Blender Drinks are a Beautiful Thing (and Calorie-Friendly, too)

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When I think of frozen drinks I immediately think of vacations, cruises, tropical fiestas. And frozen drinks are not just festive, you can’t guzzle them, so they last longer. And all that frozen goodness bulks up your drink so that it actually gives you more “yum” with less calories. What could be bad? Uh, nothing! 

No matter what the reason or the season, a frozen cocktail makes any day or any party, more fun.  So celebrate happy hours with one of these cocktail recipes below.  Note that you will need a decent blender if you really want a smooth frozen treat, but The Advice Sisters really think you should try some of the recipes the dieticians and recipe experts at Blendtec have come up with that are low on calories and chemicals, high on taste and fun!

Some great cocktail recipes include:

 

Blood Orange Mojito

Blood Orange Mojitorecipe

Ingredients

1   lime, juiced
2   blood oranges, peeled and halved
3   fl oz rum  *use can use orange juice instead of rum for a non-alcoholic version
2   tbsp sugar
11   mint leaves
1   c sparkling water
1   c ice cubes

Add ingredients in order listed. Secure lid and select “Ice Crush.”

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION ;  Servings 3.0/  Sodium 4 mg/  Serving Size 8 fl oz/ Carbohydrates 21 g/  Calories 155 / Fiber 2.5 g/  Fat 0 g/  Sugar 8 g/  Saturated Fat 0 g/  Protein 1 g

Frosted Cosmo

Frosted Cosmorecipe

Ingredients

12   c cranberry juice
4   fl oz  vodka
2   fl oz  triple sec
14   c  agave nectar
2   tbsp  fresh lime juice
212   c  ice cubes
Add ingredients in order listed. Secure lid and select “Ice Crush.”

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION ;   Servings 4.0/  Sodium 0 mg/ serving Size 7 fl oz/  Carbohydrates 26 g/ Calories 190/ Fiber 0 g/ Fat 0 g/  Sugar 25 g/  Saturated Fat 0 g/  Protein 0 g/  Cholesterol 0 mg

Island Lei

Island Leirecipe

Ingredients

2   bananas
4   fl oz  light rum
3⁄4   c  grapefruit juice
3⁄4   c  orange juice
2   c  ice cubes
Add ingredients in order listed. Secure lid and select “Ice Crush.”

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: Servings 4.5/  Sodium 0 mg/ Serving Size 8 fl oz/ Carbohydrates 23 g/ Calories 150/ Fiber 1 g/ Fat 0 g/ Sugar 15 g/ Saturated Fat 0 g/ Protein 1 g/ Cholesterol 0 mg

Frozen Bloody Mary

Frozen Bloody Maryrecipe

Ingredients

3   c  100% vegetable juice, such as V8
1   tsp  prepared horseradish
1   tsp  lemon juice
1   tsp  Worcestershire sauce
1⁄2   tsp  celery salt
1⁄2   tsp  hot sauce, or 1 tsp hot sauce for more heat
4   oz  vodka *you can use additional vegetable juice instead of the vodka for a non-alcoholic version
black pepper, for garnish
green olives, for garnish
celery sticks, for garnish

Pour 1½ cups vegetable juice into about 12 compartments of standard ice cube tray. Freeze until juice is solid.  Add frozen juice cubes, remaining 1½ cups vegetable juice, and all remaining ingredients to FourSide jar in order listed. Secure lid and select “Ice Crush.” Pour into chilled glasses, and garnish with black pepper, green olives, and celery sticks.

Add ingredients in order listed. Secure lid and select “Ice Crush.”

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:  Servings 2.0/ Sodium 1500 mg/ serving Size 15 fl oz/ Carbohydrates 18 g/ Calories 223/ Fiber 4 g/ Fat 1 g/ Sugar 12 g/ Saturated Fat 0 g/ Protein 3.5 g/ Cholesterol 0 mg

 


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Alison Blackman Dunham aka. “Advice Sister Alison” and “The Advice Sisters” is a writer, photographer, online advisor, and lifestyles consultant. She has built her reputation offering readers a unique perspective on life, in print, in person and through the camera lens. Her focus is on advice, beauty, fashion, lifestyles, relationships and things that help make life easier, more successful and more fun. Please follow Alison on Twitter @advicesisters and check out her other web (advice-related) sites: leatherandlaceadvice.com & leatherandlacespice.com