Try It Tuesday – Pina Colada Sangria

Yum – love this, perfect summer beverage!

I dumped in the maraschino cherry juice for some color, too!

Here is what you need:

  • 1 750-ml. bottle white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2 c. pineapple juice
  • 1 c. Seltzer
  • 1 c. chopped pineapple
  • 1/2 c. coconut rum
  • 1/4 c. maraschino cherries

Mix everything together and chill!


Thirsty Thursday – Califia Farms Salted Caramel Cold Brew Coffee

Sometimes treats are nice, and I am big on allowing myself to enjoy them guilt free (within reason), because I have found for my personality type, depriving myself really sets me up for a disaster at a later date.

A fellow teammate had mentioned this and how delicious it is (she is lactose intolerant, so has been on the hunt for tasty, dairy free items), and being a sucker for caramel, it caught my eye (I know, how cruel that Caramel is not diabetic-friendly!), so I wanted to give it a try.

It was pretty good, a nice little treat – nothing I would drink on a regular basis because despite being soy-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, and non-GMO,┬áthis little 10.5 oz bottle does boast 18 net grams of Carbs and 16 grams of sugars – a lot more than I would like!

But as I said, it is a nice treat to enjoy once in a great while, or split it up and use 1/2 of it in your shake/smoothies.

Have you tried this before?


Thirsty Thursday – Less Guilt Egg Nog!

Dear readers… I tried like the Dickens to find a Diabetic-friendly Egg Nog recipe. Because I LOVE Egg Nog, like you wouldn’t believe!

The bad news is, there are few, if any, completely healthy versions that don’t completely take away from the tasty, delicious nature of actual Egg Nog.

The good news is, there are less offensive versions that, just as long as you are willing to exercise some self control (ie portion control) can give you the taste you want without quite as many Calories, Carbs, and Sugars.

I am a firm believer in the real thing, or as real as possible. I would much rather have a small amount of the real thing, then endless amounts of something faux. To each their own, but I thought this would make a great post for those of you who love the drink but don’t love what it does for our nutrition.

Less Guilt Egg Nog

So in the end, you still need to be smart about it, but it is still healthier than the regular, premade stuff you’ll find all over the fridge shelves at the supermarket. Every little bit counts, right?

PS, if you REALLY want to make this a splurge, you can add a little rum instead of vanilla extract – use your judgment! This recipe makes about 15 servings.