If you like pina coladas and getting caught in the rain, then you’ll adore these smoothie recipes! But just in case you don’t, just add a couple ounces of rum and you’ll be well on your way to forgetting that you don’t like them.

To make sure these drinks were island worthy I donned on my shorts and sunglasses, put Escape by Rupert Holmes on replay, plopped down in a lawn chair and spent the afternoon slaving away taste testing each and every one of these recipes. It was hard work, but someone had to do it.

With each making the cut I’m proud to say you can’t go wrong with whichever one you choose!

If You like Pina Coladas Smoothie

  • Shredded coconut (I use the sweetened kind), for garnish

Serves 2

In a blender, combine the pineapple chunks, coconut milk, banana, ice, and honey if you wish. Blend until smooth.

While the blender is working its magic, grab two plates. Fill one with a skim of water (roughly 1/8″), and fill the other with shredded coconut spreading it out so it is again roughly 1/8′” thick. Grab your glasses, and one at a time dip the rim first into the water, and then into the coconut. Pour the blender mixture into your beautified glasses. Garnish each serving with a pineapple wedge or strawberry (or both).

Sip & Enjoy!

Strawberry Lava Flow Smoothie

 

  • 4-6 fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup of pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup of pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup cream of coconut
  • 1/2 a banana
  • 1 cup of ice
  • Pineapple and strawberry wedges, for garnish
  • Shredded coconut (I use the sweetened kind), for garnish

 

Serves 2

I’ve just got to tell you guys because I’ve got a bit of a sweet tooth, that I expected this recipe to turn out sweeter than it did. It’s yummy, don’t get me wrong! I’ve had 3 so far! It’s got a very clean taste, so if you want to up the sweetness – add more pineapple chunks and be prepared to add more ice!

Start off by pureeing the strawberries in the blender (add a bit of water if you need to). Place the pureed strawberries in a bowl and set aside. Rinse out the blender.

In the freshly rinsed blender, combine pineapple chunks, pineapple juice, cream of coconut, 1/2 a banana, and ice. Blend until smooth, eat the other half of the banana while you wait.

To rim with cooconut: Grab two plates. Fill one with a skim of water (roughly 1/8″) and fill the other with shredded coconut, spreading it out so it is again roughly 1/8″ thick. Grab your glasses, and one at a time dip the rim first into the water, and then into the coconut.

Split the strawberry puree mixture between the two beautified glasses, pouring roughly half of the strawberry mixture into the bottom of each glass. Top the rest of it off with your pineapple blender mixture. Use a straw to stir and create defined streaks (and try not to follow my fail of an example aha). Garnish each serving with a pineapple wedge or strawberry (or both).

Sip & Enjoy

the tropics are calling smoothie

  • 1 cup of pineapple juice
  • 1 cup of orange juice
  • 1/2 cup of coconut milk
  • 2 bananas
  • 2 cups of ice
  • Shredded coconut (I use the sweetened kind), for garnish

 

Serves 2

In a blender, combine pineapple juice, orange juice, coconut milk, bananas, and ice. Puree until smooth.

To rim with cooconut: Grab two plates. Fill one with a skim of water (roughly 1/8″) and fill the other with shredded coconut, spreading it out so it is again roughly 1/8″ thick. Grab your glasses, and one at a time dip the rim first into the water, and then into the coconut.

Pour the blender mixture into your beautified glasses.

Sip & Enjoy

I hope at least one of these tropical inspired smoothies made you think of the sun and the sand, the water and the waves. Until next time!

Health and Happiness,

Savannah