Recipe: Greeña Coladas

If you like Piña Coladas, then this smoothie is for you!  It’s essentially a coconut and pineapple smoothie with some greens added.  I go for spinach because that’s usually what I have on hand and I feel like the flavor is the most forgiving (mild) of the greens, but you could substitute in some kale, fennel fronds, or chard if you like.  I borrowed the name from Molly Baz of Bon Appetit, I think it’s fun and this is what I call this smoothie whenever I make it – but I didn’t want to claim credit for coming up with it!

Recipe down below, photo up top!  Recipe makes about 2 smoothies.


  • 16 oz Vita Coco Pressed Coconut Water
    • Can use normal coconut water with some added coconut milk as well!
  • 1 cup of pineapple chunks
    • Fresh or frozen will work
  • 1 cup of spinach
  • ¼ cup of toasted coconut chips or dried coconut (optional)


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on smoothie setting or for about 1 minute, until fully smooth.
  2. Pour into cups and enjoy!

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