Monkeylada

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Monkeylada

If you like piña coladas, try this lower-calorie version using ripe bananas blended with fresh pineapple and coconut milk. Serve it in festive tropical-drink glasses.

Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10
Total Time: 10

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
  • 6 ounces (3/4 cup) light rum

Preparation

Puree bananas, diced pineapple, pineapple juice, coconut milk and ice in a blender. Stir in rum. 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

Nutrition Per Serving

calories 228
fat 2 g (2 g sat, 0 g mono)
cholesterol 0 mg
carbohydrates 28 g
protein 2 g
fiber 2 g
sodium 12 mg
potassium 339 mg

Nutrition Bonus Vitamin C (52% daily value).

Carbohydrate Serving 2

Exchanges 2 fruit, 1/2 fat

From EatingWell July/August 2009