Water with Cucumbers and Fresh Mint

Water with Cucumbers and Fresh Mint

Here’s a great way to drink more water: Add a few slices of cucumbers and some fresh mint leaves/sprigs to a tall glass of ice water. Repeat about 8 to 10 times a day to keep your body properly hydrated! It’s one of our New Year’s resolutions. Drinking plenty of water helps remove toxins from your body, as well as keeps you feeling full so you may tend to eat less. Your skin will like it! Try drinking two glasses when you wake up in the morning, one glass before each meal, and keep a glass at your desk.

Skinny Margaritas

Skinny Margarita

Skinny Margarita


Yay! You can still enjoy a yummy Margarita without the guilt of all those calories, sugar and carbs!

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: none
Difficulty: Easy

Comments: Now you can enjoy a margarita without feeling like you blew your diet! This is a low calorie version but is sure to fool you! You can add salt to the rim of the glass if you like. Feel free to add or subtract the amount of water and tequila depending on individual taste. Enjoy responsibly!

Ingredients:

6 ounces tequila, good quality
5 limes, juice only, about 4 ounces
2 packets Crystal Light, Lemonade flavor, individual size packets
2 cups water
1 lime, as garnish
5 cups ice cubes

Preparation:
Place all ingredients in a large pitcher and stir. Garnish with fresh lime slices.

Nutrition: Per Serving About: 160 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 0 g protein, 11 g carbohydrates, 1 g dietary fiber, 0 mg sodium; WW Points Plus value 4

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Blackberry Mojitos

Low Cal Blackberry Mojito

Low Cal Blackberry Mojito

Use fresh or frozen berries with this. They are so good, so, remember to drink responsibly!

Serves: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: none
Difficulty: Easy
Use fresh or frozen berries with this. Remember to drink alcohol responsibly!

Ingredients:

3 ounces rum, light, 80 proof
3 ounces agave nectar
4 limes
mint leaves, fresh
1/4 cup blackberries, fresh or frozen
12 ounces club soda

Preparation: Place about 10 mint leaves, two slices of lime and half of the blackberries in a shaker and muddle. Add rum, agave nectar, ice and juice from 3 limes. Shake well. Pour into 2 tall glasses, add additional ice, mint leaves and remaining blackberries, then pour in club soda. Stir with a straw and serve.

Nutrition: Per Serving About: 200 calories, 28 g carbohydrates, 1 g dietary fiber; WW points plus value 3

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Mojito

Mojito

Mojito

Simple and delicious drink made with 80 proof light rum, mint leaves, lime juice and agave nectar. You can substitute the agave nectar with 2 packets sugar substitute such as Splenda to lower the calories and carbs. Remember to drink responsibly.

Serves: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: none
Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients:

3 ounces rum, light, 80 proof
3 ounces agave nectar
4 limes, juice of three and garnish (or more)
12 ounces club soda
mint leaves, fresh

Preparation: Place 5 or six mint leaves and a slice of lime in a shaker and muddle. Add rum, agave nectar, lime juice and ice and shake well. Pour into 2 tall glasses with more ice and mint leaves. Pour in tonic water and stir with a straw.
Nutrition

Per Serving About: 190 calories, 27 g carbohydrates; WW Points Plus value 4

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Pina Colada (skinny version)

Pina Colada

Pina Colada


Serves: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: none
Difficulty: Easy

Comments: More like a dessert, this is our low calorie version but is so delicious your guests will never know. You can use Splenda instead of agave nectar to lower the calories even more.
Ingredients

1 cup coconut milk, light
12 ounces pineapple, fresh, cut into 1 inch pieces
6 ounces rum, light
1/4 cup agave nectar
8 cups ice cubes

Preparation: Reserve 6 small pieces of pineapple for garnish. Place all other ingredients in a blender and blend well. Pour into wine glasses and garnish with pineapple slices and a straw.

Nutrition: Per Serving About: 180 calories, 2.5 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 0 g protein, 18 g carbohydrates, 1 g dietary fiber, 0 mg sodium; WW Points Plus value 4

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Skinny Strawberry Margarita

Skinny Strawberry Margarita

Skinny Strawberry Margarita

This is our low calorie version, but equally delicious to the higher calorie restaurant margaritas.

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: none
Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients:

6 ounces tequila, good quality
5 limes, juice only, about 4 ounces
1 packet Crystal Light, Lemonade flavor
1 packet Crystal Light, Strawberry flavor
1 1/2 cups strawberries, fresh or frozen, and more for garnish
1 lime
3 cups water
5 cups ice

Preparation: Place lime juice, tequila, ice, water, strawberries (reserve 4 for garnishing) and Crystal Light in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into Margarita glasses and garnish with lime wedges and fresh strawberries.

Nutrition: Per Serving About: 170 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 0 g protein, 15 g carbohydrates, 4 g dietary fiber, 0 mg sodium; WW Points Plus value 4

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Vodka Tonic Light

Vodka Tonic Light

Vodka Tonic Light


A Classic with less calories using diet tonic, this is a summertime favorite!

Serves: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: none
Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients

1 ounce vodka
6 ounce tonic water, diet, sugar free
1 lime or more
1 cups ice, or more

Preparation: Squeeze juice from half the lime into a tall glass, reserving the remaining lime for garnish. Add remaining ingredients to glass and stir.

Nutrition: Per Serving About: 100 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 0 g protein, 7 g carbohydrates, 1 g dietary fiber, 25 mg sodium; WW Points Plus value 3

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Pomegranate Champagne Recipe

Pomegranite champagne

Pomegranite champagne

This recipe and photo are from a friend of mine, Betsey Reid (photographer). It is a great cocktail for the holidays or anytime!

Serves: 6 glasses
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: none
Difficulty: Easy

Comments: This is a simple and delicious adult beverage for the holidays or any occasion.

Ingredients
750 ML champagne, chilled
12 ounces pomegranate juice, chilled
1/2 cup pomegranate, seeds only

Preparation: Divide ingredients among 6 champagne flutes and serve cold.

Nutrition: Per Serving About: 140 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 0 g protein, 13 g carbohydrates, 1 g dietary fiber, 10 mg sodium; WW Points Plus Value 4

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