Espresso Vodka Martini | Slimming World Recipe




Espresso Martini’s are probably one of my most favourite cocktails 🙂 They are delicious and just so naughty. Try this low syn alternative recipe.. just because we are changing our lives with Slimming World does not mean we have to go without. It’s just 4 syns too….

Ingredients:

25ml vodka – 3 Syns
A dash of vanilla essence
1 Cup of Espresso instant coffee (strong and chilled)
1 level tablespoon Elmea Cream 1 Syn (Use single cream instead for 1.5 Syns)
1 Level tablespoon of milk (Use from your healthy extra A allowance)
Cocktail shaker

Method:

  • First make up one cup of Espresso instant coffee and allow to chill fully (If you plant to make many cocktails you may want to make a larger serving)
  • Once your coffee is fully chilled add Vodka, Vanilla essence, Cream, Milk and around 2/4 cup of coffee into a cocktail shaker. If you don’t have a cocktail shaker pot with a firm lid may do the same job. But cocktail shakers can be purchased at a great price from here.
  • Shake your cocktail like there is no tomorrow… the better you shake the frothier the cocktail will go.
  • Add to your cocktail glass and garnish with a coffee bean or two.

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Mojito Cocktail | Slimming World Recipe




Just because we are on Slimming World.. does not mean we have to miss out on our favourite cocktails 😉 There’s nothing better than a WARM summers evening with a Mojito in hand (Okay okay we live in the UK.. How many of those warm summers evenings do we actually get?)

Ingredients:

25ml Barcardi rum 2.5 Syns (or go for 35ml at 3.5 Syns)
1 Tsp Sweetener
Fresh mint leaves
Lime slices
Diet sugar free soda water
Ice (crushed if possible)

Method:

  • Muddle the mint leaves, lime slices and sweetener into your chosen glass
    (Yes I didn’t know how to “muddle” either.. please see this handy guide here)
  • Add your ice and pour over Rum and soda water stirring gently with a spoon.
  • Decorate with a Lime wedge

Enjoy 🙂


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Cinnamora Cinnamon Drink Review | Slimming World Friendly Syn Free

cinnamora review




I have just come across this gorgeous Cinnamon drink and It’s beautiful. It is 100% Slimming World friendly being totally Syn free. I am a huge fan of Cinnamon.. I am always adding it to desserts, hot chocolates etc.. So I knew I would adore this new drink. I have to admit however, I did not realise the health benefits of Cinnamon, so not only did I find a delicious new drink but I learned something too.

Taken from the Cinnamora Website: Cinnamon is widely used in Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine for conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol and indigestion. In western medicine, many studies have been published showing the benefits of cinnamon for diabetes and cholesterol, however no health claims are possible as yet.

I think one of the problems with being on a diet or healthy lifestyle change such as Slimming World.. is finding a sugar free low calorie drink that feels naughty. I get a bit bored of the normal diet cola etc.. I was looking for something different and I think Cinnamora may have cracked it!

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The first can I tried was the Sparkling drink.. I chilled before use as I do definitely prefer my fizzy drinks cold. The first thing I noticed when opening the can was the smell.. Mmmm it smelled like Christmas and tasted just like it too.
I was concerned that the taste of Cinnamon would be overpowering but it is just subtle enough to make a refreshing drink.




 

 

 

Next I tried the non sparkling version of the drink and I do have to say i preferIMG_8634
the sparkling version. But I think that may be because I drink a lot of fizzy drinks.

I actually read on another review an amazing tip for this version of the drink.. heating the product in a pan to boiling point and using it to create a hot chocolate using an Options sachet. Well it was a great tip!! It was so tasty.. this may be my new favorite evening treat.

So my overall opinion of the product is I really like it… the only downfall is that it’s not that easy to purchase.. I think if it was available in local supermarkets I would probably purchase a lot more. But they can be purchased online via Amazon here or on their website here.

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