Looking to have a few adult beverages, but don’t want to feel the wrath of 500 calorie drinks loaded with sugar? Woof, cocktails can add up quickly. You can spend the morning in the gym, watch what you eat all day, then stroll into happy hour and BAM—welcome to Calorie City, population: you. Not all cocktails are created equal though. We’ve rounded up 8 tasty, refreshing and healthy(ish) cocktails below. Cheers!
1. Keep the (healthy) good times rolling with beets and carrots
?????In love with Carrots Beets + Gin in this summery #healthydrink Over ice 1oz @hendricksgin 1.5oz @traderjoes #justbeets w lemon 1.5oz @traderjoes org carrot juice Stir + top w pinch of dill + dash of fennel seed + celery seed???? #gin#hendricksgin#fitfood#fitness #healthfood #gindrinker#healthydrinks#healthycocktails #ginstagram #nutrition #mixology #mixologist #dietitian#homebartender#healthy#fitfood#foodie #drank#cocktailporn#drinkoftheday #drinkporn #cocktailgram #weekendfeels #ginoclock
2. Mojitos with a twist of healthy
Did someone say mojitos? ? Here’s the ultimate Summer Mojito ingredient list for your #thirstythursday. *1/2 lime, cut into 6 wedges *1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice *2 tablespoons torn mint leaves *1/2 teaspoon honey, warmed *2 ounces rum *4 ounces club soda *Fresh mint sprig (optional) *Lime wedge (optional) *1/2 tsp of LyteShow for hydration
3. Quick and easy with a kick
A little bit of Rita is all I need ? ?|| Margarita that is…if you missed my insta live yesterday, I made a deeeelish cocktail that is super easy and quick for all your summer endeavors. • 1 oz tequila (I love @casamigos) • 1 glass with a salted rim, filled halfway with ice • Juice of 1 lime • 4-5 slices of jalapeño (remove seeds!!) • Once you pour the above contents into the glass, fill the rest with @wtrmlnwtr ginger flavor and ENJOY
4. It’s about thyme
Coming into the weekend like (#ad) sweet, tart and a little sassy. Join us as we kick back, relax and sip one of these Lemon Berry Herb Coolers featuring @DoctorDslive Sparkling Probiotic and @titosvodka • Made with probiotic-rich water kefir it’s a healthier, lower sugar alternative to sweet summery mixed drinks. And the earthy thyme highlights the natural sweetness of the berries. In other words, it’s the wholly perfect way to end a hot summer day! __________ LEMON-BERRY HERB COOLER Serves 2 __________ ✨INGREDIENTS✨ * 12 ounces @doctordslive Lemon Sparkling Probiotic * 2 ounces @titosvodka Handmade Vodka * Juice of 1/2 lemon * 2 strawberries, hulled and sliced * 1/2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves * Lemon slices and thyme sprigs for garnish ✨DIRECTIONS✨ 1. Divide sliced berries and fresh lemon juice among two highball glasses. Add 1/4 tsp. thyme leaves to each glass and gently muddle with a muddling stick or handle of a wooden spoon. 2. Fill each glass with ice. Add 1 ounce of vodka to each glass then top off with sparkling probiotic. 3. Garnish with lemon slices and a sprig of fresh thyme. Sip and enjoy! . . . #realfood #healthycocktails #probiotics #fermentedfoods #waterkefir #titosvodka #glutenfree #weekendvibes #cocktailgoals #lemon #strawberries #thyme #eatinseason #cleaneating #eatclean #dietitianapproved #therealfoodrds
5. Patio and waist-friendly
Fri-yay means some relaxation and cocktails on the deck with the hubby ☀️? . It doesn’t have to mean tons of extra calories and sugar though if you get a little creative.? . This is one of my go to #summercocktails I love because it’s so versatile and you can change up the wine and sparkling water based on your mood. . ?Healthy Wine Spritzer? 4oz white wine of your choice 2oz @lacroixwater (I used mango) Lots of ice Lemon or lime wedges to taste . Mix all ingredients together and enjoy! The key is to use double the wine to sparkling water ratio to really make it good! Enjoooooy!? . This is just one of the many recipes I’ll be adding into my #custommealplans too…no deprivation for my clients!? . . #healthycocktails #winestagram #healthieralternative #fridaydrinks #summernights
6. Honey > sugar
Cheers to the weekend and to this super refreshing strawberry lemonade! ??☀️ I could think of a few additions to make these even more weekend friendly!? Strawberry Lemonade Serves: 4 INGREDIENTS • 1 and ½ cup strawberries – top removed • 1 cup fresh lemon Juice • 4 cups cold water • 4 tablespoon honey INSTRUCTIONS 1. Using a blender, blend the strawberries with the 1 cup of lemon juice until smooth. 2. Add in the water, honey and blend for 30 second. 3. Adjust the sweetness to you taste. 4. Serve cold over ice.
8. Stay on track and try something new
??Creamy Dreamy Cantaloupe Martini What 2 do w/ #canteloupe ??? Blended 4 ice cubes 1/2 c cubed cantaloupe 1oz @malfygin con limone 1.5 oz @kevitadrinks lemon ginger sparkling #kefir Garnish w/ gooseberries + basil? my @vitamix Never tired? #martini #martinimadness #gindrinker #ginstagram #gin #ginmartini #mixologist #homebartender #mixology #imbibe #yoga#fitness #ginoclock#guthealth #cocktails#fitfoodie #healthydrinks#lowcarb #healthycocktails #probiotics #nutrition #dietitian #paleodrink #drinkstagram #foodphotography#healthy#drinkofheday
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