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Non-Alcoholic Pina Colada: Recipes for Healthy Drinks with Coconut Water and Coconut Milk

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Non- Alcoholic Drinks for Hot Summer Days

Summer has arrived and it is time for cookouts, family reunions, and back yard fun. For these occasions, it isn't always practical to drink alcoholic drinks. Whether you are dieting, pregnant, or the designated driver, there are many non-alcoholic drinks to enjoy while partying or relaxing.

If you are health conscience, coconut milk and coconut water provide exceptional health and diet benefits from improvement in blood pressure and cardiovascular function to the burning of belly fat. Unlike soft drinks, caffeinated teas, and alcoholic beverages, these non- alcoholic drinks will not promote dehydration in hot summer months. These healthy drinks not only taste good, but can be incorporated into many recipes to make them good for you.

Ingredients for Healthy Pina Colada

  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Milk, or Coconut Cream Drink
  • 1/2 Cup Cream of Coconut
  • 2 Tablespoons Dark Rum Extract, (1/2 cup Rum if alcoholic)
  • 1 Cup Fresh Pineapple Chunks, (can use pineapple juice)
  • 4 Tablespoons White Sugar, Can use substitute like Splenda
  • 12 Large Ice Cubes
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Instructions

  1. Add coconut milk, pineapple juice, rum extract, sugar, and ice into a blender.
  2. Set blender on high to crush the ice. After crushed, set the blender on blend or low. Blend until smooth!
  3. Pour mixture into a festive glass. Garnish and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Cook Time

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10 min

10 min

Makes two 8 ounce drinks

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You can purchase amaretto syrup in the coffee isle. Comes in regular and sugar free.

You can purchase amaretto syrup in the coffee isle. Comes in regular and sugar free.

Non-Alcoholic Amaretto Pina Colada Recipe

For a creamier desert like treat (and for those who don't like pineapple), the Amaretto Pina Colada Recipie is a great alternative.

1/2 Cup Coconut Milk

1/2 Cup Cream of Cocunut

2 Tablespoons of Half n' Half

1/4 Cup Amaretto Syrup

4 Tablespoons of White Sugar or 2 Tablespoons of Sugar Substitute

12 Large Ice Cubes

Instructions

Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend on high till smooth.

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Coconut Cola

For an exotic and healthy non- alcoholic beverage, a Coconut Cola is a great drink on a hot day.

1 Cup Coconut Milk

1 Cup Cola

1 Tablespoon of Lime Juice

Mix Well. Serve over ice with an umberella.

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Coconut Melon Tango

Coconut Melon Tango

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Coconut Melon Tango

Ingredients

2 Cups of Cantaloupe. Juiced on highest setting on blender to liquefy. Strain the liquid if you don't want the pulp in your drink.

2 Cups of Coconut Water

1 Teaspoon of Sugar of 1/2 Teaspoon of Sugar Substitute

1 Pinch of Pepper


Instructions

Combine all ingredients together in a pitcher of ice. Serve cold. Garnish with cantaloupe or mint sprig.

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Cocojito- non alcoholic mojito made of coconut water.

Cocojito- non alcoholic mojito made of coconut water.

Coconut Water Cocojito

Ingredients


1/2 Cup Coconut Water (chilled)

10 Mint Leaves

3 oz. Rum Extract

2 Tablespoons of Fresh Lime Juice

Instructions

Crush mint leaves in the bottom of tall glass with a spoon. Pour lime juice into bottom of glass on top of the mint leaves. Fill with ice, rum extract, and coconut water. Garnish with additional mint leaves. Enjoy!

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Health Benefits of Drinking Coconut Water and Milk

Coconut products have recently been revered for their health benefits including improvement to the skin, hair, and nails to increased function in vascular activity. Coconut products have been found to:

- Decrease Belly Fat

- Maintain blood glucose levels to a healthy level due to coconut's concentration of Manganese

- Builds strong bones because of its high Phosphorus content

- Naturally calm nerves and muscles due to its high Magnesium content

- And.. can even lower high blood pressure as it is a natural source of Potassium

One coconut has more protein than the average steak. People can benefit from eating its meat, oil, and drinking coconut milk. Coconut products are not "dairy" food so can be enjoyed by those with milk allergies or those who may be lactose intolerant.

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Comments

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on May 27, 2013:

I can see that I need to add coconut water to our diet! I like the sounds of the cocojito, and the coconut cola sounds simple and intriguing. Thank you!

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on February 07, 2013:

Thanks MissJaimieD!

MissJamieD from Minnes-O-ta on February 07, 2013:

Awesome ideas! I love coconut:)

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on December 01, 2012:

Thanks so much for reading and commenting Jamie. Coconut water needs some flavor but it is really healthy.

Jamie Brock from Texas on November 30, 2012:

Shoot! I wish I had seen this when the weather was still hot... all of these sound wonderful especially the Pina Colada:) I don't drink alcohol so this would be perfect. I've never had coconut water or milk but have heard wonderful things about it.. your hub makes me want to try it even more. Thank you so much for sharing :)

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on November 06, 2012:

Thanks aviannovice. It is a pleasure to meet you on Hubpages.

Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on November 03, 2012:

Billy sent me! I'm glad that I took a look a these drinks, for they sure will be wonderful in the heat of OK this coming summer.

toknowinfo on October 21, 2012:

These are great and delicious sounding recipes. And they sound perfect for all year round.

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on August 20, 2012:

Thanks for your awesome comment healthylife2!

healthylife2 on August 20, 2012:

These look great. I still have time to try these because Summer isn't over yet! I'm always looking for great ways to combine health and enjoyment so thanks for this article!

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on August 20, 2012:

These are great and they are good for you too. Thanks for reading Peanutritious. I hope you get some warmer, better weather soon!

Tara Carbery from Cheshire, UK on August 19, 2012:

Mmm. These sound gorgeous. I drink Tea and Coffee but hate Coke and most fizzy drinks. I drink water mainly but Coconut milk/juice is gorgeous. I love it! Great summer drinks but sadly, we haven't had a summer to enjoy them in here in the UK!

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on August 07, 2012:

Me too healthylife. I don't drink soda or tea so I am always experimenting with drinks. :)

healthylife2 on August 07, 2012:

Thanks for the info..desperate for summer drinks that are healthy but still festive.

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on August 07, 2012:

It is a great drink dwachira. I hope you enjoy it! :)

Danson Wachira from Nairobi, Kenya on August 07, 2012:

Now suddenly i get thirsty, i would like to try the Coconut Melon Tango, looks a really quencher beside its benefits. Voted up.

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on July 30, 2012:

You sound like my son lyric writer. He had a Mountain Dew habit. I drink too much coffee. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Richard Ricky Hale from West Virginia on July 30, 2012:

Tammy, voting this up and all across but funny! You really did a great job on everything. All these drinks look great! With them also being healthy, you can't go wrong. I drink way to much mountain dew and need a change. These drinks would be perfect.

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on July 14, 2012:

Thank you so much for the wonderful comment BeBorra K. Ogans. I appreciate that!

Elder DeBorrah K Ogans on July 14, 2012:

Tammyswallow, What tasty, healthy, delicious looking creative drinks. Voted Up! Thank you for sharing, Peace & Blessings!

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on July 05, 2012:

Thanks so much Cclitgirl. These are great for summer and they are actually good for you. I appreciate your visit.

Cynthia Calhoun from Western NC on July 05, 2012:

You had me at Pina Colada. :D This sounds so yummy and wonderful! I can't wait to try it out with the coconut dream milk. Yum!! All your other drinks sound delicious, too. I love it that you can make them alcoholic or not, depending on who's around - that's great, too. Lovely!

JP Carlos from Quezon CIty, Phlippines on July 04, 2012:

Hi Tammyswallos, Coconuts are called buko here. What's interesting is that we even have a special agency for these trees - Philippine Coconut Authority. I don't really know what they do though.

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on July 04, 2012:

Thanks Jpmc. I like that name.. Buko Juice. What do you call coconuts there? I am glad you shared that. I love learning new things. :)

JP Carlos from Quezon CIty, Phlippines on July 04, 2012:

We call cocnut water BukoJuice here in the Philippines. we have lots of these here since we're a tropical country. The recipes here looks great.

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on July 03, 2012:

Wow.. that is a great point billybuc. I am glad you mentioned that. I grew up in a household with two alcoholics so I just promised to never ever drink. Thanks for sharing that and I hope you have a great 4th too!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on July 03, 2012:

Hub number two that I didn't see posted....

Great ideas except for me....most alcoholics have a hard time drinking non-alcoholic drinks like this one because it triggers thoughts of drinking real alcohol. Believe me, I wish it weren't so! This sound delicious! Have a great 4th of July, Tammy!

Janine Huldie from New York, New York on June 30, 2012:

U welcome and anytime, glad to do it :)

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on June 30, 2012:

Thanks so much Janine Huldie. I appreciate the share.

Janine Huldie from New York, New York on June 30, 2012:

I have always loved Pina Coladas and really loved your recipes here. I pinned them and will be trying them out in the near future. Also voted up and shared too!!

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on June 26, 2012:

Thanks so much for reading and commenting Sharyn. I am a fan of Amaretto too. I appreciate your visit.

Sharon Smith from Northeast Ohio USA on June 25, 2012:

Hi Tammy, These ALL sound wonderful. My favorite would have to be the Amaretto, yum. And I love the last pic with the book :)

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on June 22, 2012:

Thanks for reading and commenting ignugent17. Hope you will give this a try!

ignugent17 on June 22, 2012:

Yes summer is here again and we need to drink a lot of thirst quenching drinks. Thanks for sharing tammyswallow.

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on June 21, 2012:

Thanks for your read and comments:

Ruchira: I want to come to the party!!! :)

LoveDoctor: Thanks for the read, comment, and vote!

AuFait: Thanks so much for your kind words. I am not a foodie, but I do an occasional recipie. I appreciate your visit!

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on June 21, 2012:

Thanks for stopping by Brett.Tesol. I didn't realize coconut water was a great replacement for sports drinks. Makes perfect sense- and it doesn't have the jittery caffeine side effects. I appreciate that.

C E Clark from North Texas on June 20, 2012:

These drinks look delicious. Saw your hub and it looked so good I had to check it out. Thought since I actually read it and noted you have some really good recipes here, which I have saved, that I would just go ahead and let you know I was here and that your recipes and this hub look so inviting!

Voting you up and awesome!

lovedoctor926 on June 20, 2012:

pina colada I meant

lovedoctor926 on June 20, 2012:

These drinks are refreshing. I also love a nice, cool pina cola. The coconut melon tango looks good too. voted up awesome!

Ruchira from United States on June 20, 2012:

I am a big fan of Pina colada. I have bookmarked your hub for future parties where people request a non alcoholic drink...cheers!

voted up and sharing it across

Brett C from Asia on June 20, 2012:

Great suggestions. In fact, the coconut milk is meant to be a wonderful natural alternative to "sports drinks" ...

Sharing these useful suggestions for those organizing parties soon ... or just that like to drink something different on a hot summer's day.

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on June 19, 2012:

Thanks for your visit Prasetio. Cheers to you! :)

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on June 18, 2012:

Tammy, I really thirsty after read all your recipes. I love most of your non-alcoholic Pina Colada and I believe most of these drinks are good for our health. It suitable for the weather in my country right now. Good job, my friend. Voted up and shared :-)

Prasetio

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on June 18, 2012:

Thanks for reading Unknown Spy!

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on June 18, 2012:

Thanks for your comment Thelma Alberts. I sit at my computer and drool over all of these great recipes too. I think I gained 5 lbs by reading. Good to see you!

Thank you so much Viking305! If you like pineapple, this is a great drink.

Thanks Shampa- I appreciate you stopping by with a kind comment.

Good to see you Lady Lydell. These drinks are great for long hot days. Thanks for reading.

Life Under Construction from Neverland on June 18, 2012:

this is one amazing hubs! i should try it. Its sounds very interesting. Never heard of it though but i should try. i'll love it for sure!

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on June 18, 2012:

Thanks for reading and commenting Peter Geekie. It would be so hard to have diabetes. I use splenda in this and it tastes pretty good.

Peter Geekie from Sittingbourne on June 18, 2012:

Thank you tammy

I really enjoy coconut water and as a diabetic it is excellent as a rehydration agent. I may have to try without sugar (perhaps with a sweetener)

Kind regards Peter

LadyLyell from George, South Africa on June 18, 2012:

Summer months are months away for me but these drinks sound good for any season. Of course summer demands wonderful drinks like these and yes, I will try the coconut ones!

Voted useful!

Shampa Sadhya from NEW DELHI, INDIA on June 18, 2012:

Voted up and useful!

Every drink sounds and looks tasty and I must give it a try.

L M Reid from Ireland on June 18, 2012:

I have never tried a Pina Colada but you have made it look so nice I will give this recipe a try. I love the photos they make the drink look so tasty

Shared and voted 5 stars

Thelma Alberts from Germany on June 18, 2012:

OMG! I will become fat in trying all the recipes that I read this month;-) I love these drinks. I´ll have to try them all on my party in Aug. Awesome! Thanks for SHARING.

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on June 16, 2012:

Thanks Alastar! I hope you enjoy these. I like acai juice too.

Alastar Packer from North Carolina on June 15, 2012:

Love the coconut water and acai juice and these are cool looking new ones to try-out sometime, thanks Tammy.

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on June 14, 2012:

These are really wonderful Alocsin. There are several kinds of extracts that replace liquors. Makes things tasty for us non- drinkers. Thanks for reading.

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on June 14, 2012:

What delicious drinks. I didn't even know there was such a thing as rum extract for non-drinkers. Voting this Up and Useful.

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on June 13, 2012:

Thanks Prasetio. This drinks would be great for your dry season. It is getting hot where I am too, but it is really humid. Thanks so much for visiting.

You are welcome Mhatter99. I appreciate your visit!

Martin Kloess from San Francisco on June 13, 2012:

thanks for the additions to my non-alcohol library

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on June 13, 2012:

I love all these drinks and I want to try all of them, especially on hot day. Just for information, my country in dry season right now. Thanks for writing and share with us. Voted up! Cheers :-)

Prasetio

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on June 13, 2012:

Austinstar,

I wish I could join you guys in Mexico. I have a 3 year old so most of my long distance travel is "kid themed." It sounds like it going to be a blast though! :)

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on June 13, 2012:

Thanks so much for your comments:

Melovy

Just Ask Susan

Austinstar

Angela B.

Mahewshpatal

Turtlewoman

Kevin McMillian

ccmorrow

Lord de Cross

My reply button isn't working to thank you all individually. I appreciate your comments.

Joseph De Cross from New York on June 13, 2012:

Holly! I felt I was drowning down South! This is wonderful for me! I really do not drink and drive. But felt intoxicated just by checking the ingredients and the pics. Well done Tammy!

ccmorrow from Florida on June 13, 2012:

I will definitely have to try this! Didn't even think about making a pina colada with coconut water/milk! Thanks for sharing!! :)

KevinMillican from Stilwell, OK on June 13, 2012:

These look like fun drinks to make with my son when I have him! Thanks for sharing!

Kim Lam from California on June 13, 2012:

Ohhh I'm going to be referring back to this hub soon. We're throwing a luau-themed party in a few weeks. Thanks Tammy. It's a beautiful hub too with great pictures!

maheshpatwal from MUMBAI on June 13, 2012:

Great hub with detailed preparation details. Being a non alcoholic what i like about your hub that there are so many options of cocktails drinks available to us which you have beautifully shown in your hub. Coconut melon tago is looking so refreshing, i'm feeling thirsty now. Thank you very much for sharing it with us.

Angela Brummer from Lincoln, Nebraska on June 13, 2012:

I need your cookbook! Soon, I am running out of paper to print all of these.

Lela from Somewhere near the heart of Texas on June 13, 2012:

Awesome! I did not even know that coconut was good for getting rid of belly fat. I love coconut. I will start drinking these right away to try to get rid of mah belly before Chichen Itza in December.

Have you given any thought to joining us?

Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on June 13, 2012:

All of these drinks sound great.

Pinning and sharing.

Yvonne Spence from UK on June 13, 2012:

I have a carton of coconut water in my fridge that I has been there for weeks. Now I know what to do with it. The Coconut Melon Tango is the one I will try first.

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