Paleo Pina Colada: Frosty and Healthy

Natalie Perry | Perry's Plate

How does one make a Paleo Pina Colada? Read on. Find out!

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Whenever I stumble upon a concoction that has absolutely no added sweetener and still tastes like a frozen dessert I do cartwheels on the inside and squeal like a 14-year-old... on the outside.

I have no shame.

This one in particular made me nostalgic for a treat my grandma would make for us when we'd come to visit. She blended a frozen pina colada Bacardi mix with some bananas a milk, and we happily slurped down the entire pitcher. Mmm.

My paleo version isn't 75% corn syrup and contains no dairy, despite being rich and creamy. (Hooray!) All you need are three ingredients: bananas, fresh pineapple, and coconut milk.

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The trick to getting that soft-serve consistency is freezing the bananas and pineapple and using either a powerful blender or a food processor to blend it.

I love this little smoothie/sorbet thing. I'm not sure how to classify it, but it's just the thing to calm my sweet tooth during detox months. Or any month for that matter.

  4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 3 large bananas, cut into thirds and frozen
  • 2 cups pineapple chunks, frozen
  • 1 cup coconut milk

Directions

Buzz everything here together in a blender, helping it along, if needed, by pushing things down (with the blender turned off, of course).

If it's still too thick, add up to 1/2 cup of water to get things going.


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Natalie embraced the Paleo way of eating slowly, over time, and you can read about it on Perry's Plate. These days she's downright in love with it. Check out her Paleo fanatic recipes, and you'll see why.

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    Oh man this sounds so GOOD!!!! And I even have fresh cut pineapple... hmm looks like I should pop some in the freezer when I get home :)

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    Totally genus idea! We will be surviving on this healthy treat during the triple digits here in Az.

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    Yum! Love a sweet treat without any additional sugar :)

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    Yummy! Does this recipe use coconut milk in a carton or in a can?

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    perrysplate.com @ kristi

    I actually used homemade coconut milk for this, which would be comparable to canned. Thanks for catching that!

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    Natalie, this reminds me of Caribbean holidays - paleo friendly :)
    Although I'm following the 8 week paleo meal plan, I'm already exploring the web for more great recipes. Now, almost the 7th week over now and feeling healthy became 'addictive' (ref.:http://timreviews.com/paleo-re...
    Tried and tasted phenomenal! Thank you, you made my day,
    Alexandra

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    I'm so glad you liked it and that the paleo lifestyle is treating you well!

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    There is no doubt that I will be making this! I love the simple, fresh ingredients.

    Stephie-swope
    eat-your-heart-out.net

    Yum! All of my favorite flavors. I've got to make this! (It's still healthy if I eat it all by myself...right?) ;-)

    Amber
    bluebonnetsandbrownies.com

    We've got everything to make this right now - perfect for Elevenses!