Pina Colada Green Monster

Hi Everyone,

Today I am part of the Mom’s Crazy Cooking Challenge!  This month, what we had to do is find a smoothie recipe from another blog, make it and share it.  Easy right?  Not for me!  I saw so many recipes that I wanted to make, but I couldn’t narrow it down.  Than when I decided on what I wanted to make, I was out of milk!  I hate when that happens!!  Arrr!  I had to search again!!  So with much searching I found the Pina Colada Green Monster Smoothie by Elise’s Kitchen.

I thought this smoothie was perfect!!  It has coconut milk, frozen pineapple, frozen banana and some spinach!  Yes spinach!!   The reason I made this smoothie was because I never had spinach in a smoothie.  I hear that you can’t taste it.  Well I thought, I’ll be the judge of that!!  Sure enough I whipped everything together and bam no spinach taste.  I got more vitamins and minerals and no extra taste.  Now I see why everyone makes green monster smoothies.  You should try it, it’s not that scary!!

This smoothie is creamy, only a slight hint of banana and a blast of pineapple and I can’t forget my favorite part, the coconut milk!  I really enjoyed this smoothie!  What a healthy treat!!  Perfect for an afternoon snack!

















This recipes makes about 2 1/4 cups, so I drank one cup and put the rest in a freezer bag for another time.  It’s nice to freeze your smoothies so can just grab, blend and drink!  Talk about a time saver!

Tell me, have you ever had a Green Monster Smoothie?  If so what kinds do you like best? These kind of smoothies are new to me, so I would love some great recipes to try out!

Pina Colada Green Monster
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 2 cups
  • Serving size: 1 Cup
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Rich Creamy Coconut Smoothie with a hint of banana and a pop of pineapple. Perfect for a hot summer day!
  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 small banana, frozen
  • ¾ cup pineapple, frozen
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • ½ tsp. stevia
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth!
  2. Recipe by Elise's Kitchen
Calories per cup: 144.9, Fat: 5.3, Sodium: 162, Potassium: 358, Carbs: 22.9, Fiber: 2.5, Sugar: 14.3, Protein: 1.4

I want to thank Elise’s Kitchen for letting me use her smoothie recipe.  Well I didn’t actually ask her, so I hope it’s ok.  If you want to check out some great recipes, stop by Elise’s blog.  Well everyone, that’s it for me today!  My Husband text me asked me to make a birthday cake for his friend at work, so I need to get to it.  Nothing like short notice!!  Have a wonderful Thursday!!



P.S.  Check out all the other smoothies in the link below!!


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  1. Oh my this smoothie looks like heaven! I love all of the ingredients in it. I can’t wait to make this.

  2. Anything that has the words pina and colada in them has got to be delicious. Really lovely!

  3. I love the nutritional boost of putting spinach in my smoothies! And, that you can’t taste it at all! This looks delicious! I’m CCC #5 🙂

  4. Are you sure you can’t taste the spinach! Well, I guess I will trust you, it look s fabulous, and I do love the pina colada flavor!

  5. Oh smoothie by the pool, that is calling my name. And yes I too love to sneak in spinach. I have vowed to make smoothies once a day all summer long, breakfast or a dinner substitute on hot summer days and I can’t wait to try ALL of the Crazy Cooking Challenge recipes from this month. Thanks so much for participating.

  6. Ooh, I’m in love with pina colada anything! I may have to brave the spinach and give this one a try!

  7. I love the coconut milk in this one! And I love the color!


  8. I have never had a green monster smoothie. I love spinach, but never thought about drinking it! I will try it after reading your post.

  9. My favorite is the basic version of this – spinach, skim milk and/or yogurt (depending on consistency preferences), frozen banana (cut in chunks), 1-2 tablespoons peanut butter, 1/4-1/2 cup oats. I sometimes add a little ice as well. Love it for breakfast!

  10. That pic by the pool makes me want to jump right in! Definitely pinning this for later. 🙂

  11. So perfect for a nice sunny day. Looks refreshing!

  12. I used coconut milk for the first time a couple weeks ago (made a pineapple/strawberry smoothie with it – amazing!). I can’t wait to try this recipe that you’ve posted! I normally put spinach in any smoothie I make (and sometimes ground flaxseed)…best part is my kids help and don’t even care that there is spinach in them. My kids are almost 4 and just turned 5 – the three of us LOVE smoothies (hubby drinks them sometimes, but not super crazy about them like me and the kids). Some of our favorites are strawberry/banana/spinach/coconut/pineapple; blueberry/banana/peach; peanut butter/banana/honey/oatmeal.

    I’ve also made refrigerator smoothies (that use oatmeal and chia seed) and they are awesome for grab-and-go. Here’s the link to check them out (a lot of good info at the top, recipes at the bottom):

    • All your smoothies sound so good!!! That is wonderful that you have the kids help you make them! I think that is just great!! My family sees healthy or spinach in a smoothie they run the other way! lol Good way for me to get rid of them. Just kidding, well… Going to check out the site your recommended!!

  13. This sounds so perfect for warm weather. I love your pic with the swimming pool. I think this could be my breakfast every day@

  14. Looks delicious and so fun with the umbrella.

  15. I love that you put spinach in and had it taste like pina colada, sounds perfect and healthy.

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my CCC entry: Mango Melon Banana & Chia Smoothie.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  16. I love green smoothies these days! Spinach is such a strong veggie when eaten steamed but in smoothies you barely taste it and are able to get in your veggies! Love it 🙂 Your smoothie by the pool looks so relaxing 🙂

  17. This looks great! I’m a huge smoothie addict and have at least one per day. And spinach is amazing. I’m up to around 2 cups and I still can’t taste it. So filling!

  18. I was waiting for someone to make the green monster! I’m going to take your word for it that you can’t taste the spinach and try it next time! Sarah from CCC #29 🙂

  19. This looks delicious, I love sneaking spinach into sweet things. I can’t wait to try it!

  20. I am so making this to sneak some spinach into my little guy! Great recipe and how perfect by the pool 🙂

  21. This looks fantastic!!! I adore the photos, they make me want it even more! =] I’m definitely going to have to make this!

  22. I have never tried a green monster smoothie before. Your smoothie looks really good though, I just might have to try it. Stopping by from CCC#9.

  23. You are right this smoothie looks perfect. I was looking at the crazy cooking challenge smoothies which has spinach and the best thing I liked about this says in its name.

  24. I love green smoothies, my favorite is banana, peanutbutter, almond milk, and spinach with some honey. Its so good. Sometimes ill even add oats to make it as a meal replacement. Hmmmm


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