How to Make a Piña Colada (Healthy)


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Stephanie Kanoeola Megumi Wong

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo and beyond…

Cheers to celebration – to cool projects, to new babies in the family, to graduation, to folded laundry, to love, to that new flower that sprouted up in your garden.

This coming weekend, marks a very special day in my neighborhood. On top of launching our new eBook, Eat Real Essentials, I’ve been collaborating with a few great local leaders and artists to build a park. Our goal is to improve safety, bring people together, get adults physically active, grow food, provide discovery learning activities for kids, and teach outdoor DIY classes for the crafty. Call me crazy, but it’s activities like this that keep me whole-healthy. It’s the other side of “EATing LIFE WHOLE.”

We are kicking off the project with a Cinco de Mayo celebration, to unveil the mural, and eat good food with great people. Inspired by my goals to stress-less and celebrate more, I made this recipe for us all to enjoy. Join me this weekend by serving up healthy Cinco de Mayo goodies for your friends and family.

Simple Ingredients

Springer and I are on a mission to show as many people as possible that EATING REAL, whole foods is the best way to clean up your diet and grow healthy bodies. That goes for special indulgences and drinks too!

Piña coladas (Spanish for pineapple + strained) are a fairly simple drink. It’s fresh pineapple juice, cream of coconut, and rum. That’s it. However, most bar and homemade versions use coconut milk loaded with sugar, starches, and preservatives. The processed stuff PLUS alcohol is definitely no formula for feeling awesome.

To keep this family-friendly, I’ve ditched the rum and added a few, naturally sweet and boosting ingredients for you to enjoy. It doesn’t mean you can’t add the rum later ;)


2 cups light coconut milk, (it’s easy to make too!)
2 cups coconut water
2 bananas, frozen*
1 ½ cups pineapple, frozen*
1 tablespoon chia seeds

*If you don’t have frozen fruit, simply add ice cubes (but it may water it down a bit).


  1. Throw everything in a blender.
  2. Serve with a fresh slice of pineapple.
  3. Enjoy and celebrate life.

Serves 4 


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Thanks for reading! My name is Stephanie Wong and I am a certified holistic health & nutrition coach, home-grown natural food cook, lover of all things ginger, and a strong believer that strength is beauty. [read more...]


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