Pineapple Coconut Mango Smoothie

Pineapple Coconut Mango Smoothie

Pineapple Coconut Mango Smoothie

I was feeling a little tropical today, so I created this really tasty pineapple coconut mango smoothie recipe.

There was a fresh cut pineapple in the refrigerator and I had a coconut sitting on the counter, so why not?

I had never opened a coconut myself before, but I found this really helpful video on YouTube.

And I took a sip of the fresh coconut milk/water right after I opened it up…

It was really refreshing!

How To Open A Coconut: Video Tutorial

Be sure to watch the whole video as it contains helpful info on cracking open a coconut and tips for making your own coconut milk:

Here are some interesting things I’ve learned recently about coconut water (the clear liquid found inside fresh coconuts):

  • Coconut water has been heavily promoted recently – mainly by fitness companies – due to its high levels of potassium, minerals and antioxidants.
  • It’s also considered to be a popular health drink because it is low in calories, fat and carbohydrates.

Pineapple Coconut Mango Smoothie
 
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Recipe type: Smoothie
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 cup fresh coconut water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cut coconut meat
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 mango, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 cups ice
Instructions
  1. Add coconut water and fresh cut coconut meat to high-powered blender (I used my Vitamix) and blend on High until well blended and smooth.
  2. Add pineapple and blend again until smooth.
  3. Add mango and ice and blend to desired consistency.
Martha's Notes
Peter's Notes

Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (1/2 - about 2 cups): 186 calories, 1.3g fat, 45.1g carbs, 4.4g fiber, 1.5g protein and 5 Weight Watchers Points Plus*

*PointsPlus® for pineapple coconut mango smoothie calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Pineapple Coconut Mango Smoothie Tips

I really like how easy it is to make smoothies and alter them, depending on the ingredients you have on hand.

For example, if you didn’t have access to fresh pineapple like I used in this recipe, you could experiment with some chilled pineapple juice or even canned or frozen pineapple chunks.

And, if you can’t get your hands on a fresh mango, you could use frozen mango chunks instead.

I made this smoothie with my Vitamix. It’s a highly powerful machine and blends tougher ingredients – like fresh coconut, pineapple and ice – quickly and efficiently.

If you liked this pineapple coconut mango smoothie recipe, you might also like:
Avocado Pear Smoothie
Healthy Breakfast Smoothie
Blueberry Banana Almond Butter Smoothie
Skinny Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Today’s Food for Thought…

“Don’t believe everything you hear—even in your own mind.”
~ Daniel G. Amen, MD

Do you have a favorite quote? I’d love for you to leave it for me in the comments!!

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Comments

    • says

      Hi Catherine,

      Smoothies are one of those gray areas when it comes to counting points plus. I use the Weight Watchers approach to count the calories/fat/carbs/fiber/protein of all the foods put into the Recipe Builder when making a recipe. And I consider smoothies recipes.

      The WW leaders at meeting I’ve attended explain that fruit is 0 when you eat it as it is. But when you add it to a recipe for banana bread, carrot cake, a smoothie, etc. you should count the points.

      The thinking is that we are much more likely to overeat fruit added to a smoothie, muffin, bread, etcetera than when we just eat it.

      Of course, this is always a personal choice. I know of some people who don’t count fruit added to smoothies. And others who count don’t count their first 2-3 servings of fruit a day but then count each serving beyond that as 1.

      It’s really up to you :-)

  1. Cyndi Henry says

    I usually don’t like to drink my calories. But this sounds so delicious. My husband will like it too. Have to give it a go soon. Thanks so much.

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