I love to enjoy a refreshing summer drink, but without the extra added sugars.
Long summer evenings on the terraces with friends are tempting. After days of stress at work, we consider that we relax some delicious cocktails. It’s just that, like coffee with a lot of added sugar or cream, they are also full of calories.
Why aren’t cocktails indicated? Because these drinks contain a lot of added sugar. Some fruit cocktails come in the form of a very concentrated and sweet thick syrup, so sometimes there is more sugar in a glass of fruit juice than in a chocolate bar – a glass of Pina Colada contains about 40 grams of sugar.
Beetroot is rich in vitamin B, manganese, potassium, fiber, iron, phosphorus, and vitamin C. It is one of the most beneficial vegetables for liver health, and beetroot juice is one of the most decadent foods as a source of natural antioxidants and nitrates. So, regular consumption of beets is an effective way to consume the nutrients and the amount of fiber your body needs. Beetroot is part of alkaline foods.
Beet fiber has been shown to increase the level of antioxidant enzymes in the body and increase the number of white blood cells responsible for detecting and killing abnormal cells and free radicals. Beets are also one of the richest sources of glutamine, an amino acid essential for the health and maintenance of the intestinal tract.
Nutritional values for 1 cup of beetroot (according to USDA):
- Its water composition is about 80%
- Calories: 43 kcal
- Carbohydrates: 9.56 g
- Protein: 1.61 g
- Fat: 0.17 g
- Fiber: 2.8 g
- Minerals: calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, r
- Vitamins: Vitamin C, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vita for yearsmin B6, Vitamin E, Vitamin K
The easiest way to prepare beetroot juice is to squeeze the beets. The juice obtained is fresh and fragrant and just perfect to be consumed.
That’s why I tried to find a replacement option, an improved version of the classical margarita. For years, I have been making my homemade margarita using beet juice, and I am always amazed by its taste!
By using natural beet juice, I ensure that there are no artificial sugars in my margarita!
Red Beet Margarita
- a cocktail shaker
- a margarita glass
- 1 cup of ice cubes
- 5 oz of silver tequila
- 5 oz of orange liqueur
- 1 tablespoon of beet juice
- 2 or 3 tablespoons of lime juice
- optional: lemon/orange wedge
- optional: salt for the rim of the glass
- Put all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and put the cover on. Shake energetically for about 30 seconds.
- Serve in a margarita glass with optional lemon/orange wedges and salt on the rim.