Red Fish Blue Fish Drink

Red Fish Blue Fish Drink

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.

The drink served at the Dr. Seuss Party was a fun mixture, playing on the book One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.

Ingredients:

  • Red Kool-Aid Prepared
  • Blue Kool-Aid Prepared
  • Sprite

Method:

  1. Freeze red and blue Kool-Aids in ice cube trays.
  2. Place ice cubes in the cup and top with sprite!
  3. Serve and enjoy.

Dr Seuss Drink

5 Low Calorie Drinks for the Holidays

Image copyright Marco Arment.

One of the biggest rules with healthy eating is… don’t drink your calories.  However, with the holidays in full swing you might be temped to indulge and do some serious damage. Here are 5 low calorie drinks for the holidays.

  1. Sparkling Cranberry Water – Pour a glass of seltzer water and add a dash or two of low sugar cranberry juice. Garnish with fresh cranberries or lime wedges.
  2. Spiced Coffee – I love pumpkin spice lattes, but they can be calorie bombs. Add a few good shakes of pumpkin spice seasoning (or any of the following cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, all spice) to a mug of steamy coffee. Add nonfat milk and lightly sweeten.
  3. Lady Grey Tea – My favorite tea drink for chilly nights. Tea can be a great center piece for a get together or a warm treat at the end of a long day.
  4. Apple Spiced Tea – Brew a cup of black tea, add a splash or two of apple cider and a cinnamon stick.
  5. Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa – Heat low fat milk on the stove and add dark chocolate cocoa powder, stevia or your favorite sweetener, and a handful of chocolate chips. Warm until chocolate melts but be careful not to scorch the cocoa. Add some peppermint extract if desired.

Drinks to stay away from or be diligent with eggnog, sugary sweet cocktails, punch, extra dollops of whipped cream, and lattes. You don’t have to over indulge to enjoy the holidays.

Mommy Mocktail | Recipe

Image Copyright Lindsay Ann Loft.

This weekend we hosted a baby shower! We wanted to have a fun drink without the alcohol. This is a perfect drink for a summer’s baby shower. It’s fruity, cool and delicious!

Mommy Mocktail – Bellini

Ingredients:

  • Sparkling white grape juice, chilled
  • Peach strawberry juice, chilled
  • Frozen peach slices

Method:

  1. Add a slice of frozen beach to each champagne flute.
  2. Fill each glass halfway with Peach strawberry juice.
  3. Carefully add the sparkling white grape juice to each glass.
  4. Enjoy!

Orange Mint Skinny Cocktail

Image Copyright Lindsay Ann Loft.

This is a cocktail that is diet friendly, it’s about 120 calories and is very good! I got this drink from The Daily Dose with Jillian Michaels. I added a spearmint plant to my herbs just for this recipe and it is getting its use for sure!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Shot vodka
  • 1/4 Shot orange liquor
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 4 or 5 Mint leaves

Method:

  1. Crush mint leaves to release juices.
  2. Add to a short glass with 3 ice cubes.
  3. Add vodka, liquor, and squeeze lemon juice on top.
  4. Stir and enjoy!

Image Copyright Lindsay Ann Loft.

Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie

Image copyright Lindsay Ann Loft.

Since I started back to working out after my injury. I am working in healthful foods including this protein smoothie. Of course, I had to include my favorite ingredient… chocolate.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Bananas
  • 2 Scoops protein powder (I used Trader Darwin’s (Joe’s) Soy Vanilla Protein Powder)
  • 1 Tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 Cup almond milk
  • 3 or 4 Ice cubes
  • 1 Teaspoon agave nectar (or to taste)

Instructions: Toss all into a blender and process until smooth.

Makes: 2 smoothies.

Nutrition Facts: Calories 271, Fat 3.3, Protein 26 g, click for more.