Want to sip your way skinny this summer? Here’s how:
So you’ve worked super hard to get your summer body back, don’t take it for granted by slugging down empty calories.
Last summer, every weekend was spent boating. Coolers were stocked full of Coors Light, Mikes Hard Lemonade & Twisted Teas. Not so appealing for the health conscious, am I right? A Half & Half TT comes in hot with about 250 calories PER bottle. So lets just say you drink the six pack over the course of a Saturday… You pretty much just drank the equivalent of a McDonalds quarter pounder with fries & a milkshake. Yack.
After working my butt off (literally) to get back into a bikini body, I refused to drink almost anything but vodka waters. But lets get real, in order to “keep it classy” one cannot drink just vodka over the course of a 8 hours boat day, in the sun mind you.
This meant I’d need to find an alternative. During a early summer wedding in NYC I stumbled upon The Juice Press and experienced what I’d like to think was an “Ah ha!” moment. This place was legit, cold pressed fresh juice from almost any fruit you could think up. As you took every sip, you knew exactly what you were putting into your body. No added sugar or artificial ingredients, just juice.
The next Friday, in preparation for the weekend I set out to Whole Foods and bought organic lemons, limes, grapefruits, oranges, raspberries, you name it. While I was there I also picked up some citrus squeezers (lime, lemon & orange sized) The next morning I would create what would become my famous “mixers”.
So here’s the scoop:
Make sure you have a carafe/pitcher to store the mixer in. I went out and bought these fabulous plastic, portable carafes that were boat friendly. You can get them at Target here.
The first concoction I made was fresh squeezed organic lemon, orange and grapefruit juice.
This called for 4 lemons, 3 oranges & 3 grapefruits. The lemons and oranges can be cut in half and squeezed with their designated citrus squeezer. The grapefruits however you’ll need to cut in half and then quarter them to fit in the orange citrus squeezer. You’ll notice that once your done juicing, you’ll have about 1/3 or the carafe full.
You’ll then want to dilute the juice and fill the remainder of the carafe with water. Now, for those of you who don’t mind the tartness, you’ll love this as is, IF you are looking for a sweeter flavor I’ve also incorporated Truvia or Agave Nectar.
The best part about making these mixers was experimenting, the combinations are never ending. Here are some of my other favorite combinations:
- Lemon & Raspberries with a little bit of Truvia (Raspberry Lemonade)
- Fresh squeezed Lime Juice with Agave Nectar (Skinny Margs)
- Lime, Lemon & Cucumber
- Fresh squeezed Lime Juice with Watermelon
- Fresh squeezed Lemon Juice with Raspberries & Blackberries
- Orange & Grapefruit (Perfect for Mimosas!)
Now get squeezing!