Once the weather starts to warm up and happy hour moves outdoors, the idea of a sweet tropical cocktail becomes more and more appealing. A refreshing glass of sangria, a minty mojito, or a creamy pina colada might tempt you when you meet your friends for cocktails at your favorite outdoor locale.
But beware! These drinks are very often laden with calories and drinking only a couple of them can be worse for your waistline than French fries or even ice cream! So the next time a craving strikes, invite your friends over and whip up a batch of these slimmed-down concoctions. Trust us, they're so delicious you won't miss all those calories (and bikini season is just around the corner...YIKES!)
Pack all the flavor of your favorite sangria into fewer calories! Use traditional ingredients like red wine, orange juice, brandy, cointreau and fruit slices, but substitute Stevia for sugar and add some club soda for a sparkling effect. You'll reduce the calorie count from upwards of 150 down to 85–and multiplied over several glasses, that number adds up! Read More
Have you stopped yourself from indulging in Pina Coladas for years, for fear of expanding your waistband? Fear no more! Our guilt-free version is half the calories of the traditional version, and mighty tasty. Shake up coconut rum, pineapple juice and coconut milk with some ice, serve in a highball glass and top with a splash of club soda. Garnish with a pineapple wedge and sip yourself silly. Read More