In honor of the current made up holiday, National Pina Colada Day, I wanted to share my favorite healthy Pina Colada Recipes with you today.
Pina Coladas are absolutely my #1 favorite beach cocktail. Sadly, I rarely order them on vacation because they tend to be made with heavy, sugary mixers. I usually step off the plane, order one and then throw in the towel.
Fortunately, I’ve discovered that I can easily create healthy Pina Colada smoothies and home using fresh, simple ingredients. They’re so easy that I can even get away with having a breakfast Pina Colada (skip the booze, add protein).
Option A: Healthy Pina Colada Smoothie
I originally started making these Pina Colada smoothies when I was following the Tone It Up Nutrition plan, and they are a great way to quench your desire for this tropical treat.
I tweaked the recipe a little bit by substituting coconut water for almond milk to make it extra hydrating after a workout or at the beach,
TIP: Another hack I learned from ToneItUp is to always keep a bag of frozen bananas in the fridge.
When your bananas get too ripe to eat, do this:
- Peel them
- Break them in half
- Toss them in a Ziplock or food storage container in the freezer.
Toss half of one in any smoothie to make it extra creamy and decadent!
Option B: Healthy Pina Colada Cocktail
This single serving recipe is perfect to make for a boat drink or evening cocktail hour. I included measurements here, but feel free to get loose with it. Honestly, I never measure when I make smoothies. I simply estimate, blend, and add more liquid until it reaches the desired consistency.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: keep it simple.
I’d love to hear what you think of these healthy Pina Colada recipes! Let me know in the comments below or on Instagram if you try this. It helps me to know if you want to see more simple recipes like this one.
You might also like my Healthy Sriracha Salmon Recipe.
About the author: Suzette is a Northern Colorado professional organizer providing organizing services to Loveland, Fort Collins, Greeley, Windsor, Timnath and surrounding areas. She subscribes wholeheartedly to the idea that smart systems and some up front organizing work make more time for busy women to enjoy doing what they love. She has been married for over 10 years and is a mother of 2 school age children.