Published July 04, 2013
Nothing says summer more than dining alfresco. And who can really relax on the porch, mingle at a barbecue, or lounge poolside without a little something to sip on? These nine drinks from Skinnygirl Bethenny Frankel—some with alcohol and some without—will leave your thirst quenched and your weight in check. Cheers to that!
Bethenny’s version of the classic wine-based cocktail uses soda, rather than sugary syrups or liqueurs. The fizz adds a new element to the fruity drink without adding major calories.
Sans alcohol, this citrusy drink clocks in at a mere 34 calories per glass! It’s soda, juice, and lemonade combined to create one ridiculously refreshing cooler that’s perfect for your next family picnic.
Your post-workout snack just got tastier. Choose your favorite berries: Strawberries contain potassium, which can lower blood pressure; blueberries add fiber and vitamin C to your diet; and raspberries are loaded with antioxidants. Blend with a few more add-ins and ice and you’ll be berry, berry satisfied.
The drink that started it all for Bethenny is just as satisfying as the tried-and-truly-fattening original. Sit back and relax, knowing your diet is still on track with this slimmed-down version of a summer favorite.
Calories: 160 (approximate)
Tequila Berry Blast
You might call this a cousin of the famous Skinnygirl Margarita. Switch things up with cranberry instead of lime juice and you’ll have the perfect cocktail for a backyard dinner party.
Thanks to its expert use of muddled mint, the mojito could quite possibly be the most refreshing summer drink ever. Unfortunately, restaurant versions could cost you a few hundred calories. Bethenny’s, at just 150, really hits the spot!
Bethenny knows that where there’s a tropical drink, the beach (and bathing suits) can’t be far. That’s why her version of a frosty piña colada treat is made with coconut milk, not high-calorie cream of coconut.
Green Tea Lemonade
The lightest drink on Bethenny’s list, this combination is as healthy for you as it is delicious.
Indulge in this mixture of rum, juice, and soda, and you might find yourself transported to a breezy ocean somewhere—or at least make it easier to pretend.