Friday, July 11, 2008

Recipes: Deliciously Fruity Mocktails

It has been nearly 2 1/2 years since I last had more than a sip of alcohol due to close pregnancies and now breastfeeding, but there are times where i am just craving a fruity cocktail. So it was great when I opened up the July issue of Self magazine and saw these fantastic ones. These would also be great for those of us trying to lose weight as not only are they low in calories, they are also chock full of fruit and antioxidants.

All recipes by Jennifer Iserloh, from Self Magazive, July 2008

Tropical Slushie

serves 4 - 110 calories, 3.4g fat per serving

Blend 4 cups of cubed watermelon, 2 cups cubed papaya, 1 cup light coconut milk, 2 tbs orange zest and 1 cup ice cubes until smooth.

South Pacific Mojito

serves 4 - 90 calories, 0.1g fat per serving

Boil 1 cup water, 1/4 cup sugar and two 6 inch pieces of lemongrass. Allow to cool and puree in a blender until lemongrass begins to shred. Strain and return to blender. Add 1/2 cup cubed fresh pineapple, 1 cup each fresh lemon and lime juice, 1 cup sparkling water and 1/4 cup thinly sliced mint. Blend until smooth; serve over ice.

Green Iced Tea

serves 4 - 107 calories, 0.3g fat per serving

Boil 3 cups water. Add 6 green tea bags and steep for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove tea bags; cool tea. Pour into a blender; blend with 1 cup cubed honeydew melon, 1 cup peeled and quartered kiwifruit, 1/4 cup honey and 1/2 cup mint until smooth. Serve over ice.

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Anonymous said...

I just have to tell you how much I LOVE your blog!! I have been reading Anne Barone's Chic & Slim series trying to lose some of the "baby" weight and get a more polished look in the process and your blog really fits in with that. You've inspired me to get a bedtime routine going and take better care of myself and doing so, I feel so much better. Many thanks again!!

Chic Mummy said...

Thanks for the lovely comments. Anne Barone's first two Chic and Slim books were a real inspiration for me both health wise and style wise. I still refer back to them frequently, especially when life is starting to overwhelm me, and I feel that i slipping back into old (bad!) habits. I also recommend reading two other French themed books - Frederick Fekkai: A Year of Style, and Entre Nous: A Woman's Guide To Finding Her Inner French Girl by Debra Ollivier. I found both of these to have lots of great ideas about fashion, beauty, and living a stylish life in general.

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