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Low Calorie Summer Cocktail With Healthade Kombucha

Summer is my favorite time of the year!  There is something so relaxing about having your toes in the sand and a drink in your hand. It’s going to be a hot one this year and LA already hit 103 degrees today! With the rising heat nothing sounds better to me than a refreshing, cool cocktail. The only problem is so many of these delicious drinks can really rack up the calories without you even noticing, and let’s be honest I’m definitely trying to work on that summer bod.

So this summer I will be whipping up and sharing my favorite healthy versions of some traditional summer cocktails that you can enjoy virgin or a little tipsy (always in moderation of course… because hangovers are not welcome here anymore). Since getting in shape post twins, I find that foods or drinks with a high sugar content really make me feel terrible these days. So recipes like this one, don’t make me feel bad or guilty since they have such a small amount of calories and sugar! And Mama deserves a drink right??

One of my favorite drinks during the summer is a Moscow Mule, they are so light and refreshing. I almost fell out of my seat when I looked up the calories one day!! A Moscow Mule is usually made with vodka and ginger beer (which is non-alcoholic). The average glass of ginger beer has 110-128 calories and are you ready for this…. 38.5 grams of sugar… that is equivalent to 8 teaspoons of sugar!!!

Thus my Healthade Kombucha Moscow Mule was born. If you’re unfamiliar with Healthade Komucha it is made from a probiotic, fermented tea. Healthade Komucha comes in so many amazing flavors, and for this recipe we are going to use their ginger-lemon flavor that tastes a lot like ginger beer, just a little less sweet. Plus an entire bottle of Kombucha has only 35 calories and 5 grams of sugar.

Ingredients:

  • 6oz Lemon-Ginger Healthade Kombucha
  • 1.5oz Vodka (of your choice)
  • 1 juiced lime
  • Mint for garnish
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Instructions:

    • Fill copper mug with ice
    • Add vodka
    • Add Lemon-Ginger Healthade Kombucha
    • Add lime juice
    • Garnish with mint and lime wedge
    • Drink your low calorie Moscow Mule like a champion

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Labor Day Sales!

Happy Labor Day! I hope everyone is enjoying a long weekend and relaxing with loved ones. Labor Day weekend calls for the end of summer and it wouldn’t be complete without some major sales!! There is still time to shop and I found some great sites offering fantastic discounts. See my favorite picks below.

Style

True Religion

Henri Bendel

Solstice Sunglasses

Joe’s Jeans

Abercrombie & Fitch

Cotton On

Home

Dormify

Lulu and Georgia

Overstock.com

Target

Photo Credit: Kate Hauschka 

Tuesday Trend: Neon Hues

 

From sunglasses, to dresses and even pillows the neon trend has been going strong all summer long. In shades such as pink, blue, yellow and green it has no signs of slowing down. I even noticed Victoria Beckham’s line with neon pink sweaters for fall. So what is the right way to wear a bold trend like this? I’m not a fan of throwing my style to the wind and adapting to a new trend to fill my closet. We all know there are many that will not work and they always come and go. Take the 90’s trend for instance, I know I will never look good in that crop top. So you have to pick and choose how you make the trend adapt to your style. If you don’t feel comfortable wearing a full neon dress, just add some neon to your accessories such as earrings or a bag.

I always love finding on trend pieces for bargain prices, so that I won’t be upset if it goes out of style by next summer. I snagged this dress from Target for under $30! Have you tried neon this summer?

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Stay On Trend With These Neon Items

Photo Credit: Kate Hauschka