Get excited: tomorrow is National Piña Colada day! Since the piña colada is the only blended drink I enjoy, I wanted to share my favorite recipe. I first made these coladas back in 2005 when I lived in Spain. After a long day at the pool, I craved the tropical combination of pineapple, coconut, and rum. Since I couldn't order it in a bar, I found a recipe that calls for fresh pineapple. It's a simple concoction that results in a sublime cocktail. It's thick, frothy, fruity, and potent. Leave out the rum and you've got a special treat for the kiddies. While you make the drink, I highly recommend listening to "Escape/The Piña Colada Song" — it will get you in the mood! (I may have listened to it while writing this story . . .)
If you like Pina Coladas, then you will love this new Eau de Vie Pina Colada Eau de Toilette Spray ($18). Are you singing yet? If not, you will be after smelling this delectable blend of coconut, lime, kiwi and bamboo. The scent is nothing short of fresh, summery and fruity! If you're someone who really enjoys the essence of the beach, this is the fragrance for you!
The packaging of this perfume is really simple, just like its sister scents. If you haven't heard of them yet, take note of this fun collection based around the smells of food! And if you're not into Pina Coladas that's okay—you can choose between Whipped Cream, Vanilla Ice Cream, Almond, Coconut, Cappuccino with Cream and Chocolate and Mint. Bon appetit!
Sometimes you need a vacation and taking one is simply impossible. This is when you have to pamper yourself. If you can't sip a piña colada on the beach, why not have a piña colada exfoliating bath? Yep, you can make a great all body exfoliant with the same ingredients you use to make the very same tropical cocktail you would like to be sipping on some beach.
According to Lindisima this treatment will both moisturize your skin as well as act as a gentle exfoliant. The coconut milk moistens the skin and the fruit acid of the pineapple exfoliates dry skin.
Here's what you need:
- 2 cups of pineapple juice
- 1 cup of coconut milk (fresh or canned)
- 1 cup of milk (fat free is better and easier to clean)
Here's what you do:
- Place all ingredients in a blender to mix or puree. Draw a bath with water at your favorite temperature.
- Sip some cold water with lime or lemon. Close your eyes and feel the Caribbean sea breeze.
- Shower after the treatment and apply body lotion.
Pour "piña colada" mixture into the bath water and soak for 10 or 15 minutes.
Just a reminder that if you are allergic to any of these ingredients, you should just give this treatment a pass. And since soaking in hot water can increase the effects of alcohol, you shouldn't drink a piña colada while taking your piña colada bath.
Find the answer in the post below.
Holidays are a time to let loose and relax with friends. And with New Year's Eve coming up, most people are bound to be celebrating with a drink in their hand.
You may not know it, but many drinks can be a fattening fright. Calories from cocktails don't fill you up like calories from food. And after 1 or 2 drinks, you may be more likely to say yes to that chocolate fudge brownie sundae.
Here's the break down of some popular drinks:
Margarita: 740 cals, 56g carbs
Piña Colada: 644 cals, 90g carbs
Long Island Iced Tea: 780 cals, 44g carbs
White Russian: 425 cals, 26g carbs
Mai Tai: 350 cals, 30g carbs
Champagne Cocktail: 250 cals, 13g carbs
Fog Cutter: 225 cals, 13g carbs
Gin/Vodka and Tonic: 200 cals, 14g carbs
Mojito: 160 cals, 12g carbs
Cosmopolitan: 150 cals, 10g carbs
Fit's Tip: After every alcoholic drink, you should down 2 glasses of water to fill you up and keep you hydrated.