pina colada for breakfast.

April 27, 2018
pina colada for breakfast | little lessons by chelsea.

I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with breakfast. especially during the weekdays. I have two goals each morning: get out the door on time + consume COFFEE. it’s easier said than done. which unfortunately means, the first meal of the day is often sacrificed. well, when I was pregnant, the husband put his foot down! he gave me this “lecture” about how I was growing a human + need to be eating a nutritious breakfast every single morning. can you believe him? I’m sure I responded in my nicest, without any attitude voice: “don’t you think I know that? but, HOW + WHAT?”. so, he took matters into his own hands – he handed me a freshly-made smoothie as I was scrambling out the door each + every morning. it was the sweetest! (I am sure it gave him peace of mind I wasn’t growing our baby on a diet of coffee + donuts).

thankfully, the smoothies have continued! the husband has mastered the morning. he has a few different smoothies he likes to make + I occasionally put in requests. with a heavy dose of “please + thank you”. we love this green monster spinach smoothie A LOT. but the husband created his own concoction that transports me to a tropical island each morning. when I was pregnant, I would pretend it was spiked with rum and called it ..

pina colada for breakfast.

pina colada for breakfast | little lessons by chelsea.

pina colada for breakfast | little lessons by chelsea.

pina colada for breakfast | little lessons by chelsea.

we keep our smoothie ingredients in stock, by purchasing in bulk. we get large bags of frozen fruit + fresh bananas at costco. if the bananas begin to brown before we use them, we’ll peel them + cut into large chunks and throw into the freezer. the chia seeds, ground flax seed + shredded coconut stay in our refrigerator. they’re in glass containers, with metal scoops in each one. just to expedite the process. morning time-savers are always welcome in our house.

pina colada for breakfast smoothie.


  • 1 banana (frozen or fresh)
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 2 tbsp shredded coconut
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder (we use: orgain organic vegan protein powder)
  • almond milk


  1. Into a blender: add fruit, shredded coconut, chia seeds, ground flax seed, vanilla protein powder
  2. Add almond milk until ingredients are covered (approximately 2-3 cups)
  3. BLEND until desired is reached
  4. Pour + enjoy!

TIP: I pour into a 16 oz wide mouth mason jar, cover with a lid and take it o go!

want to print the recipe? here is the printable recipe.

pina colada for breakfast | little lessons by chelsea.

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