Who doesn’t love a cocktail?! Especially in Summer, among friends. However, cocktails are often bad for your figure: they are too sweet and alcoholic, and the mixtures aren’t always very diet-friendly. Here we have 10 secret recipes for having a tipple with your friends without putting on an ounce!
If we told you that just one Long Island Ice Tea contains 280 calories, and that a Cosmopolitan has 190, you would be sure to tell us that it would be great if we could reduce that. In order to lower the number of calories in a cocktail, you simply need to replace processed fruit juices with freshly squeezed fruit and/or vegetable juices, and to leave out the alcohol.
1. Flat tummy cocktail
To flaunt your midriff at the beach, make a cocktail made from diuretic and purifying fruits. It’s cooling, will fill you with energy and promote tanning.
The recipe: blend 1/4 of a watermelon, 1 orange and 1 lemon, to which you add some crushed ice.
2. Detox cocktail
Prepare a detox cocktail to purify the body and get rid of built-up toxins. Ideal after a period of excess, this drink is highly effective, particularly for digestive problems.
The recipe: put some citrus fruits and pineapple into a blender, and then add the juice of two grapefruits and a lemon.
3. Boost cocktail
If you are in need of recovery, this is the ideal natural remedy: it is made from slimming and energising fruits.
The recipe: peel 4 kiwis, which you blend with 2 lemons and 2 oranges. You can add a little water to dilute the smoothie.
4. Anti- water retention cocktail
Water retention is a tenacious enemy. When our body retains water, we become bloated. To avoid this phenomenon, make this cocktail that promotes blood circulation and waste elimination.
The recipe: mix 250 mls of fresh grape juice (ideally organic) with 200 g of blackberries, the juice of one lemon and a little parsley.