I totally blew you up with popsicles last week. I have no regrets.
I also made a mess. No regrets here either.
Just because popsicle week is (sadly and heartbreakingly) over doesn’t mean that we can’t keep doing fun things with summer fruit and tropical flavors.
We can just put them in a glass and top them with some whipped coconut cream instead of pouring them into popsicle molds and hiding them in the freezer. And it’s a win win because we don’t have to wait overnight before we can indulge. Boom! Instant gratification!
And they’re so colorful, summery, and festive! Don’t you just want to swim in all that purple, dive down deep into pineapple-y heaven, then erupt out the top through a coconut cream cloud? Sorry. Did I get a bit carried away? I can’t help it. If coconut and tropical is your love then this smoothie is your jam. I promise. You don’t even have to do it all fancy pants in layers. Just blend it up, pour it in a mason jar, top with coconut cream straight from the can and BAM! You’ve got a grab and go breakfast that your coworkers will want so bad they may cut you. Be careful out there.
Just kidding about the cutting. Sort of. Take your chances and grab a straw because I haven’t got any frozen fruity pops or booze on a stick for you today.
I hope you don’t mind
Pineapple Blueberry Coconut Smoothies with Whipped Coconut Cream
- 2 cups crushed pineapple
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 1/2 cups coconut water
- 2 tablespoons agave
- 4 teaspoons vanilla extract divided
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 19 ounce can coconut cream
- 4 cups ice divided
In a blender, combine pineapple, banana, coconut water, agave, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract and salt
Blend on high 45 - 60 seconds
Add 2 cups ice and blend another 45 - 60 seconds or until smooth
Remove about half the pineapple mixture into glasses or another pitcher and set aside
Add blueberries to the blender with the remaining pineapple mixture and blend 45 - 60 seconds or until smooth
Add remaining 2 cups ice to blueberry mixture and blend 45 - 60 seconds or until smooth
Transfer coconut cream to the blow of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment and whip on high until fluffy - about 4 -5 minutes; add remaining 2 teaspoons vanilla extract and whip another minute
If pineapple mixture that was set aside begins to separate, give it a stir, then pour into glasses about halfway full
Using the back of a spoon, slowly pour blueberry mixture over back of spoon to layer on top of the pineapple mixture
Top with whipped coconut cream
Adapted from and inspired by Blue Sunset in Raw Food Real World by Sarma Melngailis and Matthew Kenney
Love layered smoothies! Great flavors and I’m sure it tastes amazing! Pinned!
Kathleen | Hapa Nom Nom
Girl… I’m looking at that ice-cold outside and wishing I had a tall one of these! It’s been hot here the for the past few days and we don’t have AC, #melting. I’m totally loving the blueberry and pineapple combo! And to give it that extra tropical touch – that coconut whipped cream sound ah..maz..ing!
Dawn @ Girl Heart Food
Bahahaha…you’re too funny, Rachelle 😀 But, I agree this looks delish! As soon as I came to your post and saw the first pic, I was like ‘Pin.’ Those colours are just so pretty. Love the layers, not to mention the wicked flavours of pineapple, blueberry and coconut. Can you start a new trend….perhaps smoothie week 😉 ? Gimme!
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop
These are awesome! Love the colors, the flavors and especially the no waiting till frozen! If you make a double batch you could freeze half and eat half now! Then you could still have them in a popsicle state without missing out now!
David @ Spiced
Haha! Do I really need coworkers running around trying to cut me? I think I’ll just keep these bad boys to myself. They look delicious, Rachelle! We’re just getting back in town after a long weekend down in Tennessee, and I sure could use one of these right now. Love the flavor combo! 🙂
Wow, these smoothies are so gorgeous- love the colors and the bright tropical flaovrs. These are a delicious way to kick the heat!
Why oh why have I never topped my smoothies with coconut cream before???? This sounds deelicious!!
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
I think when you photograph smoothies like this you have to make a mess. I tend to just make a mess generally anyway!
I love all the layering too.
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
Oh what a pretty smoothie, Rachelle! I’ve never tried pineapple in one before, so i’m loving the looks of this. Much needed for a hot day!
This smoothie is my jam! I’d love to pop through the top of this luscious drink! You crack me up, girlfriend!! 🙂
Megan - The Emotional Baker
These smoothies look out of this world amazing! I’m so impressed. I’ll have to recreate these at home, but I’m sure they won’t be as stunning as these 🙂
Alaina @ A Not So Quiet Kitchen
These look so good!! Beautiful colors and I’m sure it tastes delicious! I keep meaning to try whipped coconut cream and haven’t gotten around to it! I definitely need to try it!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
Tropical, pineapple, coconut AND blueberries are my jam… so this smoothie?? TOE-TS my jammy jam jam! I need to shrink my head so I can fit it inside this glass. I mean, why should my spoon have all the fun of diving into the divine flavors of smoothie YUM? So gorgeous, Rach! Love that you topped it off with some whipped cream! This is perfection, doll! Pinned! Cheers – to a fabulous, long weekend! xoxo