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Monkeylada Smoothie Recipe | #raw #vegan #glutenfree

Monkeylada Smoothie

  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


Raw, vegan and gluten-free smoothie recipe inspired by the flavors of a pina colada with banana in it, also known as a monkeylada.


  • ¼ cup raw cashews, refrigerated and soaked for four hours or overnight
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks, frozen if desired
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 tablespoon coconut meat butter, such as Nutiva Coconut Manna


  1. Drain and rinse cashews. Puree cashews and coconut water in a blender until completely smooth, about 1 minute. Add banana, pineapple, ice, coconut meat butter and puree until smooth, 30 to 45 seconds.


Cashew Cream Tip:

As mentioned above, I would recommend soaking the cashews for at least four hours to overnight to achieve the creamiest texture. However, I wouldn’t soak them any longer than that as they can start to become slimy and gel-like.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: smoothie
  • Method: blender
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 1/2 cup each
  • Calories: 215
  • Sugar: 21 g
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 36 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 4 g

Keywords: pina colada smoothie,pineapple smoothie, banana pineapple smoothie,coconut smoothie

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