Take the Fat Out of Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras With This Fat-Free, Low Calorie, No Added Sugar Beverage


-By Hertha J. Woodruff, A.M.L.S., M.A.

It’s that fun celebration time called Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras.  It falls on March 4 this year in 2014.  Why spoil it with high fat, high calorie, or added sugar consumption?   I have come up with a simple non-fat, low calorie, no added sugar beverage that I have named, Orange Lite Delight.  It only requires two ingredients.  It is healthy.  It is high in Vitamin C, Potassium, and Thiamine.  It is light and refreshing.

Orange Lite Delight

  • One large, fresh orange
  • 1/2 cup of S. Pellegrino, or Perrier, or another sparkling water
  • Cut orange in half. 
  • Use a manual citrus juicer to extract the orange juice.
  • Pour squeezed orange juice into a glass.
  • Pour 1/2 cup of sparkling water over orange juice in glass.
  • Add ice cubes or crushed ice to beverage.
Yields one serving.

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