Indulgent Piña Colada Smoothie

IMG_1826Hello everyone! I’m back and full of inspirations thanks to my new cookbook, The Art of Eating Well by Hemsley and Hemsley. I’m starting to try building up my exercise again following an injury last year, so as I battle back through towards what feels like unattainable former levels of fitness it feels like my body can do with all the nourishment it can get! One of the reasons I chose this recipe as well is because an optional ingredient is turmeric, nature’s anti-inflammatory. Where you’re only adding a little bit of turmeric, the flavour is mainly masked in this sweet and creamy concoction whilst you’re still getting the benefits. And when you’ve got any kind of injury, every little helps right?

I’ve posted a few smoothies before but this is definitely the most indulgent owing to the creamy coconut milk and avocados. But fear not! I’ve been assured by the experts that as long as it’s all natural and unprocessed fat, these ‘good fats’ are a necessary indulgence when enjoyed in moderation. It’s also packed with Vitamin C! For me it brings back dreamy memories of sunshine and happiness in Cuba earlier this year, although I’ve also heard of some good reviews of non-virgin Piña Colada cocktails across South London this year, so I’m sure most of us have something happy to reminisce about with this one! Close your eyes and taste the summer.

This makes enough for 2 portions of around 350ml each and is perfect for breakfast. I had it again this morning and it really filled me right up until lunch! You can keep this in the fridge for 48 hrs as well if you want to enjoy the second half later. Please be aware that if you do add less water like I did initially, it’ll probably really thicken up by the next day if you leave it because of the coconut milk.


  • 1/2 large pineapple (or around 300mg), peeled and cut into chunks
  • 200ml full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 avocado, flesh scooped out
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric (optional)

How to make it…

  1. Blend together all the ingredients with 100ml of water, less if you prefer the texture to be thicker.
  2. Enjoy!

From Hemsley and Hemsley’s ‘The Art of Eating Well’, P287



    • Hey! It’s got lots of good ideas and information in there about healthy eating so I think there’s going to be lots of things I want to try out from there. The only thing I would say is that a lot of their recipes require quite specialist ingredients and as someone who dabbles in a bit of gluten free/ dairy free/ unprocessed food etc because I like eating healthily but isn’t fully committed to it, they aren’t all things I’m necessarily willing to invest in! But that’s easily fixed with a bit of creativity 🙂

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