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Healthy Pina Colada Recipe

A Healthier Taste of the Tropics: Fresh Piña Colada Smoothie

A tall frozen piña colada may taste like a tropical vacation, but this cocktail can clock in at 245 calories with a whopping 31.5 grams of sugar! Leave prepackaged mixes for the amateurs, and blend up a fresh colada-inspired smoothie that cuts out 102 calories and nearly half the sugar content.

The interesting array of tropical ingredients in this recipe create a drink with a flavor and texture even more satisfying, but still true, to the original. Whether you prefer an alcohol-free mocktail or a boozy treat, this refreshing drink is well worth the five minutes of prep time. Ready for a taste? Keep reading for this simple and fresh recipe.

Piña Colada Smoothie

Piña Colada Smoothie

Healthy Pina Colada Recipe

Ingredients

3/4 cup fresh pineapple, diced
1/4 cup light coconut milk
1/2 small banana
1/4 cup crushed ice
1/4 teaspoon minced lemongrass
1.5 ounces rum, optional (adding rum adds 97 calories to the recipe)

For garnish:
1 teaspoon unsweetened coconut flakes

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients except the coconut flakes in a blender container and puree until smooth.
  2. Top off with coconut flakes, and enjoy!

Makes one serving.


Nutrition

Calories per serving
143
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