Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Pina Colada Smoothies and WIAW

Do you know the song, "If you like Pina Coladas..."?  Well I love that song. I am not a big music person.  I listen the the radio and have an iPod but I don't know lyrics or artists.  Let's just say I am not "in the know" when it comes to music.  I would not bet money on my knowledge of music.  This song however makes me happy.  

I know the lyrics.  

Every. single. one.

I was tired of my lady
We'd been together too long
Like a worn-out recording
Of a favorite song
So while she lay there sleeping
I read the paper in bed
And in the personal columns
There was this letter I read

"If you like Pina Coladas
And getting caught in the rain
If you're not into yoga
If you have half a brain
If you'd like making love at midnight
In the dunes on the Cape
Then I'm the love that you've looked for
Write to me and escape."

I didn't think about my lady
I know that sounds kind of mean
But me and my old lady
Have fallen into the same old dull routine
So I wrote to the paper
Took out a personal ad
And though I'm nobody's poet
I thought it wasn't half bad

"Yes I like Pina Coladas
And getting caught in the rain
I'm not much into health food
I am into champagne
I've got to meet you by tomorrow noon
And cut through all this red-tape
At a bar called O'Malley's
Where we'll plan our escape."

So I waited with high hopes
And she walked in the place
I knew her smile in an instant
I knew the curve of her face
It was my own lovely lady
And she said, "Oh it's you."
Then we laughed for a moment
And I said, "I never knew."

That you like Pina Coladas
Getting caught in the rain
And the feel of the ocean
And the taste of champagne
If you'd like making love at midnight
In the dunes of the Cape
You're the lady I've looked for
Come with me and escape


Yep, that's right. Fun song. I also love coconut. When I saw the low-calorie recipe for a pina colada in this month's issue of Cooking Light I knew I wanted something similar.  i don't really drink alcohol though so I switched it up a bit and made a smoothie.  

Dancing in the kitchen with this drink in hand Tuesday morning is GREAT way to start the day.  Even if my husband gave me crazy faces.

Pina Colada Smoothie

by Emily Morris
Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients (serves 2)
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple pieces
  • 1 banana
Put all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth, about 2 minutes.
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Breakfast was the Pina Colada smoothie.  As I said, this was a GREAT way to start the day.  Not too sweet but just enough coconut flavor to make it seem like I was in an exotic location.

Lunch was leftovers from the Chicken Tortilla soup that I made a coupe of weeks go.  We never finish all of the soup when I make a batch so there is typically a container waiting in the freezer.  This really hit the spot with all of the rainy, dreariness around.

Dinner was just as easy. I was on my own for dinner and that means meals that Mr. J would not normally accept as a reasonable dinner.  I had pizza with spinach, cheese and egg.  Easy, peasy, delicious! 


  1. I love that song too - it's like an instant mini vacation! I also really like the flavors of a pina colada in everything but an actual pina colada. Go figure!

    1. You just cannot help but sing out loud when it comes on the radio!

  2. Pina Colada Smoothie is such a brilliant idea! LOVE it. :)

  3. Haha! I love that you know all the lyrics. I won't even tell you the horrible 90s songs I have memorized. These smoothies look fantastic for a day on the beach... or just a boring day at home!

    1. This would certainly bring some excitement to a boring day :)

  4. I will need to crack open that issue, your smoothie does sound like the perfect refreshment. It is so humid outside right now. Sometimes food does provide an escape, so I am ready to drink this and escape to thoughts of Hawaii-yum!

  5. Haha that song is a lot of fun - but not quite as much fun as your amazing smoothie :D
    Hawaiin daydreams, here I come!

    Choc Chip Uru

  6. I cannot see pina coladas without thinking of that song! Now I'm craving one. Oh, and your WIAW pizza looks SO GOOD.

  7. Love that song, I find myself swaying every time I hear it. Great smoothie. I adore all things coconut.

  8. I love me a pina colada. Preferably with booze, but this smoothie looks pretty good too! lol

  9. There are just some songs that for some unknown reasons, become close to our hearts. This is true with flavors too...Pineapples, coconut are just some of mine. They remind me of a tropical vacation I need to have sometime soon. Thanks!


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