How To Make The Perfect Piña Colada

Say hello to a healthy-ish cocktail.


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How can it be possible to make a healthy Piña Colada, you say? It is. Say hello to a healthy-ish cocktail…

Strained pineapple for the win

Piña colada means “empty kilojoules” in Spanish. We kid, we kid. It actually means “strained pineapple.” In fact, when you eliminate processed, sugary mixes and oversized glasses, the cocktail is a simple – even healthy – treat. Whether you’re celebrating a big promotion or just plain stoked to get through a crazy-hectic day, reconsider the beachy beverage for your sipping pleasure.

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How to make a Piña Colada that’s healthier

Start with 30ml of rum and add 1⁄4 cup unsweetened coconut cream, 1 cup fresh pineapple and 1 cup ice, then blend away. “At about 1 000 kilojoules, it’s similar to a smoothie,” says nutritionist Keri Gans. “And it provides a satiating balance of fibre, healthy fats and unrefined carbohydrates.” The cherry on top? Fresh pineapple and coconut boast B, C and E vitamins for energy, immunity and glowing skin.

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