Whether you are actively trying to lose weight or just maintain a healthy lifestyle, drinking alcohol should not be a typical part of your dietary intake. Being told to stick with ice water or club soda at parties can get boring after a while. Sometimes, a girl just wants to kick back and enjoy a cocktail without killing her diet. How can you responsibly enjoy a margarita when a typical mixed drink can set you back more than 500 calories in a 4 ounce serving?
Enter Bethenny Frankel to the rescue. Yes, Bethenny Frankel of Real Housewives of New York City fame. Before she was famous for her reality show, Frankel was a mixologist and a chef and was known for creating lower calorie versions of high calorie or unhealthy foods. On an episode of Real Housewives, she created her own, low-calorie version of a margarita and the response that she received from viewers convinced her that she needed to make a version available for purchase.
Frankel’s SkinnyGirl line of mixed beverages is an all natural line of drinks. SkinnyGirl contains no High-Fructose Corn Syrup, no dyes or artificial flavors and is lightly sweetened with agave nectar. This 38 calorie (per 1.5 ounce serving) drink has 1.43 grams of carbohydrates and .07 grams of protein per serving. It is made with premium Blue Agave clear tequila and is exactly what it promises – a margarita without a high calorie load.
I sampled this margarita during taco night at my house and found it to be delicious and not at all filling. It packed a decent punch and had a surprisingly tart flavor that was light and pleasant. It would have been easy to have another, but I wanted to keep it within reason.
Check out the SkinnyGirl Margarita and let us know what you think. Pair it with some of the healthy Mexican foods and have some friends over for a great, low calorie evening that won’t wreak havoc on your waistline!
September 28th, 2010