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Yellow blended Pina Coladas in a glass on a white marble table.

Kickstart Your Summer With This Healthy Pina Colada Recipe

Hot, sunny days give us an abundance of seasonal fruits and vegetables, which can help us make healthier food choices. But at the other end of the spectrum, warmer temperatures mean patio season, leading to higher consumption of alcohol, cocktails, and fried food.

However, there’s a balance that can be achieved by finding healthy ways to enjoy these summer pleasures. You might want to try incorporating fresh produce into your cocktails like in this healthier Pina Colada.

The Pina Colada drink was invented by a Spanish bartender named Ricardo Garcia, and over the years, it has become an international favorite. The flavor combination of pineapple and coconut makes you feel like you’re relaxing on a tropical island, but you can easily make it at home!

Take you and your guests on a flavor vacation with this summery drink.

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Who Doesn’t Like Pina Coladas?

Pina Coladas are so tasty, so creamy, so summery, but oftentimes, fairly high in sugar.

Not to worry, this healthier and lighter version comes to the rescue so that you can enjoy it all summer without any guilt!

The taste is practically the same, but the only difference is that it is a little less creamy than the original version. Instead of being made with pure coconut cream, it has added calcium-packed, protein-filled vanilla Greek yogurt.

The best part of Pina Coladas? The recipe can easily be modified to create a virgin version so that everyone can enjoy this refreshing summer drink! It’s just as delicious, and kids will love the non-alcoholic version.

Pina Colada Recipe (With a Non-Alcoholic Modification)

Prep time: 10 minutes

Serving: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of frozen pineapple cubes
  • 1 1/2 cup of vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup of ice cubes
  • 2 oz of rum (optional)

Pina Colada ingredients in a blender on a white marble table.

Preparation

  1. Combine the ingredients in a blender, starting with your ice and frozen pineapple cubes.
  2. Mix until you get a smooth consistency, stopping to remix ingredients that stick to the edge of the blender.
  3. Pour into tall glasses and serve.
  4. Optional: Add a sliced piece of pineapple and a maraschino cherry to the rim of your glass for garnish.

Yellow blended Pina Coladas in a glass on a white marble table.

During your next get-together with friends, don’t hesitate to serve them this version of Pina Coladas.

In addition to being delicious, they are super refreshing, and you can easily incorporate fresh pineapple! Just make sure you freeze the pineapple first or add extra ice to achieve the right consistency.

The pairing of pineapple and coconut will take your tastebuds on a tropical vacation, and this drink is a must to celebrate summer, so cheers!

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Sophie Viau

Sophie Viau

Sophie is a blogger, writer, entrepreneur, world traveler, and photographer. As a young woman, she had an unusual dream: to discover Iceland! "Nobody in my entourage had an interest in this type of trip" says Sophie, so she decided to go alone. What she discovered was that, not only was... Read More

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