Real Housewives Star Bethenny Frankel on Vegan Food and Pina Colada

Bethenny Frankel
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Bethenny Frankel

Photo Credit: Smallpix / Splash News

Bethenny Frankel is famously known as the outspoken cast member on reality TV’s The Real Housewives of New York City. What you may not know is that she loves vegan food!

Frankel shared a dish on Instagram with fans to showcase just how delicious it can look and taste! Before she became a reality TV star and successful business woman, Frankel was a natural foods chef and created her Skinnygirl empire from the ground up.

She has never been shy about sharing recipes and other health and diet tips with fans and her passion about healthy living is contagious! She also, as we’ve learned, likes to enjoy a sweet pina colada on the day the drink is celebrated.

Pina colada, which means “pineapple strained,” is a Puerto Rican cocktail with a long history as a popular drink—and a song with a sentiment about not giving up on love even after it’s burned you.
Frankel posted a photo on Instagram of a sunset-colored Pina colada, writing, “#PinaColadaDay @skinnygirlbrand-style. The photo of the drink was featured among a beautiful clear water marina. What a serene sight!”

To make your own pina colada, mix one part rum, one part coconut cream, and three parts pineapple juice. Place it all in a blender with ice and mix until smooth. Serve in a chilled glass and garnish with pineapple and a cute umbrella.

Now, if you’re wondering how Frankel, mom of one, stays in such good shape, read on to find out. It’s easier than you think!

Lots of Yoga and a Portion-Controlled Diet

Often targeted for being too thin, in a recent interview, Frankel said, “Yeah, I am thin. I have a brand called Skinnygirl, so it’s not a big giant mystery.” The 5foot 6 inch star, having battled several eating disorders in the past, is now healthy and thin without having to restrict herself. Her secret is to do lots of yoga and to have a portion-controlled diet, with protein shakes and bars for snacks.

As a natural foods chef, eating small portions frequently and incorporating healthy vegan meals into her diet–with the occasional pina colada—we think Real Housewives star Bethenny Frankel is on the right track! Cheers, Bethenny!

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