Cool Off With Delicious, Low Calorie Cocktails!

Margaritas, Daiquiris, Bellinis – There’s nothing like a good happy hour to satisfy your thirst and hunger after a long, hot summer work day.

If you’re trying to curb the calories but still enjoy those refreshing drinks, check out Fitness Magazine‘s 10 simple, DIY (do-it-yourself) cocktails. Save the $$ and calories by enjoying some of these tropical treats at the convenience of your own home. They’ll make you feel like you’re laying beach-side at a resort in Aruba or Maui!

For a delicious, easy treat, start with the Strawberry-Coconut Daquiri!*


Ingredients 2 1/2 cups  chopped fresh or frozen (not thawed) strawberries, (about 12 ounces) 3 tablespoons  sugar 2 tablespoons  lime juice 3 cups  ice cubes 3/4 cup  coconut-flavored rum, such as Malibu

Directions 1. Combine strawberries, sugar and lime juice together in a blender. Blend until smooth. Add ice cubes and rum and blend until frothy. Transfer mixture to a pitcher and serve.

Nutrition Facts Calories 112 (3/4 cup), Sodium 3 mg, Carbohydrate 12 g, Fiber 1 g, Potassium 113 mg. Daily Values: Vitamin C 70%. Exchanges: Fruit 0.5,Other Carbohydrate 0.5.

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet