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Recipe For Pina Colada – A Refreshing and Healthy Summer Beverage

This is a refreshing vegan mocktail made with fresh pineapple juice and coconut milk. The recipe for the Pina Colada, a summer beverage is made with only 3 ingredients.

It is Puerto Rico’s national drink, a mocktail pineapple drink.

Virgin pina colada is a virgin drink, which means that no rum is added. The drink only contains pineapple, thick coconut milk, and ice cubes. This is a healthy and filling drink. Since it is fruity and with no rum added, it’s a kid-friendly drink.

Fresh pineapple is better than tinned. Coconut milk can be made at home or you can purchase ready-made packs. Freshly extracted Coconut milk is a good choice, gives a very rich taste.

Serve pina colada mocktail immediately. If you prefer a chilled one, garnish it with mint leaves or pineapple, and ice cubes.

Recipe For Pina Colada: How to Make It?

  1. The first step is to cut and peel the pineapple.

Pineapple Chunks

  1. Use half of a medium pineapple, and get approximately 2 cups of chopped pineapple wedges. Blend the cubes or wedges in a blender.
  2. You can add sugar, If you want you can skip it or use an alternate sweetener too.

Sugar

  1. Blend until you get a smooth paste make sure the puree should not have any pineapple chunks.
  2. Add 200ml, or 3/4 cup of thick coconut milk or you can use a Coconut cream can too.

Coconut Cream

  1. After that, you will need to add coconut water or plain water to thin it.

Coconut Water

  1. Add 4 to 6 ice cubes.

Ice Cubes

  1. Now, mix it again until everything is smooth.
  2. And finally, serve the blended drink immediately in glasses.

Glasses of Pina Colada

  1. Do not forget to garnish the drink with pineapple wedges.

Total Time Taken for Preparation of Pina Colada

Prep Time15 minutes

Total Time15 minutes

Servings 3

Ingredients Used For Recipe of Pina Colada

  •  2 to 2.25 cups chopped pineapples
  •  4 to 6 ice cubes
  •  3/4 cup thick coconut cream or 200 ml thick Coconut milk
  •  2 to 3 tablespoons sugar, or as needed
  •  A few pineapple wedges to garnish

Nutrition Info (Approximate values)

Nutrition Facts Pina Colada (Mocktail Drink)

Calories 130Calories starting at Fat 27

% Daily Value*

  • 3g5% Fat
  • Saturated Fat 3g19%
  • 1g Polyunsaturated Fat
  • Monounsaturated Fat 1g
  • Sodium 44mg2%
  • Potassium 126mg4%
  • 25g8 Carbohydrates
  • Fibre 2g8%
  • Sugar 19g21%
  • Protein 1g2%
  • Vitamin A 66IU1%
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamine), 1mg67%
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1mg59%
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 1mg5%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg50%
  • Vitamin C 54mg65%
  • Vitamin E 1mg7%
  • Vitamin K 1ug1%
  • Calcium 16mg2%
  • Vitamin B9 (Folate) 20ug5%
  • Iron 1mg6%
  • Magnesium 14mg4%
  • Phosphorus 9mg1%
  • Zinc 1mg7%

* Based on 2000 calories

Pineapple-Coconut pina colada is very helpful in losing weight, lowering cholesterol, and reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases. This drink is a blend of both health and taste.

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Vedanti is a Journalist by Profession and likes to share her experience with mass. She is a keen Environmentalist with 10+ years of experience.

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