3 Best Pina Colada Smoothie Recipes

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Pina Colada Smoothie

It is a cocktail drink simply made of rum with some pineapple juice (more like strained pineapple) and coconut. Pina Colada? What a different name? But how it came to existence? Let’s see. In Spanish Pina is pineapple and colada is more like a cocktail made of rum plus the coconut or even the coconut milk. Hence the main ingredient used is pineapple so the name starts with that. Because of the coconut, sometimes it helps in health repairing like throat related problems. Funny to say but after the rise in its popularity of Pina Colada Smoothie, a song related to this was created which also became a world level hit. There are more recipes just for Pina Colada Smoothie, some are made with alcohol and some are made without alcohol which makes it consumable for children also. More importantly, it helps for sore throats. A perfect drink for family and for evening gatherings.

Pina Colada Smoothie

 

If you are a lover of some fruit pineapple but want to make it fresh and refreshing then Pina Colada Smoothies might be a suitable option for you. More like it is a holiday drink which makes us think of taking it when sitting in a chair and enjoying nature. The refreshing nature of the Pina Colada is capable of lifting anyone’s spirit and makes their day cheerful and refreshed.

So, what is the traditional or the original preparation of this drink? Very simple only three basic ingredients are used to make this popular cocktail drink.

  • Pineapple (preferably frozen would be better)
  • Rum: Traditional white rum if good but personally it’s your preference.
  • Coconut or coconut milk: We can either use one of these coconut milk is a preferable choice to make this drink better.
  • Add the ingredients in the blender and blend it until it becomes nice and smooth, extra water can be added to make the consistency right.
  • Finally, present or garnish with a slice of the fruits.

There are different variations and ingredients used in Pina Colada. They are available in cocktails, normal smoothies and even as a frozen beverage.

The most original and common ingredients used are Coconut cream, Pineapple juice, and white rum.

Some of the variations are: Amaretto Colada which is used as a substitute for the rum, Pinita colada (Virgin Pina colada), Soda Colada – the same as that of the original but here in this soda is used in the place of coconut.

Non-Alcoholic Pina Colada

Comparing to the Alcoholic cocktail, this non-alcoholic coladanon-alcoholic pina colada smoothie

Ingredients required

  • 1 cup of fresh pineapple
  • 1 banana
  • Ice cubes
  • Honey – 2 teaspoons
  • Coconut milk

Preparation

This sweet drink made with coconut milk, rum and pineapple are either shaken or blended. Put all the ingredients: pineapple, coconut milk, honey, ice cubes and banana into the blender and blend it nicely until it gets smooth then pour the contents from the jar to two serving glasses (hurricane shaped glasses look nice making it look like a cocktail drink), then for a final touch you can add the slice of pineapple to garnish your favorite drink.

Virgin Pina Colada cocktail

Ingredients

  • The ½ cup of almond milk
  • 1 cup of pineapple pieces
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut (shredded)
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • Vanilla essence or extract
  • Ice cubes
  • The ½ cup of water
  • Piece of Avocado

Preparation

As usual, put together all the ingredients in the blender. Then blend it until it is smooth then serve it. And for special effect, first, chill the glass by the ice or ice water fillings

Frozen Pina Colada is usually made with frozen fruits and ice cubes. The recipe and the preparation are similar.

Health benefits of Pina Colada

We can take this Pina Colada cocktail into different levels more like health beneficial. Virgin Pina Colada is healthier. The preparation is done with the base ingredients of fruits and coconut milk excluding the rum. To gain nutritional values from this drink, exclusion of alcohol is needed. Not only for the sore throat it also proves beneficial in skin related benefits.

Some of the health benefits are

  • Detoxification in body
  • Ensures regular blood circulation
  • Booster of energy
  • Makes the complexion of the skin brighter

The coconut, avocado with almond Pina Colada proves to be beneficial in

  • Lower cholesterol
  • Reduce cardiovascular diseases

This ten-minute preparation drink helps in keeping your health life stable.

Below are the calories in the drink

Calories present in the normal Pina Colada usually is 660 calories of 12 ounces of Pina colada. That is 55 calories/ounce.

In non-alcoholic Pina Colada, it has 31 calories/ounce.

FAQ

How to make pina colada smoothie with alcohol?

Ingredients needed

  • The cup of whole milk
  • Ice cream scoops
  • Tablespoons of Coconut milk
  • Ice cubes
  • White rum (Alcohol)
  • Crushed pineapple

Combine these ingredients in the blender and blend it till it reaches the perfect consistency.

 

How to make a virgin pina colada smoothie?

Ingredients

  • A ½ cup of almond milk
  • 1 cup of pineapple pieces
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut (shredded)
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • Vanilla essence or extract
  • Ice cubes
  • A ½ cup of water preferably ice water
  • Piece of Avocado
  • Can also add brown sugar

Preparation

As usual, put together all the ingredients in the blender. Then blend it until it is smooth then serve it. And for special effect, first, chill the glass by the ice or ice water fillings

 

How much coconut extract would you use in a 2 cup pina colada smoothie?

1/2 or 1 tablespoon of coconut extract is used.

How to make a Pina colada smoothie with yogurt?

Along with the basic ingredient pineapple, we add banana, 6 ounces of yogurt (Vanilla), coconut milk and honey. So, in this instead of using ice cream and milk for the smoothie, we are using yogurt as a substitute.

 

How to make a strawberry Pina colada smoothie?

Strawberries, pineapple juice, coconut cream, ice cubes. Put these ingredients together in a blender and blend it till it gets smooth and nice. Serve in a hurricane glass or other glasses and garnish it with cherries or a slice of pineapple.

How many calories in Pina colada smoothie?

660 calories of 12 ounces of Pina colada.

Pina colada smoothie for diabetics? For weight loss.

Pina colada becomes a fine health drink in maintaining a healthy lifestyle only if its content that is right ingredients are put together. Non-alcoholic Pina colada (Virgin Pina colada drink) helps in weight loss, diabetes, blood circulation and also prevents cardiovascular diseases.

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