Friday, May 18, 2012

Low Fat Piña Colada


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Servings: 4
Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups
WW Points+: 2      Calories: 88.5      Total Fat: 4.3 g

I love Piña Coladas but they usually have a lot of Points+ and fat in them. Piña Colada recipes call for coconut cream (which is very high in Points+) and pineapple juice. For my version, I decided to use Thai Kitchen Lite Coconut Milk, Coconut Extract, Agave Nectar, and a little bit of Splenda to make up for not using coconut cream. Because the coconut milk is a lot thinner than the coconut cream, I used fresh pineapple to give the drink a thicker consistency.The results were a very fresh tasting coconutty drink that is perfect for summer. I don't think coconutty is a real word but it should be. 

This recipe does not call for rum...but really, what's a Piña Colada without rum? If you do decide to add it in, the nutrition facts would be as follows:

WW Points+: 6     Calories: 187.8     Total Fat: 4.3

Even the smallest amount of alcohol can add a lot of points so just be careful if you're tracking. This drink is perfect to have outside on a warm day or even by the beach. I drank mine outside on the deck while watching Harvey get tangled up in his run...he's so smart. 

Enjoy!


Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups (about 9 oz) Fresh Pineapple, chopped
  • 1 cup Thai Kitchen Lite Coconut Milk
  • 1 tbsp Agave Nectar (or Honey)
  • 2 tsp Splenda
  • 1/2- 1 tsp Coconut Extract (optional--taste before adding as this makes it super coconutty)
  • 6 oz Clear Rum (optional see second set of nutrition facts)
  • Crushed Ice (enough to fill 4 glasses)



In a blender, add Ice, Chopped Pineapple, Coconut Milk, Splenda, and Agave. If using, also add Coconut Extract and Rum. Blend until smooth.


Pour into tall glasses, garnish with a pineapple wedge and enjoy!

Love, Monica


2 comments:

  1. These were perfect! I used crushed pineapple and added dark rum to the recipe. No need for the coconut extract.

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