I love making paleo smoothies for my family. This Piña Colada Smoothie is a total winner in both flavor and nutrients! Made with 4 healthy ingredients, plus ice and a little water, you can easily throw it together for breakfast in the morning. It also makes a fantastic post workout snack when I’m craving protein.
Over last couple of months, several people have asked me what kind of protein powder I use when I make smoothies. My favorite protein powder is made of egg whites. I can’t digest whey protein so this type is perfect for me! I love egg white protein because it’s delicious, high in protein, and low in carbohydrates.
The boys love this high-protein Piña Colada Smoothie and I know you will too!
Piña Colada Smoothie
- ½ cup water
- ½ cup full fat coconut milk
- 1 heaping cup frozen pineapple
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 scoop egg white protein powder
- 2 ice cubes
- Combine water, coconut milk, and frozen pineapple in a vitamix
- Puree on high speed until smooth
- Blend in coconut oil and protein powder
- Blend in ice cubes until smooth
I’m heading out to San Francisco with my husband and the boys for the Blogher Food Conference where I will speak on a panel called Best Blogging Practices. This will be my first Blogher and I’m really looking forward to attending!
Since the Pioneer Woman featured me on her website I’m hoping to bump into her at the conference so that I can thank her in person!
Here are some other paleo smoothie recipes that use my favorite egg white protein powder!
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Hi Beverly, I do use that protein powder sometimes, and I also use NOW egg white protein powder.
Beverly Milley says
I bought the egg whites protien and I know you and your children have celiac like me and dairy do you find this safe I have a pantry full of different powders and the all are not right for me. Please let me know what you think I want to drink this for breakfast. I called the company they said gluten free. Thank you
Beverly, yes we use this egg white protein powder. I have celiac disease, as does one of my boys and we are ok with it.
Beverly Milley says
Thank you so very much. I will start today using it. I hope you are feeling better each day I have read your article. Today is my wedding anniversarty
And I am baking your chocolate cake. This is a treat for me. Thank you again
Beverly, you’re welcome. Happy anniversary!
Elana Amsterdam says
Hi Audrey, thanks for stopping by! I just re-checked the ingredients of this product (to make sure it’s still something I like) and I did not see any gums in it :-)
Jeannie Sims says
If someone is unable to use protein powder, what substitutions would you suggest?
I would add a couple of whole raw eggs if you can get a good egg source and tolerate eggs. Personally I do not do well with egg white, so I use the yolk for its nutrition and then use organic whey powder that is sweetened with stevia. There are also a variety of sources for different protein powders, and there might be one for you. There is pea protein, hemp, and whey. Just stay away from the soy :)
Just made this this morning and it’s fabulous! Definitely gonna incorporate it into our smoothie rotation. Thanks so much!
Lorena, I’m so happy that this was fabulous!!!