Try This Healthy Recipe to Celebrate National Piña Colada Day

Enjoy a tasty summer drink, minus the calories.


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Monday, July 10 is National Piña Colada Day, and we have the perfect recipe for you to try. While a typical piña colada might be high in calories, this version, with the addition of lite coconut milk and flax oil, is a much healthier option. The simple, easy-to-make recipe from Westchester nutritionist Jacqui Justice can be used as a mocktail, a cocktail, or even a protein drink. Now, grab your blender, put on Rupert Holmes’ Escape (The Pina Colada Song) to set the mood, and celebrate!

 

Ingredients

2 oz. pure water

2 oz. pure pineapple juice

2 oz. lite coconut milk

½ cup frozen pineapple chunks

½ banana

½ tablespoon flax oil

½ cup ice

1 scoop protein powder plain or vanilla (optional)

2 oz. rum (optional)

 

Instructions

  1. Place the water, pineapple juice, coconut milk, frozen pineapple, banana, flax oil, and ice into a blender.
  2. Blend ingredients for 1 minute.
  3. Add rum and blend for cocktails (optional)
  4. Add protein powder to mix and blend for 30 seconds or until creamy for protein drinks (optional).
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