Skinny Dirty Banana Cocktail

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Getting hooked on Dirty Bananas in the Caribbean was a terrible mistake because they’re so delicious and addicting! As soon as we got back into the states, my husband and I started recreating them. Of course they were still just as amazing but it’s not as fun without the beach view! Today I wanted to thin down the recipe a bit and make a “skinny” version of the Dirty Banana. (It’s still alcohol so how skinny can it really get, am I right?) I think this version really does it justice and definitely makes this cocktail skinnier than its original version. I’ll leave a link here so you can check out the original. It’s a great treat every once and awhile; but, it’s so heavy that it makes it difficult to enjoy often. Try out this Skinny Dirty Banana recipe to enjoy this Caribbean treat!

Ingredients :

1 oz. Malibu

1 oz. Kahlua

1 oz. 99 Bananas

Dash of Almond Milk


That’s it! Mix all together and serve over ice. It’s so easy and much better for you than the original recipe. I hope you try this recipe out and enjoy! Leave me a comment below and tell me your thoughts!
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Fool Proof Hangover Cure

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I thought New Year’s Day would be a great opportunity to re-post this handy little blog to help everyone out. New Year’s tends to get a little crazy so let me help you start off on the right foot in 2017. Try out some, or all, of these times to get started on your best year yet!

Water

Obviously. Your body needs water after all the alcohol you guzzled down the night before. You really should drink a large glass of water first thing every morning; but, be sure you especially don’t skip this step when you wake up hungover.

Medicate

Pop a couple ibuprofen or take an Advil to get the healing started.

Banana

I know it probably sounds disgusting at the time. Your body doesn’t NEED the unhealthy greasy breakfast that you know you’re craving, it NEEDS the potassium. Save the calories, eat a banana.

Tea

A warm cup of tea always eases my stomach when it is upset. When I’m hungover, I opt for my detoxifying tea. I use the Roasted Dandelion Root from Traditional Medicinals. It’s a great organic detox tea (little earthy for those not accustomed). You won’t see all the celebrities promoting it but it still works just the same. Drink a cup of tea to help ease your stomach and prepare for the next step…

Get Moving – Work Out

It’s going to sound awful and the exact opposite of what you want to do but I promise you will feel so much better once it’s all said and done. Sweat out all the left over toxins in your body. You could go on a long walk, run on the treadmill, or just do a little in home ab work. Really it’s all up to you, but I promise you’ll feel a million times better after.

After these steps, you’ll feel back to normal. The best part is that this process will take only a couple hours and they’ll save the rest of your day! Try this out next time you’re feeling a little under the weather and let me know how it goes!

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Apple Cider Mimosa Recipe – With a Twist!

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I recently saw this recipe floating around the internet and decided that I NEEDED to try it immediately. I love my mimosas and had never contemplated adding in such a fun fall flavor! The recipe is ridiculously simple so I won’t even try to dress it up. Get a cup, some champagne of your choice, and some apple cider. Absolutely AMAZING! Super yummy and super sweet. I definitely couldn’t drink too many of these since they are way more sugary. Next time, I definitely want to try it with some local apple cider (couldn’t find anything but big name brand this time).

The Twist. I brought this drink to an early morning tailgate to share with my family and friends and we decided to kick it up a notch. We added a splash of Smirnoff Raspberry Vodka and that made the drink 10x more amazing. When I say splash, I mean just a splash (less than a shot). We aren’t trying to get too crazy. But the raspberry flavor added such a yummy twist on an already amazing drink. Let me know if you try this out. I’d love to get your thoughts! Enjoy!

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Strawberry-Lemon Sangria Recipe

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With the holiday weekend upon us, and with the gorgeous weather we are supposed to have (knock on wood), I think it’s a perfect time to share one of my new favorite summer drink recipes. Don’t get me wrong, sangria is great no matter what but this recipe knocks all others out of the water. Plus, one of the other things that is great about sangria is the fact you can prep a large batch of this the night before. Not having to leave the party to go mix up another drink is always a plus in my book. These light and delicious drinks will make a great Labor Day drink for your party or just for lounging around in the backyard or poolside. Remember to drink responsibly because these yummy drinks will sneak up on you! 😉

 

Ingredients :

1 bottle of wine (I like to use Primo Amore Moscato because it’s carbonated and eliminates the need to add a soda water for that carbonation kick.)

1 cup of rum

2 lemons

1 apple

2 cups of strawberries

Directions : Slice the lemons and strawberries and add to a pitcher. Core and dice the apple and add to the pitcher. Pour in your alcohol and let the mixture sit for a few hours so the fruit has time to absorb the alcohol.

Yup, it’s really that easy. If you’re entertaining a larger crowd, you may need to double the ingredients (this recipe makes about 6-8 glasses). And feel free to add more fruit, because that is honestly my favorite part! I’ve also found that, if it’s a warm day, adding some frozen strawberries helps drinks keep cool without watering them down. I hope you all enjoy this drink as much as I do. So enjoy and drink responsibly!