Friday, July 27, 2012

10 Calorie Summer Drink Recipe

Now before you get too excited by the title of this post...
this drink is not alcoholic.
Although you probably could add a splash of vodka if you wished.

Nor do I REALLY know how many calories it has in it.
Because I made it up.
But it can't be more than 10. 
Unless you do add the splash of vodka.

I should have just changed the name of the post instead of typing all those disclaimers.

Moving along...

When the days are hot, and you want something refreshing without the calories, grab the following:

Sparkling Water.

Whatever fruit you can find in your fridge.
Mint leaves from your plant outside.

I am partial to berries and pineapple because I think they have the most juice.
And because they are cheap when in season.

If you don't have a mint plant, grab a cutting from the grocery store and grow one.
They are SO easy to grow in summer.
Even mine has exploded.
Until something attacked it and it died and I had to grow a new one.
And then you can make mojitos whenever your heart desires.
Which most definitely have more than 10 calories.
But you'll have fresh mint.

Somehow in a post about a non-alcoholic drink, I have managed to reference no less than two alcoholic drinks already.
Anywho, muddle your fruit and mint together to get the juices flowing.

Top with ice and sparkling water. 
Stir with straw. 

Easy peasy, right?
Even Eric likes it, but he adds a bit of sweetener to his.
I like it with just fruit.

Delicious, and a welcome treat on hot summer days that you don't have to feel guilty about.
And we could all use a little less guilt. 

Hope you enjoy ladies :)


  1. That looks so easy and delcious! Thank you for sharing!

  2. omgosh these look delicious!! New follower! :)

  3. Ohhh.... I love this! And I will just assume that it is only 10 calories. Even with vodka in it. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Oh, this would be SO good with a little raspberry vodka! YUM! Thanks for sharing!

  5. totally trying this!! I've been on a crystal light kick recently and sick of it. Check my post tomorrow - yummy fresh strawberry margarita recipe with strawberry puree for days when alcohol is needed :)

  6. this looks soooo delicious! xo brie

    p.s. i'm your newest follower :)

  7. I'm with Sara..Rasberry Vodka splash would complete this cocktail for sure!