4th of July Recipe Round Up

With 4th of July weekend right around corner, I’m sure many of you plan on attending BBQs and outdoor events.  Here is a round-up of my easy summery recipes that will make for the perfect 4th of July treat!  From healthy sides, skinny desserts and refreshing cocktails, you’re sure to bring a crowd pleaser!

Dijon Parmesan Green Bean Salad

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Caprese Skewers

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Loaded Sweet Potato Skins with Turkey Bacon & Cheddar Cheese

Skinny Pineapple Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting

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M&M Cheesecake Bars (Weight Watchers)

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Blood Orange Sorbet Champagne Cocktails with Fresh Mint

Basil Lime Vodka Freeze

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Flirtinis

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Watermelon Breeze Cocktails

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Basil Lime Vodka Freeze

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Saturday night was spent with great friends, amazing food and refreshing cocktails. We whipped up this delicious, low-calorie drink and it was too good not to share! Here’s the recipe:

Basil Lime Vodka Freeze (Makes 2-4 drinks depending on size of glasses)

  • Peel two limes and put the limes in blender without the rind (may be easier to slice the peeled limes before blending)
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 1/8 cup basil leaves
  • 3-4 cups of ice
  • 8 oz club soda
  • Blend in a blender until it has a slushy consistency
  • Pour mixture in glasses, leaving room for the vodka
  • Pour the desired amount of vodka in each glass and stir
  • Serve and Enjoy!

This cocktail was so fresh and flavorful. Next time I’m going to use mint leaves instead of basil and it will be probably be similar to a slushy mojito.

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