Apr 082014
 
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This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group but all my opinions and my fruit float recipe are my own. #pmedia #TENways http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV

Growing up, one of the things I most looked forward to during warmer months was the dairy bar opening.  One of the local dairies in our area – Houlton Farms Dairy – would open up a small store front in a neighboring town and serve homemade ice cream, milkshakes, and other delicious offerings.  Their homemade chocolate ice cream was one of my absolute favorites.

Fizzy Fruit Float Recipe with 10 Calorie 7UP #TENways

On the menu were a few other items that I really didn’t ‘get’ as a kid – treats made with sherbet.  They didn’t contain any ice cream!  I mean, why go to an ice cream shop and not get ice cream.  As I got older, though, I completely understood:  a way to indulge without blowing your healthy goals.
I wanted to recreate one recently so I went looking for 7UP at Walmart.  What I found was a pleasant surprise.  Some of my favorite sodas – 7UP, Sunkist, A&W and Canada Dry – now come in a 10 calorie variety!  These four Ten Calorie DPSG products would help make my beverage even more figure-friendly.

Fizzy Fruit Float Recipe

Lime Sherbet + 10 Calorie 7UP = Fizzy Fruit Float Recipe #TENways

Making this Fizzy Fruit Float recipe is really easy.  Grab your favorite citrus sherbet – lime, lemon, etc. – and a bottle of Ten Calorie 7UP.  Scoop the sherbet into a tall glass and slowly pour the 7UP over the top.  Add a fun straw and maybe garnish with a wedge of lemon or lime and you’re done!  A delicious and refreshing treat for those warm days that lets you treat yourself without going overboard.

Fizzy Fruit Float Recipe #TENways

Because I feel like that’s one of the hardest parts of a healthy lifestyle: not feeling deprived.  Some of you may have the willpower to simply say “Well, no more chocolate for me”, but I just can’t bring myself to say that.  And I don’t feel like I should have to, you know?  There has to be a compromise.  So here are some additional tips I have for how to enjoy the occasional treat and still stay on track.

Fizzy Fruit Float Recipe with 10 Calorie 7UP Soda #TENways

Slimming Tips

  • Go for the kids meal.  Salads aren’t always the healthiest option at a restaurant or take-out place, and sometimes, you just want the fries!  I’ve found that most kids meals provide more than enough food to satisfy my hunger, and the smaller portions keep the calories in check.
  • Have your chocolate.  Reach for the dark chocolate if you like it; it’s supposed to have more health benefits than regular milk chocolate.  But no matter what chocolate you choose, go for quality instead of quantity.  One really decadent truffle is going to seem like more of a special occasion, and since you’re paying a tiny bit more, you’re unlikely to eat too many.
  • Downsize.  Love cupcakes?  Buy a mini one.  Are chips your thing?  Buy one of the small single-serve ones.  It’s okay to snack on your favorite thing, you just have to watch the portions.
  • Drink smart.  Of course water is the best way to hydrate yourself.  But when you want something with a little fizz and flavor, the four Ten Calorie DPSG sodas are a smart choice.  They come in cute little gray cans that will provide the same taste as full-calorie soda, but that fit in better with your goals.

Delicious Fizzy Fruit Float Recipe with 10 Calorie Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Sodas #TENways

While supplies last between now and April 17th, you can print out a coupon for $0.50 off of the purchase of TWO 2 Liter bottles or TWO 4-pack cans of 7UP TEN, A&W TEN, Canada Dry TEN, RC TEN or Sunkist TEN soda.  If you choose to click to share the coupon with friends via social media, the value of the coupon will be raised to $1.50!

What healthy tips do you have for indulging without going overboard?

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About Liza

Liza is a mom (5-year-old daughter, 20-year-old stepson, and 24-year-old stepdaughter) and wife living in Louisville. She loves spending time with her family, visiting the local zoo and parks, as well as planning travel adventures. Cooking and baking, DIY projects and crafts, and coffee - lots and lots of coffee - round out some of her other hobbies.

  30 Responses to “Fizzy Lime Float Recipe and Other Slimming Swap Tips”

  1. This looks so good! I would totally drink that, and great ideal for a sweet drink without all the calories!

  2. Your fruit float looks so yummy and refreshing! What a good idea to use Lime and 7up.

  3. That looks so delicious and refreshing! I love lime flavored stuff!

  4. That sounds so refreshing, and much healthier than the usual float!

  5. This looks like a wonderful and refreshing treat for a warm summer day. I know my kids would adore it as they always love the punch with ice cream.

  6. That float looks great! I don’t like root beer but I still enjoy a float sometimes, so I think I need to try this.

  7. Oh my gosh, seriously how in the world did I never think of this!? I LOVE lime flavored anything so much..Im so trying this!

  8. yummy! I love the 10 calorie root beer, you cannot tell that it is only 10 calories!

  9. That looks GOOOOOD!!! I am not good at moderation. I like to just have a binge day and behave the rest of the week. Otherwise I cannot be trusted!!

  10. ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh that so looks amazing. i love the color too!!

  11. That looks so yummy. I am a 7UP fanatic but hate the calories, so this is really helpful

  12. I love floats! This one sounds delicious. Cant wait to try it out :)

  13. 10 calories? no way! I wouldn’t feel so guilty drinking my fave drinks again! I also love, love, love sherbert, I need to make this recipe – thanks!

  14. Yum! I think your Lime Fizzy Float looks so good. My kids are huge sherbet fans so I think we’ll have to try this for dessert one of these days soon.

  15. Yummy, this looks SO good! Perfect beverage for warmer weather. This begs to be made! I’ve been trying to do better, I lost a few pounds so far. I’m totally excited about it! I’ve been trying to eat breakfast sooner, move more and not eat 3 hours before bed. I need to get more sleep though, that is my biggest issue!

    • Sleep is my biggest issue, too! Not eating 3 hours before bed is a smart idea, one I’m trying to master. It gets hard when dinner is at 6, and bedtime is 1 a.m., though!

  16. Oh my goodness, we make those Frizzy fruit floats all the time! They are so stinking amazing! I love the flavor of this one!

  17. OMG, that looks amazing. I love the color too. Bet it tastes yummy.

  18. I haven’t had a good fizzy punch in years. This sounds so good and I love the 10 calories in the soda.

  19. I substitute organic Greek yogurt for sour cream as a way to cut calories. There are lots of little things you can do.

  20. Oh yum! Perfect for a summer drink by the lake! :)

  21. Oh that looks tasty! I need to try this. Love the slimming tips too

  22. I must say that’s ridiculously awesome and looks pretty darn tasty! I would have never thought to combine sherbert with something fizzy like that but I guess it’s the same concept as a root beer float :)

  23. I love this fizzy float! And this will be a great summer snack! Thanks

  24. YES! Okay, I had no idea that there was a Fat Free Lime Sorbet that was readily available. I believe we’ll be hunting that down. Second, your tips are great. If you want chips have some. Just watch what you eat!

  25. I love lime flavored everything! I have got to pick up some of this soda tomorrow!

  26. My kids would be in heaven,

  27. What a fun little treat of a drink!

  28. I’m loving floats this summer! Anything cold and fizzy is up my ally.

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