Low Calorie Margaritas
The average margarita can pack up to 550 calories per drink. No wonder margaritas from Skinnygirl Cocktails are so popular- with only 220 calories in an 8oz. margarita.
I personally love Skinnygirl, especially the White Peach Margarita. But, nothing beats homemade for me; and $24.99 a bottle makes me love homemade even more. I like to know exactly what’s in my drink- fresh lemon, lime and a bit of agave nectar mixed with a fine tequila is the best-tasting and most refreshing margarita. Here’s my homemade low-calorie margarita, or “Skinnymom” I like to call it at only 132 calories for an 8oz. margarita (insert big smile here).
- 5 cups ice
- Juice squeezed from 2 lemons
- Juice squeezed from 2 limes
- 3 tablespoons of Agave Nectar
- 1/2 cup tequila (4 oz.)
- 1/2 cup water (4 oz.)
- Place ice in blender
- Add all remaining ingredients
- Blend until smooth
Drinks made with prepared margarita mix contain a ton of sugar, and I can feel the effects on my endocrine system when I drink them- which is why I don’t anymore. Agave nectar, especially pure raw organic agave nectar is a type of sugar that is much easier broken down by the body. I use agave nectar in my homemade lemonade, coffee and sometimes tea.
Tequila calories are typically high; so using the appropriate amount in any drink is advised. There’s no real difference in the amount of calories between white tequila and yellow tequila- both pack about 69 calories per ounce.
The answer for me is “no salt”. Who needs the extra sodium?
Also, try my Homemade Summer Sangria: