The Healthiest Pina Colada [and a Giveaway!]
Can you believe in almost one year of blogging (a week and a half from now is my Blogiversary!) I haven’t posted one boozy recipe? I’ve posted recipes that could get boozy, like my Bloody Mary Mussels and my Mint Arnold Palmer but I’ve never truly made a cocktail. To celebrate my first cocktail recipe, I’m giving away three bottles of Harmless Harvest Coconut Water (my fave!) to three of my readers. Scroll down to the bottom of the post to enter.
Why is this? It’s because deep down, I’m not a cocktail drinker. The idea of all that junk and sugar that typically goes into cocktails creeps me out. If I can see the bartender making my drink – and know that it’s only fresh fruit, liquor and other natural things – I’m okay with it. Otherwise, I’ll stick with wine.
The healthiest pina colada was inspired by a terrible pina colada Jake told me about. I knew that I could easily whip up a delicious and healthy one… once I researched what was in a pina colada. I subbed out coconut creme and coconut milk for coconut water, full of potassium and electrolytes. Then I added frozen pineapple for natural sugar – and that pineapple flavor, of course!
Both coconut water and pineapple are debloating, so I’m going to go out on a limb here and say this is vaguely healthy. Take out the rum and it could have some health properties… right? And since I discovered coconut water in college as a hangover cure (true story), I am going to also make yet another unbacked medical claim and say this could potentially counteract any hangover you could get from having a few too many of these.
- 2 cups ice
- 16 oz harmless harvest coconut water (1 bottle)
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 2 oz white rum
- 2 tbsp fresh lime juice (one lime, juiced)
- Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and frothy.
Win Harmless Harvest Coconut Water!
Chat with me:
What’s your favorite way to get boozy? What are your plans for the holiday weekend? (Sorry, Canadian friends, if Labor Day isn’t a thing up there.)