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

Diabetic Living Magazine


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  • 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(R) Granular, Equal(R) Spoonful or packets, or Sweet'N Low(R) bulk or packets. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 1 1/2 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 1/2 cup diet lemon-lime carbonated beverage and 1/4 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 Facts

239 calories; 0.2 g total fat; 4 mg sodium. 102 mg potassium; 23 g carbohydrates; 0.5 g fiber; 21 g sugar; 0.4 g protein; 63 IU vitamin a iu; 8 mg vitamin c; 5 mcg folate; 13 mg calcium; 9 mg magnesium;