I can't tell you how many times that I have made this smoothie in the past couple of weeks. I also can't tell you how many times I have made this smoothie while dancing around to the piña colada song. Too many times. That song is now burned into my brain.
Consider this the after-work or weekend drink for those that don't drink cocktails. This smoothie is like a healthy piña colada without the heavy coconut cream or pinapple. It's sweet with a bit of spiciness from the ginger. (If you are not a fan of ginger, then you can easily decrease the amount or leave it out entirely.)
This smoothie is wonderful at a mocktail party, for post-workout hydration, or for any time you are in need of a fancy, but-not-so-fancy refreshment. If you like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain, this one is for you.
And thank you to everyone who entered my NuNaturals Stevia Giveaway! The winners are The Fam, Amanda, Lauren, and Dani! I'll be in touch via email to get you your stevia treats!
Coconut Ginger Smoothie
1/4 cup dried (unsweetened) coconut flakes
1 frozen banana (remove peel before freezing)
1 cup coconut water
3 ice cubes
1 Tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped
Blend all ingredients until smooth. Serve immediately.