Piña Coladas used to be saved for tropical vacation. I am not really into sweet or frozen drinks for that matter. Plus I know how much sugar is in this drink, so I shy away, even if it sounds great. So I decided to create a healthier version!
Plus this is a great (virgin) treat for my daughter. I make these without alcohol in the blender and then add it afterwards, so it is perfect!
Here is the super simple and pretty healthy Piña Colada recipe:
Healthy Piña Colada
1 cup of ice
1 1/2 cups of frozen pineapple
1 can of 100% pineapple juice
1 tablespoon Agave or sweetener of choice
Juice of half of a line
1/2 cup coconut cream
4 oz rum
Yields 2 drinks, plus a little virgin one for the kiddos
- Combine all ingredients except rum in blender. Blend till smooth, you can add more liquid or ice if needed.
- Poor and top with 2 oz of rum per drink. I like to use a darker rum such as Appelton or Zacapa for my Piña Coladas. You can used a lighter rum if you wish, the darker rum has a richer flavor which I prefer.
- Sit outside, with some steel drum music and pretend you are somewhere tropical!