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Fruity frozen cocktails are perfect for summer — they’re like little vacations you can drink! But those slushy sippers typically contain tons of sugary calories. Not to mention, they’re oversized and made with questionable quantities of booze.
The smarter option is to have your pals over and mix up your own frozen drinks. Stick with recipes like this Spiked & Slushed Watermelonade (part watermelon, part lemonade!), perfect for 4th of July get-togethers and beyond. Party on!
Spiked & Slushed Watermelonade
1 cup cubed seedless or seeded watermelon
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1½ oz. white rum
2 packets no-calorie sweetener
1 cup crushed ice (about 8 ice cubes)
1. Place all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth.
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Nutritional Information: 158 calories, <0.5g total fat (0g sat fat), 2mg sodium, 16g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 10g sugars, 1g protein
’Til next time… Chew (and sip!) the right thing!