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Healthier Drink Options for the New You

Healthier Drink Options for the New You


The time has come. Say goodbye to mac and cheese pizza and hello to kale. Hi Kale, we’re not pleased to meet you. If you’re having trouble making it to spin class after work, just think about the drink you can reward yourself with after. What’s that? You want to cut down on drinking, too? Nonsense. Yes, drinking can add a lot of unnecessary calories, but you can choose better options than that jumbo frozen mango margarita you never needed. Check out our favorite drink options that won’t have you cheating on your New Years Resolution!

Red wine has been proven to help keep a healthy heart. Antioxidants in wine also help stop unnecessary clogging in the arteries. These antioxidants are nearly as effective as an aspirin. Try: Wicked Merlot – 95 calories per glass

The grapes used to make tempranillo have high fiber and have been proven to lower cholesterol. Try: Wicked Tempranillo – 95 calories per glass

And the best part is, drumroll please, RED WINE MAKES YOU SKINNY. There have been several studies that say a glass a day helps block pathways for certain fat cells to grow. Try: Wicked Cabernet Sauvignon – also only 95 calories per glass (you could have an entire bottle to yourself for under 400 cals. Cut out that midnight snack and it’s a date)

If you’re also a cocktail lover, try these healthier recipes also:

Skinny Margarita

No, I’m not talking about Bethenny Frankel. I’m not here for heartburn.

  • 2 oz Tequila
  • 1 oz Triple Sec
  • 1 Fresh Squeezed Lime (or more, depending on taste)

Literally just throw all of the ingredients with some ice in a shaker, salt that rim (or don’t, because sodium) and enjoy a margarita that wont leave you feeling sluggish the next day. I never want to hear the words “Sour Mix” again.

Skinny Bloody Mary

  • 24 oz reduced-sodium V8
  • 1½ Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • ½ tsp celery seed
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 3 oz Vodka
  • ice cubes
  • Celery
  • Lemon

Shake everything up in a mixer besides the celery and lemon. Pour over ice and garnish with the celery and lemon. A large glass of this will be around 150 calories – but at least you’re getting some good calories from the V8! Keep eating the celery. I heard it burns calories.

Organic Mimosa

Use our ERA Organic Prosecco to make your mimosas this weekend. The Italian vineyard uses a form of “clean” agriculture without using any pesticides and chemical substances in accordance with the rules set by the organic bodies. Each stage of the production is certified: vineyard, vinification process, storage and bottling. As an added bonus, orange juice is a great source of Vitamin C and kickstarts your metabolism. You’ll deserve this even more if you can get yourself to yoga before brunch! Remember, 3.5 parts Prosecco and .5 parts orange juice.

Thankfully all of these options go great with kale. And kale chips. And kale smoothies. Keep in mind, less is more with both alcohol and food consumption. If you’re trying to cut back, try to only have one drink if you can (it’s a struggle for me too). It’s 2017 people, act like it.

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