The following is a repost of what is becoming one of our most popular recipes. After a 2015 trip to the nearest Starbucks, which was at the time almost 50 miles away we did a calorie re-make of one of our favorite drinks Caramel Frappuccino. Behold…… Skinny – Caramel Frappuccino !
Today we have a Starbucks less than a mile away, but they kept all the calories in our favorite drinks 🙄 we still enjoy the real deal but we also enjoy this recipe, and we hope you do too!!
PS….updated picture too!!!
This post is gonna be a real quickie……Starbucks is the bomb for coffee……well, at least Tim and I think so. One of our favorites is the Caramel Frappuccino………but with a Grande coming in at about 380 calories……… yikes! Talk about drinking your calories.
When I saw the recipe for Skinny – Caramel Frappuccino from Averie Cooks, and it boasts only 50 calories…….we were in!!
Mojito is a traditional Cuban highball. Mojito’s are a cocktail that consists of five ingredients: white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water, and mint. Well….Tim and I don’t drink so, Watermelon Mock-jito. Perfect summer highball for those who do not partake!
It’s been a long time since Tim or I have had a real cocktail…..almost 15 years for Tim and 9 years for me. We by no means regret our choice, but sometimes we would like something other than water or coffee.
Pureed watermelon, with a touch of lime and sugar, (a great way to use left over watermelon) poured over muddled mint leaves and ice. If you don’t know what or how to muddle, check out the kitchn for a great tutorial. Short version….it’s mushed up stuff.
Top the watermelon mixture with sparkling water. My fav is San Pellegrino. When I first quit drinking, this was my go to in the summer, with a little raspberry lemonade.
Light carbonation, full of minerals, crisp, and refreshing, if you want to know more about this Italian sparkling water, the folks at Delish have the skinny, just click the link.
Garnish with lime slices, mint leaves, and watermelon if you desire.
Watermelon Mock-jito a refreshing, sweet, light summer drink that isthe answer to a drink, for those who don’t drink.
Looking for an adult-type beverage without the booze? Alcohol Free Cranberry Cider Sangria is the perfect fall drink!
Sangria is thought of as a summertime drink, but infuse it with apples, and cranberries…two fall favorites and Alcohol Free Cranberry Cider Sangria transitions into fall with ease.
Apple orchards are a popular fall destination for many. Picking apples and pumpkins….hayrides, corn mazes, and apple cider. Pick up some apples and apple cider and you are on your way to a delicious fall drink.
Cranberries are another fall favorite and their season ramps up just in time for fall. They lend a tart sweetness to savory or sweet foods.
Alcohol free wines and beers are more readily available than ever before. It’s become chic not to drink. Many of these beers and wines have pretty good taste for those who prefer not to partake. Since neither Tim nor I drink these “free versions” make it easy to use faux wine for recipes.
Alcohol Free Cranberry Cider Sangria is an easy to make nonalcoholic drink, just dump everything into a pretty pitcher and add fruit. To serve add ice to a glass and top with your favorite sparkling water for a little fizz!