cubes. Blend until smooth.

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8 Comments

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    Jul 23, 2013 @ 02:05:57

    Wow, fantastic blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?

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  2. Caroline
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 12:39:58

    Huh, I thought I wasn’t supposed to use my immersion blender with ice. It works fine for you?

    Reply

    • Joyful Abode
      Sep 23, 2012 @ 15:06:49

      I do it all the time! I don’t know if you’re “supposed to” but maybe I’m just wild enough to break all the rules. Works fine!

      Reply

  3. Stella
    Jun 08, 2012 @ 02:46:21

    I’m totally copying this! :D

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  4. Virginia
    Jun 06, 2012 @ 23:35:48

    Yum! Love the flavor combo! I make smoothie packs too but I always freeze the ingredients separately before combining so they don’t freeze into a solid mass that you can’t fit in a blender, you know what I mean? The way I do it everything is loose and easily shakes into my magic bullet cup. I love the idea of using coconut milk! I have frozen orange juice and yogurt into mini muffin tins and popped them in my smoothie packs, but never thought of coconut milk! Can’t wait to try the banana pineapple coconut combo! :) Thanks!

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  5. Diana @ frontyardfoodie
    Jun 05, 2012 @ 20:49:01

    Oh my goodness this is genius!! I must do it.

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  6. Jess @ MomEinstein
    Jun 05, 2012 @ 14:03:06

    These look amazing! And so easy, too.

    Reply

  7. Lindsey
    Jun 05, 2012 @ 07:53:42

    love this idea!

    Reply

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