This Piña Colada Smoothie is a great way to start the day! Plus, it’s freezer friendly so you can make it ahead – perfect for meal prep!
Raise your hand if you love thick and creamy smoothies 🙋🏻♀️
I actually really, really love any smoothie (apart one that’s more vegetables than fruit, what is up with that). BUT. Sometimes, they seem like they’re a huge hassle.
I know they’re really not. But between getting everyone up and ready in the morning, making breakfast and not losing my mind while two hungry kids are shouting “food! food! food!” at me… A smoothie usually doesn’t make the cut.
Then I remembered how my mom used to buy these frozen smoothie mixes. Just a bag from the freezer section with all the stuff for a delicious smoothie already inside.
And I thought… I can do this myself! B-I-N-G-O and Bingo was his name-o.
How to Make Piña Colada Smoothie Freezer Packs:
It’s extremely easy to meal prep smoothies. All you have to do is pack all the freezable ingredients into a bag, seal it, freeze it.
Once you’re ready for your smoothie, you add coconut milk, almond milk or water to your blender, add the content of the freezer pack and blend until smooth!
No measuring, chopping or prepping anything. That’s the whole beauty of meal prep ❤️
Some tips for the perfect Piña Colada Smoothie:
- Do not use dairy! Pineapple actually contains enzymes that break up dairy and make it bitter. Never use yogurt, ice cream, cow’s milk (or goat, or sheep) or any other dairy in combination with uncooked pineapple.
- Take the time to freeze the coconut milk: My secret here is freezing the coconut milk in an ice cube tray before assembling the packs! It’s an extra step to remember, but it makes the smoothie extra creamy and luscious.
- Add greens. If you want to, you can add a large handful of baby spinach to your freezer pack. I usually don’t because my kids think green drinks are creepy, haha.
- Sweeten to taste. I usually find the pineapple sweet enough, but the kids love a little honey in theirs.
How to freeze this pineapple smoothie:
- use a bag suitable for freezing
- label with the name and use-by date (freeze for up to 3 months)
- remove as much air as possible from the bag before freezing
This is a seriously great smoothie if you need a little tropical flavor in your life.
Or to pretend you’re having a cocktail at 7am. This is a judgement free zone 😉
Looking for more easy smoothie recipes?
These can be frozen just like this coconut pineapple one!
Get the printable recipe here:
Piña Colada Smoothie
For the freezer packs (makes 4 smoothie packs):
- 1 cup canned coconut milk
- 6 cups fresh or frozen pineapple chunks
- 2 sliced bananas
For making a smoothie (this is for ONE smoothie):
- ½ - 1 cup pineapple juice almond milk OR coconut milk
- Honey and/or vanilla extract optional
- Freeze the coconut milk in an ice cube tray before assembling the smoothie packs.
Make the packs:
- Evenly divide coconut milk ice cubes, pineapple, and banana between 4 labelled freezer bags. Push out was much air as you can, seal and freeze for up to 3 months.
To make a smoothie:
- Place ½ - 1 cup of your chosen liquid to a high-powder blender. Add the contents of ONE smoothie pack and blend until smooth. Taste and add vanilla/honey as you like.