Pina Colada Smoothie – A refreshing combination of pineapple, coconut and banana becomes a perfect velvety drink perfect for the summer.
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We all have our individual weekly juggling act that includes working, preparing meals, exercise and chasing our kids around. The I-90 pile up that is our lives seems to never let up and just as soon as it does some kind of family holiday rears its head. We constantly bombard our days with errands and responsibilities that as adults we know have to get done. No one wants the eventual disaster that comes from avoiding dirty laundry for a week or two longer than you should have. It’s not pretty.
Personally, I love the work I do and sometimes I feed off the high hectic energy that surrounds it. The travel, writing and recipe developing can be overwhelming, but the results bring me a joy that I can’t find anywhere else in my life. But let’s be real, your girl needs a break sometimes. I’m not talking about a long bubble bath or a pint of ice cream and a Real Housewives marathon. We’re talking about a real vacation people: sand between my toes, sun kissing my skin and most importantly, and a tropical cocktail in hand.
I mean, who doesn’t love a dream beach vacation? A full week where I’m disconnected from work allows me to fully unwind and reset. I believe in the importance of taking care of ourselves so that we can better operate in our everyday lives. Unfortunately, jet setting off to the Caribbean isn’t always possible but that doesn’t mean you can’t infuse a little vacation into your life anyway.
WHAT IS A PINA COLADA?
When I close my eyes and picture myself sitting in my beach chair wearing an oversized sun hat, I also picture a very specific cocktail in hand: a Pina Colada. The Pina Colada is an internationally famous drink that was invented in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Its ingredients include white rum, coconut cream, heavy cream, pineapple juice and crushed ice. Each sip is fruity, creamy and perfectly balanced. Pineapple and coconut are the perfect pair, a match made in tropical heaven.
PINA COLADA SMOOTHIE
Disappointing as it may be, it’s not very acceptable to drink rum on a daily basis. So I needed to find a way to create a version of my favorite vacation drink that was delicious, healthy and provided the small dose of rejuvenation I need in my life. You’ll be grateful to know that I figured it out. I have a new dessert addiction and it’s this Pina Colada Smoothie. It is refreshing, much lighter than your usual dessert, and perfect for summer. With each sip you’ll be transported to black sand beaches in Hawaii or five star resorts in Jamaica.
If you love pina coladas (I would say my love is borderline obsessed), then you will love this. I’ve been on the smoothie tip for the last 10 years. Every morning, I start with a green smoothie, and most evenings, I have a sweet smoothie. I’m living a real smoothie lifestyle. My smoothie game is strong so that’s why my obsession with this is such a big deal. I used my Wolf Gourmet blender for this smoothie and it creates the most perfect smoothies. It also makes making this pina colada smoothie recipe a whole lot easier. You definitely have to give this a try!
EASY SMOOTHIE RECIPES
If you like this pina colada smoothie recipe, then you’ll love some of my other easy smoothie recipes.
- TROPICAL STRAWBERRY SWIRL SMOOTHIE
- LIGHT OREO SMOOTHIE
- CRANBERRY ORANGE SMOOTHIE
- MANGO BANANA BERRY SMOOTHIE
Pina Colada Smoothie
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1 medium banana sliced
- 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 1-2 tbsp honey optional
- Add coconut milk a high performance blender.
- Add banana, pineapple chunks and honey, if desired
- Set blender to SMOOTHIE setting and blend until completely smooth and creamy