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Pina Colada “Dreaming of a Vacation” Protein Smoothie

It’s winter and all I have on my mind is going on vacation.  Well, that vacation is 4 months away.  In the meantime I’ll just pretend I’m on vacation somewhere hot.  I’ll continue my weekend walks to the beach (I live within an 8 minute walk to the beach), put on my bronzer and make a Pina Colada.
Ok, are you ready for this because when you drink this refreshing drink you are going to feel like you just stepped into a resort in the Caribbean and a hot cabana boy, who happens to look just like Paul Walker, just handed you this cold, frothy drink.
You sip it, close your eyes and let the flavours take you to paradise.
I had my first Pina Colada in Cuba about 5 years ago.  I never heard of this drink before.  I must have been living under a rock!  I spent my next seven days at the resort drinking this glass of paradise.
The recipe has pineapple in it but the amount of pineapple for the whole recipe is 2.25 net carbs.  If you would rather use a different flavour try 3 tablespoons of lime juice, berries, or single crystal light sugar free drink mixes. 

To make this experience yours too and with added protein:
Use a blender to mix:
·         1 can of full fat coconut milk (you could probably use almond milk too)
·         3 scoops of vanilla protein powder
·         1/8 cup of pineapple (or a 3 tablespoons of lime juice – adjust for preference)
·         Optional – crushed ice
Makes 2-3 servings
Nutritional Facts:
Based on
Pineapple version = 6.25 net carbs for the whole recipe or 2.08 net carbs per serving based on 3 servings
Lime juice version = 5.87 net carbs for the whole recipe or 1.96 net carbs per serving based on 3 servings
*Carb counts can vary based on protein powder used.  I use Promasil, Vanilla Ice Cream Flavour


One Response to Pina Colada “Dreaming of a Vacation” Protein Smoothie

  1. Jess December 29 at 4:46 am #

    This looks delicious!