What Is A Piña Colada Smoothie Made Of ?

Warmth, sunlight and a delicious smoothie, what else do you need ? As the weather begins to warm up, cool drinks become even more important.So today we’re making one of my faves, a frozen blended drink that originated in Puerto Rico and inspired by the tropical rum-based cocktail,  it’s  piña colada smoothie !

What Is A Piña Colada Smoothie Made Of ? The quick answer is : The piña colada smoothie is typically made from coconut milk , chunked pineapple ( frozen optional  ) , rum , and ice . And we will explain you this later .

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How Do You Make A Colada Smoothie ? 

My pina colada smoothie recipes is created with basic, healthful ingredients and no added sugars .It’s nicely balanced, just sweet enough, and tastes quite fresh. We will show you  below two healthy recipes .

Total time: 5 mins
Dietary preferences: Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-free, Gluten-free

Piña Colada Smoothie Recipe 1 :

Ingredients :

  • 2 to 3 cups frozen pineapple
  • 0,2l of canned coconut milk
  • A handful of ice cubes

Piña Colada Smoothie Recipe 2 :

Ingredients :

  • 2 peeled bananas
  • 3 handfuls of chunked pineapple
  • A piece of ginger (~1cm)
  • 0,2l of coconut milk or water
  • A handful of ice cubes

Method : 

Blend on high power until smooth. Add more milk or frozen pineapple if needed to reach desired consistency.

What Is A Piña Colada Smoothie Made Of ?

The first version of the pina colada is supposed to have been invented by a well-known Puerto Rican pirate named Roberto Cofres (El Pirata Cofres) by blending white rum, pineapple, and coconut milk together in the early 1800s. The Smoothie version is  typically made from ingredients, such as coconut, banana, and pineapple, which are then combined with either coconut milk to create a creamy smoothie . ( You  can add other fruits ,we will give you some exemple in the next section ) .

  • Pineapple (or frozen pineapple ) : The pineapple (Ananas comosus) is a tasty and nutritious tropical fruit.It’s chock-full of minerals, antioxidants, and other beneficial components including enzymes that fight inflammation and illness.It’s frequently cooked, grilled, or served raw.Pineapple and its constituents have been linked to a variety of health advantages, including improved digestion, immunity, and surgical recuperation.
  • Coconut Milk : Coconut milk is a milk made from coconut pulp.It’s creamy and rich, with a lot of fat in it.Canned coconut milk is a common component in Southeast Asian, East African, Latin American, and Caribbean cuisines.Coconut milk is also available in a chilled carton as a non-dairy beverage; this is just coconut milk with water added. It has a neutral flavor and is naturally low in calories, making it a wonderful choice for smoothies, cereals, and baking. Canned coconut milk is best for pina coladas for a rich, pure taste.

What Fruit Goes Good With Piña Colada ?

The majority of the fruits that go into a Pina Colada are readily available at your local supermarket.Let’s look at some of the most popular pairs to get you started !

  • Strawberries :While dipping a strawberry in shredded coconut may not be the best idea, the berries go great with coconut milk.
  • Oranges : The mix of orange juice and coconut is fantastic.Orange will give our typical pina colada a pleasant taste boost without overpowering it.
  • Limes : The lime juice just serves to balance out the richness of the other ingredients in the sweet drink, making it even more delightful.
  • Bananas: Although bananas aren’t traditionally used in pina coladas, they properly sweeten this drink without the need for additional sweets.And, based on my trips, MOST Caribbean islands include bananas in their pina coladas.Fresh bananas work just as well as frozen banana chunks to give this smoothie a creamy, frozen touch.

How Many Calories Are In A Pina Colada Smoothie ?

Pina Colada Smoothie  Nutrition facts  :

Serving Size 8 oz = 1 cup = about 240 Calories 

Amounts Per Serving :

  • Total Fat: 4.5g
    • Saturated Fat: 1g
    • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 35mg
  • Sodium: 135mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 38g
    • Dietary Fiber: 3g
    • Total Sugars: 22g
      • Added Sugars: 6g
  • Protein: 16g

Daily Values :

  • 10% :Iron
  • 25% : Calcium
  • 0% : Vitamin D
  • 10% : Potassium

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