What's the first thing you crave when the weather warms up? Maybe it's a strawberry milkshake. Or a frozen pina colada? Maybe it's an extra-large smoothie that you're almost positive is good for you ... except wait, HOW MANY CALORIES does it have?!
I totally feel your pain.
I would happily suck down the majority of my summer meals through a straw -- except in most cases, that smoothie or shake is actually more likely to mess with bikini season than, say, a healthy lunch requiring the use of utensils.
Sigh. What's refreshing about that? Not much.
But here's something that IS refreshing: There are some amazingly delicious alternatives to your favorite summer sippers that won't derail your diet ...
Yup, it fights wrinkles (Dr. Oz said so!), plus it's yummy and under 150 calories! Done.
Makes 2 servings
1/4 cup unsweetened green tea
1 1/2 cups frozen mixed raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and blackberries
Pour chocolate milk, green tea and mixed berries into blender and blend until smoothie has reached desired consistency.
Pour smoothie into glass and serve cold.
135 calories per serving, 6 g protein
Why eat your veggies when you can drink them?
1 small stalk celery, chopped
1/2 cup apple juice
1/2 cup ice
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
139 calories per serving, 1g fat
What's your favorite summer sipper?
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