NorCal Margarita

Recently one of my top clients gave me a heads up about a drink that’s got fitness-minded people pretty excited:  The NorCal Margarita

Easy, Relatively Healthy…or should I say the least of many evils

  1. 2–3 shots of 100% agave tequila – we pick Avion
  2. Juice and pulp from one lime
  3. Shake it all up with some ice or blend it with ice
  4. Add soda water to taste

What makes this a sensible drink for fitness minded people?

  • Tequila is fermented agave juice, which makes it gluten – or and starch-free.  Gluten, as nutrition experts know, is a gut irritant and just generally bad stuff, and starches are way too dense with unnecessary carbs.
  • Lime juice blunts the insulin response of the alcohol, maintaining your precious and hard-earned insulin sensitivity.
  • The lime juice also provides a net alkaline load when it enters the blood stream, which is a very good thing.  Many other foods provide a net acid load, it’s important to balance that out.
  • The carbon dioxide bubbles in the soda water help get the ethanol into your blood quickly. This allows you to drink a bit less for the same effect.

Avion 100% Agave Tequila will be featured at our upcoming Boot Camp Victory Party

When people think of a “healthy alcoholic drink” or a a low calorie cocktail, as if there were such a thing, they often think of the good old vodka-cran or some other vodka drink.  Well, vodka is made from potatoes so you’re still drinking a starchy drink.  Then there’s the low-carb beer craze.  Who’s next to come out with a super low-carb, low calorie Zero Taste beer?  Real beer drinkers don’t really like this stuff because it lacks flavor, after all that’s the reason for ordering a beer right?  So you can taste it and enjoy it.  A couple of my top clients brew their own beer and I’d be willing to bet my career on the fact that they’ve never tried to create a low carb, low calorie beer.  So if you like a good beer once in a while go for it on your cheat day.  If, on the other hand, you’re searching for the most sensible mixed drink vodka-cran should be a second choice to the NorCal Margarita.  Drink responsibly.

Dare to Compare – Calorie Count

  • 5 oz. – Wine – Red or White – around 120 calories
  • 12 oz. – Beer –  150 calories (avg) some low carb beers boast 60 calories or less
  • 12 oz. – Coolers: 220 calories
  • 12 oz. – Whiskey:  96 calories for 1.5 shots
  • 12 oz. – Tequilla: 96 calories for 1.5 shots
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