A tall frozen piña colada may taste like a tropical vacation, but this cocktail can clock in at 245 calories with a whopping 31.5 grams of sugar! Leave prepackaged mixes for the amateurs, and blend up a fresh colada-inspired smoothie that cuts out 102 calories and nearly half the sugar content.
The interesting array of tropical ingredients in this recipe create a drink with a flavor and texture even more satisfying, but still true, to the original. Whether you prefer an alcohol-free mocktail or a boozy treat, this refreshing drink is well worth the five minutes of prep time. Ready for a taste? Keep reading for this simple and fresh recipe.
3/4 cup fresh pineapple, diced For garnish: Makes one serving.
1/4 cup light coconut milk
1/2 small banana
1/4 cup crushed ice
1/4 teaspoon minced lemongrass
1.5 ounces rum, optional (adding rum adds 97 calories to the recipe)
1 teaspoon unsweetened coconut flakes
3/4 cup fresh pineapple, diced
Makes one serving.