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Lunch Break Done Right.
Lunch Break Done Right.

Pictured:  @Malaiwong in our Monique Crop Top 

It's summer and even though many of us still have to head to the office each day, it doesn't mean we can’t enjoy this time of year.  Hit a patio or head outside for a picnic and enjoy some of our favourite low cal summer cocktails!  

MONDAY : Heading back to the work week can be hard, but we have just the thing to help get you through your Monday. Try a  Skinny Paloma at lunch; all you need is fresh grapefruit juice, tequila and a splash of lime. it’s really that simple and since pink or red grapefruit will offer plenty of sweetness there's no need to add any sweetener.

SKINNY PALOMA

Yields: 2

Description

Low cal twist on a classic, freshly juiced grapefruit, tequila, lime juice and sparkling water.

Ingredients

12 ounces fresh grapefruit juice (2-3 pink or red grapefruits, juiced)

3 ounces tequila (white)

2 teaspoons lime juice

Ice

Grapefruit flavoured sparkling water (optional)

Pink Himalayan Sea salt (for the rim)

Directions

Add 1 shot of tequila, 6 ounces of grapefruit juice, 1 teaspoon of lime juice and ice to each glass. Stir to combine, add a splash of sparkling water (if using) and garnish with a lime wedge.

Nutrition

Serving Size: 1        Calories: 179         Sugar: 19g        Fat: 0g      

Carbohydrates: 19g        Fiber: 0g        Protein: 1g

Source: https://www.eatingbirdfood.com/skinny-paloma-no-sugar-added/ 

 

TUESDAY:  Our next skinny summertime cocktail is a Skinny Coconut Margarita.  Perfect on a hot summer evening after a work day that never seemed to end. #tipsytuesday, haha we’re just kidding!

SKINNY COCONUT MARGARITA

Yields: 2

Description

Tropical spin on a timeless favourite; made with lite coconut milk, coconut water, tequila blanco and triple sec.

Ingredients

3 ounces lite coconut milk (from the can)

3 ounces tequila Blanco

1 1/2 ounces of triple sec

8 ounces coconut water

Fresh lime wedge, to serve

Directions

In a shaker, combine the coconut milk, tequila blanco, triple sec and coconut water. Shake until combined. pour into cocktail glasses with ice. serve with a lime wedge.

Notes

make ahead of time, such as a pitcher (just double or triple) the recipe, then serve over ice when it’s ready to drink!

Nutrition

Serving Size: 1        Calories: 237         Sugar: 15g        Fat: 2g      

Carbohydrates: 19g        Fiber: 41g        Protein: 0g

Source: http://withsaltandwit.com/skinny-coconut-margarita/ 

 

WEDNESDAY:  To help you get over the midweek hump, try out this fruity summer staple.  The Skinny Sparkling Blueberry Mojito is sure to get some spring back in your step. This easy cocktail is made with a simple homemade blueberry syrup and sparkling water.

SKINNY SPARKLING BLUEBERRY MOJITO

Yields: 4

Description

Fruity, minty and super refreshing. This drink  will help you make it through your week.

Ingredients

½ cup baking stevia (recommended - Truvia simple syrup)

1 cup water

2 heaping cups frozen blueberries

6 ounces white rum

handful of mint leaves

2 cups sparkling water or Lime La Croix

Directions

In a small saucepan, add baking stevia, 1 cup water and the frozen blueberries. bring to a boil, then reduce and let cook for 10 minutes. as it cooks, mash the blueberries with a fork or spoon to breakdown. Once cooked down a bit, add contents to a blender  or use hand held blender and puree until smooth. add to container and let cool for a few hours, or until ready to serve. Can also be placed in freezer for 10 - 15 minutes to get cold but don’t let it freeze!

When ready to serve, add a few mint leave and 1 ½ ounces of rum to a highball glass with ice. add 2 ounces of blueberry simple syrup. Top with sparkling water and serve immediately. Garnish with mint and extra blueberries, if desired.

Notes

The syrup in this blueberry mojito is so easy to make and prepare ahead of time!

Nutrition

Serving Size: 1        Calories: 138        Sugar: 7g        Fat: 1g      

Carbohydrates: 34g        Fiber: 2g        Protein: 0g

Source: http://withsaltandwit.com/skinny-sparkling-blueberry-mojito/

 

THURSDAY:  Throwing it back for #TBT, our cocktail of the day is an oldy but a goody . The mint Julep is a Southern classic which dates as far back as the eighteen hundreds and is the official drink of the Kentucky Derby.

MINT JULEP

Yields: 1

Description

The official drink of the “Greatest Two Minutes in Sports”.

Ingredients

Leaves from 5-6 mint sprigs

2 packets of Stevia sweetener

3 ounces bourbon whiskey

2 cup crushed ice

Mint sprigs for garnish

Directions

Combined mint and stevia in a julep cup or tin cocktail shaker. Grind the mixture with a few turns of the wrist using a muddler or wooden spoon, until you small a strong mint aroma. Add bourbon and half ice. churn with a stirrer until cup gets frosty. Top with additional pile of ice and a whole bunch of mint. serve with a short straw so you’ll get a nose full of mint with every sip.

Notes

Any other form of ice will not create the same effect, so take the effort to make crushed ice fi you don’t already have it.  Wrap ice cubes in a  kitchen towel and smash with a hammer until you have a nice mound of snow.

Nutrition

Serving Size: 1        Calories: 196        Sugar: 2g        Fat: 0g      

Carbohydrates: 1g        Fiber: 1g        Protein: 0g

Source: https://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/healthy-mint-julep-recipe/

 

FRIDAY:  It's Friday! Time to kick off your shoes and enjoy your weekend.  This Watermelon Champagne cocktail by "That’s So Michelle" will surely getting you into those weekend vibes.

WATERMELON CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL  

Yields: 1

Description

Watermelon and Champagne cocktail is a as simple as it sounds. It’s the perfect summer time drink that is tasty and healthy.

Ingredients

½ cup Champagne

½ cup Watermelon juice

splash of lime

Directions

Slice and puree watermelon in a food processor or blender. Using a fine mesh strainer push the watermelon puree through with a spoon and make sure all of the seeds are removed.  Add ½ cup of watermelon juice to a wine glass. add splash of lime. top with champagne (something not to sweet). let the bubbly settle and top it off again. Serve and drink right away.

Nutrition

Serving Size: 1        Calories: 100        Sugar: 4g        Fat: 0g      

Carbohydrates: 6g        Fiber: 1g        Protein: 1g

Source: http://thatssomichelle.com/2014/06/100-calorie-watermelon-and-champagne.html

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