The classic vegan Pina Colada smoothie turned into a gluten-free and sugar-free breakfast drink. Refreshing and rejuvenating.
It has been incredibly hot here in Penang Malaysia where D and I have been renting an apartment for the last month.
I mean I don’t know if it’s just me or if everyone reacts to the heat the same way I do.
My body is struuuuuggaling. Whenever I’m outside I seem to instantly start sweating and look disheveled right away. My hair gets in my face, my clothes cling to me, I just get irritable and impatient. It’s too much for me.
Maybe after a while your body starts to adapt, but I’m just forced to believe I’m better suited to colder climates.
To save myself from the heat I need a cool refreshing drink; pretty much at all times. What is it about the heat that smoothie instantly are craved by every ounce of your being? Anyone else? Or just me? Well D is right there with me I know. He cannot go a single day in a hot climate without a smoothie. Sometimes he gets two; though that is usually reserved for rough travel days.
So this vegan pina colada smoothie is really specially made for D. Fresh pineapples, bananas and coconut milk. Blend that right up and you’ll magically feel refreshed and rejuvenated in an instant.
The kind of drink I need daily in the Malaysian heat (or any other time it’s hot and sunny outside). I mean it seriously feels like it’s 1000 degrees here every day for my sensitive to the heat body!
And if you’re having one of those days, feel free to sneak a bit of rum in here too. Or maybe two shots worth. Hey, I don’t know what kind of day you’ve had. Who am I to judge?
Oh yes and I just had to serve this vegan Pina Colada smoothie in a wine glass – what better glass to drink out of I ask? Let’s get festive!
One of the benefits of being a grown up — drinking out of wine glasses. And none of those stemless wine glasses for me. I’ll take the risk any day and try to properly balance a wine glass with a stem. I just always feel so much more grown up and elegant when drinking out of a proper wine glass. You with me?
What are your favorite smoothies?
If you’re looking for more smoothie ideas be sure to check out my:
- Superfood Kale Smoothie with Maca, Pear and Banana → PIN For Later
- Creamy Vegan Taro Smoothie → PIN For Later
- Spinach and Pear Breakfast Smoothie
- Vegan Mango Smoothie
Or if you prefer a proper smoothie bowl instead check out my:
- 2 cups diced pineapple
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup coconut milk
- a few ice cubes
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.