Breakfast Pina Colada

There’s just something about summer that causes me to crave coconut and pineapple.  A whiff of suntan lotion can trigger cravings for the tropics.  Am I the only person who loves the smell of coconut infused suntan lotions?

I’m such a summer girl! Maybe it’s because I spent most of my childhood vacations at the beach.  Maybe it’s because Sunshine on my Shoulders makes me happy.   (Oh, wait, that’s an old song by John Denver.) Whatever the reason, I’m crazy about summer!

When I was growing up, we’d head to St. Simons/Jekyll Island or Panama City Beach for family vacations. Once we rented a house on Jekyll and it was so close to the ocean that when the tide came in, we could play in the water a few feet from the back door.

My Breakfast Pina Colada combines all of my favorite summer flavors in one frosty, delicious smoothie. You don’t have to wait until breakfast, it’s also good on a hot afternoon.  Every time I take a sip, I close my eyes and pretend to be oceanside as I hum Escape (the Pina Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes.  It’ll tide me over until I get to my favorite island in July.

Breakfast Pina ColadaFresh pineapple is always better.  To avoid the mess, I use a pineapple corer/slicer.  You just cut off the top of the pineapple, place the end of the corer over the core of the pineapple and start turning.  When you get to the bottom, lift it up and you have a perfectly sliced and cored pineapple.  It’s so easy!

Pina Colada for Breakfast

Helpful Hint: I always freeze the banana and pineapple overnight in freezer bags.  It gives the Pina Colada a slushy consistency.

Pina Colada for Breakfast

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Breakfast Pina Colada
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • ½ cup light coconut milk
  • Dash of ginger
  1. Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Pina Colada for Breakfast

Are you a summer person? Where’s your favorite summer vacation spot?


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  1. Sounds fabulous Alli! We tend to enjoy pineapple and coconut in the summer also. My niece admitted a few days ago that she was opening her coconut sun screen and sniffing it so she could feel like she was at the beach. LoL
    I’ll be making this beverage for us very soon!

  2. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says

    Wow, that is a heck of a way to start the day! I love pineapple and coconut & would LOVE to try this 😉

  3. What a healthy breakfast idea! Next week, I will be doing a pineapple cleanse for 3 days straight.

  4. That looks SO good! I love Pina Colada, and this would be a perfect way to wake up in the morning. Thanks for the recipe, I’ll give it a try!

  5. It sounds fabulous! I would enjoy one of these beauties every day!

  6. Oh gosh, I LOVE piña coladas, they are one of my favorite cocktail drinks. This one looks so creamy and yummy. Thanks for the recipe.

  7. Oooooh… this is making me want one right now! Will definitely keep this handy for this summer!

  8. What a tropical way to start your day!!! I love this!

  9. Love your pineapple corer/slicer. I do not think I have ever seen one. But then again, I do not live in a pineapple land ;). Yummy recipe, thank you for sharing!

  10. I love this on so many levels. I can’t say not to pina colada anything, and it’s a great way to power myself for the morning. Thanks!

  11. Amazing!!! I’ll take one of these for breakfast any day!

  12. I enjoy a good Pina Colada but never thought of having one for breakfast. I might have to give this a try.

  13. One of my favorite drinks for breakfast! Yes please! I can’t wait to try this and I bet S would love it too!

  14. Nothing says Summer like a Piña Colada in my hand! I love this recipe and using coconut milk instead of the coconut cream used in the traditional drink makes it lower in calories too. I have to try it for breakfast and then add a dash of spiced rum for the afternoon’s by the pool! Cheers!

  15. Omg! I need make one right now, it is so hot here! Thank you so much for the great recipe 😀

  16. A breakfast pina colada sounds so yummy, it is the perfect thing to wake up to in the morning! I really love the tropical flavors a lot.

  17. michele d says

    I am a summer person but never had a breakfast pina colada. I guess that I am doing it wrong. lol

  18. I am definitely a summer girl! I wish I lived close to the ocean because I’d be out there every day! This pina colada looks so yummy! I’ll have to go buy a pineapple and try it.

  19. I love pina colodas. They remind me of my honeymoon when I drank them nonstop. I love this recipe. I could drink these every day!

  20. I have a smoothie every morning. Thanks for this fun recipe and inspiration!

  21. Ohh this looks delicious! I will have to make myself one!

  22. Ooh sitting outside in the morning with one of these would be nice. I need to dedicate a chill day and do this!

  23. Ooooh, so yummy!! Even better, no alcohol. This is great, Alli! =)

  24. CourtneyLynne says

    I have one of those pineapple corer things and it is AMAZING!! One of my favorite summer kitchen accessories!

  25. Bonnie @ wemake7 says

    Oh my that looks so delicious and refreshing! I have never seen a pineapple corer before. I really need one of those!

  26. This looks really good. It looks perfect for summer too. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  27. Sounds amazing! Pina Coladas are my absolute favorite thing on this planet! No joke! Haha, my mom use to make them for me and my brother as a treat growing up so they’re very symbolic and your recipe sounds scrumptious!

  28. I just happen to have all the ingredients on hand to make this. I haven’t had a real Pina colors in years. That changes today! Yum!

  29. We ♥ Pina Coladas! My kids are always asking for a tropical drink ever since we drank them in the Florida Keys. They want the whole shebang with the little umbrella and everything!

  30. I love summer and warm weather. I love to go anywhere that I can lay on the beach and enjoy the sunshine!

  31. christina aliperti says

    Pina coloda for breakfast? I’m in! This looks so good. I love Florida in the Summer and any other place that’s warm and sunny!

  32. Oh, this looks so good. I love Pina Coladas. And one of my fave things ever is fresh pineapple. There is nothing like it. Has to be fresh!

  33. Mmm, these look delicious! Perfect for a fruity pick-me-up in the morning. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  34. Yummy, this sounds delicious. I love Pina coladas. I might have to try this recipe. I also need a pineapple tool too. I love fresh pineapple but it’s a pain to core and cut up.

  35. It has two things that I love, coconut and pineapple so it is truly delicious for me! I need to buy me a pineapple tool to ease up the preparation.

  36. I am a summer person, but I don’t have a certain favorite summer vacation spot. Since I got here in the U.S., the hubs had taken us to many different places. We love to check new places as family.

  37. That looks SO yummy! And for BREAKFAST, no less!

  38. Yummm, this looks incredible! I’ll take it for breakfast any day! Thank you for sharing

  39. How did I not know that pineapple corer existed? We eat tons of pineapple, I need one of those. And a pina colada also!

  40. I love these pina colada. I definitely need one of these today.

  41. I love pineapple and it works wonders in a smoothie. Pineapple pairs well with tumeric and ginger which are both helpful with inflammation.

  42. This sounds like an awesome way to start the day in the summer! I love pina coladas so this is right up my alley!

  43. Yes, I love Pina Colada! I will have to try this asap, looks refreshing.

  44. You had me at piña colada!! LOL! I have one of those pineapple spiralers and that is the best invention ever!

  45. This is one of my favorite drinks de Puerto Rico! Breakfast, lunch, dinner, bring on the summer smoothies!

  46. I love pina coladas, regardless if they’re the cocktail variety or not. I must, must try this recipe!

  47. This sounds really delicious. Just by looking at it, I can tell how yummy this is! Thanks for sharing this one!

  48. Ann Bacciaglia says

    This looks so delicious. I will have to try making one for breakfast tomorrow. I love fresh pineapple.

  49. Yummy! I need to make this soon I’ve had a soft spot for pina coladas lately I don’t know why it didn’t occur to me to make them at home!

  50. Neha Sultan says

    I am definitely a summer person, I really dislike winters as they tend to be so long in Chicago, with wind its just worse. Summer is fun and Pina Colada is my favorite drink!

  51. This sounds absolutely delicious! I would love to have one right now!

  52. What a perfect summer drink! Plus for breakfast!!! Yum

  53. Oh I love a good pina colada! Will definitely give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing.

  54. I love that this is such a healthy drink! It would be perfect for poolside refreshment this summer.

  55. This looks delicious! Thanks for the tip about freezing the pineapple and banana. I imagine having one of these on our new deck. Pinning. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday!

  56. Alli, this is just luscious! I am featuring this post at the Merry Monday #57 party. So glad you share your creativity with us!

  57. the4leafs says

    Love this! This is looks so delicious! I can’t wait to try it. (I think I have all the ingredients). 🙂 Thanks for sharing at #homemattersparty


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