Low-calorie Cocktail Recipe: Pina Colada Light (Skinny Pina Colada)

Today’s recipe is a healthy twist to the popular tropical Pina Colada, Puerto Rico’s national drink since 1978. In making this cocktail, fresh fruits will be substituted for store bought canned/packed juices. 

Don’t we all love cocktails? Who doesn’t? Cocktails are refreshing delights to unwind after a busy day, or probably add flavour to a happy celebration. However, how much of these cocktails can be enjoyed when on a low-calorie diet? Let’s find out.

Regular cocktail mixers like soda, juice, syrup are all sugar-laden and packed with loads and loads of calories.  But if you’re looking for a healthy cocktail that won’t increase your waistline, we’ve got you covered! There are numerous cool ways to enjoy a cocktail without calorie-guilt or fear of weight-gain. 

 

Pina Colada Cocktail Ingredients:

2 cups fresh ripe pineapple, cubed
1 cup chopped coconut
1 can Three Crowns Evaporated milk (low fat milk option is best for coconut cream substitute)
3/4 cup Dark Rum (dark rum has lower calories than white rum)
2 cups ice cubes (optional)
Fresh pineapple slices (for garnishing)
Red cherry (optional for garnish)

Method:

Pour all ingredients in your blender and crush till smooth. Pour content in a glass and serve with extra ice (if needed).
That’s it – your chilled skinny coconutty Pina colada without extra calories and fats!