Get into the festive Cinco de Mayo spirit with one of these low-sugar, fresh pineapple, raspberry & orange margaritas! So creamy and naturally sweetened, you’ll never miss the ones you get at restaurants!
The travel season has officially kicked off for me. I’ll be in 5 US states, 4 countries and over 20 cities all before the fourth of July. The fun doesn’t stop after that though. Right after the 4th, I’ll be in 8 more countries before Labor Day. It’s going to be a crazy summer but I couldn’t be more excited.
While on my trip to Thailand, one of my fellow traveling friends asked me when I first fell in love with traveling. And unlike many others, it wasn’t the first trip I took abroad. In fact, I didn’t leave the country for the first time until I was 23 years old. My love for traveling has been engrained in me for as long as I can remember. Even though we didn’t travel internationally as kids, I always dreamed of it. I’d write these stories in my notebook about far away places I couldn’t wait to visit. I’d daydream about European vacations and what it would feel like to see the Great Wall of China for the first time.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had this desire to see everywhere and experience as many new cultures as I could. I’m just one of those people born with a wanderlust soul, a person that’s never comfortable sitting still in one place.
And to many people, that kind of lifestyle is crazy. Times like this summer, I’ll most likely be living out of a suitcase and will be in a state of perma jet-lag. But to me, that leaves my heart fluttering. My life may be crazy but I couldn’t imagine doing anything other than what I do. I crave long plane rides and world travel the way other people crave potato chips. With each country I visit and each new, incredible person I meet, my craving deepens. When I’m 95 years old and am close to my end, I want to have walked, tasted and touched my way through every single country.
It’s not an easy life, but it’s a beautifully inspiring and meaningful one. And in the end, isn’t that something we all wish for in our own lives?
Fresh Pineapple, Raspberry & Orange Margaritas
Serves about 3. Inspired by Gimme Some Oven.
Prep time: >10 minutes
- 3 cups fresh pineapple
- 1/2 cup low-sugar cranberry raspberry juice
- 1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
- 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
- 3/4 – 1 cup high quality tequila*
- 1/4 cup Cointreau (or other orange liqueur)
- 4 ounces raspberries + more for garnish
- Sugar for the rim
*Mine were great with 3/4 cup, but you can add an additional 1/4 cup if you like them boozy!
- Place two glasses into the freezer to chill. Place the pineapple in a blender and pulse until smooth. Stir in the juices, tequila, Cointreau and raspberries. Pulse until just combined.
- Dip your cold glasses into water and then into sugar. The easiest way to do this is pour a bit of sugar into a shallow bowl.
- Pour the margaritas into the glasses and garnish with fresh raspberries.
Nutritional information per serving:
Fat: 0 grams
Carbohydrates: 38.6 grams
Fiber: >1 gram
Protein: 2.6 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 4