This is an alternative take on the classic Pina Colada, something I tried making as a breakfast treat recently. If you add rum this drink tastes exactly like something you would be served at a resort in the Maldives, so alcohol-it-up if you want! Refrain from adding alcohol and this is a healthy and fun option for the whole family.
- 1 medium pineapple – chopped
- 1 can coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons shredded coconut
- 1 large banana
- Rum (optional)
Blend all the ingredients together and voila! You have your very own Paleo Breakfast Pina Colada 🙂
FOOD FACT: PINEAPPLE
Fresh pineapple is an excellent source of the antioxidant vitamin C. 100 g of pineapple contains 47.8 or 80% of this vitamin. Vitamin C is required for collagen synthesis in the body and collagen is the main structural protein in the body required for maintaining the integrity of blood vessels, skin, organs, and bones.
Regular consumption of foods rich in vitamin C helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents (boosting immunity) and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals from the body.