Piña Coladas are the official beverage of Puerto Rico....and I thought that I would share with you a lightened up version that you can slurp down whenever! Typically made with coconut creme, pineapple juice, and rum–these tropical beverages can be super high in calories. To make them lighter, I removed the coconut creme and replaced it with coconut milk, added frozen bananas, and said adios to the rum ( for now..) . YUM
Vegan Piña Colada Smoothies1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple chunks
1 cup RAW coconut milk
1/4 cup raw coconut meat (young thai)
* you may not be able to find this ingredient but most times you can at Whole foods. it is still good without it... this just makes it creamier!
1 large frozen banana (chunks)
1/2 cup ice cubes
- Place pineapple chunks, banana, coconut milk, and ice cubes in blender. Puree until smooth and creamy. Pour into two glasses.
- Top with pineapple for garnish, whip cream (vegan), or drizzle with honey.