Get that tropical feeling without the guilt with a pina colada smoothie. Drink this
A non alchoholic drink dreams are made of
My dream life is drinking fruit drinks on a hot beach all day, every day.
As a kid, ordering a frozen drink adorned with an umbrella was a special occasion thing. Usually, it was restricted to birthdays and vacation.
See, we vacationed at the Jersey shore when I was a kid. We went to this one seafood place, usually after playing a highly competitive game of mini golf. Every single time I ordered a pina colada. I would feel so cool and grown up with this giant frozen drink in front of me.
Only to find out that it’s actually not super cool as an adult to drink frozen fruity beverages?!
You guys, I am not a big drinker. I will drink a glass of wine on a bad day, but more often than not I pass. Because in all honesty, I really really do not like the taste of alcohol
Appeasing the craving
But when you get the craving, you must obey, right? Even if it’s not cool.
Last week it was crazy hot and all I could think about was drinking a pina colada. To work I went, trying to figure out how to make one without a gallon of sugar. Oh, and that I could share with the kids so I could drink in peace.
This Pina Colada Smoothie came out absolutely perfect.
Typically speaking, I’m just not a smoothie person. My kids love them (especially veggie smoothies!) and so does my husband. When it’s warm, I make them daily. But, I never can get into them.
I think it’s the banana or maybe the dairy that turns me off. This one uses just 3 ingredients, is totally plant-based, doesn’t use any kind of mix or sugar packed ick, and is crazy delicious.
Tips for making a pina colada smoothie
- If it’s too thick after adding the coconut milk, add a bit of orange juice. You can use pineapple juice or water, but I always have OJ on hand.
- Honestly, I WILL NOT judge you if you slip a little rum in yours and serve it as dessert. Kids get plain and mom and dad get a nice relaxing drink.
- Cauliflower is totally optional. You truly don’t taste it and it gets really creamy though! If you’re omitting it, don’t add the extra liquid unless you’re sure you need it.
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Pina Colada Smoothie
The best part about this is how customizable it is. Make it a hidden veggie smoothie by adding some frozen cauliflower. Add some ice or coconut water ice to up the hydrating factor. Have extras? Pour it into a popsicle mold and freeze them to make pina colada popsicles!
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Pina Colada Smoothie
Get that tropical feeling without the guilt with a pina colada smoothie. Drink this healthy non alcoholic pina colada any time of year to get your fix.
- 12 oz frozen pineapple (1 small bag)
- 1 can coconut milk
- .5-1 cup orange juice (as needed)
- 1 cup frozen cauliflower optional
Add coconut milk and pineapple to blender. Blend until smooth or stuck.
If needed, add orange juice or other liquid .25 cup at a time until the desired consistency.
Add coconut milk, pineapple, cauliflower, and juice to blender. Blend until smooth, adding more juice if needed.
You can use orange juice, pineapple juice, water, or your desired liquid – coconut water would also work.
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