After seeing a tweet from Luna & Larry’s about putting coconut ice cream in a smoothie, I knew something similar had to be done in my kitchen. And soon.

Piña coladas instantly came to mind – anything to bring up memories of beaches, sand and cocktails in the morning in the midst of the winter sounds heavenly and I can almost smell the salt water. This is definitely a healthier version, without the sugar, calories and of course the rum (which makes for not such a fun and relaxing drink) but one I can feel good about drinking at 10 AM on a Sunday.

Piña Colada Smoothie:

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/3 cup coconut ice cream
  • 2 drops Vanilla Cream stevia

22 Comments ( Reply )

  1. wolfshowl
    Mar 17, 2010 @ 8:47 am

    Gosh, I wish I had the ingredients to make that right now! It looks so good!

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  2. wolfshowl
    Mar 17, 2010 @ 8:47 am

    Gosh, I wish I had the ingredients to make that right now! It looks so good!

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  3. Chelsea Ward
    Mar 17, 2010 @ 9:15 am

    Thank you for sharing the recipe for this amazing and healthy twist on what is usually a calorie laden cocktail! Looks perfect for sipping midday during the hot summer months.

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  4. Chelsea Ward
    Mar 17, 2010 @ 9:15 am

    Thank you for sharing the recipe for this amazing and healthy twist on what is usually a calorie laden cocktail! Looks perfect for sipping midday during the hot summer months.

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  5. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Mar 17, 2010 @ 12:47 pm

    Yum, Yum, Yum! This sounds so refreshing!!

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  6. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Mar 17, 2010 @ 12:47 pm

    Yum, Yum, Yum! This sounds so refreshing!!

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  7. Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat)
    Mar 17, 2010 @ 3:54 pm

    That looks so refreshing and perfect for a hot day like today. (it’s 80 in Southern California!)

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  8. Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat)
    Mar 17, 2010 @ 3:54 pm

    That looks so refreshing and perfect for a hot day like today. (it’s 80 in Southern California!)

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  9. Mo@MommyRD
    Mar 17, 2010 @ 4:08 pm

    Oh, I could so go for one of those right now. I’m heading to the pool and it would be perfect!

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  10. Mo@MommyRD
    Mar 17, 2010 @ 4:08 pm

    Oh, I could so go for one of those right now. I’m heading to the pool and it would be perfect!

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  11. Nicole @ Making Good Choices
    Mar 17, 2010 @ 6:49 pm

    wow! that looks like that would go great as a true cocktail! yum, I’d love one of those right now!

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  12. Nicole @ Making Good Choices
    Mar 17, 2010 @ 6:49 pm

    wow! that looks like that would go great as a true cocktail! yum, I’d love one of those right now!

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  13. Kate
    Mar 17, 2010 @ 6:54 pm

    ah! i have been loving the pineapple smoothies too this week.

    and it you ever wanna walkarita, drop me a line :)

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  14. Kate
    Mar 17, 2010 @ 6:54 pm

    ah! i have been loving the pineapple smoothies too this week.

    and it you ever wanna walkarita, drop me a line :)

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  15. Jessie
    Mar 17, 2010 @ 7:46 pm

    I love coconut ice cream! Which brand do you use? I just happen to have pineapple in my fridge, so I might have to try this … :)

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  16. Jessie
    Mar 17, 2010 @ 7:46 pm

    I love coconut ice cream! Which brand do you use? I just happen to have pineapple in my fridge, so I might have to try this … :)

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  17. DebinHawaii
    Mar 18, 2010 @ 1:28 am

    This smoothies looks incredible–with all of my favorite flavors–I love how healthy it is too.

    This is my first visit–great blog! ;-)

    Aloha,

    Deb

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  18. DebinHawaii
    Mar 18, 2010 @ 1:28 am

    This smoothies looks incredible–with all of my favorite flavors–I love how healthy it is too.

    This is my first visit–great blog! ;-)

    Aloha,

    Deb

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  19. L0ri
    Mar 18, 2010 @ 6:03 am

    I am not a smoothie person at all, so imagine my surprise that I’ve actually had two this week! I have no idea what is going on, but I’ve been craving them like crazy after my runs this week. I’ve been going for the greens and frozen berries, but I can definitely see this one fitting in. Yum.

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  20. L0ri
    Mar 18, 2010 @ 6:03 am

    I am not a smoothie person at all, so imagine my surprise that I’ve actually had two this week! I have no idea what is going on, but I’ve been craving them like crazy after my runs this week. I’ve been going for the greens and frozen berries, but I can definitely see this one fitting in. Yum.

    Reply

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