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Skinnymom Margarita

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).

Skinnymom margarita

Skinnymom Margarita

Skinnymom Margarita

Skinnymom Margarita

Ingredients

  • 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.)

Instructions

  1. Place ice in blender
  2. Add all remaining ingredients
  3. Blend until smooth
http://tonispilsbury.com/skinnymom-margarita/

Sugar Baby

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.

Low Cal Margarita

 

Tequila

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.

 

Low Calorie Margarita

Patron Silver Tequila- 69 calories per ounce

 

Salt?

The answer for me is “no salt”.  Who needs the extra sodium?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skinnymom Margarita- via Toni Spilsbury

Skinnymom Margarita- via Toni Spilsbury

Also, try my Homemade Summer Sangria:

Homemade Summer Sangria

Homemade Summer Sangria

 

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3 Responses to Skinnymom Margarita

  1. Kat Meller June 25, 2012 at 9:42 pm #

    And just in time for my vacation …….. thank you so much for this one!

  2. Slap Dash Mom June 29, 2012 at 7:56 am #

    I love anything that saves calories! :) Thanks!

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