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Piña Colada Cheesecake Smoothie

The day has arrived once again– it is SRC-Secret Recipe Club Day!  Our recipe for today is the guilt-free, refreshing, and outrageously creamy Piña Colada Cheesecake Smoothie (Vitamina de Abacaxi com Coco) which was inspired by the Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothies from Melissa’s Cuisine. This will be our fourth recipe since we started participating in the SRC.  I still remember and will never get enough of our three other dishes from the club: Oreo Cookie BallsGnocchi with Collard Greens, Bacon, Grilled Corn, and Tomatoes, and Peanut Butter and Berry Waffles with Nutella Sauce.

For those who may not know, Melissa’s Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie won the vote for the Ultimate Fruit Smoothie recipe in June’s Crazy Cooking Challenge!  Wow!!!  This means that her smoothie recipe was the winner from among all the many other fruit smoothie recipes submitted by several different blogs, and of course I just had to feature that sip of heaven here.

As you know, I love to put my own personal touch on others’ recipes and this time was no different.  Although I absolutely love strawberries, I wanted to try Melissa’s amazing recipe with a tropical combination of flavors: Pineapple and Coconut, which is also known as Piña Colada.  This nutritious Piña Colada Cheesecake Smoothie is extremely refreshing, which makes it ideal for warm days.  It is literally like having a blissful, guilt-free dessert in a cup that is perfect for enjoying any time, including breakfast!!!

Of course, you are welcome to try not only my Piña Colada Cheesecake Smoothie but also Melissa’s Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie, or customize your own flavor.  In either case, I think it will be a win-win!!!   Just do not forget to press the lid of the blender on tightly… Unless you want to taste the smoothie directly all over your face. 🙂

Well, anyway, have a refreshing day enjoying  this creamylicious treat…


Piña Colada Cheesecake Smoothie

Yield:  About 3 (8 oz or 240 ml) smoothies

Segment: Secret Recipe Club

Piña Colada Cheesecake Smoothie -- A guilt-free, blissful both breakfast and dessert in a cup!!!


1-1/4 cups vanilla yogurt (I used Dannon Light & Fit Non Fat)
1-1/4 cups light coconut milk (the real thing)
2 to 4 tablespoons sugar (or sugar substitute to taste)
2 ounces (about 57 gr.) cream cheese, softened (I used the light one)
3 cups frozen pineapple


In a blender, combine all the ingredients well until smooth.  Serve immediately with whole or crushed graham crackers on top (I served mine with  cinnamon graham crackers).  Enjoy!!!

Note:  This recipe was adapted from Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothies from Melissa’s Cuisine.  According to Melissa, the original source of the recipe is The Royal Cook.



Pina Colada Cheesecake Smoothie



Piña Colada Cheesecake Smoothie -- A guilt-free, blissful both breakfast and dessert in a cup!!!

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77 Responses to Piña Colada Cheesecake Smoothie

  1. Sweet as Sugar Cookies May 19, 2013 at 11:23 pm #

    That looks so wonderfully cool and refreshing.

  2. Lail | With A Spin May 20, 2013 at 12:43 am #

    I am putting this on my list of “to make” this summer. Yumm, yumm, yumm!

    • Denise Browning May 20, 2013 at 12:37 pm #

      I hope you enjoy it, Lail! Thanks for always stopping by.

  3. Debra May 19, 2013 at 11:59 pm #

    What a great recipe. Dessert for breakfast!

    • Denise Browning May 20, 2013 at 12:37 pm #

      I got a sweet tooth so when I tasted this smoothie in the morning for the first time, I got a huge smile on my face!!!

  4. Tandy May 20, 2013 at 1:42 am #

    this sounds very interesting!

  5. R May 20, 2013 at 3:19 am #

    Wow! A perfect summer smoothie! Of course I’d be inclined to add some rum…

  6. chelsy May 20, 2013 at 5:58 am #

    This recipe just screams summer! Looks delicious!

  7. SallyBR May 20, 2013 at 7:15 am #

    Happy Reveal Day for you! Nice recipe, brightened up my screen on a Monday morning! 🙂

    I wish we were in the same group, but I’m coming along next week instead – oh, well

    I have an odd reaction to pineapple, my mouth gets open sores, but I never tried using it in a smoothie to see if somehow I can tolerate it that way. I love pineapple…. used to be able to eat it without ptoblems

    • Denise Browning May 20, 2013 at 12:40 pm #

      Sally: So sorry! Why don’t you try this smoothie with mango instead of pineapple?!

  8. The Café Sucre Farine May 20, 2013 at 7:37 am #

    I’m drinking a smoothie right now but I think I’d rather have yours! I never would have thought of adding cream cheese, how fun!

    • Denise Browning May 20, 2013 at 12:41 pm #

      Thanks, Chris! I hope you try this recipe next time!!! Cream cheese adds a lot of creamness to the recipe.

  9. Liz May 20, 2013 at 7:50 am #

    How beautiful, refreshing AND decadent! I want one for breakfast 🙂

    • Denise Browning June 2, 2013 at 11:26 pm #

      Thanks, Liz! It’s a party in a glass which can be enjoyed right in the morning, at breakfast time.

  10. Amy of A Couple in the Kitchen May 20, 2013 at 8:14 am #

    A perfect summer sipper – and light, too!

  11. Melissa May 20, 2013 at 8:49 am #

    What a great twist on my recipe! This looks absolutely delicious! I love pina coladas, and I’m sure I would love this. I am doing a smoothie round-up next week, would you mind if I include your recipe?

    • Denise Browning May 20, 2013 at 8:54 am #

      Thank you, Melissa! You are welcome to include this Pina Colada Smoothie in the round-up next week for sure.

  12. Karen - Cinnamon Freud May 20, 2013 at 11:55 am #

    You had me hooked at cheesecake smoothie. These look absolutely amazing- perfect for a hot summer day.

    • Denise Browning May 20, 2013 at 12:43 pm #

      Thanks, Karen! My husband and I have enjoyed this recipe a lot.

  13. gloria May 20, 2013 at 11:04 am #

    I love piña colada and this look amazing!!

  14. Deanna Segrave-Daly May 20, 2013 at 12:58 pm #

    Just need to get me some cream cheese and I’ll be whipping up these babies! Beautiful photos (as always Denise) – I just want to reach out and grab one of these!

  15. Daniela May 20, 2013 at 4:52 pm #

    Denise, this is brilliant!
    I love Pinha Colada and I love desserts, best of both worlds 🙂
    Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Denise Browning May 20, 2013 at 10:44 pm #

      Thank you for stopping by, Daniela! I love your visits and comments.

  16. Julia | May 20, 2013 at 5:35 pm #

    Pina colada! I have to admit I’ve been drinking quite a few Pina Coladas this weekend, and not the yogurt type. 🙂 I did have a good reason to celebrate, I promise! I was using the store bought mix, and just had a thought yesterday that I want to make one from scratch! And, here you are reading my thoughts! And, on a going forward basis, I’d rather consume Pina Colada in non-alcohol form. Pinned!

  17. Manu May 20, 2013 at 6:51 pm #

    Hi Denise! I was so happy to get your blog this month! I LOVE it! I have some more recipes bookmarked that I will have to try out ASAP! You Bolo de Banana was amazing… moist and decadent! 🙂 This smoothie sounds like a tropical holiday to me! Can’t wait to try it!

    • Denise Browning May 20, 2013 at 10:55 pm #

      It was real pleasure to have you making one of my recipes. You did an amazing job, making my cake shine. I enjoyed reading your post and looking at your beautiful photography. As I said earlier, I’ll never forget your cake plating…It was restaurant style!!! I hope you can try other recipes of mine in the future. I’d love to try yours as well. Wishing you a great week!!!

  18. Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet} May 20, 2013 at 10:32 pm #

    What a refreshing and tasty drink! Loving this! Glad to be part of SRC group C with you!

  19. Nydia May 21, 2013 at 11:45 am #

    You made a good decision changing the fruits, yes, Piña Colada…!!!

  20. Deb May 21, 2013 at 2:22 pm #

    Adore the tropical flavors paired with cheesecake all bundled up in a refreshing smoothie! What a luscious way to begin a warm spring morning!

    • Denise Browning June 2, 2013 at 11:29 pm #

      Deb: It’s indeed a luscious way to start the day — with a huge smile on the face!

  21. Jen @JuanitasCocina May 21, 2013 at 4:49 pm #

    I’d drink smoothies every day if this is how they were! Gorgeous!

  22. Nami | Just One Cookbook May 21, 2013 at 7:10 pm #

    What a delicious smoothies…Pina colada cheesecake! Deeeelicious! Such a brilliant choice of flavor. Pinned. 🙂

    • Denise Browning May 21, 2013 at 10:47 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by and pinning it, Nami! I do appreciate it.

  23. Carol May 21, 2013 at 10:35 pm #

    This looks so yummy! But….stupid question…can you make a smoothie without yogurt? I hate yogurt.

    • Denise Browning May 21, 2013 at 10:46 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by. There is no stupid question!!! Yes, you can make smoothies without yogurt for sure. Although yogurt makes smoothies creamier, the fruit can be blended with the milk, sugar, and cream cheese (in this case). Traditionally, smoothies are a blend of fruit, milk, and sugar only. You can still have a creamy smoothie without yogurt if you don’t add a lot of milk (add just enough milk to blend the mixture). Have a great week!

  24. Teri @ The Freshman Cook May 21, 2013 at 11:08 pm #

    Sounds good and looks beautiful!

  25. Laura (Tutti Dolci) May 21, 2013 at 11:39 pm #

    How delicious, a guilt-free way to get my cheesecake fix! 🙂

  26. Raymund May 22, 2013 at 2:30 am #

    Wow this looks amazing, can I have a couple of large glasses of those, this wont last long in our house

  27. Cooker Journal May 22, 2013 at 9:05 am #

    Useful post and great responses. I also like “Piña Colada Cheesecake Smoothie (Vitamina de Abacaxi com Coco)” for the title. Another good post Denise.

  28. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef May 22, 2013 at 5:29 pm #

    A Piña Colada is like a sweet cuddle from heaven and this smoothie is calling my name. I just love it!

  29. Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen May 24, 2013 at 9:11 am #

    This sounds pretty much like my dream smoothie! They look so gorgeous too!

  30. Amira May 24, 2013 at 11:39 am #

    What a lovely shake this is!!! It is really amazing and I cannot stop drooling 🙂 . Thanks Denise for the lovely, healthy and easy recipes you make, this one is a keeper.

  31. Kiran @ May 31, 2013 at 10:40 pm #

    Pina colada cheesecake smoothie?!? That’s very creative and yum!

  32. Purabi Naha | Cosmopolitan Currymania June 17, 2013 at 2:18 am #

    Wow, I love this! This smoothie is going to rock in my family, as we love pina colada!

  33. Judit + Corina @WineDineDaily July 30, 2013 at 8:58 pm #

    This Piña Colada smoothie is perfect for our next pool party!! Love the photos with the beautiful bright colors! Thank you for making us smile:)

    • Denise Browning July 31, 2013 at 8:03 am #

      Thanks both Judith and Corina! It is good to have you visiting FBTY again. Enjoy the smoothie!!!

  34. [email protected] August 3, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

    How did I miss this deliciousness?! Holy moly, come to MAMA!

  35. Amy Tong August 9, 2013 at 1:38 pm #

    Your Piña Colada Cheesecake Smoothie sounds delicious and so much fun to drink. 🙂 Can’t wait to make some this weekend.

    • Denise Browning August 9, 2013 at 3:15 pm #

      Thanks, Amy! I hope you do enjoy it…It is quite refreshing!Have a nice weekend.

  36. Roz August 13, 2013 at 6:11 pm #

    Wow, Denise, this smoothie has it all! So glad to have you stop by my blog so that I could find yours to follow along too! Have a beautiful day!


    • Denise Browning August 13, 2013 at 8:35 pm #

      Thank you, Roz! It was a pleasure to visit your great blog. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

  37. [email protected] August 19, 2013 at 3:14 pm #

    Denise, this looks so delicious! I love the idea of a pineapple cheesecake for flavor here.

  38. [email protected] September 3, 2013 at 7:30 pm #

    What an amazing smoothie Denise! I love the pina colada flavors you have brought it.

  39. Beth October 3, 2013 at 9:11 pm #

    Your smoothie variation looks great!

    • Denise Browning October 4, 2013 at 7:37 am #

      Thanks, Beth! It is a treat to start the day for sure. 🙂

  40. The Sketched Chef October 8, 2013 at 2:20 pm #

    Such a wonderful variation for a smoothie!

  41. Nusrat Azim October 30, 2013 at 3:09 pm #

    I want that smooth, soothing dessert right now! OMG! Off to the kitchen…..!
    Thanks a bunch for this super glamorous recipe…can’t wait to try it!

    What adorable pictures! 🙂

  42. Hashem June 7, 2014 at 4:26 pm #

    it was easy and yummy……
    from Kuwait….

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