Here I go talking about the weather again, but dang... it's HOT! Like the iced latte, starting out with a cool beverage on mornings like this certainly helps in the effort to beat the heat. Simple and quick to prepare, portable, healthy and very tasty---this smoothie has everything you want in a summer breakfast.
Pineapple is a year round fruit in our house. In the summer I like to pair it with the sweet blue jewels of summer. It might seem like a strange pairing, but it really works. I use my standard smoothie formula, but use pineapple and blueberries for the fruit. What really makes this smoothie stand out is the coconut water. I don't know if I am fully convinced of all the health benefits of coconut water, but I do know that it helps make for a tasty beverage first thing in the morning. You can almost feel the tropical island breeze off the water instead of the hot wind off the pavement.
serves 2 (1-cup servings)
1/2 cup coconut water
1/2 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1 cup frozen blueberries
In a blender combine the coconut water, yogurt, pineapple, and blueberries. Blend until completely smooth. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
Source: The Galley Gourmet