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Summer essential: A piña colada smoothie bowl

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A piña colada smoothie bowl.

Aisha Hamad AlMidfa

Piña colada is best known to be enjoyed during summertime; however, a smoothie bowl is a modern twist to the original concept. Instead of drinking a piña colada, a smoothie bowl with toppings makes for a refreshing yet filling breakfast, snack, or dessert.


1 cup coconut milk

1 ½ cup frozen pineapple

1 ½ cup frozen banana

1 tsp honey or maple syrup

Sliced banana

Pineapple chunks


Coconut shreds

Chia seeds

Pina colada

A colorful mix of the smoothie. 


  1. In a high powered blender, add the coconut milk, frozen pineapple, frozen banana, and honey/maple syrup. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a bowl.  Add the desired toppings: sliced banana, pineapple chunks, granola, coconut shreds, and chia seeds.

Aisha is an intern with Gulf Today. She covers the Emirati community, culture, and food.





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