Dreaming of sipping on smoothies in the hot summer sun seems unreachable in these dreary days of February. I swear, every morning I wake up and there is more snow on the ground. On the bright side, it does seem to melt. Just not quick enough for me.
On these days of no sun, I’ve started to dream of summer or perhaps it’s because everyone I know is in Hawaii right now. So not fair! Granted, we did just move into our new home which is amazing. I shouldn’t complain. However, the thought of the hot sun beating down on me right now sounds amazing.
With these lovely thoughts of summer so did thoughts of sipping icy cold drinks. My thinking, if summer is still a few months away I could bring summer to me and create a cold frothy drink.
Let’s get this straight, this drink is not by any means a new revelation but damn it tastes good, comes together quickly and while I was drinking it for a brief moment it felt like I was sitting on a beach listening to Kid Creole & the Coconuts singing about “Fresh Fruit in Foreign Places“.
All jokes aside, this smoothie comes together quickly. First, I blended the frozen pineapple with coconut milk then set aside. Then blended the frozen strawberries with orange juice and agave. Then poured the two together, added some fresh garnish, ie, strawberries and pineapple and sipped away. If you’re feeling saucy adding an ounce or two of rum elevates this smoothie to a bad-ass beverage.
I hope making this drink will transport you to the good ole days of summer which will be here before we know it!
Strawberry & Pineapple Smoothie
Strawberries blended with orange juice and pineapple blended with coconut then swirled together creating a tasty treat that's not too sweet! Yes, I did that rhyming on purpose! Feeling extra saucy? Then add an ounce or two of rum and elevate this drink to the heavens.
- 1 cup pineapple, frozen
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 cup strawberries, frozen
- 3/4 cup orange juice
- 1 tbsp agave
Place the frozen pineapple and coconut milk in your blender. Blend until combined.
Pour the pineapple and coconut mixture into a container and clean your blender. Now place the frozen strawberries, orange juice, and agave into your blender. Blend until combined.
Now you can layer the pineapple mixture with the strawberry creating a smooth delicious drink.
Note: If you have fresh strawberries and pineapple create a garnish on the glasses.
Drink & enjoy!
Feeling extra saucy? Add an ounce or two or rum to rock this drink into summer.