Kid Friendly #JungleFresh Pina Coladas


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I remember when I was about 7 years old, I was introduced to my brother’s favorite book and movie, The Jungle Book. My brother is 10 years older than I am. When I was a kid I looked up to every single thing that he did and I just adored the time that I spent with him. One of my favorite memories of spending time with him was watching The Jungle Book. Really though, the part that I remember is singing and dancing to The Bare Necessities. What a fun and spunky song! It’s a song that I have been waiting to share with my children! 

The movie was re-released just the other day so C and G and I headed to Walmart to pick it up. It was sold out! So what did we do? We rushed to another Walmart and snagged a copy…the Diamond Edition to be exact (the one with the lunchbox…woot!). While we were there, we headed to the produce isle to grab the ingredients for our #JungleFresh movie night!

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We had tons of options but our eyes were on the ingredients for the perfect Kid Friendly Pina Colada! I was pretty excited to crack my own coconut and the kids were pretty excited to see it! So bananas, pineapple, and a coconut later (okay and some other treats) we were headed home. The next day was a long day of anticipation for those kiddos BUT we were expecting a snowstorm that night. What better time is there to have a #JungleFresh party with pina coladas than during snowstorm #407 of the year? Perfecto!

I won’t keep you waiting any longer:) This recipe starts off with the cracking of a coconut!

After your coconut has been cracked open, take the coconut water that you caught in a bowl from cracking the coconut and strain through a cheese cloth. Peel off the outer layer and break a few small pieces off to add to the blender. Make sure your little one gets to taste the fresh coconut!

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I froze my bananas and pineapple earlier in the day. This way we would need to use less ice. Add pineapple and bananas to the blender along with the other ingredients (see the recipe below:).

Blend until smooth. Enjoy with some fun straws and fresh pineapple!

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Kid Friendly Pina Coladas


  • 1/4 cup fresh coconut
  • 1/2 cup fresh coconut water
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup fresh frozen pineapple
  • 1 fresh frozen banana
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 6 ice cubes (more if you like it icier)


  1. Crack the coconut (see video in #JungleFresh post)
  2. Strain the coconut water with cheesecloth.
  3. Add all ingredients to blender and blend.
  4. Enjoy!!

We sat down with nanny and pop pop to watch the movie on the snowy night. And it was just as I had remembered it. The best part? My kids sang along with Mowgli and Baloo to the Bare Necessities just the same way that my brother and I had 20 some years ago. Some things never change. :-)


Thanks to #CollectiveBias for the opportunity to share this recipe and my story!

About Lauryn Blakesley

A woman out to explore, celebrate, and enjoy everything that my community and living locally has to offer. Blessed with three beautiful children and an incredible husband, our family embraces adventure while dreaming of what is to come. Lover of knitting, running (although mostly after little ones right now), the color orange, fun accessories, fall, tea, and a clean kitchen floor. I spend my days in awe of my family and trying to teach my three to treat others as they would want to be treated.

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  1. I have great memories of watching this at a friend’s house as well! I’ve been hearing the songs on the Disney Pandora station a lot lately, too. Now I know why! I’m going to have to try these smoothies for my kids! I LOVE that it’s dairy free :)
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  2. The Jungle Book has my all-time favorite musical score. We actually sing the song that the elephants march to as we “march” to bed each night. This looks like a healthy treat to enjoy with one of my favorite movies!
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  3. What a great, kid-friendly smoothie! Loved that you included a video on how to crack open that pineapple … I would have no idea how to do that!
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  4. Looks tasty!! Always have trouble with pineapples – thanks for the tips!

  5. Looks Yummy, thank for the video on how to open a coconut.
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  6. Love this idea… makes movie night even more special. Great job.

  7. what a fun project to do. W has been asking me about coconuts and pineapples at the grocery store and this looks like a fun recipe to dive in!
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  8. Oh how fun! Can’t wait to see if my kids will enjoy these :)

  9. We love pina coladas! Reminds me I need to go on vacation- stat!
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  10. Your cuties are too cute sharing their Pina Coladas!
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  11. That photo of your kids sharing the drink is priceless!
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  12. So cute and sounds refreshing!

  13. These look delicious and so fun to make! When I’m babysitting my niece, we’ll have to enjoy these. Thank you for sharing!
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