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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo With This Skinny Margarita


Today’s post is written by core performance guru, Linda LaRue. 

Happy Cinco de Mayo! For those of you wanting to celebrate today’s Mexican holiday, may I suggest cooking these healthy fish tacos, making this black-bean hummus, and stocking up on these healthy chips, and then whipping up a batch of the below low-cal skinny margaritas for you and your gal pals?

Margaritas are notorious for being high in the calorie department. In fact, just 8 ounces of the stuff can have more than 500 calories, most of it coming from sugar. This is because most margarita recipes use highly caloric, sugary orange-flavored liqueurs, such as curacao, triple sec or Grand Marnier. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Here’s a great better-for-you margarita recipe that has only 112 calories per serving!

Skinny Margarita

1/4 c fresh lime juice
½ c club soda
2 packets Splenda
1 shot Patron Silver tequila
lime wedge
½ tsp orange extract

Mix together the orange extract, Splenda packets and club soda. Put crushed ice into a shaker, and pour the liquid over the ice. Add in one shot of tequila and lime juice. Shake thoroughly, then pour into a glass and garnish with the lime wedge. Makes one delicious serving.

How will you celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Just remember to drink responsibly! —Linda LaRue

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