Guilt-Free St. Patrick's Day Drinks

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Are you looking to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with friends and family but want to keep healthy goals while doing so? Try one of these green drinks to get into the spirit. With these mocktails, you’ll fit right in without feeling guilty and getting away from your healthy habits.

Melon Madness

5 ounces ginger ale
3 ounces honeydew melon puree
3 Honeydew melon balls

Combine all ingredients into a blender with ice and blend till smooth. Pour into a glass and serve. Garnish with three honeydew melon balls on a toothpick.

Per serving (without garnish): 140 calories, 0 g fat, 15 mg sodium, 36 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 8 g sugar, 0 g protein

Per serving (with garnish) : 160 calories, 0 g fat, 25 mg sodium, 39 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 11 g sugar, 1 g protein

Avocado Cilantro Mockgarita from Seed

1/4 avocado

5 cilantro leaves
1/4 lime, juiced
1/4 lemon juiced
1 ounce fresh orange juice
1 ounce apple juice

Muddle avocado and cilantro in bottom of glass. Squeeze in lemon and lime. Add ice, orange juice and apple juice. Shake well. Serve over ice.

Per serving: 105 calories, 7.5 grams fat, 1 gram saturated fat, 13 mg sodium, 10 gram carbohydrates, 4 grams fiber, 5 grams sugar, 1 gram protein

Available on the menu year-round as a margarita, Seed offers this crazy-delicious Eat Fit mocktail during Lent as part of the #AlcoholFreeFor40 challenge. Seriously, it’s so incredible you’ll forget all about the real thing.

Luck of the Bucha

1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder

2 teaspoons cold water
Big Easy Bucha Geaux Green Kombucha, to fill
Squeeze of 1 organic lime wedge (retain lime wedge for garnish)
Organic mint sprig, rinsed and patted dry, for garnish
4 ice cubes

In a cocktail glass, whisk matcha powder and cold water until well blended. Add ice cubes and mint sprig to the glass. Squeeze lime wedge over cubes. Fill with Geaux Green kombucha.

Per serving: 20 calories, 0 g fat, 0 mg sodium, 4 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 0 g sugar, 1 g protein

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