Healthy Summer Cocktails & Mocktails

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: Cut your calories and treat your body to fresh summer cocktails and mocktails.
Air Date: 6/21/16
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Felicia Stoler, PhD
felicia stoler Dr. Felicia Stoler is a registered dietitian, exercise physiologist and expert consultant in disease prevention, wellness and healthful living. She has a bachelors from Tulane University, a masters in applied physiology and nutrition from Columbia University and her doctorate in clinical nutrition from UMDNJ.

Felicia serves on many local, state and national committees related to health and wellness. She is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and is a Fellow of the ACSM. Felicia is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is on the House of Delegates.

Dr. Stoler hosted the second season of TLC's groundbreaking series, Honey, We're Killing the Kids!, which took aim at the unhealthy lifestyles of families across the country, in an effort to motivate them to make positive changes.

She is the author Living Skinny in Fat Genes™: The Healthy Way to Lose Weight and Feel Great (Pegasus) which was featured in USA Weekend among the top must-have books in 2011. She has been a contributor for and written several book chapters. Stoler authored the ACSM's Current Comment on Childhood Obesity.
Healthy Summer Cocktails & Mocktails
Summer is here and hitting some parts of the country with a vengeance. To stay cool and hydrated, you can create some delicious and nutritious cold drinks.

Make your own simple syrups to mix into your drinks. Using sugar, agave nectar or stevia, you can make an herb-infused simple syrup. Mix this simple syrup with tea, club soda or juice. Grenadine is pomegranate simple syrup, which you can also make at home.

To get the fiber from your fruit and vegetables, make easy smoothies in your blender. Combine fruit and/or vegetables, ice and water.

Add veggies to your bloody marys. Get even more health benefit by using pickled vegetables as garnish. Use fresh frozen fruit or flavored ice cubes in your drinks.

You can add alcohol to any of these drinks for a little kick. Keep an eye on your calorie intake from booze. Have a glass of water between your cocktails. Vodka and gin have the least calories and pack the most punch. Tonic has as many calories as regular soda, so try sparkling water as a substitute.

Listen in as Dr. Felicia Stoler shares tips for healthy cocktails and mocktails to keep you cool this summer.