Pina Colada Smoothie
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 fell in love this this frozen creamy tropical concoction on the first cruise we took.
Pina Colada Smoothie
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.
Pina Colada Smoothie

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 substitute when the craving hits!

Yield: 2 servings

Pina Colada Smoothie

Pina Colada Smoothie

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

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

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
  • Sugar free sweetener to taste
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions

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

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 182 Total Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 2mg Sodium: 27mg Carbohydrates: 25g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 22g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 6g
Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy, but will vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients you use. Please consult with your doctor regarding specific health needs.