Pina Colada Smoothie

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If there’s one thing that I love about the warmer months is to enjoy all the tropical fruits that are readily available. Think mangoes, pineapples, bananas, and coconuts. It’s like a travel through the Caribbean without having to get out of your kitchen. So when I discovered this Pina Colada Smoothie I knew I was into something awesome.

This Pina Colada Smoothie tastes just like the cocktail, sans the alcohol factor and it’s packed with good for your ingredients meaning it’s just perfect for a quick breakfast or for a decadent snack.

Pina Colada Smoothie - Step 4a

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The secret to making this the creamiest tropical pina colada? Freezing the pineapple chunks before making the smoothie. I like to keep chunks of fruit in my freezer (bananas and pineapples are my favorites!) because when you use frozen fruit  for your smoothies there’s no need to use ice, so you don’t end up watering it down, actually just the opposite! Your smoothie ends up being super creamy and almost  like an ice cream.

Another great thing about this smoothie is that it’s vegan, the coconut milk really amps up the tropical flavor while being a lactose-free alternative to traditional milk. You can also add a couple of tablespoons of coconut cream if you want to make your smoothie richer. Once it’s done decorate it with a pineapple wedge to amp up the Caribbean vibes!

Pina Colada Smoothie- Step 1

Note: If you do not have frozen fruit to use for the smoothies, fresh fruit will work just fine. If using fresh fruit, make sure to add a handful of ice to the other ingredients before blending. The frozen fruit just adds that cold element to make an ice cold drink. 

Pina Colada Smoothie

(Printable recipe at bottom of post)

INGREDIENTS (Makes 2 smoothies)

2 cup frozen pineapple chunks (see note above about fresh)
1 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup sweetened coconut flakes
1/4 cup oats

DIRECTIONS

1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Pina Colada Smoothie- Step 2

Pina Colada Smoothie - Step 3

4.50 from 2 votes

Pina Colada Smoothie

Author Corey Valley
Get a taste of the Caribbean without having to leave your kitchen! This Pina Colada Smoothie tastes just like the adult drink, but without the booze! 
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup oats

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

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9 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Can’t wait to try this! I love pineapple and coconut.

  2. I love the fresh fruits available this time of year. I actually have a pina colada pudding that I will be putblishing next month. I think I will whip up some of these. I might even add a little rum to the ones for the grown ups.

  3. Tiffany Wheat says:

    Oats? As in oatmeal? Why?

    1. Makes it a more “filling” smoothie 🙂

  4. Sounds too yummy! Going to make this.

    1. I hope you love it Dianne!

  5. When these recipes say “coconut milk” are they asking for the Canned form or can it be the Coconut milk (more thin) found in the milk section at a store. Or are these the same just not separated?!

    1. I used the thinner kind you are talking about from the milk section 🙂