Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Piña Colada Smoothie (Vegetarian/Vegan-Friendly)

Love smoothies, but still put off by the Green Monster? Maybe you'd like something a little more tropical; something beachy?

I love piña coladas, which is odd considering how much I LOATHE rum. I think it has more to do with the love-it-or-hate-it flavors of pineapple (piña) and coconut, which I LOVE. The BF? Not so much. More smoothie for me! Oh yeah, "colada" refers to the drink being strained; it does NOT mean "coconut", contrary to what a lot of people believe!

Plus, it's vegetarian, and very easily made vegan as well! 

Piña Colada Smoothie
Inspired by DinnerCakes

1 cup canned cream of coconut
1/2 cup almond milk
1 cup frozen chunk pineapple (canned or fresh)
1 frozen banana
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 tsp honey (substitute agave nectar for vegan)

Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse to combine.

If you want to use this recipe for making a boozy piña colada, simply add a splash of rum. Easy!

Please note: I took the high road and made sure not to make any cheesy references to that godawful song. YOU'RE WELCOME.


  1. Ive wanted to try a pina colada smoothie for some months now but been delaying it...seeing your post makes me think I should just go and make one finally, thanks!