If you were to stumble upon our patio right now, you might be surprised by the presence of multiple sombreros.
No, we are not starting a mariachi band or recently returned from a sunny Mexican vacation. Surprisingly playing host to a small Mexican-themed event (deliciously catered by El Loco Taco, the local Salt Spring Island taco cart), we got into the spirit of the theme. Now, when I think of sombreros and tacos, margaritas naturally come to mind. Especially on such a hot summer day as the ones we’ve been having here, frozen margaritas are a delicious way to cool down and feel festive.
They are so dangerously refreshing, in fact, that you can often drink more than intended quite quickly. For myself, the other pregnant or nursing mamas, and the underage crew, the virgin margarita is a must. So next to the blender of regular-strength margaritas we mixed up a more tame – but equally tasty – batch of virgin margaritas.
Because I wanted to keep these margaritas as healthy as possible, for adults and children alike, I made a simple substitution. Instead of using regular simple syrup to sweeten the frosty lime beverages, I swapped the sugar out for NuStevia Simple Syrup.
This is just one of the NuStevia products by NuNaturals that replaces sugar and other unnatural sweeteners. I’ve tried a variety of NuStevia Pure Liquid Stevia to add flavourful sweetness to yogurt (vanilla and lemon) and to make my own sugar-free soda pop (black cherry vanilla and orange). The chocolate syrup makes me a healthier version of chocolate milk, and when I’m feeling I want a bit of delicious comfort in the morning, I add a touch of Powdered NuStevia to my tea. I’m no stranger to NuStevia, so I was fairly confident that the sugar-free margaritas would be delicious.
I was absolutely right.
They were so good in fact, that I’ve been dreaming of them since the weekend, and ended up making another batch of these fancy frozen drinks to share with my little summer band of sun-loving, frozen-treat-craving youngsters. Being that they only use three simple ingredients, and require only to be blended up in a blender, these virgin margaritas are even incredibly easy to whip up, which makes them even more appetizing.
Sugar Free Virgin Margaritas Recipe
What you need:
Lime juice (You could squeeze limes for your own fresh lime juice, or go the easy route like me and buy some)
NuStevia Simple Syrup
What you do:
Step 1. Put ice, a good squirt of lime juice, and three or 4 quick squirts of syrup (remember, stevia is sweeter than sugar, so you don’t need much, and if you overdo it it can taste bitter – start small).
Step 2. Add some water. The blender will freeze up unless it has enough liquid, so you may need to keep putting in splashes of water and giving the blender ingredients a bit of a poke to keep things moving (note: don’t try this while it’s busy blending).
Voila. Your tasty beverage is ready to enjoy. Grab some shades, sit in the sun and enjoy!
Because the people behind NuStevia are so sure you’ll love their product if you try it, they are allowing me to give away yet another batch of fantastic NuStevia Prize Packs. These lovely people at NuNaturals are offering four of you fabulous folk a chance to win a prize pack of NuStevia product.
Each of the four (4) prize packs will include ( 1 ) one bottle of the Vanilla Stevia Liquids, a 50 packet box of NuStevia No Carb White Stevia Powder packets, PLUS a bottle of the NEW SUGAR-FREE COCOA SYRUP, & a bottle of the NEW SIMPLE SYRUP. Retail value of this package is $ 65.00 USD. As if that package isn’t enough, NuNaturals will also throw in a FREE BONUS PRODUCT!
Because you read it here, you will receive a 15% DISCOUNT on all orders placed on the NuNaturals website: www.nunaturals.com. To redeem, enter the DISCOUNT CODE : BLG1215 at the checkout page and receive – 15% off your entire order (excluding other discounts – effective until December 31, 2015) . In addition to the NuNaturals website, you can also visit the NuNaturals Facebook page for more information about finding and ordering products. Also, if you’re in the continental US, you get free shipping on any order over $35.
Giveaway open worldwide. No shipping to PO boxes, sorry!