Wanna know who’s ready for the weekend? This girl. Though this week flew by (I can’t believe it’s Friday already!) because I’ve been so busy with work, I feel like I got nothing accomplished! I’ve been going, going, going like a mad woman, yet somehow managed to cross next to nothing off my to-do list. That being said, this post is going to be two things:
The second one might be a stretch, unless you count talking about healthy alcoholic beverages as educational. Which, as luck would have it, I do.
How good do those look? It’s like relaxation in a glass. (Source)
Sometimes, the best way to wrap up a work week is by getting hammered sipping on a refreshing margarita at the closest happy hour you can find. Unfortunately, just one margarita from your average bar can set you back a few hundred calories. This might not be the end of the world, but if you can make your drink of choice healthier—well, why wouldn’t you? Check my three tips for creating healthy cocktails, and keep them in mind for this weekend!
- Start from scratch. If you’re making your own drink at home, try to avoid using those unnaturally bright pre-made mixers from the grocery store. Yes, that makes it easy, but it also adds unnecessary sugar, which translates into extra calories. Instead, mix up your own concoction!
- Go light on the alcohol. I know, I know… I’m being a party pooper. Just keep in mind that one ounce of alcohol has roughly 65 calories, and one shot contains 1.5 ounces. Besides, if you really feel the need, you can always have another drink!
- Use natural sweeteners. Sugar alternatives like agave or stevia are much healthier options than refined sugar, and you can use much less and get the same amount of sweetness! If sodas are your mixer of choice, try brands using better sweeteners instead, like Zevia.
I’ll leave you with that. If you try any of my tips, let me know! Enjoy your weekend, all!
What’s your favorite way to relax after a rough work week?