I had several rum filled concoctions in Antigua called a hummingbird drink. I’ve been dreaming about it ever since and decided to take the rum out and turn it into a delicious low fat smoothie. I call it the Hummingbird smoothie.
Happy Thursday friends! How is your week going?
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Anyways. Let's talk about this low-fat smoothie I have for you today because it is SO good.
When I was at the pool bar in Antigua I ordered a Hummingbird, which basically tasted like a smoothie with rum.
It was awesome.
Flash forward to real life and I started thinking about how lovely that drink combination would be, even without the liquor.
The classic combination of banana and strawberry combines with tropical staples like pineapple and coconut to make a really unique and yummy low fat smoothie.
My hummingbird drink is a smooth combination I hope you will love.
- 1 frozen banana
- ½ cup coconut milk, from dairy section
- 6-8 frozen strawberries
- ½ cup Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup frozen pineapple chunks
- Put all ingredients in a blender and blend well.
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Do you ever create food at home based on what you eat or drink on vacation?
I do it all the time! Remember this gem? Tuscan Melon Salad
Jess @hellotofit says
You know I love coconut 😉 this recipe looks fabulous! Pinning this to Pinterest for future cooking. Thanks for sharing!
This was my favorite drink on our honeymoon!!!
Jessica @Myhealthypassion.com says
Sounds very refreshing! YUM!
Blane Sherer says
That smoothie looks like a winner !
It's nice to try something from a vacation.
It brings back some of those nice memories.
This looks really good! I bet the coconut is what makes it feel like vacation. Normally when I make a smoothie I go for strawberry and banana with Greek yogurt but the vanilla protein powder is a great alternative. I've never tried recreating a vacation eat, mostly because I don't think I'll ever live up to the original!
Very true! It is never as good at home!
Nicole @ Fitful Focus says
Oooo so yummy! I haven't made anything that I've had on vacation, but I have recreated things from restaurants that I love! Like my pumpkin bacon maple oatmeal 🙂
Which looks awesome, by the way! Looking forward to the linkup tomorrow.
Yummy! I love strawberries in smoothies!
Renee @ Bendiful Blog says
Yummmm! I might not recreate things from vacations but anytime I eat or drink something I really like I try to go home and remake it. Just one of those fun things to do! Great recipe!
Thanks Renee! I do the same thing a restaurants too.
This looks yummy, and omg, it would taste phenomenal if you added rum!! lol! ^_^ - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com
Danyelle Musselman says
This sounds like something my daughter would love! Always looking for ways to sneak more fruits and veggies into her diet
Throw a handful of spinach in there and she would have no idea!
Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections says
Yup, I would absolutely love this smoothie! I haven't ever tried coconut milk really, but love coconut. I'll have to give it a try soon.
It is really good, especially in a smoothie. I buy the type next to the almond milk.
Yum! You had me at rum.
And, yes, I am constantly trying to re-create things I eat while out-and-about!
haha! I know... maybe I should have made the rum one for the blog... 🙂
Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes says
I haven't been on vacation in a really long time, so no I haven't 🙂 THis smoothie sound delicious though!
🙁 Come along with me next time! I am an expert at vacationing.
Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner says
Subscribed to you youtube channel 🙂 All of your Antigua posts have given me some ideas. We have a vacation scheduled in 2 weeks and I am kind of stressing about what to do about the blog while I am gone. Silly huh?
Thank you Deborah!!!!
Oh.. I totally understand. I worked overtime scheduling my blog while I was gone but then my scheduler broke while I was gone and nothing worked the way it was supposed to... sigh 🙂
Don't stress out too much. If you miss a few days no one will be mad 🙂
Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie says
Yummy! I love trying to recreate things from vacation sometimes. It never tastes quite as good though : (
Susie @ SuzLyfe says
You need to make a hummingbird cake! It is a classic southern recipe!
Hummingbird cake is to die for! I feel like I would have to pull out the Southern Living recipe for that.
Now I wonder if there is a way to lighten it up... :-)????
Susanna @Zealous Mom says
Looks so absolutely delicious! I love smoothies. Pinned!