June 30, 2016

Piña Colada Smoothie

This post is sponsored by DOLE® Canned 100% Pineapple Juice.

A piña colada smoothie! Perfect for mornings when you feel like a fancy umbrella-drink cocktail, but still have to face the realities of the day. Only on vacation are blended drinks an appropriate order at 10AM. But, this smoothie is the next best thing. I don’t know how, but I swear I feel a little more pep in my step when I sip on one of these for breakfast. It’s slightly exotic, refreshing, and a yummier alternative to orange juice.

Pina Colada Smoothie! This refreshing smoothie is perfect for hot summer days- with or without rum! Vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free | www.delishknowledge.com
BL and I got really into pina-colada everything after our trip to Maui last summer. I think I ate fresh pineapple for every meal of the day, usually followed by a healthy serving of Dole Whip® afterwards (Dole Whip® = pineapple soft serve = vacation in a cup). We both came back from that trip in serious pineapple withdrawal, as our tropical vacation quickly morphed into St. Louis reality. I started making these pina-colada smoothies soon after and I’m surprised it’s taken me this long to share it with you today. Since our vacation plans this year sadly don’t include any tropical isles, this smoothie is the next best thing. Creamy, frothy, sweet. It’s Hawaii in a glass.

Pina Colada Smoothie! This refreshing smoothie is perfect for hot summer days- with or without rum! Vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free | www.delishknowledge.com

Did I mention that this smoothie contains only four ingredients? Four! I’m betting you have most of them on hand already. Frozen bananas for a creamy texture without the dairy, coconut milk beverage for the colada part, fresh pineapple cubes and of course, DOLE® Canned 100% Pineapple Juice. I love the tart, sweet taste that pineapple juice offers, on it’s own or in your favorite smoothie, mocktail or cocktail.

Pina Colada Smoothie! This refreshing smoothie is perfect for hot summer days- with or without rum! Vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free | www.delishknowledge.comPina Colada Smoothie! This refreshing smoothie is perfect for hot summer days- with or without rum! Vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free | www.delishknowledge.com

This smoothie can go to cocktail in 60 seconds flat by adding in 1.5 ounces of rum.

A smoothie that doubles as a cocktail? That’s my kinda summer beverage.

Pina Colada Smoothie! This refreshing smoothie is perfect for hot summer days- with or without rum! Vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free | www.delishknowledge.com

The best thing about Dole pineapple juice is that it’s 100% juice, no added sugars, colors or flavorings, non-GMO and naturally gluten-free. Maybe that’s why it’s considered the King of Juices™.

If you try this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, and tag your Instagram photos with #delishknowledge . I absolutely love seeing your creations. Happy cooking! 

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Pina Colada Smoothie! This refreshing smoothie is perfect for hot summer days- with or without rum! Vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free | www.delishknowledge.com

Pina Colada Smoothie

  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 smoothies 1x

Description

A piña colada smoothie! Perfect for mornings when you feel like a fancy umbrella-drink cocktail, but still have to face the realities of the day. It’s slightly exotic, refreshing, and a yummier alternative to orange juice.


  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 smoothies 1x
  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 smoothies 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana, halved
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk beverage
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple cubes
  • 1/2 cup DOLE® Canned 100% Pineapple Juice
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender and puree until creamy and smooth.
  2. Divide into two glasses and serve.

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