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This sweet and creamy Pina Colada Smoothie recipe is a delicious, healthy mocktail style smoothie, and it’s easy to make into a cocktail with a little rum!

Healthy Pina Colada Smoothie with Fresh Cherry and Yellow Umbrella Garnish

Who doesn’t love a good Piña Colada, right? It’s a sweet fruity taste of the tropics that will transport you to a virtual paradise.

This drink was invented in San Juan, Puerto Rico in the 1950’s. And the first sip of a Pina Colada takes you to its birthplace! It conjures up images of palm trees, white sand beaches, pristine ocean water, and a blue sky studded with puffy white clouds.

But it gets even better because this is a healthy paleo version of the classic! Blended frozen banana and pineapple with coconut milk and a touch of honey and lime come together for a drink that’s as refreshing as it is delicious.

Paleo Pina Colada Smoothie Recipe

I’m not even kidding when I say that last summer I don’t think I touched a single ice cream cone because of this smoothie. And that’s not to say that I didn’t crave ice cream!

Any time an ice cream craving would hit, I’d whip up this Pina Colada Smoothie. Disaster averted.

Topped with a cherry, my niece and I had many a fun mocktail hour with this smoothie. (Kids go crazy for it!)

Sometimes I’ll even add a cup or two of spinach to make it a green smoothie (which is what I did here), and nope, you can’t taste the spinach.

Pro Tip: Freeze this smoothie into popsicle molds because it makes super creamy popsicles!

Pina Colada Drink on White Marble Countertop with Lime and Fresh Cherries

Pina Colada Recipe – What Goes in a Pina Colada?

Traditionally, this cocktail contains pineapple juice and cream of coconut or coconut milk. It’s garnished with a maraschino cherry and/or a fresh pineapple wedge.

What Alcohol is in a Pina Colada?

Light rum, also called white rum.

Frozen Treat Week

In keeping with the other two healthy treats I’ve shared for Frozen Treat Week (3-Minute Easy Cherry-Chocolate Sorbet and Almost-Instant Healthy Mint Chocolate Chip Soft Serve), today’s treat is equally healthy. And every bit as delicious.

I’ve had so much fun sharing a few of my favorite frozen treats with you this week. I want to give a HUGE thank-you to Katie and Brandy for organizing this event. It is a lot of work to put an event like this together!

Here are the other participating bloggers’ frozen treat posts today:

Close Up of Pina Colada Smoothie with Fresh Cherry
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Pina Colada Smoothie

Prep Time5 minutes
Yields: 1 serving
This sweet and creamy Pina Colada Smoothie recipe is a delicious, healthy mocktail, and it’s easy to make into a cocktail with a little rum!

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Ingredients
 

  • 3/4 cup canned unsweetened light coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup cubed pineapple frozen
  • 1/2 medium banana peeled, chopped into 2 pieces, and frozen
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 fresh cherry for garnish (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients into a blender and process until smooth.
  • Transfer to a serving glass and top with the cherry if desired; serve.

Notes

  • This recipe is from the e-book BLEND: Artisanal Smoothies for Food Lovers, Summer Volume 1 that I released with Alyssa of Everyday Maven. You can read more about this e-book here.
  • For the vegan version, omit the honey or use maple syrup instead.
  • To get in some vegetables, blend in a handful of fresh baby spinach. Yes, the smoothie will turn green, but no, you can't taste the spinach!
  • Freeze this smoothie in popsicle molds for a delicious healthy frozen treat!

Nutrition

Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 346mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 72IU | Vitamin C: 66mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is automatically calculated and should be used as an approximate.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Puerto Rican
Keyword: Pina Colada Smoothie

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This post was first published on An Edible Mosaic on July 26, 2013. It was updated with more information on June 22, 2020.

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Faith, author of An Edible Mosaic.
About Faith

I’m the writer, recipe developer, photographer, and food stylist behind this blog. I love finding the human connection through something we all do every day: eat! Food is a common ground that we can all relate to, and our tables tell a story. It’s my goal to inspire you to get in the kitchen, try something new, and find a favorite you didn’t know you had.

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  7. pina coladas smoothie sounds incredible!

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  9. i like this very much, but don’t judge me if i add a splash of rum. :)

  10. This would be so perfect in the rare heatwave London is experiencing today! It sounds incredible.

  11. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef says:

    I love pina coladas and a smoothie just makes it all that much better!

  12. Delicious, Faith! I’m going to try this….coconut milk is a brilliant idea.

  13. Ash- foodfashionparty says:

    2 words- MY FAVORTIE.

  14. Joanne T Ferguson says:

    G’day and YUM Faith, true!
    Even though it is VERY cold here now (is winter in the Land Down Under), I could go for one of your healthy pina colada smoothies NOW! GREAT photo!
    Cheers! Joanne

  15. I need some more healthy frozen treat options so I can indulge without feeling too bad about it. This sounds amazing! THe perfect summer drink.

  16. Laura (Tutti Dolci) says:

    I need this smoothie in my life! (And the umbrella too :))

  17. These screams vacation!

  18. Alyssa (Everyday Maven) says:

    This really makes such a great frozen treat, especially with the spinach!!

  19. Rebecca {Foodie with Family} says:

    Faith, these look amazing!!! I love pineapple madly! You were so good to keep it healthy all the way through Froze Treat Week!

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  21. Ashley - Baker by Nature says:

    These are stunning, Faith! I have been dying for a pina colada all month, and really need to get on it! Hope you’re having the best Summer :) xo

  22. Rachel Cooks says:

    Gorgeous! Pina coladas always remind me of Jamaica.

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  24. Caroline @ chocolate & carrots says:

    Yum! I bet this is so refreshing! Hello, Friday pick-me-up. :)

  25. Exquisirely refreshing! A marvelous smoothie.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  26. yum! I love this healthier version of the typically very fattening pina colada! I need to do what you do the next time I have an ice cream craving and make this instead!

  27. Audra | The Baker Chick says:

    THis sounds absolutely wonderful! I love pina colada anything and I love that this is on the healthy side!!

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