Banana Colada Smoothie
I’m a big fan of the piña colada, as is my mother. I started ordering virgins when I was a little kid, following my mother’s example. Little did I know in my youth that they are full of heavy cream and other potentially hip-expanding ingredients. This is one of my adult tributes to them. It’s a great breakfast treat or a refreshing afternoon snack.
1 cup frozen pineapple chunks or tidbits
1/2 small rip banana
1/4 cup light coconut milk
1/2 cup fat-free milk
1/4 cup fat-free vanilla yogurt
Place all of the ingredients in the jar of a blender with ice-crushing ability. Make sure the lid is on tight. Use the “purée” or “ice crush” setting to blend the ingredients until they are relatively smooth. Then blend on the “liquefy” or “high speed” setting for a few seconds, until completely smooth. Transfer to a glass and serve immediately. Can be made in 30 minutes or less / No more than 20 minutes hands-on prep time
MAKES 14 OUNCES; 1 SERVING OR 2 PORTIONS
Each 1-Decadent-Disk portion (about 7 ounces) has: 104 calories, 3 g protein, 21 g carbohydrates, 2 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 1 mg cholesterol, 2 g ﬁber, 35 mg sodium
Each 2-Decadent-Disk serving (about 14 ounces) has: 209 calories, 5 g protein, 41 g carbohydrates, 4 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 3 mg cholesterol, 3 g ﬁber, 71 mg sodium
Recipe taken from Devin Alexander’s THE MOST DECADENT DIET EVER!
Copyright © 2008 by Devin Alexander published by Broadway Books, a division of Random House Inc.
Photo Credit: Theresa Raffetto