This non-alcoholic cocktail offers a twist on the traditional piña colada. The sweet, refreshing taste of watermelon pairs magically with pineapple and coconut making it an ideal cocktail for a summer get together.


2 cups (500 mL) watermelon purée
1/2 cup (125 mL) cubed pineapple
1/2 cup (125 mL) vanilla yogurt
3 cups (750 mL) ice
2 tbsp (30 mL) canned coconut milk

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until desired consistency. Divide between 4 to 5 glasses and serve.

Makes 4 to 5 cocktails.TIP: For an alcoholic version, add 4 oz (113.6 mL) rum.


PER SERVING (1/4 recipe without rum):78 calories, 2 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 4 mg cholesterol, 26 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrates, 1 g fibre, 2 g protein. % RDI: 6% calcium, 2% iron, 2% vitamin A, 23% vitamin C.


SOURCE: National Watermelon Promotion Board, www.watermelon.org.

Note from Mairlyn: I really love this light refreshing drink – but it kicks it up many notches when you add the rum! Just say’n.





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