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
11.2 ounces coconut water (small container)
⅓ cup coconut milk
½ 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!
What would summer be without refreshing treats like this? Of course, I am making this! Thanks!
I hope you love them as much as we do! 🙂
Tara Burner says
mmmmm and I have everything here except the protein powder
always have fresh pineapples here
the protein powder just adds more 'oopmh' to my morning - you could definitely leave it out Tara! 🙂
Tara burner says
LP @dishclips says
Pina colada is one of my favorite flavors in terms of drinks. It's nice to see that it could be for breakfast.
definitely! during the warm summer months, this is perfect, right?
What a simple and refreshing drink! I love it, it sounds fantastic!
Mmm, looks good! I love pina coladas! And those glasses are too cute!
you know, I have used these glasses only one other time here, and I think you said you liked them then too! 😉
Jenn @therebelchick says
I know what I'm having for breakfast tomorrow! 🙂
did you love it!? 🙂
Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic says
I love pina coladas! I always have pineapple and coconut water in my fridge too, but ran out of coconut milk. This sounds delicious!
fresh pineapple and coconut water - sound like staples to me! 🙂 once you stock up on the coconut milk I hope you make this!
Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning says
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?
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! 😉
Kath (My Funny Little Life) says
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. 🙁
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! 😀