Our summer snack of choice has definitely got to be smoothies. And, a Piña Colada Smoothie, with the cooling flavour of coconut and the brightness of pineapple – I can”t think of a more refreshing combination. Just what is needed for a cooling boost of energy on a sluggishly hot day.
This is one piña colada that can be shared by all ages. It”s thick, creamy and mildly flavoured. My kids could not get enough. It”s also dairy free, full of fruit and has no sugar added!
These smoothies keep well refrigerated so you can prep them ahead of time. Pack them into mason jars and seal them up for a picnic or pour them into bottles and bring them along to work. Just give them a shake and you”re good to go.
If you”re going to be enjoying them right away, it”s most refreshing if the pineapple and coconut milk are refrigerated beforehand, that way you know the smoothie is going to be nice and cold. It”s definitely not a requirement, but on a hot day it”s nice to have it as cold as you can get it!
Piña Colada Smoothies
- 3 cups chopped pineapple
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 banana
- 2 teaspoons rum extract
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 4 ice cubes
Put all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Makes: 4 servings
Adapted from Paula Deen.