Place the coconut milk, kale/spinach, banana and pineapple in a blender in this order. Sweeten with agave nectar if necessary.
Blend until smooth. Enjoy immediately.
Pina Colada Green Smoothie Tips
The frozen pineapple determines how frosty this smoothie is! Make sure it is frozen to make it cool and refreshing! If your pineapple is a little defrosted, you may need to add more pineapple to thicken the smoothie.
If you find that your smoothie is too thick and is not blending easily, gradually add a touch more coconut milk to help it along.
Light coconut milk (canned) gives it a delicious, coconut flavor. See notes on coconut milk below.
What kind of coconut milk should I use?
Canned light coconut milk is perfect in this smoothie, making it rich and full of coconut flavor.
My preference is light coconut milk, but if you have a can of full-fat coconut milk on hand, simply make your own light coconut milk by mixing 1 part full-fat coconut milk or two-parts water (or less, if you want a decadent smoothie).
Can I add alcohol to this pina colada smoothie?
For a grown-up twist, feel free to give it a shot of coconut rum! You can also use your favorite light- or dark-rum.
What other greens can I use in this green smoothie recipe?
I love using spinach because it adds natural sweetness to the smoothie.
Kale is also a wonderful choice, adding extra nutrients to the smoothie.