The other day I was hanging out with some girlfriends and we were talking about dinner options. It was the usual rendition of, "I don't care, whatever you guys want." I piped in and requested we go somewhere with some healthier options on the menu. They look at me and say, "Are you on a diet or something?"
Girl. Yes. I've been on a diet since 1972. I'm never on a diet which is why I'm always on a diet. I was actually really shocked to hear someone ask me if I was on a diet. What's a diet at this age anyway? Aren't we all always on a diet?
Thanks to that Weight Watchers campaign where they tried to remove the word "diet" from every woman's vocabulary, I feel like the modern day equivalent of the word diet is, "I'm trying to be good." No one wants to use the word diet anymore, it has turned politically incorrect.
I suppose I just assumed that the vast majority of us started every single Monday with the same, "I'm going to be good this week" attitude. Somewhere in the Wednesday range, for me at least, oopsies happen. I blame my boyfriend. I certainly do not blame myself and my lack of willpower, it's clearly his fault. He is the one that wants to go to Waffle House and eat Pizza Hut, not me. Gross, I hate pizza. I'm just being polite, relationships are about compromise.
So if you're like me, compromising for the sake of your relationship, you're probably trying to "begood" this holiday weekend. Or, you're at least going into the weekend with that attitude. I won't ask how you're feeling about "being good," come July 4th at 8pm when you're 7 beers deep.
Until then, I have a Drink on Fleek you might like... it's good for you... there's fruit... wink wink nudge nudge. Not to mention the Instagram likes you're going to get when you post a pineapple with a straw in it. #BreakTheInstagram.
The first thing you're going to do is hollow out the inside of a pineapple. Maybe it is my lack of culinary ability, or my novice knife skills, but this was quite possibly the hardest thing I've ever done. If you want an article that suggests you buy a pineapple corer and doesn't help at all, you might like this one. A pineapple corer... okkkkk people.
Save the inside of the pineapple, mine kind of looked like a pile of mush when I was finished brutally murdering it, and throw it in a blender. You'll also want to add 6oz of pineapple juice, about 6 oz of Malibu Rum -- I'm not joking, there's like no alcohol in Malibu. Plus this yields like 4-5 servings, or 1 serving if you're awesome. Also, you are no longer "being good" at that point but I'm not going to judge you-- 12 oz of low-cal vanilla yogurt and lots of ice. Blend.
Skinny Pina Colada
Yields about 4 servings. About 165 calories per serving.
(Compare at 425 calories in a regular Pina Colada! Yowza!)
| Ingredients |
3 cups of Pineapple
6 oz Malibu Coconut Rum
6oz Pineapple Juice
12 oz Fat Free Vanilla Yogurt
| Directions |
Combine all ingredients in blender.
Pour into pineapple.
Add big straw(s).
There is fresh pizza and a pineapple filled with alcohol in this blog post.