Paleo Sangria!

OK, this is a quick and easy recipe for a refreshing, summer beverage for those of you on the Paleo diet but still craving a little alcoholic sustenance!

Paleo Sangria!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups organic red wine (personally, I love Malbec, as it’s not sweet, but not overly dry)
  • 2 cups sparkling water
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 orange, juiced and zested
  • 1/2 cup blueberries, frozen
  • 1/2 cup sliced strawberries, frozen
  • 1.5 oz 100% agave tequila
  • 2 sprigs of mint (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

In two large (16 oz) mason jars, divide your wine evenly. Add your lime juice, orange juice (hold zest until the end), and berries. Stir well, and then split the tequila between both (it gives it an extra punch)! Add the sparkling water (don’t stir – it’ll go flat!) and then top with the mint sprigs and orange zest. Enjoy!

I ate the mint sprig before the picture. I can't help it: mint is my FAVORITE!

I ate the mint sprig before the picture. I can’t help it: mint is my FAVORITE!

It’s not too sweet, but perfectly refreshing with the fruit and fresh juice! I make this year round, but it’s perfect for the summer, since the added sparkling water prevents it from overly dehydrating you in the heat. You can substitute white wine if you’re not a red fan, but you’ll get more benefits from the antioxidants in red. Plus, it’s prettier! 🙂

Bon appetit, my friends!

~ Tori

Wednesday Accountability Report

I decided to forgo the weigh-in today, as I’m not in the best headspace right now and don’t want to compound it with body issues, too.

I splurged today, savoring candy with my team and enjoying a cookie (and wine!) after the gym. No regrets.

Here’s today’s breakdown:

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Lots of sugar! Definitely going to try to be better tomorrow. I’m working 9-9, so that should help …as long as I don’t eat any of the cupcakes I baked for my team. Whoops! They don’t have any chocolate (or sour watermelon flavoring), so that should help!

Bon appetit, my friends!

Tori

A Planned Reward!

I’ve made a deal with myself today.

If I am good – eat healthy for lunch, avoid the vending machine in the afternoon, and hit the gym HARD after work – I get to have an extra special treat tonight.

I’m not normally one for pre-made cookie dough, but I picked up a package of Immaculate Baking Company’s gluten-free (and dairy-free) chocolate chip cookies this weekend. I baked them last night and, amazingly, resisted the temptation to have one (as I’d already gone over my sugar allowance for the day).

Check these beauties out:

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Yum! My house smelled like HEAVEN for hours after baking these up last night.

So, if I can survive today without temptations (my diet has been pretty shaky the last week or so), I get to have one of these dream-discs (150 calories!) and a glass of wine after dinner!

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Perhaps not this generous of a pour, but who knows? 🙂 Let’s see how my day turns out!

Bon appetit, my friends!

– Tori