This week has been crazy. I’m sorry for neglecting the blog, and I honestly have missed checking in with you!
Monday was the release of the 21 Day Fix, the new workout and meal plan I tested with a few others from Beachbody in October. I’m so excited for our challenge group to start and see everyone’s results!! It has been so much fun to meet everyone and learn their goals!!
One of the perks of doing the 21 Day Fix, is that you are allowed either a treat or a lower-calorie cocktail (or wine) up to 3 times a week. You can seriously guzzle some calories though, so I wanted to share a few guilt-free drinks today!
That means no awesome Cougar Town* wine glasses, unfortunately. But seriously – forget the calories, I would not be able to walk after 1 of these.
Sometimes it’s hard to portion out one serving of wine though since wine glasses’ size may vary. As a general rule, each ounce of wine is approximately 25 calories.
4 Low-Calorie Cocktails You Will Love
Diet Coke & Vanilla Rum –My favorite!
One Diet Coke & vanilla rum has about 69 calories (or regular rum & diet coke is 65 calories). – Livestrong
SoCo & Lime
1-ounce Whiskey (64 calories)
3 ounces Rose’s Lime Juice (10 calories)
A little more on the alcohol content in low-calorie cocktails
A number of calories relate to the alcohol proof! The higher the proof, the higher the calories. Here’s a list from WebMd.
- 80-proof vodka (40% alcohol; the most common type) has 64 calories per 1oz
- 86-proof vodka (43% alcohol) has 70 calories/1 oz
- 90-proof vodka (45% alcohol) has 73 calories/1 oz
- 100-proof vodka (50% alcohol) has 82 calories/1 oz
One more tip to making low-calorie cocktails
If you are at home or able to make your own drink, use light or low-calorie mixer. For example, I use Trop 50 instead of full orange juice. You could also choose lemon juice or light lemonade for a sour kick. Also, Baja Bob’s sugar-free margarita* or martini mixes* has ZERO calories!