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Piña Colada: Recipe Makeover

You'll like our way of losing almost all the sat fat while keeping the delicious coconutty goodness. By Sidney Fry, MS, RD

Lighter Piña Coladas
Photo: Randy Mayor

Lighter Piña Coladas

Nothing says "escape" like a creamy, ice-cold piña colada: cocktail in hand, feet in the sand, music in the background (hopefully not that dreadful piña colada song, the last #1 hit of the 1970s, unless it's a guilty pleasure). Unfortunately, nothing says "better head to the gym" like a piña colada, too: 425 calories, 8 grams of saturated fat, most of which comes from the mysterious goo known as cream of coconut. We'll show you how we kept the vacation-worthy flavor while slashing fat and calories. At just 158 calories, it's all pleasure, no guilt.

Classic
425 calories per drink
9.4 grams total fat
8.8 grams saturated fat

Makeover
158 calories per drink
1.2 grams total fat
1 gram saturated fat

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