I’m officially on vacation and spending the day at the beach, so I thought it would be appropriate to post my favorite piña colada recipe!! I’ve been anticipating my mini vacation and dreaming of tropical cocktails for a couple weeks now. This version of a Piña Colada has half the calories of a regular one, ringing in at under 250 total, but it tastes just as good (if not better). I promise!
I first fell in love with piña coladas on my honeymoon. It was an anything goes sort of trip- you know… because calories obviously don’t count on your honeymoon. Anyway, I tasted the best version of this cocktail in Maui and after a week of drinking these babies, I thought it ruined piña coladas for life. I tried to replicate it at home, but it didn’t even taste close to being the same and I was wasting a lot of precious calories practicing my mixology skills. Long story short, I came across this skinny version that includes one of my all-time favorite drinks, Bai, and it turns out- it tastes pretty amazing!
Here’s what you’ll need…
Ingredients (serves one):
1/2 bottle Bai Molokai Coconut
1/2 cup Pineapple, cubed and frozen
1 Banana, sliced and frozen
2.0 – 2.5 ounces Rum (or more depending on how strong you like it!)
1/2 teaspoon Coconut Extract
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 cup of Ice
Step 1 // Slice and cube the banana and pineapple.
Step 2 // Pour all the ingredients into a blender and mix until well combined.
I could sing the praises of this blender all. day. long. It’s my favorite! I seriously like it even better than the Vitamix. Why? Because it does an amazing job and it’s wayyy more convenient because of the single servings. It’s also the easiest to cleanup because you just toss the container in the dishwasher. Another convenient quality- it comes with sippable lids, which makes my morning smoothie routine a breeze while driving. Last but not least, the price is awesome. Alright, enough about my favorite blender, but for real- go buy one!! (no that bit wasn’t sponsored, ha!)
Step 3 // Pour the mixture into a glass and garnish the cocktail with a piece of pineapple. Add a straw or a pretty umbrella if you’re feeling festive! Speaking of festive, Kalyn caught me in the midst of this recipe and demanded to split one in his tiki glass. We found these fun vintage ceramic tiki glasses in Hawaii during our honeymoon and somehow they survived the trip back. It was actually pretty fun to reminisce our trip and sip piña coladas together.
If you’re curious about Bai and cocktails, I posted a carbonated French Fizz Martini recipe last year that is equally as good. Aside from being a great mixer, I drink this stuff alone on the reg. Hope you guys enjoy this one! I’ll be signing off, checking out and taking it easy for the rest of the day. Follow along on Instagram and Snapchat (@sar.gibs) if you want snippets of the ocean and a peek into my little getaway.