I whipped up this pina colada last night and let me tell you, it was fantastic. I’ve had a rough couple of days with a broken wrist and I really hate being injured. Injuries of any kind bum me out but this one is kind of major; washing my hair even hurts. I wanted RUM in this pina colada! Go ahead, judge me, I don’t mind, but that IS what I wanted, a nice spiced rum would have been perfect. I didn’t have rum. Damn.
Let me get to the good part, pineapple. Pineapple is a great digestive aid if you didn’t already know. Pineapple contains bromelain which is used as a supplement in digestive enzymes. This tropical fruit also contains a substantial amount of manganese and thiamin (Vitamin B1) which is important for energy production and antioxidant defenses so bottoms up on this nourishing pina colada.
I had fresh homemade almond milk so I used it but alternatively, you could use coconut milk in place of almond milk. I added a tablespoon of coconut water powder that I had in my pantry; more on this stuff in another post. I promise not to judge you if you have a bottle of rum taking up space in your house but this is a nourishing pina colada so don’t waste it.
this made one glass, double this recipe for two
- 1/2 cup fresh pineapple
- 1/2 lime, juice and zest
- 1 tbsp raw coconut water powder
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup ice
- a few drops of stevia (I used vanilla stevia)
- Add everything to a Vita-Mix and blend until just combined. Serve immediately.
I think I should get a job at The Light Cellar. I am there way to often. Love this place.