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strawberry hibiscus rum punch-in-the-gut

by Jackie Newgent  |  May 22, 2018  |  0 Comments
Sure, you can grab a yogurt for some probiotics. But it’s way more fun to reach for one of these cocktails for those gut-friendly bacteria! This drink is inspired by a strawberry daiquiri, yet calorie friendlier. I find it tastier, too, since not overly sweet. What’s in the cocktail? It’s based on rum and includes fresh mint, lime juice, ginger, and strawberries. But the highlight is the sparkling probiotic beverage … Farmhouse Culture Strawberry Hibiscus Gut Punch Sparkling Probiotic Veggie Drink, to be specific, which contains 4 billion probiotic cultures in a bottle. Now that’s a heck of a lot of good bugs! I found the veggie drink at Whole Foods Market, FYI. Cheers!   Note: The theme of this...
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summery green smoothie cocktail

by Jackie Newgent  |  June 13, 2016  |  0 Comments
Need a refreshing poolside, rooftop, patio, or backyard BBQ cocktail? Here you go! It’s basically a super good-for-you green smoothie … but spiked just right! Getting slightly tipsy never tasted so nutritious! It’s perfect for a summer weekend—or simply as an “adults only” accompaniment to Meatless Monday dinner. Healthy sipping! Calories saved: 170 Why it’s better for you: Half the calories; twice the fun!
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chocolate-covered strawberry cocktail

by Jackie Newgent  |  May 27, 2014  |  0 Comments
Makes 2 servings: 1 cup each When you’d like a cocktail but are “craving” dessert, this frozen beverage has you covered. It’s like dessert in a glass, featuring the classic pairing of chocolate and strawberries. Delicious! Disclosure note: I attended an event sponsored by the National Honey Board and received samples of honey. I was not paid for this posting. Recipe and opinions are my own. Calories saved: 70 Why it’s better for you: There’s 1 entire cup of strawberries in each serving!
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ginger cherry, berry & watermelon daiquiri

by Jackie Newgent  |  June 13, 2013  |  0 Comments
(Click on photo for full-size image!) Makes 4 servings: 1 (6 1/2-ounce) drink each There’s no problem meeting fruit servings when you can sip them like this. Rather than making a daiquiri that’s loaded with alcohol and added sugar, this is gently spiked and loaded with seasonal fruit. It’s a perfect 100 calories—and perfect for poolside, a backyard BBQ, or any time you just wanna chill out. Sure, even in the morning, if you like. Move over mimosa! Calories Saved: 140
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