Just about any weight loss program will advise people to drink adequate water, because it’s true: hydration is essential for good health and good weight loss. However, especially in the early part of a weight loss effort, plain water is boring. So why not try some of these recipes?
The low-calorie offerings include the Spiced Tea (0 calories), the Lite Orange Shake (38 calories), Lite Orange Imitation Sangria (40 calories), Cold Strawberry Refresher (40 calories), the Cold Raspberry Refresher (76 calories) and the Lite Imitation Cappucino (12 calories). You’ll also save on calories compared to the regular versions with the Thick Chocolate Almost-Malt (222 calories compared to 624 in a regular malt), the Lite Milk Shake (137 calories compared to 425 for a regular milk shake), and the Lite Orange Imitation Sangria (40 calories compared to 150 for a regular sangria). So, you can continue to enjoy your favorite beverages and save calories as well!
Make-Your-Own Flavored WaterTropical Blend DrinkSpiced Cranberry-Apple PunchSunny Summer Tropical PunchThick Chocolate Almost-MaltLite Milk ShakeFruit-Flavored ShakeLite Orange ShakePineapple Vanilla SmoothieAutumn SmoothieMorning Breakfast SmoothieSmoothie with FruitChilled Melon SmoothieCreamy Orange SmoothieLite Orange Imitation SangriaCold Strawberry RefresherCold Raspberry RefresherLite Imitation CappuccinoHot Spiced TeaMinty Hot ChocolateLite Egg Nog (alcohol-free)
Alcoholic Beverages(most can be made without alcohol as well)
Traditional Egg NogLite MargaritaPotent Peach DrinkLuscious Red Wine DrinkCelebration Punch
Important note: the intended audience for this cookbook includes those who are looking for lower-fat, lesser-calorie alternatives to full-calorie beverages. (Most recipes have 0 g fat, some have 1-4 g of fat per serving.) While 2 of the recipes in this cookbook have 0 calories, most do not—in other words, this is not a zero-calorie beverages cookbook. In addition, those on a low-carb diet may—or may not—find the recipes useful or applicable to them.
Disclaimer: The contents of this cookbook may not be construed as a medical diagnosis, treatment, advice, claim, or substitute for a physician's care. Consult a physician or other health care provider before starting a weight loss or exercise program. Joan's results are not typical, and she cannot guarantee you will have the same results. Your results are up to you!
About the Author
Joan Holcomb used to be obese, but after a lot of hard work, reached a healthy weight and has maintained it for over 20 years. While she was losing weight, she spent a lot of time trying out various low-calorie recipes. Some weren’t so good. Some were. She has gathered the best of these recipes in her cookbooks. (Note: your taste may not be the same as Joan’s, however!)