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!

Recipe: Frozen Citrus Peach Margarita
Makes four servings

4 peaches, halved and frozen at least 30 minutes
¾ c. tequila
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
Juice and zest of 1 orange
¼ c. honey

1. Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
2. Divide into four glasses and serve. Enjoy!

Per serving: 217 calories, 0.3 fat grams, 241 milligrams potassium, 29.1 grams carbohydrates, 1.6 grams dietary fiber, 27.4  grams sugar, 1.1 grams protein.


Becca Boyd is a wife and mom who creates healthy and delicious recipes in her West Chester kitchen. She blogs about them on her website, Home Beccanomics.

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