Lime and Cucumber-ita

Lime and Cucumber-ita

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Freshen up your margarita with the cool taste of cucumber. You can make it your way, with or without sugar or alcohol.

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  • ½ cup chopped English cucumber
  • 1½ fluid ounces (3 tablespoons) premium tequila
  • 1 fluid ounce (2 tablespoons) Triple Sec
  • ¾ teaspoon finely shredded lime peel
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1½ teaspoons sugar or sugar substitute (see Tip) equivalent to 1½ teaspoons sugar
  • 1 cup ice
  • Lime juice (optional)
  • Coarse salt (optional)
  • Thin slices lime (optional)

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  1. In a blender, combine cucumber, tequila, Triple Sec, lime peel, the 1 tablespoon lime juice, and the sugar; add about 1 cup ice. Cover and blend until cucumber and ice are thoroughly blended and crushed. If desired, rim a margarita glass with additional lime juice and dip rim in coarse salt. Pour blended mixture into a margarita glass. If desired, garnish with thin lime slices.
  • Tip: If using a sugar substitute, choose Splenda® Granular, Equal® Spoonful or packets, or Sweet'N Low® bulk or packets. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 1½ teaspoons sugar. Nutrition Facts Per Serving with Substitute for Alcoholic Version: 218 calories, 0 g protein, 17 g carb., 0 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 0 g fiber, 1% Vitamin A, 13% Vitamin C, 4 mg sodium, 1% calcium, 1% iron. // Exchanges: 3 fat, 1 other carb // Carb Choice: 1
  • Variation: Nonalcoholic Lime and Cucumber-ita: Prepare as directed, except omit the tequila and Triple Sec and add ½ cup diet lemon-lime carbonated beverage and ¼ cup orange juice.
  • Nutrition Facts Per Serving for Nonalcoholic Lime and Cucumber-ita: 66 calories, 1 g protein, 16 g carb., 0 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber, 4% Vitamin A, 65% Vitamin C, 14 mg sodium, 2% calcium, 2% iron.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 8 ounces
  • Per serving: 239 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 23 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 5 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 21 g sugars; 63 IU vitamin A; 8 mg vitamin C; 13 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 4 mg sodium; 102 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 3 fat, 1½ other carbohydrate

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