A thick and creamy Piña Colada Smoothie to satisfy your pineapple cravings! It's made with just 4 simple ingredients, it's light, refreshing yet filling at the same time, and perfect for breakfast or as a snack.
You know I love a good smoothie recipe, and this piña colada smoothie is just that! Piña coladas are such a classic cocktail, but sometimes I want the flavor of the drink without actually having alcohol. ....I know, what?! But yes, it's true. Pineapple and coconut are a winning combination, and I have a feeling you're going to adore this smoothie recipe.
- The whole recipe requires just 4 ingredients
- It's light and refreshing, yet filling too
- It tastes like summertime in a glass!
What you'll need
Pineapple: You'll need diced pineapple, and I find it incredibly easy to simply buy frozen pineapple, which comes pre-cut.
Coconut milk: I almost always have cans of coconut milk in my pantry, which is why the recipe calls for canned coconut milk. With that said, you can absolutely use coconut milk from a container if you prefer.
Yogurt: You don't need yogurt, but I think it makes this smoothie super creamy. I like using plain yogurt so that it doesn't take away from the pineapple-coconut flavor of the smoothie. Want to make it vegan? Simply add your favorite plain dairy free yogurt.
Honey: This ingredient is completely optional, but it adds a hint of sweetness that I think takes the drink to the next level.
Smoothie recipes are some of my favorites because they're incredibly easy and make for a healthy breakfast or snack. Simply add all of the ingredients to your blender and blend for at least 45 seconds. Then, pour the smoothie into a glass and drink up!
Do I have to use frozen pineapple?
Nope! I love adding frozen fruit to smoothies because it makes them super thick, plus it's more affordable. But, if you have fresh pineapple on hand, you can absolutely use that instead.
Can I use coconut milk from a container instead of a can?
Yep! Either coconut milk works, though just know that the recipe was tested with canned coconut milk.
Is this smoothie vegan-friendly?
As written, it is not. However, you can easily make it vegan by using dairy free yogurt, and either completely omitting the honey, or subbing maple syrup instead.
If you love this smoothie, be sure to check out these other great recipes:
- Easy Kale Smoothie
- Blueberry Kiwi Smoothie
- Butternut Squash Smoothie
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie
If you made and loved this recipe, be sure to leave a comment and star rating below!
Piña Colada Smoothie
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- ¾ cup coconut milk
- ¼ cup water
- ¼ cup plain yogurt
- 1 tablespoon honey optional
- Add ingredients to a blender and pulse for at least 45 seconds, allowing the pineapple to fully blend.
- Pour smoothie into a glass and enjoy!
UPDATE NOTE: This post was originally published in July 2016. It was updated in May 2020 with new photos and text.
BRYAN FRANCO says
Would rhubarb be a good added ingredient?
You could, though it'll take away some of the pineapple flavor.
Could I add spinach to this recipe?
thank you, have an over-ripe pineapple in my refrigerator, and yes, some coconut milk that I now can use and more importantly, what I feel like right now!
Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen says
Loovveed following your snaps!! I want to go so bad.
I also love pina coladas and am loving this smoothie bowl take like WOAH.
Alexa [fooduzzi.com] says
So so happy you guys had a good time on the honeymoon - I'm seriously looking forward to your recap post/posts!
AND I CAN'T HANDLES THESE PICTURES. You're killing me, girl! So so beautiful. ...and I'm with you, edible flowers freak me the heck out.
This smoothie bowl looks delish 🙂
Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health says
Yet another example of how a simple combo of ingredients can turn into something amazing! 🙂
I can't even remember the last time I had a pina colada but they are so good and I instantly feel good when I drink them. I love the idea of making it into a smoothie bowl. Those toppings are GORG!
Congrats, MRS Almond Eater! I cannot wait to see pics of your wedding and honeymoon. I love how simple, easy-peasy this bowl is. Who wouldn't want to wake up to this beachy treat?
Beverley @ Born to Sweat says
PICTURES! you must post them, plzzz! Your honeymoon sounds amazing - great choices.
Love these smoothie bowls and that you used coconut milk as the liquid. I need to try that AND those crazy looking dried flowers? Mmm
I promise I'll post photos as soon as I get them back! And thanks gf--I found them at Trader Joe's.
Karen @ Seasonal Cravings says
On my gosh, congrats on your wedding! How exciting. I am loving this super easy smoothie bowl. Your photos are gorgeous. I have never eaten edible flowers and not sure I want to try. Let me know how it goes!
haha I'm not sure I want to either (clearly). Thank you Karen!
Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie says
Pina Colada perfection <3 <3 So happy you had a lovely wedding and honeymoon -- can't wait to hear more about it!
Pina coladas ARE perfection, and thanks Brie!
Kelly @ Kelly Runs For Food says
This looks amazing! And so refreshing in this heat. And I seriously cannot wait to read all about the wedding and honeymoon festivities!
Thanks Kelly 🙂
Bethany @ athletic avocado says
Pina coladas are by far my favorite drink! I'd love to try them first thing in the morning (without the alcohol of course;))! As for edible flowers, I tried one the other day with my dinner at a seafood restaurant and it didn't taste like anything haha!
hahah good to know!! also, kind of weird... but I'll try one next time.