Lower Calorie Drink Ideas To Enjoy At Home
As we settle into an indefinite break from the outside world and coronavirus takes hold of our everyday lives, we thought we’d look at some low calorie drink ideas that you can enjoy at home. All of the drinks mentioned in this blog can be bought in the supermarkets or ordered online, including our own SkinnyBrands Premium Lager.
Less calories doesn’t have to mean less taste. Anyone who has tried our 4.0% ABV premium lager already knows that, but aside from beer, there are plenty of other lower calorie drinks to consider – variety is the spice of life, after all!
Nothing beats a beer
We’ll discuss the alternatives, but there really is no substitute for a crisp refreshing bottle of beer straight from the fridge. SkinnyBrands Premium Lager has 35% fewer calories than many other premium lagers with just 89 calories per bottle, but even more impressive is the fact that it stacks up at 13 IBU on the International Bitterness Scale. This is the industry recognised measuring system for taste, beating many low calorie lagers and some other premium lagers as well.
Less calories definitely doesn’t need to mean less taste. Enjoy it with some healthy home cooked lean meat or a nice vegan substitute – don’t forget it’s vegan friendly. You’ll find SkinnyBrands Premium Lager in many of the major supermarkets so you can stock up as you hunker down in self isolation, find out more here.
Low calorie sparkling wines
A normal glass of Prosecco contains around 90 calories, which will soon add up for those of us who like a bit of sparkle on a Friday night (or any night!). However, fizz fans fear not – there are lower calorie options available that don’t sacrifice on taste such as Thomson & Scott Skinny Prosecco, and a lower calorie Prosecco range from Twelve Green Bottles containing between 66 and 68 calories per glass! You can order these online, so if you’re someone that enjoys fizz Fridays, you shouldn’t let coronavirus stop you.
The Bloody Mary is back
It might seem like a blast from the past, but the Bloody Mary is back in force and it’s the drink of choice for many people watching their waistline. A typical Bloody Mary consists of tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce or Tabasco, black pepper, a stick of celery and lots of spice. This much-loved classic typically contains around 125 calories depending on how strong and big you make it! This is partly due to the lower calorie count in tomato juice compared to the sweet fruit juices used in other drinks. As well as this, tomatoes contain an array of beneficial vitamins and antioxidants right when you need them. It’s a win win situation!
Vodka Sodas are an adaptable choice
Vodka Soda has long been the go to drink for those who are concerned about calories, with soda water being calorie-free. For those wanting to take their lower-calorie commitment a step further, there are now also lower calorie vodka options, including Ketel One Botanical and Smirnoff Zero Sugar, both containing around 70 calories in a serving and also no artificial flavours, sugar or carbs. To add to the appeal, both are available in a variety of flavours to suit all tastes and you can add a dash of botanicals to really spice things up.
Diet Tonic is still a winner
Year after year, there’s a low calorie drink trend that continues to provide the tonic of life (I think you can see what we did there). Tonic water is so adaptable, it can be enjoyed with gin (of course), vodka (including flavoured ones) or (for those not drinking alcohol) on its own.
There are many brands to choose from, but we prefer Fever Tree’s Refreshingly Light Tonic Water which has 58% fewer calories than their full fat version whilst still delivering that delicious, crisp taste. A refreshing G&T is a great drink to enjoy at home to help you get through these troubling times.
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