The song goes ” If you like Piña Coladas and getting caught in the rain”, right? Okay, yes. We LOVE’em cocktails. But nobody likes to get caught in the rain, right? Also, since someone very rude decided it’s unacceptable to have cocktails before 12AM unless you’re on a beach, I had to improvise. Anyway, here’s a little sunshine on this cloudy day with this Tropical Piña Colada Smoothie.
And to make it more tropical, besides the usual coconut and pineapple that go in a Piña Colada, I added some mango to make it even more tropical. And put it in a carved pineapple for a more holiday-ish look. I gotta say, if you close your eyes while having this smoothie, you might even hear the waves.
Tips and Tricks for this recipe:
-Freeze your fruits before throwing them into the blender. This will help give your smoothie a thicker consistency, somehow like a sorbet.
-If you want to make it creamier, add a banana into the mix.
-If you’re not a fan of coconut milk, swap it for pineapple juice.
-The Tropical Piña Colada Smoothie could easily transform into a cocktail if you swap the coconut milk for rum. Now, that’s a party!
Tropical Piña Colada Smoothie
- 1 pineapple cut into cubes and frozen
- 1 mango cut into cubes and frozen
- ¼ cup coconut milk or pineapple juice
- 1 banana optional
- If you want to serve your smoothie out of the pineapple, just cut it in half (lengthwise) and carve it .
- Cut the pineapple and mango into cubes and freeze it for a thicker consistency. You can skip this step if you want a thinner smoothie.
- Put all the ingredients into a blender and mix until smooth.
- Pour the smoothie in glasses or in the carved pineapple halves. Decorate with coconut shavings and more mango or pineapple.