Piña Colada breakfast smoothie

by Kristina Sloggett

in Breakfast, daily smoothie, Dessert, Gluten Free, recipes, Second Breakfast, Smoothie, snacks, summertime, Vegan

Last week I discovered you all like Piña Coladas. Several people have already made the Lightened Up Piña Colada, and I am happy to report that “lightened up” did not mean missing anything. So far so good – people are liking this light version.

Since we really shouldn’t begin the day saying “it’s five o clock somewhere”, I have a solution for the early cravings of those creamy cool and sweet tropical flavors. Unless you’re on vacation. Then go for the real thing.

Piña Colada breakfast smoothie

dairy, soy and gluten free, vegan, no added sugar

serves two

11.2 ounces coconut water (small container)
1/3 cup coconut milk
1/2 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored and cubed
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
handful ice cubes

Combine all ingredients in a high powered blender, serve with pineapple garnish and enjoy!

As you can see, I really do have a fresh pineapple around at all times in the summer. I’ve been having these each morning since Sunday. Today’s has spinach as well – yum!


{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Shannon Roche June 6, 2012 at 5:54 am

This sounds delicious! This morning I made myself a creamsicle smoothie with orange juice and ice and vanilla protein powder. So dreamy!


2 spabettie June 6, 2012 at 6:20 am

Mmm, creamsicle! I was just making Jason his smoothie, and I have a grape powder and that I said I’d make a “Grapesicle” flavor tomorrow… 😀


3 Heather (Where's the Beach) June 6, 2012 at 5:57 am

I love pineapple. I can just about make myself sick on it – or burn my tongue off from the acidity at the very least 😉


4 spabettie June 6, 2012 at 6:19 am

haa, Heather I know EXACTLY what you mean. and I could sit here and eat a whole pineapple. then a pint of raspberries. I love summer.


5 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) June 6, 2012 at 5:57 am

YUM! That is perfection!


6 spabettie June 6, 2012 at 6:18 am

I’m enjoying one Right Now… wish you were here! :)


7 jobo June 6, 2012 at 6:19 am

oh MAN, this sounds perfect for a hot summer morning when you want something refreshing to start the day!!


8 spabettie June 6, 2012 at 7:14 am

enjoying one right now – even though it’s COLD outside! 😉


9 Nichole June 6, 2012 at 6:29 am

Did you just say I could have a pina colada for breakfast?! Yes m’am!


10 spabettie June 6, 2012 at 7:13 am

I absolutely did – go crazy girl! XO


11 Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy June 6, 2012 at 6:59 am

you’ve done it again! another mouth water recipe to kick start my morning!! :) this looks so delicious and refreshing! thanks for sharing!


12 Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit June 6, 2012 at 7:42 am

Ohhh I like your style! I’m a huge fan of pina colads. Definitely going to indulge in one of these tomorrow for breakfast!


13 Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers June 6, 2012 at 9:07 am

Yum sounds good to me! I mean, not every day can be a day on vacation in the tropics…. sigh. 😉


14 Christina June 6, 2012 at 10:01 am



15 Averie @ Averie Cooks June 6, 2012 at 10:33 am

Looks delish and i LOVE the glass. Perfect for this shoot!


16 Kath (My Funny Little Life) June 6, 2012 at 11:56 am

Aww, these are very cute. The tumblers are *so* you! 😀 Did you enjoy them on your porch?

I wish summer would come over here, but lately it has been raining a lot, and it often is rather cool. :(


17 spabettie June 9, 2012 at 9:51 am

we have nice days, and right now it’s cold and sometimes rainy. it always does this the first two weeks of June – it is our big annual Rose Festival, and it almost always rains for much of the events… as soon as it is over summer will return! :) and yes, these were enjoyed outside! 😀


18 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning June 6, 2012 at 11:59 am

Pina Colada for breakfast? I’m IN!
I really need to start having fresh pineapple around at all times. I suppose I could just buy one and cut it up, and use it for several recipes, like you have! I don’t know why that idea seems so daunting… I’m sure it’s not hard to cut a pineapple.
What’s your favorite protein powder? Are you a SunWarrior gal?


19 spabettie June 9, 2012 at 9:50 am

I have a … thing for protein powders, a need to try them all. but I always return to the classic Sunwarrior – I don’t like the new one as much. the vanilla sunwarrior is what I used here, and what I use most often.

and that’s what I do with pineapple – it really isn’t too hard to cut up. It lasts a few days in the fridge, if you don’t eat it all before then! 😉


20 Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic June 6, 2012 at 1:16 pm

I love pina coladas! I always have pineapple and coconut water in my fridge too, but ran out of coconut milk. This sounds delicious!


21 spabettie June 9, 2012 at 9:39 am

fresh pineapple and coconut water – sound like staples to me! :) once you stock up on the coconut milk I hope you make this!


22 Jenn @therebelchick June 7, 2012 at 6:00 am

I know what I’m having for breakfast tomorrow! :)


23 spabettie June 9, 2012 at 9:34 am

did you love it!? :)


24 hihorosie June 7, 2012 at 9:08 am

Mmm, looks good! I love pina coladas! And those glasses are too cute!


25 spabettie June 9, 2012 at 9:17 am

you know, I have used these glasses only one other time here, and I think you said you liked them then too! 😉


26 ATasteOfMadness June 7, 2012 at 12:21 pm

What a simple and refreshing drink! I love it, it sounds fantastic!


27 LP @dishclips June 7, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Pina colada is one of my favorite flavors in terms of drinks. It’s nice to see that it could be for breakfast.


28 spabettie June 9, 2012 at 9:05 am

definitely! during the warm summer months, this is perfect, right?


29 Tara Burner June 8, 2012 at 9:27 am

mmmmm and I have everything here except the protein powder
always have fresh pineapples here


30 spabettie June 9, 2012 at 8:30 am

the protein powder just adds more ‘oopmh’ to my morning – you could definitely leave it out Tara! :)


31 Tara burner June 12, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Was yummy!


32 myfudo June 9, 2012 at 1:25 am

What would summer be without refreshing treats like this? Of course, I am making this! Thanks!


33 spabettie June 9, 2012 at 8:02 am

I hope you love them as much as we do! :)


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