Who says all alcohol has to give you the dreaded beer gut! Here are delicious low calorie cocktails that will actually slim down that waist line.
When you set out to have a good time with your friends at night, you never want to have to worry about what each beverage is going to be adding to your increasing waistline. Having a girls’ night should be all about having fun and feeling good!
What if I told you there are some cocktails you can make that will actually burn fat while you drink them? Amazing, right?
I have put together only the most delicious low calorie cocktails using natural, fat burning ingredients, so you can sip them with joy, knowing that you’re actually taking inches off your waistline.
1. Berry Blunder
This delicious beverage takes mimosas to the next level. You’ll never even know you’re actually burning fat while getting a delicious buzz on.
How it Works: Cinnamon is the fat burning powerhouse of this cocktail. The fat you store in your belly is called visceral fat. Cinnamon’s main component, the thing that actually gives it flavor, is called cinnamaldehyde.
This component is responsible for revving up your metabolism and primarily burning the visceral fat that gives you that unwanted pouch.
- Oranges (navel oranges if possible)
Throw 5-8 blackberries in a shaker and mull/smash them until there is quite a bit of juice. Juice half an orange (or a full orange if it’s rather small) and add the juice to the shaker. Add 1 ounce of vodka and a ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon. Add 3-4 ice cubes, and shake for 30 seconds.
Strain the juice into a champagne flute or tall glass. Top it off with any white champagne and garnish with an orange twist and a few blackberries. Sprinkle it with cinnamon.
Enjoy your refreshing, tasty and low fat/cal. beverage!
2. Twisted Minted Arnold
Ready for a twist on your classic Arnold Palmer? Not only is this drink great for hot summer days, but it will help shed that unwanted fat while giving you that buzz you desire.
How it Works: Green tea revs up your metabolism and keeps it burning throughout the day. The caffeine in green tea lightly stimulates your metabolism and keeps it running at a higher speed for hours.
The cucumbers work to keep you more hydrated than if you were drinking any other drink, and the mint actually triggers a release of excess bile in your gallbladder, which stimulates the digestion of fat.
- Green Tea
- Mint Leaves
- Simple Syrup (equal parts sugar, or a sweetener of your choice, and water boiled in a saucepan until all sugar is dissolved)
Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a medium-sized saucepan. Turn off the burner, and add 1 green tea bag. Let it steep for 3-5 minutes. Put the tea in the fridge to cool. Muddle 3-5 pieces of cucumber and 5-7 mint leaves together in a shaker.
Add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, freshly squeezed. Add 1½ ounces of vodka and 1 tablespoon of simple syrup. Shake for 30 seconds, and pour over ice. Top it off with green tea. Garnish with a lemon wedge, cucumber slice and a mint leaf.
You’ll stay cool and slim this summer with the Mint Magic.
3. Pom Passion
If you want the ultimate refreshing drink after a long day and even during a hot, sunny day, then the Pom Passion is for you.
How it Works: Grapefruit is a known fat burner. Grapefruit doesn’t just help your body by burning fat that’s readily available, but also works to burn off fat that’s been stored on your body.
Pomegranates actually prevent fat from being absorbed by your body. It’s been proven that they block triglycerides (the fat that gets into your bloodstream and causes adverse effects).
Basil also contributes to fat loss by speeding up your metabolism and ridding your body of excess impurities that contribute to weight gain.
- Pomegranate (or pomegranate juice)
- Sparking Water
- Simple Syrup (optional)
In a shaker, add 1/3 cup of pomegranate seeds and mash them until the crunching stops (you’ll hear it). Then, juice half a grapefruit, and add the juice to the shaker.
Gently chop 3 basil leaves and add to the shaker. Put 1 teaspoon of simple syrup into the shaker, and add 1 ounce of vodka to the shaker. Add a few ice cubes, and shake for 30 seconds.
Strain the juice over ice, and top it off with sparkling water. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge, a basil leaf and 5-10 pomegranate seeds.
Enjoy your ridiculous refreshing, fat burning drink with your friends!
Drinking doesn’t have to mean putting on the pounds! Stay fit and skinny this summer with a few cocktails that are meant to blast body fat. Do you have any specialty, low cal. cocktails?