Pina Colada Smoothie

Pina Colada Smoothie #pineapple #coconut #beverage
Even though the the air is just a little more chilly in the evening, making it feel like fall is getting closer, it still gets warm enough during the day for me to feel like I need something icy. One of our favorite indulging adult beverages is the Pina Colada. We feel in love this this frozen creamy tropical conction on the first cruise we took.
Pina Colada Smoothie #pineapple #coconut #beverage
Last Sunday morning I was in one of those moods for a creamy tropical smoothie.  Something with pineapple and coconut and icy.  I happened across a recipe in the recent Cooking Light magazine for a smoothie that was going to fit the bill.  I adjusted the recipe a little to make it sugar free and enjoyed this with Grumpy for breakfast!
The greek yogurt and light coconut milk give this smoothie a really nice creaminess that makes you feel like your actually drinking a shake for breakfast.  

We definitely found a keeper for a smoothie fix.  It isn’t often I can get Grumpy to share a smoothie with me so I usually have to adapt the recipes for just one person.  From now on, if I’m feeling like a smoothie I can pretty much bet Grumpy would be willing to have one with me.  While it’s not the sweet adult drink we had on our cruise, it is definitely a tasty healthy version that can be a good substitue when the craving hits!

Pina Colada Smoothie

By slightly adapted from Cooking Light
Published 08/25/2014
Pina Colada Smoothie

Creamy and tangy yogurt blended with unsweetened coconut and light coconut milk produces a creamy drink reminicent of a milkshake!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup fat free greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup light coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple pieces
  • 4 packets of splenda (or substitute 2 tablespoons agave syrup)
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions

  • Blend yogurt, coconut milk, coconut flakes and pineapple pieces in blender until smooth and creamy. Add Splenda and ice. Blend until icy. Serve with garnish of pineapple and marachino cherry

Yield: 2 beverages
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 05 mins.

Total time: 5 mins.
Tags: smoothie, greek yogurt, pineapple, coconut, breakfast, snack, beverage, sugar free, healthy eating

Comments

  1. says

    How did you know I pulled out my blender? I am going to have to stop at the market for pineapple this will be perfect for my breakfast……or add a little rum to enjoy this labor day weekend.

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