Looking for a clean alcoholic beverage that is refreshing? Try this Skinny Mojito Recipe w/Peppermint!
There’s no sense in pretending that adults don’t partake in the occasional alcoholic beverage – so, let’s not be foolish. At my nutrition consulting practice New Metabolism, we offer options and ideas for those who will partake because what we offer is this: Nutrition for the actual real world – not fantasy land. So, here’s just one of the clean skinny beverages we recommend that is tasty, clean and not full of sugar like most drinks. As is common sense, please be responsible when consuming libations. Cheers!
Skinny Mojito Recipe w/Peppermint
4-8 drops of peppermint extract to taste
1/2 cup packed mint, plus 4 sprigs for garnish
16oz lime sparkling water
6oz white rum
100% pure stevia to taste
An additional lime slice is optional
In a pitcher place mint leaves. Add peppermint extract-start with 4 drops and add more at end for a more peppermint flavor if desired. Muddle or mash to release juice and blend flavors. Stir in sparkling water and rum. Add stevia to taste. Divide evenly among 4 glasses filled with ice; garnish with mint sprigs.
Derek Johnson, BCIH, is the founder and primary holistic nutritionist at New Metabolism, his private nutrition practice, and also serves as the executive nutrition director of The Biggest Loser Resorts. He is board certified in integrative health, holds a bachelor’s degree in dietetics, completes continual CE courses and is a member of numerous nutrition associations. Follow him on twitter @newmetabolism and become a fan on Facebook!