To me, there is nothing better than bellying up to a tiki bar on a hot day and having myself a big ol’ Pina Colada. Ah, refreshing. And fruity. Must be good for you, right?
Let’s look at a few Pina Colada facts, shall we? The good news: rum, pineapple juice and coconut milk blended together to a creamy, ice cold consistency. The bad news: 625 calories per glass and 75 grams of sugar. Yikes! No wonder I love it so much.
I only bring up this summertime drink now, smack dab in the middle of winter, because last week I had a Pina Colada Smoothie from Orange Julius at the mall. I immediately got such horrible gas pains and bloating that I had to STOP SHOPPING and go home. High calories, way too much sugar and shopping cessation = no more Pina Coladas for me.
A nice, minty Mojito sounds like a much better idea, doesn’t it? I’ve never had one, but for 143 calories, I’m for sure trying one the next time I’m out. After my shopping is complete, of course.