If you are needing a little tropical awakening and can’t get on a plane in the next 30 minutes, pull out your blender and create a vacation in no longer than 5 minutes! bON VoyaGe!
My brother and I used to make smoothies almost every day when we were little! Our house was known as “the pina colada house” by all our friends. It was almost ritual to come home from school with our clan, and make pina colada’s and other fun smoothies. Even though we grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan, which is in the middle of the prairies in Canada (also known as by the rest of the country -the ‘arm pit’ of Canada!) it wouldn’t stop us from creating a 30 minute tropical oasis in our kitchen- all. of. the. time! It was awesome. This one is inspired by a drink I once purchased at this cafe in Regina. I don’t even know why I got it…it was the dead of winter, but I think it was called the Blue Thunder or something cool like that. I bought it on impulse. Short story shorter, it was an exotic explosion in my mouth! The combination of pina colada, banana, and blueberries was out of this world. I still think about that smoothie from time to time. This is my jab at replicating it-let us call it, Purple Storm!
My dad found some pictures of my brother Andrew and I making our smoothies back in the day (1997 to be exact)! We put a lot of pride into them as you can tell. haha. Nice back drop choice Andrew!
- 2 ripe bananas (frozen) see notes.
- 1 cup diced fresh pineapple
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- 1 cup coconut milk (split in half)
- 3 cups ice cubes
- 2 cups frozen blueberries
- 1 tablespoon honey or agave (or to taste)
- First blend frozen blueberries and ½ cup coconut milk with 1 tablespoon honey or agave. Once blended dived into 4 cups (should fill 1-2 inches in bottom of glass.
- Rinse the blender and add frozen bananas, diced pineapple, pineapple juice, ½ cup of the coconut milk and ice together and blend until smooth. Divide among the 4 glasses.