Don't let your beverages wreck your diet, try a mocktail from Trop 50 - review/giveaway




With the weekend fast approaching, I'm ready to relax with some friends and raise a glass (or two). While I love a good cocktail, I don't like how some of my favorite cocktails can wreck my diet. Think about it. One cocktail can contain hundreds of calories. For me, that's hours at the gym. I already spend enough time in spin class. An extra cocktail would mean another hour (or more) on that spin bike. The thought makes me tired already.

To keep my diet in check, I need to come up with some alternatives for my favorite cocktails. Luckily., Trop50 has some great mocktail recipes that are delicious and won't derail all my hard work at the gym.

These recipes can be made with or without liquor too. Whether you're serving a festive brunch or unwinding after a long week of keeping the kids occupied, these drinks might take you away to a place of relaxation.

Here are some fun mocktail recipes using Trop 50

LEMON BERRY MOJITO

1/2 cup Trop50 Lemonade (regular or raspberry)
1/4 cup fresh raspberries (or unsweetened frozen)
2 Tablespoons club soda
4 mint leaves
4 ice cubes

Put mint and ice into an 8-ounce glass. With a spoon, mash mint leaves and ice until mint is broken up into pieces. In blender puree lemonade with raspberries. Pour over mint/ice and top with club soda. Garnish with raspberries, lemons and/or mint leaves. Makes 3/4 cup (6 ounces). 1.5 ounces of rum optional

Nutrition Highlights: Each Trop50 mock-jito has 185 fewer calories and 75% less sugar than an original mojito. Our version also gives you 2 grams of fiber (thanks to fiber-rich raspberries) and 60% of your daily recommended vitamin C!


VERY BERRY COSMO

1/2 cup Trop50 Pomegranate Blueberry
1/4 cup frozen unsweetened strawberries
2 Tablespoons Naked Juice 100% coconut water

Blend Trop50 with strawberries about 10 seconds until smooth. Pour in martini glass and stir in coconut water. Garnish with fresh strawberries (optional). Makes 3/4 cup (6 ounces). 1.5 ounces of vodka optional


APPLE SNAP-TINI

3/4 cup Trop50 Farmstand Apple
1/4 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Blend ingredients about 10 seconds until frothy. Serve in martini glass with twist of lemon. Makes 3/4 cup (6 ounces). 1.5 ounces of vodka or gin optional

Nutrition Highlights: Each Trop50 mock-tini has 140 fewer calories and 33 grams less sugar (about 8 teaspoons!) than a mock-tini made from Stirrings Apple Martini Mix. Additionally, our version has fresh ginger.

These are just a few ideas using the Trop50 drinks. Remember that Trop50 is hosting its True Resolutions promotion.

Reveal the truth behind your New Year's resolution and receive a $1 off Trop50 coupon for yourself and 50¢ off coupons for 50 of your friends. You can also enter a sweepstakes to win a $1000 gift card (NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends 1/31/12. See Official Rules for details.). [http://on.fb.me/TrueResolutions] (Tag page: @Trop50 - 50% Less Sugar and Calories)


But wait there's more -To celebrate the Trop50 True Resolutions campaign and their mocktail recipes,  I have a $50 Spa and Wellness Gift Card by Spa Week to giveaway.  Please use the Rafflecopter form to enter.



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Disclosure: I wrote this post as part of the Trop50 True Resolutions campaign. The sponsor is providing the $50 gift card, not me. I was not compensated for this post. For my complete disclosure policy, please visit www.more4momsbuck.com/disclosure

55 comments:

  1. apple snap-tini sounds yummy

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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  2. The Very Berry Cosmo sounds fabulous!
    Thanks for the chance, justicecw at hotmail dot com

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  3. I'd try the Very Berry Cosmo.

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  4. Apple fizz
    merleandtina@Yahoo.com

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  5. The Very Berry Cosmo sounds delicious

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  6. LEMON BERRY MOJITO
    Thanks for the contest.

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  7. Lemon Berry Mojito, only it wouldnt be mock ha

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  8. I'd make the Lemon Berry Mojito!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  9. The Apple Fizz yuuuummm

    freebiel0ve @yahoo.com

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  10. I would use the Pineapple Mango & add some lemon lime soda to it.
    Yum.
    Thanks so much.
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  11. I would try the Very Berry Cosmo.

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  12. i like the apple snaptini!

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

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  13. The apple fizz sounds good.
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  14. Lemon Berry Mojito mhmmm :]
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  15. I would add a slice of Pineapple to the Pineapple Mango and call it a "PM Slice".

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  16. Would love to try the VERY BERRY COSMO
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  17. Apple santini. Mmmmmm
    elysesw@aol.com

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  18. I'd make a pom cosmo!
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  19. would creat the very berry cosmo.

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  20. very berry cosmo sounds delish! thanks!
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  21. I'd create a screwdriver mock cocktail. (julie hawkins)

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  22. Christina - xristya@rock.com - Apple Snaptini!

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  23. Pomegranate and Blueberry with seltzer and lime.

    Desiree Dunbar
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  24. I would make the lemon berry mojito. Thanks for the gveaway.

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  25. ai'd like to try the Very Berry Cosmo.

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  26. Oh to pick just one...the very berry cosmo looks tasty

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  27. I would like to try the lemon berry mojito.

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  28. I would try the very berry cosmo!
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  29. The Very Berry Cosmo sounds delicious...so that is the one I would create. :-) Thank you.
    jaquerichards at yahoo dot com

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  30. I would create a mocktail of watermelon mojito

    hbbs55 at gmail dot com

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  31. I bet Trop 50 would be great with that new whipped cream vodka - like a creamsicle.

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  32. I would make the VERY BERRY COSMO---yum!

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  33. I would mix with champagne or a cranberry/OJ/vodka combo!
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  34. The Very Berry Cosmo sounds yummy!

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  35. Thanks for the great contest!
    bahjeep@aol.com

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  36. The Berry Cosmo sounds like it's right up my alley :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  37. The apple fizz sounds really good!

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  38. very berry cosmo


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  39. Probably the apple fizz.

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  40. I would love to make hte APPLE SNAP-TINI.

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  41. i would make a lemon berry tini thanks crystal allen

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  42. I'd try the Very Berry Cosmo.
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