Hi Everyone Happy Monday Smoothie Day!
I have to tell you I was so excited to make today’s smoothie! It was just one of those fun drinks to make! Just take a look at how petty and tropical it is!
This is my Healthy Hawaiian version of the famous Lava Flow drink that you would get while visiting the islands. Grant it I never been to Hawaii, but I could imagine drinking these by the beach! The only difference in my drink is I didn’t include coconut rum or light rum to the drink. However, if your feeling a bit adventurous, by all means add it to this drink. I am sure it won’t disappoint you.
Don’t you love the red at the bottom of the glass? It’s fresh strawberries, blended with water and stevia. Once you pour your tasty pineapple and banana mixture over the top, the strawberry juice flows up the side. I loved watching it! I know I am kind of weird, but it’s so cool to me!!
The white mixture is a wonderful combination of frozen banana, frozen pineapple, coconut milk, coconut extract and stevia. It’s so sweet and delicious on it’s own, but adding the strawberries gives it not only beauty but wonderful flavor. I also want to say that this drink is also vegan and gluten-free, so it’s a drink for everyone! This recipe probably makes two servings, however I made it one with a little bit leftover. I didn’t share the drink and I enjoyed every last drop of it!
- 5 medium strawberries, fresh, stems removed
- ¼ tsp. stevia
- ½ cup water
- 1 banana, frozen
- ½ cup pineapple, frozen
- 1½ cups unsweetened coconut milk (from a carton)
- ¼ tsp. coconut extract
- ⅛ tsp. rum extract
- ½ tsp stevia to taste
- In a blender add strawberries, ¼ tsp. stevia and water. Blend until liquid form. Pour into the bottom of a glass.
- Rinse the blender and add remaining ingredients. Process until smooth. Pour banana mixture into glass with strawberries. Watch the red from the strawberries flow up the side of the glass.
Well that’s today’s recipe! With all this hot weather I can have my Lava Flow Smoothie and dream of soaking up the sun in Hawaii as the ocean breeze flows through my hair. Sigh…
Have a great Monday!