Celebrate Cinco de Mayo without Gaining 5 Pounds: Drink Edition
Click past the tips for some simple, skinny, and scrumptious drink recipes you can whip up for Cinco de Mayo, without having to deal with the morning-after gut…I mean guilt!
- Show me the (lower) proof. The lower the proof of alcohol, the lower the number of calories. For example, an ounce of an 80-proof liquor has about 65 calories. Blend it with a low-calorie juice to lower the calorie count.
- Make it a spritzer. By diluting your wine with soda water, you make it healthier and lighter than the full-fledged thing.
- Stir it up with low- and no-cal options. Orange juice, diet soda, light lemonade, sugar-free syrups, and light cranberry juice are all healthy alternatives to sugar-saturated store-bought mixers.
- Switch to soda water. Tonic water sounds healthy, but it has 90 calories per cup (who knew?). Opt instead for calorie-free soda water and just add your own lime or lemon for flavor.
Skinny Drink Recipes You Can Easily Make at Home:
Tequila Sunrise Pops
Have your drink and eat it too with our twist on a traditional tequila sunrise. Click here for how to make the fun-to-eat treat.
Strawberry Blackberry Margarita
Get a burst of vitamin C in every sip. Click here for this berry yummy version on a classic margarita.
Grapefruit sodas like Fresca have zero calories, so you can get a hint of sweetness without the added sugar rush. Click here for the refreshing recipe.