Watermelon-Tequila Cocktail

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I was at a friends BBQ last weekend & I brought all the goodies to make this bad boy. Within minutes, my friend’s house was looming with the smell of fresh mint & watermelon – everyone’s nose was leading them into the kitchen. Amidst making my first batch I was told to double it up!

This drink is not only super tasty, but all the fresh goodness (watermelon, blueberries & mint) really masks the strong tequila & gives your drink a healthy twist! This drink is dangerously delicious! So pump up your Memorial Day BBQ game & make this to sip on!

Now on to the mixology…

  1. Prepare 8C of diced, seedless watermelon – place in blender & purée until smooth
  2. In a small saucepan heat 1/4C water & 1/4C sugar – stir, let sugar dissolve & cool
  3. Grab a large bowl or pitcher & combine the sugar syrup, 1/4C fresh lime juice, 1 and 3/4C blueberries  & 3/4C fresh mint leaves – using a wooden spoon slightly muddle
  4. Once muddled add 1 and 1/4C silver tequila

Serve over ice – If you want to go wild & crazy rim the glass with sugar (yum) & add a slice of watermelon!

Nutritional Info Per Cocktail (Serves 8 drinks): 160 calories – 0 fat – 16 carbs – 2 grams of protein

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Strawberry (Vegan) Ice Cream

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My bestie from college invited us out to her house for a slumber party…3 old college roommates & all our men in one house, how fun! And my bestie’s adorable 10 month old daughter will be the main squeeze. We are planning on BBQ’ing all day today – grubbing & slurping on some cocktails.

Of course some major girl chat will be going on. So what to make when you get a few old school friends in one room…ice cream!! Lets get to it!

  1. Rinse off 1lb strawberries, chop off the leaves/stem & freeze for at least 1 hour before (can be frozen for weeks)
  2. After an hour , add the 1lb of strawberries, 1/2C Lite Firm Nasoya Tofu & 1t Stevia (add as much Stevia as your taste buds can handle) in a blender/Vitamix 
  3. Pulse until pureed, scrape down sides & add water if needed  (I added ~ 1/2C water) – make sure to add the water slowly (1T at a time), as you do not want to over process & turn this to liquid (that would be a major bummer!)

Serve immediately as is or add cacao nibs for a little extra crunch!  If you decide to freeze for later allow 10-15minutes for the sorbet to soften at room temperature before serving.

Amidst taste testing this, both the hub & I realized that this could be eaten for breakfast, lunch, dessert or a snack – heck why not even dinner! Plus, we even got into a convo about our imaginary kids & how when they get older this will be the only ‘ice cream’ they will eat, maybe even make popsicles out of these. So tasty, simple ingredients & quick to make!

Nutritional Info Per Scoop (8 Scoops): 25 calories – <1 gram of fat – 4 carbs – 1 gram of protein

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