06 Aug Mocktails Instead of Cocktails for Greater Diet & Fitness Success!
Mocktails can be the cure to staying energized and on track with your wellness regimen! Certain situations in our lives can challenge our goals. Often times, we can struggle in balancing a social life with seeing results on our fitness journey. We know the cocktails and parties can hinder our goals, but it can be tough to make the sacrifice. Whether you’re strict on your fitness regimen, gaining momentum on your weight loss journey, or you’ve made the decision to simply not partake, not giving into the cocktail craving can be tough.
Have no fear! Mocktails are here!
You can satisfy the craving with fewer calories (and hangover symptoms 🙂 by simply making some substitutions. Your Summer pool party or Sunday Funday cocktail can still be a reality, after all!
Kiwi Lychee Mocktail Recipe
- 1 kiwi slice, skin removed
- 1 1/2 ounces distilled water
- 1/2 ounce Lychee Syrup
- 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 1/2 ounces soda water
- 1 slice kiwi, skin-on
- 1 lemon wedge
1.In a pint mixing glass, add skinless kiwi slice and press several times with a cocktail muddler.
2.Add distilled water, lychee syrup and lime juice.
3.Fill glass with ice and shake vigorously for 6 seconds.
4.Add soda water to lychee and lime mixture, then strain into a Collins (tumbler) glass over ice.
5.Garnish with skin-on kiwi slice and lemon wedge and serve.
Frozen Watermelon Mojito
- 4 cups seedless watermelon chunks (About 3 1/2 lb watermelon)
- 1 cup lemon-lime soda
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 1 tablespoon rum extract, optional
- 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh mint, minced, plus extra for garnish
1.Puree watermelon chunks in a blender to yield about 3 cups of watermelon puree.
2.Pour about 2 cups into 1 standard sized ice cube tray and freeze until solid (several hours or overnight) and reserve remaining watermelon puree in the refrigerator.
3.When ready to make mojitos, place tray of watermelon puree cubes (16 cubes), reserved watermelon puree, lemon-lime soda, lime juice, and rum extract in the blender.
4.Blend until smooth. Stir in fresh mint and pour into 2 tall glasses or 4 martini glasses. Garnish with additional fresh mint. Umbrella optional.
Don’t forget FITTEAM FIT is the perfect option for an energizing, refreshing beverage, too! What’s your favorite, go-to drink?
Recipe and Picture Cred: www.fitpregnancy.com