Easy Pina Colada Smoothie

This pina colada smoothie is a great way to refresh on a hot day, or simply when you need a tasty source of hydration!

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Pina Colada Smoothie

Easy Pina Colada Smoothie

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Transport yourself to a tropical paradise with my Easy Piña Colada Smoothie! Bursting with creamy coconut and sweet pineapple, it’s a refreshing treat that’s simple to make.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 cup of low-fat coconut milk from a can
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon coconut flakes (optional)

Instructions

  1. Measure and prepare the ingredients as instructed.
  2. Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender.
  3. Blend for 3-4 minutes, or until completely smooth.
  4. Taste and adjust the sweetness if needed.
  5. Pour into a cup and enjoy!

Notes

*For smoothie benefits, recipe notes, and more, scroll down!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 319
  • Sugar: 30g
  • Fat: 14.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 38.5g
  • Fiber: 2.4g
  • Protein: 5.9g

Why You Will Love This Pina Colada Smoothie

Pina Colada Smoothie served in a tall thick glass cup

If you are a cocktail lover like me, you will love this smoothie!

It tastes just like your favorite cocktail, but it can be made alcohol-free, or with alcohol, depending on your mood!

Here’s an overview of the reasons why you will love this tropical fruit coconut smoothie:

  1. Tastes Like a Classic Cocktail: The smoothie captures the essence of the famous pina colada cocktail, blending pineapple and coconut for a tropical taste. 
  2. Nutritious: This smoothie is not just about great taste; it’s also packed with nutrients. Pineapple is a good source of vitamin C and manganese.
  3. Refreshing and Hydrating: With ingredients like pineapple and coconut milk, this smoothie is exceptionally refreshing. 
  4. Healthy Alternative to Desserts: For those who crave something sweet but want to avoid the calories and sugar found in traditional desserts, this smoothie is an excellent alternative. 
  5. Versatile and Customizable: The recipe is quite flexible. You can easily make it vegan by choosing a plant-based yogurt or enhance its nutritional profile by adding protein powder or other superfoods like chia seeds.
  6. Quick and Easy to Make: This smoothie requires minimal preparation and can be whipped up in just a few minutes.
  7. Appeals to All Ages: Its sweet, creamy texture and appealing flavor make it a hit among all age groups, from kids who will love the sweet, fruity flavor to adults who can appreciate it as a healthier cocktail alternative.

If you enjoy this smoothie, I recommend that you also try my coconut water avocado smoothie and coconut milk banana smoothie recipe!

Recipe Variations And Smoothie Notes

Pina Colada Smoothie being poured into a glass cup from a blender jug

Adjusting this recipe is incredibly easy. You can easily swap ingredients or add extra ingredients.

Below are some of my recommendations that I have personally tested and loved:

  • Add Some Booze: Turn this smoothie into a true Pina Colada cocktail by adding a shot of white rum!
  • Extra Coconu-ty: Add a tablespoon or two of coconut flakes for a stronger coconut flavor.
  • Throw Some Greens: A handful of spinach can be a great way to sneak more greens into your diet in a delicious way!
  • Superfood Boost: Add a tablespoon of chia seeds for extra fiber and healthy fats.

Equipment:

Blender Type Suitability
Nutribullet 600
Vitamix Blender Propel 510
BlendJet 4000mAh x
Ninja Blender BL610
Oster 6640 Blender  x
Hamilton Beach 58148A Blender
AMZChef Blender 1800 W
Wamife Blender

The two blenders listed above marked as ‘X’ are not compatible with this recipe.

They are simply not powerful enough. This is why I suggest that you avoid them.

Pina Colada Smoothie FAQs:

Can I Make This Smoothie Without Coconut Milk?

Yes, you can substitute coconut milk with other types of milk if you prefer. Almond milk, oat milk, or even regular dairy milk can work, although the flavor will be less tropical without the coconut milk.

What Is a Yogurt Alternative?

If you're not a fan of yogurt in smoothies, you can simply omit it or use additional coconut milk or a scoop of coconut or vanilla-flavored ice cream for a richer texture and flavor.

How Do I Store Leftover Pina Colada Smoothie?

Leftover pina colada smoothie can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Place it in a sealed container or a mason jar with a lid. It's best to give it a good shake or stir before consuming as the ingredients may separate over time.

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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