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Summer Sips: Superfood Pina Colada Recipes You Must Try

July 9, 2020

Pina Coladas are the pinnacle of summer—by blending together the sweet tang of your favorite frozen fruits, creamy coconut milk, and rum, you’re crafting the perfect cool-down cocktail. But this summer, we’re giving the traditional pina colada recipe two superfood twists. Try a Dragon Fruit & Turmeric or Sweet Spirulina Pina Colada at your next indoor BBQ.

Swirled Frozen Dragon Fruit and Turmeric Pina Colada

Dragon fruit is loaded with fiber and great for gut health. Turmeric is naturally anti-inflammatory and high in antioxidants. Dragon fruit and turmeric together? A delicious combination of sweetness and spice that’s packed with health benefits. This pina colada recipe is dairy-free, vegan, and comes together in less than five minutes.

Yield: 2 servings
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

2 cups frozen pineapple
6 tablespoons Thrive Market Coconut Milk
1 cup cold Thrive Market Coconut Water
1 lime
1 cup crushed ice
⅔ cup (or 6 ounces) light rum
2 tablespoons Pitaya Plus Organic Freeze Dried Red Dragon Fruit Powder
1 to 2 teaspoons Thrive Market Ground Turmeric

Instructions

To make the Dragon Fruit Pina Colada, combine 1 cup of frozen pineapple, 3 tablespoons coconut milk, ½ cup of coconut water, ½ of the lime, 3 ounces of rum, and 2 tablespoons of Pitaya powder in a blender. Blend until smooth. If it begins to melt, add more crushed ice. Pour evenly into 2 glasses.

Repeat a second time to make the Turmeric Pina Colada. In a blender, combine 1 cup of frozen pineapple, 3 tablespoons coconut milk, ½ cup of coconut water, ½ of the lime, 3 ounces of rum, and 1-2 teaspoons of turmeric. Blend until smooth. Carefully pour into the same two glasses with Dragon Fruit Pina Colada. Garnish with lime rounds.

Sweet Spirulina Swirled Frozen Pina Colada

Spirulina is blue-green algae that may help remove toxins from the body and boost overall immunity. If you’ve tried spirulina before, you may be hesitant to put it in a cocktail. But the slightly savory flavor, when paired with the sweet notes of rum and pineapple, is surprisingly delicious. This recipe is also dairy-free, vegan, and can be whipped up in less than 5 minutes.

Yield: 2 servings
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

2 cups frozen pineapple
6 tablespoons Thrive Market Coconut Milk
1 cup cold Thrive Market Coconut Water
1 lime
⅔ cup (or 6 ounces) light rum
1 cup crushed ice
1 tablespoon Thrive Market Spirulina

Instructions

To make the Traditional Pina Colada, combine 1 cup of frozen pineapple, 3 tablespoons coconut milk, ½ cup of coconut water, ½ of the lime, and 3 ounces of rum in a blender. Blend until smooth. If it begins to melt, add more crushed ice. Pour evenly into 2 glasses.

Repeat a second time to make the Spirulina Pina Colada. In a blender, combine 1 cup of frozen pineapple, 3 tablespoons coconut milk, ½ cup of coconut water, ½ of the lime, 3 ounces of rum, and 1 tablespoons of spirulina. Blend until smooth. Carefully pour into the same two glasses with the Traditional Pina Colada. Garnish with lime rounds.

Recipes by: Angela Gaines

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Lily Comba

Lily Comba has never met a baked good she didn't like. When she's not baking, you'll find her writing, taking a Pilates class, or collaborating with the editorial and social team as a Senior Content Writer at Thrive Market.

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