Make: Lighter Frozen Peach Margaritas

Photo by Becca Boyd

Photo by Becca Boyd

Moderate alcohol intake can absolutely be a part of healthy lifestyle — and thank goodness for that, because summer barbeques wouldn’t be the same without a cold drink in hand. A light beer or a glass of wine is generally your best bet, whereas blended fruit cocktails can be loaded with sugar, clocking in upwards of 400 calories. But they’re also delicious. Can we keep the frozen fruit concoction but lose the guilt? I daresay we can.

This drink is bright, fresh, and comes just in time for summer peach season. With a small amount of honey, it’s just sweet enough, and while it is still on the sugary side, the calorie count isn’t out the roof. So give your blender a break from smoothies and get the party started — with a big dose of vitamin C to boot!

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Where to Get a Skinny Margarita in Philly

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It’s Cinco de Mayo, people! And I don’t know about you, but I will take just about any excuse to eat bottomless guacamole and drink margaritas on a Tuesday. If you feel the same, but don’t want to down a 600-calorie cocktail — because yes, a single margarita can have over 600 calories —below, five Philly restaurants where you can grab a lightened-up version of the classic Mexican drink.  Read more »

The Checkup: The Guilt-Free Margarita Recipe That Makes Fridays Even Better

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• A regular margarita can set you back up to 680 calories. Just one margarita, people! But not this one: This jalapeño margarita rings in at just 169 calories, plus it’s made with jalapeños, which studies show do all sorts of great things for your waistline. So, look forward to making one of these bad boys come happy hour. [Self Magazine]
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Drink: The Kale Margarita at Lolita

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The Green Garden Margarita

Happy hour just got a little bit healthier, thanks to Lolita’s new Green Garden Margarita: A margarita made with a puree of kale, spinach and basil, limonada, ginger, agave and, of course, tequila. Otherwise known as The Boozy Green Juice of Your Dreams.

The 13th street restaurant, which re-opens its doors today after months of renovation and revamping their menu, will be slinging a few other concoctions you won’t feel too guilty about drinking, too, like the Beetarita — a margarita made with beet root juice, green apple and ginger. Who knew drinking tequila could feel so — dare I say it? — healthy.

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