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Low Carb Tropical Drink Recipes

Discussion in 'Community Message Board' started by Whimsy, May 28, 2009.

  1. Whimsy

    Whimsy Guest

    I low carb for the most part but I miss having a nice little tropical drink by the pool in the summer. Anyone have any low carb tropical drink recipes they care to share? Summer is here and I would like to indulge once in a while without going off plan.
     
  2. J.E. M.

    J.E. M. Guest

    Clear rum and Tab soda.
     
  3. Patti-Cake

    Patti-Cake Guest

    Get creative....mix flavored vodkas or rums with diet soda or Crystal Light.

    Mix raspberry vodka with Crystal Light lemonade.

    Mix orange flavored rum with diet sprite and Crystal Light orange.

    Mix vodka, heavy cream and DaVinci's Sugar Free Kahlua syrup for a White Russian.

    Mix coconut rum with Crystal Light orange.

    Mix citrus vodka with diet Sprite.
     
  4. red stripe

    red stripe Guest

    not sure if you wanted alcohol or non..

    but here is a non.. and a couple of sites with good info/recipes


    Pina coladas are usually full of sugar, from the coconut cream to the pineapple juice. This version is sugar-free, but will transport you to the tropics all the same.
    Ingredients:
    · 1/4 cup coconut milk
    · 1 Tablespoon lime juice
    · About a can (or somewhat less) of sugar-free soda, lemon-lime type or ginger ale OR sugar-free lemonade
    Preparation:
    In a large glass, put coconut milk, lime juice, and ice. Fill the rest of the glass with the soda. Amounts can be varied to taste. Small umbrella optional. :)

    Nutritional Information: Each serving has 3 grams effective carbohydrate and 115 calories.


    Alcohol vs Carbs
    Although alcohol is sometimes lumped in with carbohydrates, our bodies treat alcohol and carbohydrate differently. From a pure calorie standpoint, a gram of alcohol provides the body with 7 calories per gram, whereas carbohydrates have 4 calories per gram. Moreover, the body uses the calories from alcohol first for energy, before carbohydrate or fat.

    http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/whattoeat/a/alcbev.htm

    and this site.
    http://www.caryn.com/links/garden/recipes/BBQ/cocktail_recipes/mai_tai_luau_drink_recipe.html
     
  5. Whimsy

    Whimsy Guest

    Great suggestioons. Last night I had some Crystal Light and rum. It was awfully sweet though. Maybe it would be better by the pool. LOL

    I also was in a larger town yesterday and stopped by the supermarket. I found a can of coconut milk so in the future I am going to try that pina colada recipe.

    Thanks for the ideas.
     
  6. nieciez

    nieciez Guest

    I use to take Crystal Light Lime with tequila for a low cal Margarita.
     
  7. Whimsy

    Whimsy Guest

    Here is a low carb margarita recipe from one of my low carb friends. I haven't tried it yet but plan to this summer. All the other recipes this lady has given me have been a hit so I am hoping this will be too. I just bought a Cuisinart ice cream maker and am thinking I could mix this up in there.

    The BEST one I've made is to take a diet Mountain Dew (which I normally hate btw) and pour it into a ziploc bag, seal, lay flat and freeze until pretty solid. Then break into chunks, throw in the blender with the juice of 1 lime and a little orange DaVinci's (or a drop of your orange extract perhaps) and your tequila. Blend away!

    Makes a nice slushy yummy low-carb margarita.

    In the summer I pretty much always keep a bag or two of that frozen Dew in the freezer - great for "spur of the moment" margarita cravings.
     

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