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Cleaned-Up Piña Colada

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Bite it! Hungry Girl's Perfect Piña Colada
HG's Perfect Piña Colada

Leañ-a Colada

Indulging in a sweet, creamy piña colada doesn't have to mean downing a too-sugary cocktail with artificial ingredients. Our cleaned-up recipe requires only four ingredients! It's the perfect summer sipper…

Prep: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

3 tbsp. natural vanilla protein powder with about 100 calories per 1-oz. serving (like the kind by Tera's Whey)
1/4 cup canned crushed pineapple packed in juice (not drained)
1 1/2 oz. white rum
1/8 tsp. coconut extract
1 cup crushed ice (about 8 ice cubes)

Directions:
Place all ingredients in a blender. Add 1/2 cup water, and blend at high speed until smooth, stopping and stirring if needed.

MAKES 1 SERVING

Serving Size: entire recipe (about 22 oz.)
Calories: 183
Fat: 0.5g
Sodium: 35mg
Carbs: 11g
Fiber: 0.5g
Sugars: 8g
Protein: 9.5g

PointsPlus® value 6*

HG Alternative: For a non-alcoholic sipper, just leave out the rum. Then your drink will have 87 calories and a PointsPlus® value of 2*.

HG FYI: Click here for the 411 on how the PointsPlus® values of cocktails are calculated.

Fight it! Piña Colada, Average
Piña Colada, Average

That's a 'Lada Calories...

The piña colada is one of the most calorie-packed cocktails around. And while it is definitely rich and creamy, its decadent nature isn't as obvious as that of a chocolate mudslide. Sadly, the pineapple-coconut concoction has WAY more fat and calories than you might think. On average? That poolside party-in-a-glass is gonna run you more than 600 calories and nearly 20 grams of fat. YIKES! We'll let you in on our new favorite hack for creamy drinks... Vanilla protein powder! You get a rich base for minimal calories, plus bonus protein! We love a recipe that's both filling and vacation friendly.

Serving Size: 1 piña colada
Calories: 605
Fat: 19.5g
Sodium: 182mg
Carbs: 69.5g
Fiber: <0.5g
Sugars: 65g
Protein: 1g

PointsPlus® value 17*

 
 

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