The easiest fruity cocktails you'll ever make

Posted August 29, 2014 in smoothie, cocktails, drinks, fruit, Hy-Vee, Fruchi, healthy, healthy eating

*My local Hy-Vee provided me with Fruchi Real Fruit Smoothies, but all opinions are my own.

I don't know about you, but I'm not quite ready to let go of summer. People are already going nuts over the Pumpkin Spice Latte! It's still in the 80s with crazy high humidity!

I'm going to hold onto summer for just a bit longer. I still have maxi dresses that need to be worn! 

One of my fave ways to enjoy the warm weather and sunshine is with a fruity cocktail.

However, blended fruity cocktails tend to have tons of calories (a 32 oz. daiquiri could have up to 1,800 calories!!) and they are often made with high fructose corn syrup. Gross! 

Well, making a healthier cocktail just got a lot simpler! 

My local Hy-Vee asked me to try Fruchi. a real fruit smoothie. Hy-Vee carries four flavors of the ready-to-go smoothies - Raspberry Rush, Berry Blast, Strawberry Banana and Island Splash. 

You keep the smoothie pouch in the freezer. When you're ready to enjoy your smoothie, you just let it sit on your counter for 20-30 minutes to let it thaw, then you drink!

Fruchi smoothies are great because they have a full serving of fruit, they have tons of vitamin C, they contain antioxidants and they only have 130-140 calories per pouch.

So you can obviously just drink your Fruchi as is (they are quite tasty), but you can also make a delicious and healthy cocktail with your Fruchi pouch! Hello, a serving of fruit in your cocktail! That's what I like to call...balance.

Check out these two Fruchi cocktails I created!

Raspberry Fizz Cocktail

Raspberry Rush Fruchi pouch

3 oz. vodka

1 cup champagne

Makes 2 servings

Let Fruchi sit on the counter for 20-30 minutes until thawed. Squeeze smoothie out of the pack into a tall glass and add vodka and champagne. Stir until combined. Pour into two glasses.

Enjoy!

Blended Berry Margarita

Berry Blast Fruchi pouch

3 oz. tequila

1/2 oz. orange liqueur

2 oz. lime juice

Makes 2 servings

Let Fruchi sit on the counter for 20-30 minutes until thawed. Squeeze smoothie out of the pack into a tall glass, and add tequila, orange liqueur and lime juice. Stir or blend in a blender until combined. Pour into two margarita glasses.

Enjoy!

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