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Virgin Banana Pina Colada

July/August 2009

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This lower-calorie, nonalcoholic version of pina colada uses ripe bananas blended with fresh pineapple and coconut milk. Serve it in festive tropical-drink glasses.



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Virgin Banana Pina Colada Recipe

Makes: 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 1 cup diced fresh pineapple, plus 4 wedges for garnish
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup “lite” coconut milk, (see Tip)
  • 3 cups ice cubes

Preparation

  1. Puree bananas, diced pineapple, pineapple juice, coconut milk and ice in a blender. Divide among 4 glasses. Garnish with pineapple wedges.

Tips & Notes

  • Tip: Refrigerate leftover coconut milk for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 2 months. It will appear separated when thawed; simply mix until smooth.

Nutrition

Per serving: 130 calories; 2 g fat (2 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 28 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 2 g fiber; 12 mg sodium; 338 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (52% daily value).

Carbohydrate Servings: 2

Exchanges: 2 fruit, 1/2 fat


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Recipe Categories

Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
15 minutes or less
Servings
4
Preparation/ Technique
No-cook
Meal/Course
Appetizers
Dinner

Ethnic/Regional
Caribbean
Health & Diet Considerations
Gluten free
Season
Spring
Summer
Publication
July/August 2009

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