Piña Colada Smoothie


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!

Print Recipe
  1. Combine water, coconut milk, and frozen pineapple in a vitamix
  2. Puree on high speed until smooth
  3. Blend in coconut oil and protein powder
  4. Blend in ice cubes until smooth
  5. Serve

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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30 responses to “Piña Colada Smoothie”

  1. Just wondering if this protein powder is gritty at all. I am looking for one that isn’t, the rice protein i have tried is and i don’t like it at all. thanks.

  2. Recent studies suggest that taking protein powder daily can boost the immune system and facilitate the healing of wounds after surgery or injury. It also promotes healthy skin and fosters muscle strength and development. Humans need protein daily because this is what the muscles and tissues are built from. Our body doesn’t have any extra place to store protein. The necessity of protein in our body is equal to that of water.

  3. If you follow the actual link that Elana provides above you will see that there is no sucralose in Frank Zane’s Egg White Protein Powder.

  4. Great smoothie idea Elana! You don’t know this, but you’ve already been inspiring my smoothie selections. Last night I made your purple velvet torte. This morning I put the leftover shredded beats in my smoothie. It was delish!

    Enjoy Blogher. I predict you will have a fantastic time.

  5. We made smoothies at our support group meeting tonight. I was serving them to my members on a silver tray. :-) It was a lot of fun.

    This recipe looks great, Elana. I’ve always been wary of protein powder, but this one looks like a really good choice. Thanks for sharing.

    See you at BlogHer! Can’t wait!

  6. I am so thrilled that you have found a protein powder that is made from eggs. I look repeatedly and have yet to find one without whey. I’m going to check into this protein powder as we make smoothies here regularly.

  7. i just went to the link Elana provided and clicked on the “ORDER FORM” button

    the form is for an online order, it says at the top of the page “Please fill in the following secure ordering form and submit online”

  8. That protein smoothie sounds delicious!! How many servings do you get from that? Just curious because when I make this I’d just want a single serving and just want to know how much less liquid and fruit to add! Thanks.

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