The Piña Colada Recipe That Won’t Expand Your Waistline

Edwina Clark, MS, RD, APD (Aus)

Today, we’re proud to be sharing the first recipe in our healthy desserts series.

Like others, I love to cap-off my day with a little sweet treat. I am a Dietitian with a sweet tooth, who takes great pleasure in health-ify-ing desserts.

As the first signs of Spring begin to shine through, I am enjoying incorporating more light and fresh flavors into my recipes. This delicious, yogurt-based piña colada sundae reminds me of sun-kissed beach days, and heralds the warmer weather ahead.

What You Need

1/2 cup plain or vanilla low-fat Greek yogurt

1/2 cup of Barbara’s Bakery puffins or popcorn

1/2 cup fresh pineapple or mango

2 tablespoon shredded coconut (optional)

4 mint leaves

1 teaspoon honey

Preparation

Pick a decorative glass or bowl larger than 1.5 cups. Layer yogurt, fruit, Puffins/ popcorn, coconut and mint into the glass or bowl (in that order). Top with a drizzle of honey and devour!

Serves 1

Fun Fact

Pineapple is loaded with bromelain; a phytochemical with anti-inflammatory properties [1].


Nutrition Information

Kcal per serving : 250

Protein: 13g

Fat: 7g

Carbohydrate: 38g

Fiber: 6g

**Nutrition facts for recipe made with: 0% fat plain yogurt, Puffins, pineapple and coconut.


[1] Bromelain: biochemistry, pharmacology and medical use. Maurer HR. Cell Mol Life Sci. 2001 Aug;58(9):1234–45. Review.

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