Crave piña colada goodness without the alcohol or the crazy-high calorie count? Good news, Thirsty! This cocktail-inspired smoothie swap is pure joy in a glass… Ingredients: 2 tsp. fat-free non-dairy powdered creamer 1 no-calorie sweetener packet (like Splenda or Truvia) 1/2 cup plain light soymilk 1/3 cup fat-free vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt 1/3 cup canned crushed pineapple (not drained) 1/8 tsp. coconut extract 1 1/2 cups crushed ice or 8 – 12 ice cubes Directions: In a tall glass, combine creamer with sweetener. Add 2 tbsp. hot water, and stir to dissolve. Transfer mixture to a blender. Add all remaining ingredients, and blend at high speed until smooth. Pour and enjoy! MAKES 1 SERVING
Serving Size: 1 smoothie (entire recipe) Calories: 161 Fat: 1g Sodium: 101mg Carbs: 32g Fiber: 1g Sugars: 21.5g Protein: 5g
A Lotta Colada…
Smoothies can be so deceptive. They seem all virtuous, with their fruit-boasting ways. “Look at me! I’m made with real pineapple!” You might even think this piña colada pick is a great alternative to the actual cocktail, given that there are no calories coming from alcohol. But check out the stats below. Even an ENTIRE pineapple doesn’t have that many calories or grams of sugar! Still, we crave a blendy coconut-pineapple sipper as much as the next person, so we whipped up a recipe for a freezy-licious creamy swap. The tropical flavor is absolutely incredible, and the stats REALLY cannot be beat. What’s that? The Burger King peeps are no longer offering their Piña Colada Smoothie? They must’ve heard what we were up to… Happy sipping, humans!!!
Serving Size: 1 medium smoothie Calories: 500 Fat: 7g Sodium: 240mg Carbs: 101g Fiber: n.a. Sugars: 93g Protein: 4g