Cool off with a low carb coconut lime cooler, a deliciously creamy tropical drink that’s truly refreshing. They also make great cocktails!
This summer has been so hot and dry, I find myself craving all sorts of frosty refreshment. Typically, I am a water girl and find that it’s really the only thing that truly quenches my thirst. But there really is something appealing about a tall glass filled with something cold and creamy and maybe a bit bubbly. When it’s that hot out and you can’t bear the thought of another glass of water, you start eyeing those tropical juices, blended drinks and popsicles, thinking just how tasty and cool they would be.
Oftentimes, however, they aren’t very thirst quenching at all. They are packed with sugar and although they feel really nice going down, they end up leaving you more thirsty than you started. My son learned this lesson recently when he ate a freeze pop during a 95 degree day at summer camp. He was surprised to find himself really thirsty on the drive home, after the initial cool pleasure had worn off. Well, of course I couldn’t help myself. I had to use it as a teachable moment, pointing out that it was the added sugars that made his thirst worse, not better. But I get the attraction of those brightly coloured frozen treats. If only they lived up to the promise.
I was browsing around on the web the other day, as I am wont to do, and I saw a delicious-looking Coconut Lime Cooler. That version was made with sweetened coconut cream and frozen limeade and would also not have lived up to the promise of true refreshment, being horribly sweet and sugary. But I knew it wouldn’t be too hard to make a healthier version and one that might just truly quench one’s thirst. A little coconut milk, a little lime juice, sweeten to taste and top it all up with some bubbly club soda. Now that’s refreshing!
Please see my Coconut Lime Coolers recipe on A Sweet Life.