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HG's Lava Smash
HG's Lava Smash

What's Lava Got to Do with It?
The season of outdoor celebrating is HERE... Sounds like it's time for a delicious tropical cocktail! And in honor of the official release of our new cocktail book, Hungry Girl Happy Hour: 75 Recipes for Amazingly Fantastic Guilt-Free Cocktails & Party Foods, -- IN STORES TODAY -- we're giving you a sneak peek at an all-new recipe... the Lava Smash!!! And if you're underage, just make it with pineapple juice in place of the rum! DELICIOUS...

Ingredients:
3 oz. rum
8 frozen unsweetened strawberries, partially thawed
1/2 cup fat-free vanilla ice cream
4 oz. (1/2 cup) sugar-free calorie-free coconut-flavored syrup (like the kind by Torani)
1/4 cup canned crushed pineapple packed in juice
2 no-calorie sweetener packets (like Splenda)
1 1/2 cups crushed ice or 8 - 12 ice cubes
Optional garnish: pineapple wedges  

Directions:
Add rum and strawberries to a blender and puree until smooth. Distribute evenly between 2 tall glasses.

Rinse blender. Place remaining ingredients in the blender, and add 4 oz. (1/2 cup) cold water. Blend at high speed until smooth.

Very slowly pour the contents of the blender over the strawberry mixture in the glasses. If you like, garnish each glass with a pineapple wedge. Enjoy!

MAKES 2 SERVINGS

Serving Size: 1 drink (half of recipe)
Calories: 177
Fat: <0.5g
Sodium: 42mg
Carbs: 19g
Fiber: 2g
Sugars: 10g
Protein: 1.5g

PointsPlus® value 6*


HG Heads-Up! Please, please, please drink responsibly. (And be of the legal drinking age.) Just 'cuz you're drinking guilt-free cocktails doesn't mean you won't be guilty of doing something TERRIBLE if you drink and drive. Be safe!

Lava Flow, Average
Lava Flow, Average

Not So Hot...
There's something about a fruity frozen drink that makes you feel like you're on a tropical vacation... whether you're on the beach or in your backyard. But the downside of sipping the real deal? The heavy calorie count. The rum, the juice, the fruit syrups, and that COCONUT CREAM?! Oh, YIKES. And while the stats below represent a reasonably sized sipper, most places are serving up gigantic versions with WAY more calories. Bathing suits + 600-calorie blended beverages = SO NOT HAPPENING. Here's a solution in the form of an amazing, fun, and fruity drink made with lighter (yet still decadent) ingredients. Ice cream! Frozen fruit! Rum! YUM!!! You'll get all the flavor with less than half the calories. THAT is reason enough to do a running belly flop into your neighbor's pool ASAP! (No idea why. We just like the image!) So have fun, cut loose, and make a Lava Smash today -- and while you're at it, pick up a copy of Hungry Girl Happy Hour and celebrate the launch with us! Bottoms up...

Serving Size: 1 drink
Calories: 442
Fat: 13g
Sodium: 48mg
Carbs: 52g
Fiber: 2g
Sugars: 32.5g
Protein: 3g

PointsPlus® value 14*
CHEW ON THIS:
WOOHOO! Today, June 22nd, is the day our super-adorable cocktail book -- Hungry Girl Happy Hour -- hits shelves everywhere! Enjoy the sneak peek at our Lava Smash recipe! Then get a copy of the book, and become a calorie-conscious master mixologist!
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