Piña Colada Açaí Smoothie

It's time to sip on sunshine with a tropical twist with this Piña Colada Açaí Smoothie! Whether you're looking for a revitalizing breakfast option, a post-workout refuel, or a refreshing midday pick-me-up, this smoothie is perfect to feel like you're in paradise! 

10 Minutes
1 Serving
Piña Colada Açaí Smoothie

This recipe was inspired by the delicious Piña Colada beverage that is an essential on any tropical vacation. By combining the flavors of pineapple and coconut with the Delicious Powers of SAMBAZON Açaí, this smoothie is the perfect way to enjoy the feelings of vacation from your kitchen. 

The History of the Piña Colada 

Piña Coladas were believed to have been created in Puerto Rico during the 1950s or 1960s by a bartender Ramón "Monchito" Marrero Pérez. Legend has it that Monchito was working at the Caribe Hilton Hotel in San Juan and came up with the delicious combination that is now the Pina Colada. In 1978, the Piña Colada was declared to be the National Drink of Puerto Rico. 

Over the years, the Pina Colada has evolved in various ways, with versions incorporating ingredients like fresh fruit, coconut milk, or even ice cream. Despite these variations, the idea of the Pina Colada remains the same—a creamy, fruity concoction that is an excellent to drink on vacation. Today, it's enjoyed around the world as a timeless classic that never fails to evoke feelings of relaxation and vacation bliss. 

Why Add Açaí to a Smoothie? 

Adding Açaí to a smoothie introduces a unique flavor profile that a basic smoothie may not contain. Açaí provides a delightful combination of tartness and sweetness that can help add depth to your smoothie. 

Açaí is a great source of essential fatty acids (omegas 3, 6 and 9). 

SAMBAZON Unsweetened Frozen Açaí Superfruit Packs contain 0 grams of sugar, making it an easy way to add more flavor without the added sugars. 

Açaí pairs particularly well with other tropical fruits like pineapple, mango, and coconut. 

How to Make the Piña Colada Açaí Smoothie



  • 1 tsp of toasted coconut
  • 1 slice of fresh pineapple



  1. Take your SAMBAZON Unsweetened Açaí Superfruit Packet out of the freezer to slightly thaw
  2. As that is thawing, measure out your other ingredients
  3. Cut your SAMBAZON Packet in half and squeeze it into the blender
  4. Add in your frozen pineapple and handful of ice
  5. Pour in the coconut milk
  6. Add in 1 scoop of Vanilla protein power
  7. Drizzle in your honey
  8. Blend until smooth, creamy, and combined
  9. Smear the coconut cream on the sides of the glass
  10. Pour your smoothie into your glass
  11. Top the smoothie with some toasted coconut and a slice of fresh pineapple
  12. Take a sip and enjoy the tropical feeling

Other Ways to Enjoy this Recipe

Looking to enjoy this smoothie another way? We have some ideas... 

  1. Make an Açaí Bowl! By adding an extra SAMBAZON Açaí Pack, frozen banana and some extra frozen pineapple and frozen coconut, you can create a thicker base to turn it into a delicious smoothie bowl recipe
  2. Add in some booze! Turn this smoothie into an Pina Colada Acai Cocktail by removing the protein powder and adding in a shot of your favorite rum!

Courtney Paige

This recipe comes from Courtney Paige. Courtney is a recipe developer & food photographer. She focuses on recipes that have simple, attainable ingredients on her blog, A Paige of Positivity. 

Jenna Arend

Community Marketing Specialist at SAMBAZON

Jenna Arend is the Community Marketing Specialist at SAMBAZON and started her career in the social media space in 2010 as a Youtube personality. To further her love for all things digital media, she majored in Journalism & Mass Communication and minored in Digital Audiences at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. Jenna is a devoted foodie who enjoys traveling, reading, and attending sporting events in her spare time.

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