Believe it or not, a Virgin Bloody Mary is a great weight-loss drink. You could even call it a Skinny Bloody Mary.
This drink contains citric, malic and oxalic acid which accelerate your metabolism and can help filter out fatty deposits from the body. It also contains lycopene which can help increase metabolism up to one third.
Your celery stick only contains 3 calories. Even with minimal calories, celery can help flush fat out of your system, and can help regulate fluid balance to rid the body of excess fluid that might be giving you a puffy look.
A pinch of cayenne pepper stimulates metabolism by 20% and helps to clean fat out from arteries.
Black peppercorns can promote digestion and relives intestinal gas and bloating, helps liver function (your key fat burning organ) and stimulates breakdown of fat cells.
Horseradish helps liver to get rid of toxins in the body, aids in weight loss, and helps with digestion.
We’re suggesting a virgin mocktail, but if you are going the non-virgin route and adding vodka, here is what you need to know: Vodka contains nothing other than ethanol and water. This means that vodka has pretty much no nutritional value. There are no sugar, carbs, fibre, cholesterol, fat, sodium, vitamins, or minerals in vodka.
All of the calories come from the alcohol itself. The more concentrated your vodka is (the higher the proof), the more calories it contains. The “proof” is a number that refers to the percent of alcohol in the liquor. You can figure out the percent by dividing the proof in half. For example, 100 proof is 50 percent alcohol, while 80 proof is 40 percent alcohol.
The calorie content is generally the same between different brands of vodka that are that same proof. Kettle One, Smirnoff, Grey Goose, Skyy, and Absolut vodka, for example, are all 80 proof vodkas and each contain 96 calories per 1.5-ounce shot, or 69 calories per ounce.
Next time you find yourself craving a drink, give this one a try!
Virgin Bloody Mary
- 3 ozs Tomato Juice
- 1/2 oz Lemon Juice
- 1 dash Worcestershire Sauce
- Horseradish (to taste)
- Celery Salt
- Ground Black Peppercorns
- 2 dashes Hot Sauce (Tabasco or Cholula)
- 1 pinch Cayenne
- Celery stalk (garnish)
- Combine ingredients in a tall glass with ice cubes. Stir well to mix.
- Garnish with a celery stalk and enjoy!