Stick to your resolutions and still enjoy happy hour with a blissful Skinny Pina Colada made with refreshing coconut water, fresh pineapple, and coconut milk for a hint of creaminess.
It’s the time of year where everything is fresh and new. Everywhere you look, folks are talking about goals and resolutions, making plans for a better ‘me’. Personally, I am just trying to recover from our recent holiday over-indulgence!
One way we have been lightening things up is by trying better-for-you cocktail mixers. In the interest of research, I took a stroll through the ‘health food’ aisle at the grocery store and I found plenty of interesting options. Organic juices, all-natural hydrating concoctions, and my new best friend, coconut water!
Skinny Pina Colada Cocktail Recipe
Today we are ditching those icky pre-made mixes in favor of a refreshing Skinny Pina Colada. Makes me think of tropical beaches with my toes in the sand. Not a bad daydream on a blustery cold day! If you like tropical drinks, be sure to check out this Grilled Pineapple Jalapeño Mojito too.
Unlike a traditional Pina Colada which uses coconut cream, this lighter version has a combination of coconut water and coconut milk to get that tropical flavor without the extra calories. You can also use coconut water with pineapple for a little extra fruitiness.
I recommend using fresh or frozen pineapple instead of pineapple juice to cut down on sugar too. Regardless, you want to freeze everything. The fruit, your coconut water, and even the coconut milk! The goal is to skip ice cubes which will water your drink down. We used white rum, but dark works just as well. For a family-friendly version, simply omit the rum.
What other better-for-you cocktail mixers can you think of? Share in the comments!
- 1 cup coconut water, frozen into cubes
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen pineapple
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
- 1/4 cup light or dark rum
- Fruit slices for garnish
- Add all ingredients to a blender, pulse to combine.
- Garnish with pineapple slices.
Home Chef Tip: Freeze one of your liquid ingredients into cubes when making blender drinks. Adding plain ice to frozen drinks will water down the finished product, so you want to avoid that!
We hope you love this Skinny Pina Colada cocktail recipe from SoFabFood Contributor, Loriann from Thyme for Cocktails, as much as we do. If you enjoyed this drink recipe, be sure to find more like it in our Cocktails section. For daily recipe inspiration, like us on Facebook and follow us on Pinterest. Enjoy!
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