Enjoy the tropical taste of a Pina Colada, without the alcohol and without the fat, with Dole Pina Colada juice. Dole Pina Colada juice is a new juice blend that you can find in the cold juice section of the grocery store. For one fifth of the calories, none of the fat and zero grams of guilt, you can enjoy the flavor of the decadent Pina Colada.
Pina Colada and Calories
A real Pina Colada is one of those decadent blender drinks best avoided while on a diet. The Pina Colada is also off limits for anyone looking to reduce fat and avoid saturated fat.
One tasty Pina Colada contains 526-530 calories, depending on the source, including Nutrition Facts and Nutrition Data. MSNBC wrote that one alcoholic Pina Colada contains more calorie than a Big Mac (540 calories). They may have overstated the calorie count slightly, or the nutrition information has changed since the story was written. Either way, consuming any beverage that contains 500 calories is not going to be good for your wasitline.
Pina Coladas and Fat
A typical Pina Colada with 526 calories contains 17 grams of fat, 15 of which are saturated fat. The high fat content comes from the coconut cream in the drink.
Dole Pina Colada Juice
The Dole Pina Colada juice contains no fat of any kind, yet it retains a pleasing coconut flavor. The Dole Pina Colada juice uses coconut water, not coconut meat or coconut cream to flavor the juice.
The Dole Pina Colada juice is not a thick juice, which may turn off some traditional Pina Colada drinkers. However, if you crush up some ice in the blender and mix in the juice, you will get more of Pina Colada texture. Add some fresh or canned pineapple for a more pulpy texture.
Sugars and the Dole Pina Colada Juice
People watching their sugar intake need to be aware that one eight-ounce serving of Dole Pina Colada juice contains 29 grams of carbohydrates, 24 of which are sugar grams.
Vitamins and Nutrients
The juice contains 100 percent Vitamin C, two percent calcium and one gram of protein (Percent Daily values based on a 2,000 calorie diet).
The Dole Pina Colada juice contains filtered water, apple juice concentrated, pineapple juice concentrate, natural flavors, banana puree, coconut water, Vitamin C and citric acid.
The Dole Pina Colada juice should be consumed in moderation, since it does contain a high sugar content, like other juices. The juice will add flavor to any smoothie or can be mixed with your favorite protein powder.
This juice also gives people who like their Pina Colada a lower calorie and fat-free alternative to their favorite tropical drink. Adding the rum is completely optional.
“10 fattening Cocktails to Avoid,” Msnbc.com
Dole Juice nutrition label
Dole Juice, http://www.dolejuice.com/dj_products/product.cfm?ProductID=123
McDonald’s Nutrition Facts, http://nutrition.mcdonalds.com/bagamcmeal/nutrition_facts.html