Healthy Mocktails for Your New Year’s Resolution
How are those resolutions going so far? I think I’m doing great! I’ve eaten a lot of fruits and vegetables and I’ve cut my caffeine intake in half! I even started taking a multi-vitamin! I think my “get healthy” resolution is heading in the right direction, but how is yours going? I have some healthy recipes I think you’ll enjoy!
LEMON BERRY MOJITO
- 1/2 cup Trop50 Lemonade (regular or raspberry)
- 1/4 cup fresh raspberries (or unsweetened frozen)
- 2 Tablespoons club soda
- 4 mint leaves
- 4 ice cubes
Put mint and ice into an 8-ounce glass. With a spoon, mash mint leaves and ice until mint is broken up into pieces. In blender puree lemonade with raspberries. Pour over mint/ice and top with club soda. Garnish with raspberries, lemons and/or mint leaves. Makes 3/4 cup (6 ounces). 1.5 ounces of rum optional
Nutrition Highlights: Each Trop50 mock-jito has 185 fewer calories and 75% less sugar than an original mojito. Our version also gives you 2 grams of fiber (thanks to fiber-rich raspberries) and 60% of your daily recommended vitamin C!
- 1 cup Trop50 Orange Calcium + Vitamin D
- 1 container (6 ounces) plain non-fat yogurt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 orange, peeled and sectioned
Blend ingredients about 30 seconds until smooth. Pour into Popsicle molds and freeze for at least 6 hours. Makes 6 popsicles (1/3 cup each). 1.5 ounces of vodka optional
Nutrition Highlights: Each Trop50 Popsicle has about 3 times fewer calories and 1/2 the sugar than typical popsicles. Additionally, our version has no fat and more nutrition – such as more fiber, 2.5 times more vitamin C and 2 times more calcium.
- 1/2 cup Trop50 Pineapple Mango
- 1/2 cup iced green tea
Mix Trop50 and green tea. Serve over ice and garnish with fresh pineapple (optional). Makes 1 cup (8 ounces). To make green tea, pour 1/2 cup (4 ounces) almost boiling water over 1 tea bag and steep for 4 minutes. 1.5 ounces of rum optional
Nutrition Highlights: Each Trop50 Tropical Chiller has 3 times fewer calories and 16 grams less sugar (about 4 teaspoons!) than Lipton Iced Tea with Citrus. Additionally, our version is an excellent source of vitamin C.
VERY BERRY COSMO
- 1/2 cup Trop50 Pomegranate Blueberry
- 1/4 cup frozen unsweetened strawberries
- 2 Tablespoons Naked Juice 100% coconut water
Blend Trop50 with strawberries about 10 seconds until smooth. Pour in martini glass and stir in coconut water. Garnish with fresh strawberries (optional). Makes 3/4 cup (6 ounces). 1.5 ounces of vodka optional
Nutrition Highlights: Each Trop50 mock-cosmo has 3 times fewer calories and 26 grams less sugar (about 6.5 teaspoons!) than a mock-cosmo made with Stirrings Cosmo Mix. Additionally, our version contains fiber from real fruit and 70% of your daily vitamin C!
- 3/4 cup Trop50 Farmstand Apple
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Blend ingredients about 10 seconds until frothy. Serve in martini glass with twist of lemon. Makes 3/4 cup (6 ounces). 1.5 ounces of vodka or gin optional
Nutrition Highlights: Each Trop50 mock-tini has 140 fewer calories and 33 grams less sugar (about 8 teaspoons!) than a mock-tini made from Stirrings Apple Martini Mix. Additionally, our version has fresh ginger.
Mocktails into Cocktails:
To turn these mocktails into cocktails, just add 1.5 ounces of the recommended liquor. Adding alcohol to these recipes adds approximately 97 calories to each drink.
I received the product mentioned above free of charge for editorial consideration, and I’m also eligible for additional incentives. However, all opinions expressed are 100% my own.
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