Lose 5lbs by the Weekend & a Minty Chocolatini Recipe

by Sarah on December 20, 2011 · 9 comments

Looking to lose about 5 lbs by the weekend? I have your solution in my newest YouTube video.

If you are a member of TIU, you know that many of these tips are from the 7 day slim down. I love the 7DSD for photo shoots. I also am excited to announce that the Holiday Special for Tone It Up is now out and in your mailbox if you are a member! It features two special sections from Brittany of Eating Bird Food, and myself! Brittany shared some of her amazing recipes and I naturally helped create some holiday cocktails.

If you are not a member, chances are you have entered my contest to win one. I’m choosing a winner tomorrow at noon! To enter, visit my Facebook fan page. “Like” the page and let me know what your favorite video or blog post were this past year! I’m using it as market research as much as I’m using it to choose a winner. If you do not win, and decide to buy the plan anyway, you will be sent the Holiday Special so do not worry.

Here is one of my recipes that is featured in the TIU Holiday Special that I’m in love with!

The Naughty Minty-Chocolatini

I love the taste of peppermint and chocolate. The Starbucks skinny peppermint mocha is one of my favorite treats of the Holiday season. This year, Zico introduced a chocolate flavored coconut water that amazingly tastes like real chocolate milk. I kid you not. It’s the perfect healthy swap in your chocolate holiday cocktails:

✴ 1 oz Chocolate Zico Coconut Water
✴ 1 oz Vanilla Flavored Vodka
✴ .5 oz Peppermint Schnapps
✴ Stevia to taste (agave or sugar may be substituted)

Add all ingredients in a martini shaker. Blend well. Pour into a martini glass. Optional: Add a little stevia for a sweeter
beverage. Garnish with a mini candy cane. Non-Alcohol: Chocolate Zico with a dash of Mint Extract!

Questions of The Day:

  • What is your favorite Holiday Cocktail or Sweet Treat?

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Allison December 20, 2011 at 4:32 pm

My fave holiday sweet treat includes anything with gingerbread or peppermint :D


2 Kindal December 20, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Not sure if I am suppose to enter every day for TIU or not, but what the who, never hurts. Already “like” ya and like I said I enjoy videos about your own personal workouts and progress for events.

Let’s see my favorite holiday treat has to be my moms homemade fudge (which she won’t give me the recipe for) and cocktail I love Champagne (with a splash of cranberry), it’s what we drink as we open presents on Christmas morning.


3 Sarah December 20, 2011 at 5:01 pm

haha sure of course you can :)


4 Kendra December 20, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Classic Eggnog with Rum….yummy :)


5 Liz @ Southern Charm December 20, 2011 at 8:20 pm

Anything with gingerbread or hot chocolate!


6 Brittany December 21, 2011 at 1:00 am

I need this martini in my life. Come to VA and let’s have a Christmas party. :)


7 Alyssa December 21, 2011 at 2:48 am

I want to try this so badly! I’m obsessed with chocolate/minty things YAY! =)


8 Gina May 2, 2012 at 2:12 am

I honestly love that you are not afraid to have fun! Keep the vids comin! love you sarah!


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