The Best Healthy Margarita Recipe

Hi everyone,

In the spirit of sharing with you all these incredible “food days”, it’s time to celebrate Margarita Day (we are a couple days late, but I thought this one just couldn’t be missed!)!

In honour of this occasion I have gathered up a list of diverse recipes that incorporate hints and flavours of this beverage.. and I promise, you are seriously going to be amazed at some of these recipes!

Originating from Mexico, a classic Margarita is made with tequila, triple sec, lime and salt. It goes perfectly in the summertime with a feast of Mexican cuisine! (Lets just say that my time spent in NYC, and my trip to Mexico late last year definitely saw me enjoying at least one or two of these classics)!

I’m known for always asking for the sugar syrup to be held when I order this drink, and I know in the States they often refer to this as a “skinny margarita”..so for those of you like me, I think you will be impressed by a couple of the options below.

I know as a nutrition expert I am not supposed to be advocating too many drinks, and in order to be the healthiest versions of ourselves, we know that it is important to adhere to dietary guidelines surrounding alcohol intake (which implies aiming to have no more than 2 standard drinks per day); However given we are all very aware of the negative health consequences associated with the over consumption of alcohol, and the amount of “empty calories” that are typically present in most cocktails served at a bar, I thought I would share with you some “healthier” versions that each have a unique twist, with most involving some form of fruit or vegetable!

These recipes don’t just stop at alcoholic beverages; I have managed to find a diverse range of delicious snacks and mocktails inspired by the zesty flavours of a Margarita so that they day can be enjoyed by all, regardless of age or dietary requirements.

So, here’s what I have found:

1. A great recipe (containing no added sugar!) for traditional virgin frozen Margarita’s from Taste and Tell:

VirginFrozenMargarita

2. A little summer treat for adults! Margarita Popsicles from The Cookie Rookie:

LayeredMargaritaPopsicles

3. A Roasted Blueberry and Basil Margarita from the Official National Margarita Day website:

RoastedBlueberryBasilMargaritaRecipe

 

4. The breakfast option – a hydrating Margarita flavoured green smoothie from Sincerely Caroline:

MargaritaSmoothie

5. A strawberry Margarita mocktail with no added sugar from Sober Julie:

StrawberryMargaritaMocktail

6. Margarita flavoured popcorn from With Style and Grace:

MargaritaFlavouredPopcorn

7. A fizzing Kombucha Margarita from Our Four Forks:

KombuchaMargarita2

8. Vegan avocado cake with a Margarita glaze from 10th Kitchen:

VeganAvocadoCake

9. Rehydrating Coconut and Lime Margarita from My Life as a Mrs:

CoconutLimeMargarita

10. The Green Tea Margarita from Epicurious:

GreenTeaMargarita2

11. And finally, Margarita flavoured Guacamole from The Cookie Rookie:

 

guacomole margarita

Is your mouth watering yet?

These recipes utilize fresh, nutritious ingredients to create healthier options for those of us that love a good Margarita! And of course, any of these recipes can be turned into mocktails simply by leaving out the alcoholic ingredients.

Get creative and enjoy Margarita Day!

Until next time,

The Travelling Dietitian x

About The Author

Kara Landau aka "Travelling Dietitian" is an Australian Accredited Practicing Dietitian based in Sydney, Australia. She is a world explorer, healthy foodie, social butterfly, barre and HIIT class lover. When she isn't trying new cuisines, researching new product innovations in the health food space, or speaking to the media on behalf of her food industry clients, she can be found quietly conjuring up her next idea on how to make this world a healthier and better place.