Piña Colada

NON-ALCOHOLIC

In an attempt to get healthier I pretty much cut out all alcohol several years back except when I use it in my cooking. One of my favourite drinks was a piña colada and I got to thinking why I would deprive myself from that when I could easily make a virgin version at home.  Well, it was a big hit so now I make it quite often.

Essentially, the drink is made with coconut milk, pineapple and rum.  Take away the rum and you are left with the basics.  It is a slushy drink but my version is more like a juice.  I also found that just using pineapple and coconut alone did not work well.  It definitely needs a bit of sweetener and I added some mango which made it taste just right.

Like all the other juices and smoothies, it is very quick and easy to make.

Start with 2 C of frozen mango and 2 C of frozen pineapple.  If it is mango season, feel free to use 2 fresh mangos instead.

To sweeten I add 4 Tbsps of maple syrup which is all it really needs because the fruit makes it sweet enough.

Additionally, I use a 400 mL can of coconut milk.  Give the can a shake before using so the creamy parts of the coconut milk blend with everything else in the can.  I love a good coconut milk because it is like fresh, whole milk.  There is often a top layer of coconut cream at the top.  Yum!

I then add 1.5 litres of coconut water and blend well.  This, like the other juices keeps for a week in the fridge (although mine lasted 2 days).  If you serve it right away you can get a froth on top from the blending.  It looks nice when serving.

Piña Colada Lite

author: Eve@DivineDiuum

Ingredients

2 C frozen mango

2 C frozen pineapple

1 400 mL can coconut milk

4 Tbsps maple syrup

1.5 litre coconut water

Directions

Calories 206

Protein 3.1 g

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