Piña Colada Protein Shake
Are you ever pissed you aren’t Beyonce? I am. She just slays it. All day errrrrrday. Watching her on tour right now makes me want to join a hip hop class and start dancing for another exercise routine. I don’t know where the hell I would go for adult hip hop class and I know I would be humiliated trying it, but I still want to do it. Back in my clubbin’ days, I would dance so hard that I would leave daclub with my hair completely soaked in sweat and jeans 5 sizes too big from all the butt and crotch sweat going on. Sweet image, eh? Those days were seriously so bomb.
Guess what? I have 2 consultations this week for Invisalign. One of my best friends sent me a link to a faster route: clear braces. I swiftly gave her a “hell no” and went straight back to searching for affordable orthodontist. Even though that doesn’t exist. So I’m going to talk to 2 different places and get a couple quotes and hopefully start the long road to straighter teeth by next week! Thanks for all your suggestions and mentioning price a couple times, it’s been super helpful with figuring out what I should be paying. Especially since I don’t have dental insurance. Sad face emoji.
Who is pumped about Cinco de Mayo this week?! I’m really excited about any holiday that has to do with food. Because then my job is more fun. This recipe was more so inspired by my recent trip to Jamaica. We had piña coladas on a regular basis there so I thought bringing it back in the form of a healthy post workout treat sounded like a wonderful idea. But if you don’t want this to be as healthy, you can totally add some rum to the mix to make it a real deal piña colada. The choice is yours, you smart adult, you.
Be sure to check the blog tomorrow and Thursday for two more Cinco de Mayo inspired recipes AND a round up of even more recipes that you just MUST try. Okokokokokokok. Ok.Print
Piña Colada Protein Shake
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 5
- Yield: 2 1x
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup frozen cubed pineapple
- 2/3 cup coconut cream (the thick cream that rises to the top of a can of coconut milk)
- 1 – 1 1/2 cup almond milk (depending how thick you want your shake)
- 2 tablespoons collagen
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 tablespoon ground chia seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Place all ingredients for the shake in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Serve in two glasses. Or one. Then drink it.
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29 thoughts on “Piña Colada Protein Shake”
This sounds fantastic, just in time for the warmer weather in MN! FINALLY!!! Question for you, what are the benefits of collagen vs typical isolated protein? I get so confused when people start talking about collagen, BCAA’s, etc. Do you have a POV from your experience? I have been crossfitting for just over a year now and muscle is slow to build…still working on that first pull up:)
honestly, i have no clue. i’ve never looked into that! i just like the collagen since it’s unsweetened and you can mix it into anything!
I’m always pissed I’m not Beyoncé… Or a unicorn. Same thing.
This shake looks so refreshing! And yes, I wish I was Beyonce everyday. 🙂
I’m so lucky–I have a Cinco De Mayo birthday! It sucked in college because it was always during finals, but now that I’m adulting everyone wants to go out for margaritas! 🙂
I’ve been wanting to mention this for a while now–I remember “leftovers” from a few years ago when you would dig up old recipes and remake them and take better photos of them and stuff. I would totally get on board with more of those–but only because there are some super kick ass forgotten recipes from the past. So if you wanna bring those back I am TOTALLY game. Just sayin’.
i definitely need to do another round up post of my favorite recipes from the past to remind people of those, even if they have terrible photos haha!
I have your Mexican Meatloaf from your cookbook already prepped and ready to go for Cinco de Mayo! Can’t wait! We had the Truffle burgers last night and O.M.G. I didn’t have truffle oil, so I made up my aioli using plain yogurt (we eat homemade yogurt for gut health reasons), stone ground mustard, and minced garlic. It was off the chain with the burgers, mushroom, and fried egg! I loved your new cookbook so much that I ordered your 2nd one and it comes today! You’ve made cooking so much for me!
I just made this shake by the way with a few modifications – only used one Tablespoon of the coconut cream. Used 3/4 cup almond milk and 3/4 cup water. Used Vanilla Shakeology (which is usually YUCK to me). Didn’t have coconut extract so I threw in some organic unsweetened coconut flakes. Left out the chia seed because i’m out of it. It was awesome. I have never put coconut cream in a shake, but it sure did make that nasty Vanilla Shakeo taste better!! Thanks for another great recipe.
awesome!! so glad to hear it, Jaime! your aioli sounds delicious! hope you love the other book too!
Love your site and recipes, your sense of humor is right up my alley! As an HR Manager, I just wanted to mention that you could get onto your new husbands dental insurance (if he has it himself through an employer) within 30 days of getting married. It *might* save you money. Typically dental insurance has an orthodontics cap and if paying cash they may give you a big enough discount to incentivize you not to use insurance, but for general purpose stuff, it might be worth it to get added on. Dental insurance through employers is usually pretty inexpensive and depending on the coverage, can save you a TON of money! Good luck with the invisaline!
sadly, he doesn’t have dental either! we both have good history when it comes to our teeth so we just pay out of pocket when it comes to going a couple times per year for cleaning.
Amazing! How have I not seen/known that coconut extract was a thing?!
I’d rather be you than Beyoncé…. You are a Crossfit bad#ss, and you cook too!
ha!! but beyonce can dance, has a better butt AND a person who cooks for her!
If you happen to come to Puerto Rico you must come where the Pina Colada was invented in 1963, Barrachina Restaurant Old San Juan. . http://www.barrachina.com.
Their formula is the most garded secret since its invention and they use at he best puertorrican premium rum to mix it.. Also they have a fantastic Flamenco Show starting at 8pm on Friday and Saturday every week..
This smoothie looks so wonderful…I’m totally a pineapple fan! Also, my husband is in school to be an orthodontist right now! You are right in saying that there really isn’t a “cheaper” or more “affordable” option, but there are different payment plans. I also think it’s super smart to get 2 consults because just like with any treatment/medical consultations/etc there can be a couple of different approaches!! So exciting! When my husband starts working, I’m hopping on the invisalign train too 🙂
Keep us posted on the invisalign! I want to do invisalign… I am 43 and I am not doing braces again! But wait – your teeth look good to me?
i go in tomorrow to get my impressions and start invisalign in about a month. my teeth are pretty straight but have shifted since i stopped wearing my retainers and they are just going to shift more with time, so i want to fix it now and get back to wearing my retainers every night!
Absolutely Amazing!!!! I didn’t add any protein powder to mine just because I recently ran out and I don’t think it made a difference for the taste as I said it tasted amazing! It made for an wonderful relaxing treat this evening sitting out on our deck enjoying these hot summer nights!
I looked into Invisalign, but ended up getting Lumineers instead because it corrected all my issues including whitening and symmetry. They are porcelain veneers and they are expensive but I am very satisfied with the results. Love your site, besides you are the Paleo crossfit version of Bey????
I am 46 and I started Invisalign May 2015 I originally started with 29 sets of trays and by set 19 the dentist didn’t like the way those trays were moving my teeth so I had to get new molds done, new attachments on my teeth and 24 new sets of trays!! But they are looking good!! I never had braces growing up because my parents couldn’t afford them and I did it mainly now because my teeth were curving inwards and the roots were being exposed!! Ouch!! Much better after a year so far! I want to prepare you though you will either get a really dry mouth like your sucking on cotton balls all the time and constantly be guzzling water (me) OR the dentist said some people start to salivate excessively !!! No one told me this before so just so your aware!! ;0) Also insurance usually doesn’t cover Invisalign so mine was cash out of pocket also ! :0(
i just paid for mine yesterday too, no fun, but totally worth it long term in my eyes!
What do you recommend for a good vanilla protein powder? Thanks for your feedback.
i like progenex or mark sission’s primal fuel!
Happy Cinco de Mayo! This protein smoothie looks delicious!
This definitely sounds more appealing and healthier than the sugar laden one I had a few days ago. Yuck, it was so sweet it took me forever to drink it, which I guess was a plus and def made me stop at one… but I would rather have had a healthy version!
Delicious, and had the unexpected side effect of making me think about rum and beaches at 8am. That makes for a much happier version of myself arriving to work, so thank you!
hahaha glad to hear it, heather!