Nothing tastes like summer or a day at the beach like a piña colada. Our simple version requires just 2 ingredients: frozen ripe pineapple and coconut milk.
Let us show you how it’s done, plus easy ways to add protein if enjoying as a smoothie, or booze if enjoying as a cocktail.
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What Is a Piña Colada?
The piña colada is a frozen blended drink that originated in Puerto Rico. It’s typically made from coconut, rum, pineapple juice, and ice.
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Our inspired version uses whole pineapple instead of juice, and we freeze it so there’s no need to add ice! The result is more fiber and nutrients, plus a smooth and creamy texture.
The frozen pineapple and coconut milk are blended up. Then, depending on the sweetness of your pineapple, you may choose to add a little honey or maple syrup.
For added protein, you can optionally add plain or vanilla protein powder. Or, for a whole food protein source, try a tablespoon or so of hemp seeds!
To make it boozy, add 1-2 ounces of white rum. You’ll be feeling like you’re on the beach in no time!
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We hope you LOVE this piña colada smoothie! It’s:TartSweetCreamyRefreshingVersatile& Delicious!
It’s the perfect summer drink or great for any time you want to be immediately transported into vacation mode! For an extra special twist, top with coconut whipped cream, fresh mint, and cherries.
If you want to nerd out on piña coladas, check out this authentic recipe that provides some piña colada history, or this article for three inspired, craft versions of this popular cocktail.
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