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Hula Stinger

Article by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Also Included in this Diet Article: Pistachio Nut Suggestions for Your Diet Plan, Nutrition Facts

Grass skirts swaying in the wind as we sip on a cold Hula Stinger.

Coconut cream, pineapple, pistachio nuts and healthy skim milk bring the tropics into one tall diet shake. Enjoy with a couple of friends and a bucket of crabs.

Hula Stinger, a Diet Shake Recipe

Serves 3 for about 150 calories each

2 cups of ice cold skim milk
1 small can of undrained, unsweetened crushed pineapple (allow 140 calories)

cup of coconut cream (140 calories)

1 Tablespoon of sugar free caramel syrup OR 1 Teaspoon of REAL vanilla extract

1 Tablespoon of peeled pistachio nuts

2-4 ice cubes and you can add sugar substitute if more sweetness is desired

Blend all of the ingredients until light and frothy. Be sure that all ingredients are thoroughly blended. Serve in chilled beverage glasses.

Weight Loss Tips, Low Calorie Recipe Tips for Pistachio Nuts

The pistachio nut is a super food that can fit into any super weight loss plan. It resides in the awesome Protein Group along with other nuts and their sidekicks - seeds from the pumpkin patch, and the sunflower.

One pistachio nut contains a very skinny 4 calories when roasted or unroasted - as well as minimal dietary fat content.

One serving of roasted pistachio nuts contains only 161 calories but the dietary fat grams rise quickly to about 13 per serving.

A good note is that there are a lot of nuts in that one ounce serving - 49 to be exact. You can enjoy one nut per minute and savor the flavor and it will take almost an hour to finish one serving of pistachios. That's pretty impressive in our Diet Books.

Here are a few our favorite original tips for this uniquely flavored nut:

- Add to salads for a delicious crunch and additional nutrition. Let's face facts; the basic side salad of lettuce and tomatoes isn't packed with significant nutritional values.

But when we add healthy foods such as nuts, seeds and lean proteins - we can have our vegetables along with a bit of healthy protein choices and the nutritional values naturally increase along with the addition of those natural foods.

It's key however, to keep even natural food additions to a minimum if they are high in caloric values. Our goal should be to add flavor to our food - not unwanted calories and fat grams which serve to add pounds to our bathroom scales.

- Add chopped pistachio nuts to plain low fat yogurt for enhanced flavor.

- Pistachio nuts make a very wise choice for snack time. Again - savor that flavor and take time to enjoy each and every kernel.

- Add the chopped kernels to whipped low fat cream cheese along with a bit of drained crushed pineapple. Mix the three well to combine. Spread onto celery or enjoy with whole grain snack crackers.

What about the nutritional values in this super food? Let's review the nutrition data chart below to see:

Pistachio Nuts Calories, Nutrition Facts

Nutritional Elements

Units

100 grams

1 Cup

1 Ounce

49 kernels

1 kernel

Energy, Calories

kcals

562

691

159

4

Protein

g

20.27

24.93

5.75

0.14

Total Fat

g

45.39

55.83

12.87

0.32

Carbohydrates

g

27.51

33.84

7.80

0.19

Fiber, Dietary

g

10.3

12.7

2.9

0.1

Sugars

g

7.66

9.42

2.17

0.05

Saturated Fat

g

5.556

6.834

1.575

0.039

Monounsaturated Fat

g

23.820

29.299

6.753

0.167

Polyunsaturated Fat

g

13.744

16.905

3.896

0.096

Cholesterol

mg

0.000

0.000

0.000

0.000

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