Start out your day out with a tropical twist with the strawberry piña colada protein shake recipe. It tastes just like the real thing, and is packed with protein and fresh fruits.
Piña coladas are the epitome of tropical foo-foo drinks and boy are they delicious. I’m not talking about the kind made from a mixer at the store, I’m talking about freshly blended, real coconut cream, fresh pineapple and rum. It’s an amazing frosty, boozy goodness, that’s even better if you throw in some strawberries. Of course, it’s is a gazillion calories and definitely not a breakfast drink.
Unless you’re on vacation or it’s Saturday.
This protein shake is like a strawberry piña colada without the calories and alcohol. In order to save on the calories and fat, I substituted coconut extract for the coconut cream. Of course, you can use unsweetened coconut milk in place of water or almond milk for extra coconut flavor. The pineapple is left over from the Grilled Pineapple Margaritas from a couple weeks back. I didn’t want to overdose on pineapple, so I just cut the fresh pineapple into spears and froze them.
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Grab your high-speed blender, half a cup of ice, almond milk or coconut milk, coconut extract, vanilla ice cream protein powder, frozen pineapple and strawberries and get blending. If you need that authentic flavor you can add a splash of rum extract too. Or just add real rum, I won’t tell.
Want more protein shake recipes? Check out this coffee almond protein shake and this mandarin creamsicle protein shake.
Strawberry Pina Colada Protein Shake
- 1/2 cup ice
- 1/2 cup almond milk or water
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1/4 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 4 fresh strawberries
- 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
- 1/2 teaspoon rum extract (optional)
- Blend all ingredients together. Serve immediately.
Sounds like a delicious way to start the day! Thanks for sharing with us at #OvertheMoon Link Party. I’ve pinned and shared.
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
Yum! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner Link up!
Donna @ Modern on Monticello
I drink protein shakes most days and this is one recipe I am going to have to try. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty
Congratulations! I selected your post as my feature for this week’s #OvertheMoon Link Party. Hope you link up with us this week.
I love strawberry pina coladas, I have to try this! Thanks for sharing this at #HomeMattersParty
Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week and I have just pinned it to our features board. Enjoy your new Red Plate and have a wonderful day!
I’m copying this recipe! My bodybuilder husband will love this! 😀 Thanks for sharing it over at Food Friday. Excited to see what you’ll be sharing next! 🙂
Mother of 3
That looks and sounds amazing! Pinned.
Kristin's Peppermints and Cherries
I’m always on the lookout for healthy shake recipes. I have never added coconut extract, but I’m sure that is a nice addition! Pinning and visiting from What’s for Dinner? Link Up
Mmmm, sounds tantalizingly delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe on Party in Your PJ’s!
What a great Shake! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
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I love coconut milk in my smoothies! I also Love the strawberry and pina colada flavour! This smoothie looks so fresh and delicious!