Margaritas! - Reduce Calorie, Low Added Sugar RecipeReport Violation
Carbs Per Serving: 2.4 g
Prep Time:<25 minutes Skill Level: Easy
The other night was fish taco night. I had them with low carb garbanzo bean tortillas. Check out the recipe here: http://primalpaleodiet.com/?p=19 . This had me thinking. What goes better with Mexican food than a tasty frosty margarita? Nothing; well, except for the fact that they are so high in sugars, carbs and calories. The average 12 ounce margarita can have anywhere from 500 to 800 calories. After you have had two or… ahem… three, you have added on an additional 1500 hundred calories. If you indulge a few times a month you have just packed on an extra pound of pure fat (1lb of fat=3500 calories). Yuck.
Not too mention that one cause of the terrible headache hangover is the sugar hangover. Here's a margarita recipe that cuts back on the added sugar but retains the delicious flavor and characteristics that makes us want to shout Ole'.
2 ounces tequila
1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 ounce Cointreau or Triple Sec
1 tablespoon Fructevia, Steviva Brand Stevia Blend or a tiny dash of Stevia Powder
Salt, for rimming the glass (optional)
Citrus wedges for the garnish (limes, lemons, oranges)
Mix ingredients jointly inside a blender together with one 1 1/2 cups ice.
Add more or less depending on how thick you like your frozen margarita.
You might additionally serve that mixture on the rocks should you don't have a blender or don't care for frozen margaritas.