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!

Pina Colada Smoothie
Yield: 2 servings

Pina Colada Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Creamy and tangy yogurt blended with unsweetened coconut and light coconut milk produces a creamy drink reminiscent 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
  • 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 182Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 2mgSodium 27mgCarbohydrates 25gFiber 2gSugar 22gProtein 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.

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About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.

6 Comments

  1. Renee Paj August 26, 2014 at 1:18 am - Reply

    Shelby, this sounds delicious. Love the photos too. Looks so refreshing. I'm so not ready for summer to end!

  2. Sherri Jo August 26, 2014 at 9:35 am - Reply

    I would love this… and knowing me, I'd add rum. 🙂 Healthy and happy! <3

  3. KC the Kitchen Chopper August 26, 2014 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    Shelby, your pina colada smoothie looks like vacay in a glass! On my "to do" list. Thanks and pinned!

  4. marye August 26, 2014 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    This is my kind of breakfast! Pinned!

  5. Pam August 26, 2014 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    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.

  6. Michele @ Flavor Mosaic August 27, 2014 at 11:01 am - Reply

    I love this smoothie. It is like a little mini tropical vacation.

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