Summer is my favorite time of the year! There is something so relaxing about having your toes in the sand and a drink in your hand. It’s going to be a hot one this year and LA already hit 103 degrees today! With the rising heat nothing sounds better to me than a refreshing, cool cocktail. The only problem is so many of these delicious drinks can really rack up the calories without you even noticing, and let’s be honest I’m definitely trying to work on that summer bod.
So this summer I will be whipping up and sharing my favorite healthy versions of some traditional summer cocktails that you can enjoy virgin or a little tipsy (always in moderation of course… because hangovers are not welcome here anymore). Since getting in shape post twins, I find that foods or drinks with a high sugar content really make me feel terrible these days. So recipes like this one, don’t make me feel bad or guilty since they have such a small amount of calories and sugar! And Mama deserves a drink right??
One of my favorite drinks during the summer is a Moscow Mule, they are so light and refreshing. I almost fell out of my seat when I looked up the calories one day!! A Moscow Mule is usually made with vodka and ginger beer (which is non-alcoholic). The average glass of ginger beer has 110-128 calories and are you ready for this…. 38.5 grams of sugar… that is equivalent to 8 teaspoons of sugar!!!
Thus my Health-ade Kombucha Moscow Mule was born. If you’re unfamiliar with Health-ade Kombucha it is made from a probiotic, fermented tea. Health-ade Komucha comes in so many amazing flavors, and for this recipe we are going to use their ginger-lemon flavor that tastes a lot like ginger beer, just a little less sweet. Plus an entire bottle of Kombucha has only 35 calories and 5 grams of sugar.
- 6oz Ginger-Lemon Health-Ade Kombucha
- 1.5oz Vodka (of your choice)
- 1 juiced lime
- Mint for garnish
- Lime wedge for garnish
- Fill copper mug with ice
- Add vodka
- Add Lemon-Ginger Health-ade Kombucha
- Add lime juice
- Garnish with mint and lime wedge
- Drink your low calorie Moscow Mule like a champion
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