Sunday, May 26, 2013

Skinny Margarita

Skinny Margarita

  So it's almost the end of May which means that summer is almost here!!!  It also means I am on a 2 week break from my classes!  I now only have one week left of this break though :(.  The last time I blogged was apparently back in February...woops.  Guess I fell of the blogging wagon huh?  Here is a little bit of what I have been doing!
   First of all I have been teaching nursing students during their pediatric clinical rotation.  That was fun and very stressful.  Met some incredible students and was really amazed at their level of compassion.  I am admittedly very happy that it is over.  It is a ton of work for only a few hours once a week.  It is also fairly thankless in a way.  I don't mind doing all the work for the students that appreciate it but the ones that take advantage or don't have any personal accountability...that is hard to deal with.
  During this time I also started taking my first class for my Masters of Science in Nursing on the Nursing Administration track!  Very excited about this!  I have been wanting to get on with my education for a few years and I am happy to have finally started doing something.  It may not be the perfect route for me but any higher education is a benefit in the long run.  I have been learning so much and am very excited for the next class to start.  What I have enjoyed about the program so far is that it isn't like undergrad.  It's not about memorization - it's all about critical thinking and global thinking.  Love it.
  Jesse also has been forced onto short term disability related to his light sensitivity to LED lights.  He has just started a website about this: Light Sickness.  He is doing well at home and getting a lot of research in.  We are very lucky to have a supportive medical team who are invested in helping him with this issue.  To be honest, this is everyone's issue.  Some research is showing that the light spectrum of LED lights is dangerous and causes permanent damage to your eyes.  It also reduces your natural melatonin release thus causing insomnia.  Do you read a kindle fire before bed?  Do you use an iphone 4s or later?  Do you have a macbook pro?  Do you have a little difficulty sleeping?  Hmm.  
  Also, I got a new job!  But most importantly we put a deposit down to get a puppy!  We have to get hypoallergenic but we are so excited to be bringing a samoyed puppy into our home as early as August (depending on the size of the litter born in June).  Check out the breeder's site, they are amazing and careful breeders: White Magic Samoyed.

Should I get back to margaritas?  Yes!
Ingredients (makes 4 servings):

  • 5oz tequila (We like hornitos: 323 calories)
  • 3oz triple sec (309 calories)
  • 3oz fresh lime juice (16 calories)
  • 1 pinch of white granulated sugar (1 calorie)
  • sea salt (for glass rim)
  • ice
  • Squeeze out your limes, using a juicer makes it much more efficient!
  • Add your ice to a blender.
  • Pour in the lime juice.
  • Add the tequila.
  • Add the triple sec.
  • Add sugar.
  • Mix on the "ice crush" option.
  • Take one of the limes and rub it on the rim of the glass.
  • Pour some salt in a bowl.
  • Put the rim of your glass in the bowl and cover it with salt.
  • Pour your margarita in and drink!
  You know have a skinny margarita!  A single serving of a regular margarita can have up to as much as 504 calories!  A single serving of this margarita is only about 162 calories!  It also tastes great especially with all of that fresh lime juice!  Just think of the calories you are burning if your juicer is like mine...well maybe not haha!

Hopefully I will be blogging again soon!  Give this a try and leave me some comments!  Check out the Facebook page and follow me on twitter @lac_tarded


  1. I'm having one of these right now!!!

  2. Delicious right?! If you want something a little quicker and still pretty darn good try just hornitos tequila & grapefruit juice. I'm not a huge grapefruit juice fan but I love love LOVE this easy combo.