The follow up to my Margarita Cocktail is here just in time for the 4th July! Low-carb Piña Colada is definitely my favourite treat. A serving has 7.6 g of net carbs. For those of you that that are on "extra low-carb", use a few drops of natural alcohol-based food extract instead of fresh pineapple. Without pineapple and using natural food extract instead, this recipe has only 4.3 g net carbs.
Nutritional values (per serving):
|of which Saturated||21.5||grams|
|Magnesium||70||mg (18% RDA)|
|Potassium||430||mg (22% EMR)|
Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (12%), protein (4%), fat (84%)
Ingredients (per serving):
- Before you start making your cocktail, you will need to freeze the coconut water for 1-2 hours in an ice cube tray. Alternatively, you can use regular water and add fresh coconut water directly into the drink.
- Place the pineapple and coconut milk into a blender and pulse until smooth.
Note: For recipes like this one, I use Aroy-D. It's the best coconut milk I've tried. It has no additives and is really "milky". It's great for drinks like Low-carb Cappuccino but you can't use it for "creaming" coconut milk - it won't thicken.
- Place the "coconut water ice cubes" into a glass, add rum and pour the blended mixture into a glass.
Note: you can place the glass in the freezer for 20 minutes. This will keep the drink cool.
- You can even use a cocktail shaker to create a bit of foam on the top. Just place the ice, coconut milk mixture and rum in and shake well.
- Garnish with a slice of fresh pineapple and serve immediately.
How Natural are Food Extracts?
Although they may not contain sugar, some use propylene glycol (PG). Not all extracts contain PG - you have to check the label.
How unsafe is PG? You are not likely going to use a large amount of any food extract and PG is toxic only in large amounts. You should probably be more concerned about PG content in your deodorant than in a few drops of food extract. Also note that there is no conclusive evidence of PG actually being a carcinogen which is the most commonly repeated claim.