Pineapple and banana smoothie with a dash of cream of coconut.
Buzz to start your morning
I love, love, love fresh pineapple. It’s got tangy, tropical, sweet and juicy going on. Pineapples reportedly are the second most popular tropical fruit, right behind bananas. These two fruits combined are the basic components in this smoothie. It’s named after Southern Hummingbird Cake which pairs pineapple and banana with pecans. This smoothie sports a splash of cream of coconut for a little sweetness. Will this hummingbird smoothie give you some buzz to get your morning going?
AniversaRecipe – Aunt Lenore’s Summer Cooler
Recipe: Hummingbird Whiz Smoothie
Prep Time: 5 Minutes | Cook Time: 0 Minutes | Yield: 1 1/2 Cups | Level: Easy
- 1 cup chunked fresh pineapple
- 1 banana, broken in pieces
- 1/3 cup cream of coconut
- 1-2 Tbsp pecans, optional
- 3 ice cubes
Special Equipment – blender
1 In a blender, combine the pineapple, banana, cream of coconut and pecans. Blend until pureed.
1 Add ice and blend until smooth.
Find cream of coconut on the drinks aisle at the supermarket. It is used to make pina coladas. It keeps well in the fridge. Purchase it a squeeze bottle, if available, and use for smoothies and mixed fruit drinks.
- Exchange fresh for drained canned pineapple.
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Written by Helen Horton
Photographs by Helen Horton
Updated: May 21, 2012