I cannot believe the cold winter weather is already upon us! (If you live in a tropical, warm location- I ENVY YOU). This girl is not ready for the snow! Which must be the reason that I was daydreaming about tropical islands... and Pina Coladas! They are my favorite summer treat, but why not enjoy them in the winter too?
When I realized I had the perfect ingredients for a "Pina Colada" protein shake (coconut, banana, and pineapple), I raced to the gym, killed a workout, and sprinted right back home to make this. And let me tell you: H.E.A.V.E.N. A legit pina colada. But healthy :)
Pina Colada Protein Shake
The super simple ingredients:
2 ice cubes
1/2 frozen banana
1/2 c. frozen pineapple
1 T. unsweetened coconut
1 serving nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
1 packet stevia
unsweetened almond milk
Add the ingredients in that order into your blender and "ice crush" on the highest setting until everything is blended. I add just enough almond milk to make it thick and creamy. You may need to stop the blender a few times to stir it, and try adding another splash of almond milk!
If you've seen my earlier fruit&protein shake post, you will know that I freeze my bananas AFTER peeling them and dicing them into 6 slices. I put them on a piece of wax paper and put them in the freezer, as pictured above. 3 slices= half a banana. It helps to make the most delicious milkshake-ish consistency in your protein shake. I found my frozen pineapple in the freezer section, and the unsweetened coconut in the organic section.
|Am I on an island? ... or in my 40 degree apartment?|
I can't wait until my workout is over tomorrow so I can enjoy this goodness again. Heck, you could even make it as a dessert! Check out the nutrition facts below!
Luckily, all of the sugar/carb content is from real fruit, so I'm okay with it! These are the perfect macros to fuel you after a good workout. So please, ENJOY, and let me know what you think!