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Kick Off 2014 With Yummy Low-Calorie Drinks

by Cascade Ice on January 16, 2014

As 2014 commences, so do your New Year’s resolutions! How are they coming along? If you decided to cut back on those sugary, caffeinated drinks, then we congratulate you and wish you the best of luck! To give you some inspiration, here are a few yummy recipes that won’t hinder your New Year’s resolutions.

Spiced Apple Smoothie

  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 apple (peeled and chopped)
  • ½ cup Cascade Ice McIntosh Apple
  • 1 cup Greek Vanilla Yogurt
  • ¼ tsp Cinnamon
  • Pinch of Nutmeg (optional)

End the day with a delicious Spiced Apple Smoothie! Peel 1 apple and chop into small cubes and place into a blender. Add 1 cup ice, ½ cup Cascade Ice McIntosh Apple, 1 cup Greek Vanilla Yogurt, ½ tsp. cinnamon and, if you feel like it, a pinch of nutmeg. Blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Raspberry Lemonade Cocktail 

  • 2 oz. Triple Sec
  • 2 oz. Limoncello
  • 1 handful raspberries
  • Juice of two lemons
  • ½ cup Cascade Ice Black Raspberry
  • Pinch of raw sugar

This is a great drink to have with a group of friends – it’s a party pleaser! Combine the fresh raspberries and raw sugar in the bottom of a glass. Muddle together until it has the appearance of jam. Add the Triple Sec, Limoncello and lemon juice. Add ice to the glass. Top it off with the Cascade Ice Black Raspberry. Stir well and enjoy!

Pomegranate Berry Martini 

  • 2 oz. citrus vodka
  • ½ oz. fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ oz. Cascade Ice Pomegranate Berry
  • 1 oz. simple syrup

If your day needs a little something special, try this Pomegranate Berry Martini! Shake all the ingredients well in a martini shaker full of ice, and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with an orange peel and serve!

These recipes will not only taste delicious, but they will aid in your quest to drink less sugary drinks!