Nutrition Health Review

Summer 2017

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Summer 2017 • Volume 116 13 "Skinny" Summer Cocktails by NHR Staff S ummer is a great time to brush up on some low-cal cocktail recipes. Nobody wants to feel bloated and sluggish while relaxing by the pool or chillin' on the back deck! These tasty drink recipes are mindful of sugar and calories, without sacrificing flavor. Piña Colada CoolER Serving: 1 Calories per serving: 165 INgReDIeNts 1 1/2oz Coconut-flavored rum 3 oz Pineapple juice 4 oz Sparkling water 1 tbsp of Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut Lite (found in the drink mixers section of many supermarkets) DIReCtIONs Pour ingredients over ice and stir. SOURCE: mimoSa litE Serving: 1 Calories per serving: 120 INgReDIeNts 2 oz Minute Maid Light Orange Tangerine Juice 4 oz Champagne Juice of 1/2 medium-size orange (1 to 2 oz) DIReCtIONs Add several ice cubes to a tall glass. Squeeze the juice of the orange into the glass. Pour in orange tangerine juice, followed by Champagne. Stir. Garnish with fresh orange rinds, curled. SOURCE: watERmEloN Fizz Serving: 1 Calories per serving: 100 INgReDIeNts 1 oz Tequila 3 oz Watermelon 0.1 oz Simple syrup (recipe below) 0.1 oz Soda water 5 Cilantro pieces Squeeze of lime 1 Bamboo spike (optional for garnish) D IReCtIONs Muddle watermelon with cilantro leaves. Add ice, simple syrup and tequila. Shake vigorously and pour all contents into a rocks glass. Garnish with a piece of watermelon in a bamboo spike. SOURCE: CaNtalouPE-limE FRozEN maRgaRita Servings: 4 Calories per serving: 169 calories INgReDIeNts 1 oz Simple syrup (recipe below) 4 cups Cubed cantaloupe Zest and juice of 1 lime ¼ cup Fresh mint leaves, plus 4 sprigs for garnish 4 oz Tequila 1 Lime, thinly sliced DIReCtIONs In a blender, process cantaloupe, lime zest and juice, and mint leaves until smooth. Stir in simple syrup and tequila. Freeze, stirring occasionally, until a thick slush forms, at least 2 hours. Pour into 4 glasses; garnish with mint sprigs and lime slices. SOURCE: SimPlE SyRuP You can buy pre-made simple syrup in the grocery store (usually where the drink mixers are), but it's easy to make yourself. Remember, the sugar dissolves into the water, so 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water will not equal 2 cups of simple syrup; it's more like 1.5 cups simple syrup once dissolved. this recipe yields about 1.5 cups of syrup, but you can adjust your measurements of water and sugar to accommodate however much simple syrup you need. Just make sure the ratio of water to sugar is always 1:1. INgReDIeNts 1 cup Sugar 1 cup Water (makes about 1.5 cups) DIReCtIONs Heat water and sugar in a saucepan until the edges simmer and sugar is completely dissolved. Let mixture cool before using or storing. Store any remaining simple syrup in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to use, for up to 4 weeks. NHR

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