Cocktails are not always unhealthy. Some cocktails even have health benefits and boost weight loss. If you don’t want to damage your diet but still want to have a cocktail then be careful in choosing your drink. Because mostly drinks contain too many calories due to mixes and added sugars. And cocktails also affect inhibition and you take nuts and extra sandwiches, in short, more calories.
So, choose cocktails made with healthy ingredients that help in weight loss. If you are a bar owner, you can also make sure that you serve weight loss cocktails too. For bars, the chiller room can be changed into a cocktail lounge too. So, you can serve refreshing, chilled drinks.
Here is a complete recipe for a cocktail that is perfect for weight loss.
Skinny Grapefruit Margarita
To make this healthy cocktail for weight loss, you need to choose the ingredients carefully. In this recipe, we are going to use five ingredients and all of the ingredients have many health benefits. These ingredients also have special properties that can help users with weight loss. These ingredients not only contain lower calories but also boost your metabolism.
So, to make Skinny Grapefruit Margarita, you need the following ingredients.
Skinny Triple Sec
You need 1 oz. skinny tripe sec. It contains only a small fraction of the calories that you get from normal triple sec. Moreover, it also tastes delicious. Most liqueurs are low in alcohol content and high in sugar when compared with regular spirits. Triple sec also contains 10.9g of sugar alone per 1 fl oz.
But if you can replace sugar with agave syrup and orange extract with triple sec, you can markedly reduce calories in your drink. So, we are going to use triple sec in this classic cocktail to reduce carb count.
For one serving the quantity required of gold tequila is 1 oz. The role of tequila in weight loss is supported by researches. A new study proved that the sugars in tequila have health benefits and aid the process of weight loss. Agavins produce GLP-1 hormone or Glucagon-like Peptide-1 that helps your stomach to feel full. As a result, it lowers the need for more food intake and helps you in shedding some extra pounds.
It also makes your drink healthy because sugar in agavins also helps to lower blood sugar, and promotes weight loss.
Juice of Grapefruit
For one serve of skinny grapefruit margarita, you need 1/3 cup of grapefruit juice. There are different properties of grapefruit that are linked to weight loss. As it contains fiber content that makes your stomach feel full due to which calorie intake reduces. Moreover, grapefruit contains a lot of water content but only a few calories which is helpful in weight loss.
The latest research has proved many health benefits of the use of grapefruit. If you take the juice of half grapefruit before a meal, it lowers cholesterol level and reduces fat. Additionally, it also has antioxidant properties that burn calories.
Juice of Lime
You need the juice of ½ lime for one serving of skinny grapefruit margarita. Lime juice also helps in managing your water. The citric acid in lime juice boost metabolism that burn calories more and your body store less fat. With lime juice, if you continue the physical exercise on regular basis, you can shed extra pounds.
The last ingredient for this recipe is sparkling water. You need ½ cup of sparkling water for this recipe. Sparkling water also aids weight loss. Because hydration is the key to weight loss and sparkling water provides hydration. But sparkling water is healthy only if it doesn’t contain added sugars. Drinking sparkling water is better than drinking diet soda and regular soda.
To prepare a healthy cocktail, skinny grapefruit margarita, take a glass and add ice into it. Then combine all the ingredients and pour over the ice. Serve after garnishing.