Fruity and tropical, this 4 Ingredient Raspberry Colada Smoothie is healthy, full of tart raspberries, coconut and protein for an island inspired breakfast or snack!
Originally Posted February 2015 – Post Updated January 2017.
As look out onto the snow-covered streets, I am wishing to be transported straight ahead to Florida.
While I live in the middle of the midwest, I should be thankful I get to experience all four seasons. But to a girl that only likes to experience the snowflakes falling from the comfort of my home with my fuzzy socks, fire blazing and a warm cup of coffee in my hands.
I always have and always will take warmer days over those chilly ones. While I do enjoy cuddling up with my husband and chowing down on big bowls of comforting soup, I would like to tell Mother Nature, “Don’t let the door hit ya on your way out.”
With our trip to Florida a month or so away, I am ready to say see ya to winter and welcome spring with open arms. I have had my fill of soups, hot cocoa and hearty dishes and ready for all things light, refreshing and fruity!
Yes, I know I have the worst of winter is ahead of us, as KC is notorious for being destroyed in February. The silver lining this year? Watching my little guy discover snow for the first time! Maybe even experience snow ice cream? Has anyone made it before? If so, please spill!
To get in the Florida mood, I have made a Raspberry Colada Smoothie to help bring on those warmer days and help prepare me for our trip. It is no secret I am lover of all things coconut so naturally, I have a special place in my heart for pina colada’s! The fresh pineapple, the tropical coconut, and the rum is just a perk. In place of the pineapple, I swapped in tart raspberries which help make this smoothie not overly sweet. To keep it light and healthy, I swapped out coconut cream with almond milk. Feel free to swap your milk of choice, though. Coconut extract is added to bring on the full coconut flavor without weighing the drink down. And lastly, I love adding a scoop of vanilla protein powder to give the drink extra body and a healthy protein boost. This part is optional but highly recommended as it helps contribute to the drinks smooth consistency and the vanilla enhances the sweetness! If you choose to not add it, vanilla greek yogurt would be another great option!
As the snow falls, I will gladly sip and dream of warmer days with my raspberry colada smoothie!