Healthy Summer Cocktail Recipes

Summer is in full swing. Try these healthy cocktail recipes at your next cook out or get together.

Strawberry Citrus Vodka Cocktail

This sweet drink will definitely be a hit. All it involves is muddling strawberries and mint then adding in citrus vodka, lemon juice and agave nectar. For the full directions on how to make this:
fitnessmagazine.com/recipe/drinks/strawberry-citrus-vodka-cocktail/

Skinnygirl Lemon Drop
This refreshing cocktail only has 110 calories! To make, mix take lemon vodka, sugar free lemonade mix. Top it off with a splash of sparkling water and garnish with a lemon.

Spiked Pomegranate Lemonade
This super simple recipe is wonderfully refreshing! Just combine citrus voda, lemonade, pomegranate juice, and club soda. For the full directions on how to make this:
fitnessmagazine.com/recipe/drinks/healthy-cocktail/

Peach Mint Mojito

This cocktail is as delicious as it sounds. To make just mix mint, lime wedges, and peach chunks in with Bacardi rum. Muddle then add ice and sparkling water.

Cucumber Ginger Lemonade
Combine lemon, ginger, and cucumbers to vodka for a guilt free cocktail.
For the full directions on how to make this:
healthline.com/health/low-calorie-cocktails#cucumber-ginger-lemonade

Summer Sangria
Summer Sangria is perfect for parties. In a pitcher combine a bottle of your favorite red wine, agave nectar, and lemon, lime, and orange juice. Then add whatever fruit you’d like, such as, apples, pineapples, and strawberries. To serve just fill glasses with ice and pour in the sangria, garnishing with some of the fruit.

Blood Orange Moscow Mule
This puts a nice spin on the class moscow mule. In a glass muddle lime and mint then add blood orange juice, vodka, and pomegranate juice. Top it off with ginger beer, leaving room for ice. Once you fill the rest of the glass with crushed ice, it’s ready to drink!
justalittlebitofbacon.com/blood-orange-moscow-mule/

Watermelon Cucumber Basil Seltzer (Non-Alcoholic)
A refreshing beverage that’s great for any party! Make the fruit concentrate, simple syrup, and soda all separately and then combine before guests arrive.
For the full instructions on how to make this:
eatingwell.com/recipe/264179/watermelon-cucumber-basil-seltzer/

Best Keto Diet Cookbooks

21-Day Ketogenic Diet Weight Loss Challenge: Recipes and Workouts for a Slimmer, Healthier You Paperback – August 28, 2018

by Rachel Gregory MS CNS ATC CSCS (Author), Amanda C. Hughes

The 21-Day Ketogenic Diet Weight Loss Challenge is the first targeted meal plan and exercise guide to help you lose weight fast on ketogenic diet.

Real weight loss is a combined approach of diet, exercise, and a healthy mindset. The 21-Day Ketogenic Diet Weight Loss Challenge combines the ketogenic diet with effective wellness strategies for a results-driven, kick-start plan to lose weight permanently.

This 21-day ketogenic diet challenge tells you what to eat and when with a clear, easy-to-follow meal plan that includes more than 100 keto-friendly recipes. To complement your diet, The 21-Day Ketogenic Diet Weight Loss Challenge also offers guidance on other fundamental elements of weight loss, including exercise, sleep, and stress management.

The Big Book of Ketogenic Diet Cooking: 200 Everyday Recipes and Easy 2-Week Meal Plans for a Healthy Keto Lifestyle Paperback – September 4, 2018

by Jen Fisch (Author), Julie Smith (Foreword)

The Big Book of Ketogenic Diet Cooking is the ultimate bible to maintain a healthy keto lifestyle with the biggest selection of recipes, meal plans, nutritional information, and more!

The biggest thing to happen to the ketogenic diet since fat bombs, The Big Book of Ketogenic Diet Cooking is an unmatched reference with the largest collection of recipes and meal plans yet for keeping up with the ketogenic diet.

Simply Keto: A Practical Approach to Health & Weight Loss, with 100+ Easy Low-Carb Recipes Paperback – December 12, 2017

by Suzanne Ryan (Author)

The ketogenic diet, a low-carb, high-fat way of eating, is remarkably effective at transforming people’s lives, helping them shed pounds and find relief from common health conditions. No one knows this better than Suzanne Ryan. In her quest to overcome her lifelong struggle with her weight, she stumbled upon the ketogenic diet and decided to give it a shot. In just one year, she lost more than 100 pounds and reclaimed control over her health and well-being.

Keto for Life: Look Better, Feel Better, and Watch the Weight Fall off with 160+ Delicious High-Fat Recipes Paperback – May 29, 2018

by Mellissa Sevigny (Author)

The ketogenic lifestyle has been proven to aid in weight loss and to help people achieve better overall health. Mellissa Sevigny, the voice behind the highly acclaimed food blog I Breathe, I’m Hungry, has been a leader in low-carb, ketogenic living for many years and understands the key factors to achieve lifelong success. In her new book, Keto for Life, she delivers a complete road map to adopting and sustaining a ketogenic diet. Keto for Life is a book for real people with busy lives, picky family members, and moderate budgets. Mellissa firmly believes that budget, time, and eating with loved ones should not be deterrents to living a keto lifestyle, feeling great, and enjoying the food you’re eating. Keto for Life gives readers tools and recipes to thrive on keto.

Keto Comfort Foods: Family Favorite Recipes Made Low-Carb and Healthy Paperback – May 2, 2017

by Maria Emmerich (Author)

The ketogenic diet is all about nourishing and healing your body with nutrient-dense whole foods, as international bestselling author Maria Emmerich has demonstrated in her previous books, including The Ketogenic Cookbook (with Jimmy Moore) and The 30-Day Ketogenic Cleanse. But food is more than just nourishment; food is tradition, food is love, and most importantly, food is a celebration. The mere thought of eating a particular meal or the smell of a favorite childhood dish can evoke positive memories, whether it’s a simple Sunday dinner with family or a major life event.

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½ cup applesauce

1 ½ cups fresh cranberries

½ cup unsweetened cranberry juice

½ cup unsweetened apple cider

¼ cup artificial sweetener

1 (1 inch) lemon rind strip

4 cups sliced peeled golden delicious apples

2 cups firm Anjou pears, cored and cut into ¼ inch thick wedges

cooking spray

3 cups vanilla low-fat ice cream

 

Preheat oven to 400°F

  1. To drain applesauce, spread onto several layers of heavy-duty paper towels. Cover with additional paper towels; let stand 5 minutes. Scrape into a mixing bowl using a rubber spatula. This drains the applesauce.
  2. Combine cranberries, juice, cider, sweetener, and rind in a small saucepan; bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally.       Remove from heat. Stir in applesauce.
  3. Combine the apple and pears in an 11×17 inch-baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with the cranberry mixture. Cover and bake for 25 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 10 minutes or until fruit is tender, basting occasionally with liquid from dish. Serve with ice cream.

Makes: 4 servings

Apricot Pineapple Surprise from Edita Kaye

Edita Kaye Pineapple with fronds

 

 

4 (1-inch thick) peeled fresh pineapple slices

2 tablespoons apricot preserves – no sugar added

1 teaspoon artificial sweetener

Dash of ground cinnamon

1 cup vanilla low-fat frozen yogurt

 

Preheat broiler.

  1. Place pineapple slices on a broiler pan.       Brush pineapple slices with preserves; broil 6 minutes or until bubbly.
  2. Combine sweetener and cinnamon, and sprinkle over pineapple.

 

Serve warm with one scoop of vanilla low-fat frozen yogurt.

 

Makes 1 serving.

 

Tip

Frozen yogurt for breakfast—divine decadence! You could also try this extraordinary breakfast with fresh strawberries and strawberry jelly, fresh raspberries and raspberry jelly!