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Drinking these Lemon Mint ‘Mock Margaritas’ immediately puts the song “Summertime” by Will Smith and Jazzy Jeff in my head!
I wish I lived in a tropical environment. Really. Well, I guess I don’t have it so bad. I mean, I do live close to Lake Erie, which I love, where there are a few beaches. It’s no Cancun, Mexico or anything, but its beautiful and peaceful enough to take the edge off. In fact, my family and I try to make it there every year and this year is no exception. We would rent a cabin, grill out everyday, and just…relax. Sure there are several things you could get into such as Cedar Point, but I prefer to relax. Although the activities that we choose are different every year, one thing stays the same and that is we don’t really eat all that healthy. Heck, we are on vacation! However, with us getting older and the weight becoming more stubborn, its time for us to really start thinking about what we are putting into our bodies.
One of the easiest ways to keep weight from piling up is to control our beverages. I know a lot of you probably drink fruit juices and soda, but to keep the sugar count down it is best to drink water and no-sugar drinks. It may be best to make your own beverage. Luckily with the help of SPLENDA you can make your own beverage and don’t have to worry about losing the sweetness. I use SPLENDA regularly. I even use it for my baked goods. With summer vastly approaching it is time to keep things cool and refreshing. Kind of like these Lemon Mint ‘Mock Margaritas’ !
I shared with my friends some awesome tips and pointers on things I have done that where I have made substitutions to my food without the loss of flavor. Luckily, SPLENDA has helped a lot with that! I know some of you don’t believe me but its true! The reason it was so easy to switch is because I didn’t lose any flavor! A Chocolate Chip Cookie is still a Chocolate Chip Cookie with the use of SPLENDA. To prove it, after helping my friend and her daughter unpack and get acquainted in their new home, we did a small stretching exercise, and afterwards, we enjoyed a cool and refreshing Lemon Mint ‘Mock Margaritas’ afterwards. It was the perfect ending to a sweaty workout and moving all the boxes around. In fact, did you know you could save 600 calories by simply substituting your sugar with SPLENDA?! Oh yes it is true!
Next time you want something sweet, don’t count out the use of SPLENDA. You will still have all the sweetness with all the flavor. I promise you won’t regret it!
For more recipe, tips, and tricks on how to Swap SPLENDA into your daily diet, go to SweetSwaps.com. SWEET SWAPS has a host of recipes in the categories of breakfast, lunch and even dinner!
* Recipe adapted from SPLENDA SWEET SWAPS
- 3 c. crushed ice
- ⅔ c. fresh lemon juice
- ½ c. fresh mint leaves, plus 4 sprigs for garnish
- ¼ c. SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
- In a blender, combine all ingredients. Pulse until ice is crushed. Pour mixture into cocktail glasses, and garnish with a sprig of mint. Or you could always serve the drink on ice.