Devin Alexander’s Frozen Blueberry Margarita

August 23, 2011

From The Biggest Loser Dessert Cookbook, Devin shares her favorite margarita recipe

Devin’s Tips: Though I’ve maintained a huge weight loss over the years, I confess that I still balk at giving up the occasional margarita. I know that most of the ones served at restaurants are full of sugar and calories, so I make my own lower-cal version at home. And because blueberries are the “star,” you even get some fiber and antioxidant punch!

Before you start making the drinks, it’s important to have all the ingredients ready. You don’t want the blueberries and ice to melt while you’re squeezing lemons and limes. If desired, you can rim your serving glass with lime juice and salt.

SupermarketGuru says – you could make it a virgin margarita and save even more calories!

This recipe makes 4 servings.

Frozen Blueberry Margarita Ingredients:
3 cups frozen blueberries
1/2 cup gold or silver tequila
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1/4 cup light agave nectar
24 ice cubes
4 lime wedges for garnish (optional)

Add the blueberries, tequila, lemon and lime juices, agave, and ice to a blender with ice-crushing ability. Blend on high until the mixture is smooth. Divide the margaritas among four 12-ounce glasses and serve immediately.

Nutritional info per serving: 188 calories, < 1 g protein, 33 g carbohydrates (27 g sugar), < 1 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 3 g fiber, < 1 g sodium

Devin travels the country lecturing and consulting for major U.S. food and cookware companies. She’s on the Advisory Board of the American Culinary Federation’s Chef Child Foundation, Larry King Foundation’s Go-To-Chef to speak on “Obesity in America”, she recently returned from the White House as part of Michelle Obama’s, Chefs Move To Schools Program; and we are proud to have her as a contributor to - you can find her recipes and tips every Tuesday and visit her

Reprinted from The Biggest Loser Dessert Cookbook by Devin Alexander © 2010 by Universal Studios Licensing LLLP. The Biggest Loser (TM) and NBC Studios, Inc., and Reveille LLC. Permission granted by Rodale, Inc., Emmaus, PA 18098.