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Cool down, guilt-free
Nothing says summer more than dining alfresco. And who can really relax on the porch, mingle at a barbecue, or lounge poolside without a little something to sip on? These nine drinks from Skinnygirl Bethenny Frankelsome with alcohol and some withoutwill leave your thirst quenched and your weight in check. Cheers to that!
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Bethenny’s version of the classic wine-based cocktail uses soda, rather than sugary syrups or liqueurs. The fizz adds a new element to the fruity drink without adding major calories.
Try this drink: Sangria
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Your post-workout snack just got tastier. Choose your favorite berries: Strawberries contain potassium, which can lower blood pressure; blueberries add fiber and vitamin C to your diet; and raspberries are loaded with antioxidants.
Blend with a few more add-ins and ice and you’ll be berry, berry satisfied.
Try this drink: Berry-Good Smoothie
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The drink that started it all for Bethenny is just as satisfying as the tried-and-truly-fattening original. Sit back and relax, knowing your diet is still on track with this slimmed-down version of a summer favorite.
Calories: 160 (approximate)
Try this drink: Famous Skinnygirl Margarita
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Thanks to its expert use of muddled mint, the mojito could quite possibly be the most refreshing summer drink ever. Unfortunately, restaurant versions could cost you a few hundred calories. Bethenny’s, at just 150, really hits the spot!
Try this drink: Mint Mojito
Bethenny knows that where there’s a tropical drink, the beach (and bathing suits) can’t be far. That’s why her version of a frosty piña colada treat is made with coconut milk, not high-calorie cream of coconut.
Try this drink: Piña Colada
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Green Tea Lemonade
The lightest drink on Bethenny’s list, this combination is as healthy for you as it is delicious.
Try this drink: Green Tea Lemonade
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Indulge in this mixture of rum, juice, and soda, and you might find yourself transported to a breezy ocean somewhereor at least make it easier to pretend.
Try this drink: Black-Eyed Susan