Pina Colada Smoothie

Sharing more Dominican republic adventures on this post (you can see part 1 featuring plantain tostanes)! When we first arrived on the island, we were both exhausted. I had just taken my medical licensing exams, then we immediately jetted to Michigan for a friend’s whirlwind wedding. Then after just 3.5 hours of sleep, we took off to the Caribbean on the earliest flight to maximize our time there. 
Pina Colada Smoothie | Obsessive Cooking Disorder
As soon as we got to our resort, we marveled at the beach, the food, the resort gardens and pools, activities/amenities for about 5 minutes before we passed out in our garden canopy bed for a much needed nap.
We wandered the beach for a while, which had one of the bluest oceans I had ever seen (contenders include Maui, Hawaii and Mykonos, Greece), before we went back to bed again.
Pina Colada Smoothie | Obsessive Cooking Disorder

Drinks were unlimited on the resort, so to celebrate, B and I ordered a pina colada, which we both love. If you can drink a lot, you can certainly get your money’s worth in all inclusive resorts! (B and I, alas, did not drink our worth since we’re super lightweights regarding alcohol… but B made up for it with the lobsters he devoured)

Pina Colada Smoothie | Obsessive Cooking Disorder
I ate endless fruit everyday, especially the pineapples and mangos which are harder to get in Connecticut. I kept eyeing the coconuts on the top of the palm trees everywhere on the resort. The one time I bought fresh coconuts in Connecticut, they actually turned out to be rancid -_-‘ so I’ve given up on eating them in the North. On the second to last day of our trip, we discovered that coconuts were unlimited – you just had to find a gardener to get the coconut and chop it with a machete for you. 
After that, we ate so much coconuts! You can see pictures of our coconut drinks (and the ocean) on my instagram feed. I still don’t know how the gardeners scale such high palm trees!
Pina Colada Smoothie | Obsessive Cooking Disorder
This recipe is for a pina colada smoothie, which is creamy and light and doesn’t have alcohol, although you can add if you wish of course. There’s a more classic, rum spiked pina colada recipe on the blog (where you can read to find out the story of why I don’t drink much alcohol). The little umbrella is actually from the Dominican Republic, a little souvenir I brought back from the resort 🙂

Pina Colada Smoothie

1/2 cup fresh pineapple
1/2 can coconut milk
almond milk, to taste
ice, to taste

Add all the ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth. Adjust the milk and ice to desired thickness. Pour into your cup when ready to serve. Garnish with fresh pineapple and paper umbrella. Enjoy!

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  1. Piña coladas are my kryptonite, I get one the first day of any beach/island vacation. However, I try to not drink too much alcohol so I don't tend to have many after the first day, but with this booze free smoothie I might be having a lot more.

  2. This looks amazing and so easy to re-create! We went to Jamaica to an all inclusive resort for our honeymoon and it was so magical! I love vacation life