Sometimes we all need a little break in the middle of a busy week.
This is my idea of breaktime.
This 5-calorie, refreshing drink is made with sugar-free margarita mix and Raspberry-Lime Arrowhead® Brand Sparkling Mountain Spring Water.
There’s also Lemon, Lime, Mandarin Orange, and Black Cherry flavors.
The water is comprised of just three natural ingredients: spring water, natural fruit essence, and bubbles.
There’s no sugar, no calories, and nothing artificial.
It’s a good alternative to soda if you crave something bubbly and fizzy, but are trying to kick your soda habit.
Although I wouldn’t complain if someone put a real margarita in my hand for my feel good Wednesday breaktime, drinking in the middle of the day isn’t usually on my agenda.
Every #HumpDay, Arrowhead® Brand Sparkling Mountain Spring Water is sharing some of their favorite ways to feel good and escape the midweek hump on their Facebook page. Head over there for some tips or to share a feel good moment of your own.
Putting a cool and limey beverage in my hand, going for a run, a power walk, doing some yoga, or some mindless blog surfing or reading cookbooks like novels are how I escape for a bit.
Depending on where you’re located, the water can go by different brand names, including Arrowhead®, Deer Park®, Ice Mountain®, Ozarka®, Poland Spring®, or Zephyrhills®.
The drink is light, zippy, and zingy from the lime in the sparkling water, coupled with the limey flavor in the margarita mix, and from the fresh lime slices.
The raspberry flavor peeks through and is perfect with lime, adding just a touch of sweetness.
Plus, this drink won’t bust your caloric budget for the day the way a couple of margaritas can.
I’ll take skinny recipes that don’t taste skinny whenever I can.
Another favorite skinny drink is this Skinny Caramel Frappuccino. Only 50 calories and you can kick your pricey coffee-shop habit to the curb, too.
My family loved these and literally drank them, plus 3 refills each, right off my photo set.
I’m thinking they’ll go down very nicely over the long holiday weekend. One last hurrah for summer.
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5-Calorie Raspberry Lime Margarita Fizz (non-alcoholic, vegan, gluten-free)
This non-alcoholic 5-calorie drink is light, zippy, and zingy from the lime in the sparkling water, coupled with the limey flavor in the margarita mix, and from fresh lime slices. The raspberry flavor peeks through and is perfect with lime, adding just a touch of sweetness to this sugar-free, easy, and refreshing drink. Feel free to spike it if you’re so inclined.
- ice cubes
- salt or sugar for rimming the glass, optional
- 4 ounces Raspberry-Lime Arrowhead® Brand Sparkling Mountain Spring Water
- 4 ounces Sugar-Free Margarita Mix (I used “On the House” from Ralph’s grocery store, or try Baja Bob’s
- 1 fresh lime, sliced thin
- fresh raspberries, optional for garnishing
- tequila, optional
- Add ice to glass.
- Optionally dip a chilled glass into salt or sugar to coat the rim.
- Add sparkling water and margarita mix to glass.
- Garnish with other lime slices or raspberries.
- Optionally add tequila to taste. This is intended for those whom alcohol consumption is appropriate. Always drink responsibly.
- Serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 761Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 587mgCarbohydrates: 173gFiber: 11gSugar: 153gProtein: 2g
I think you have the wrong # in the “Calories” on here… it says under nutritional information
It’s a computer generated program that calculates stats and is only provided as a courtesy. The program is likely not taking into account that other than tequila this is a sugar-free and basically calorie-free drink. Also old post from 2013 and not even sure if these products are still routinely available today or not.
I LOVE those margarita glasses- can you tell me where to get them? THANKS!
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a piece of dark chocolate while sitting in a comfy chair is always nice
I relax over a game of scrabble
I like to play tennis with my lady.
I will go cycling during the week to relax
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I take a break by doing my nails.
I worked out today actually for the first time in a week!!! I’m a first year teacher (preK) so things are hectic! so glad I finally got to workout :)
I play with my dogs for a pick me up- and if I am really down I blow bubbles for them- you can’t help but laugh.
I like to have a glass of wine and watch a TV show I like during the middle of the week..
I like to take a walk down by the lake.
Reading a book is like a mini vacation in the pages :) Ideal break :)
I try to make a point to go out to the ocean and just sent and watch the waves.
I like to read a good book under the Christmas lights that are now permanently in our bedroom!
I am always busyI am a mom of 5 so when I need a break I spend a few hours alone. Taking a long walk or doing a little pampering for myself.
I read a book and relax
I read the Bible and make time for my relationship with God.
I take a break by watching movies!
I take a break by reading
I usually take a hike weather permitting.
I go for walks in the park with my dog.
I take a break by taking a nice long nap
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My mid-week relaxation results in baking! When I’m stressed/feeling overwhelmed I just bake away!!
I try to make it for a nice leisurely run!
Turning off the tv and silencing my phone to focus on a book is the best way to relax for me.
I always love to cook or bake something that is super delicious to eat. It makes me feel wonderful!
Sometimes, for a pick me up, I have an expensive ice cream or gelato or sometimes, a nice glass of chilled white wine, Prosecco usually.
I listen to music and play with my kids.
Take a walk with my family or read by myself!
Spending time with family makes me smile :)
i always drink lots of water but I also take a crossfit class right in the middle of the week to feel good
We like to have a movie night in the middle of the week to get over the middle of the week.
I like going for a walk with my ipod.
I visited Arrowhead. I find that working out helps me to get through the week.
Extra long walk with the dog or go to a book store.
I go to a catholic charismatic prayer meetingon Wednesdays with my husband. Nothing better than praising the Lord!
I like to take a trip to the book store and browse for a break.
You know, hump day never really bothered me. Thursday’s are my nemesis! But I’d take one of those nice drinks any day of the week! Something I like to do on a day where I feel like the week will never end and I just need a break is to have a huge, ice cold, super-caffeinated, chocolate (but as sugar free as I can get it) coffee drink. It always picks me up and helps me feel a little more alive. Thanks for the awesome recipe and give-away sweetie!
Fresh squeezed lemon juice with sparkling Arrowhead Water is just the ticket for hot summer days
usually just watch a movie
I like to go horseback riding , it always makes me feel good.
This looks so delicious! Love margaritas!!!
I grab a book and a pepsi
I sometimes get a cinnabon and coffee as a luxery.
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I like to spend time outdoors with my pets.
I visit one of my grandbabies
I love to sit and relax every night once I put the kids to bed by drinking some green tea and hanging out on Pinterest! =)
I relax by reading.
I like to relax on our patio when possible and take in some sun.
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I’ve been drinking more water to feel better – yes it makes a big difference!
I take a little time to sit on the deck and read book
I take a walk and listen to an audio book.
Settle down on the lounge with my new favourite snack – apple and peanut butter – yummmm! and catch up on my favourite tv shows.
I watch a favorite movie to unwind!
Taking a walk with my dog as the sun goes down.
Sitting out in the backyard, just taking a break and breathing
I like to take a vinyasa yoga class mid-week to relax my body and mind and to recharge me for the rest of the week.
I go for a swim both relaxing and keeps me fit!
I bake! Nothing makes me feel better than baking with my husband on the couch and a good show on!
My mid-week ritual is enjoying a nice glass of wine while taking a relaxing bath in complete silence…brings me back down to Earth.
I go for a run in the park – fresh air, sunshine, other people, it makes my whole week better.
I like doing some mid-week yoga or reading a good novel before bed to relax :)
Volunteering at the local animal shelter every Thursday makes me very happy :)
Making a card for a loved one makes me happy :)
I run for 30 minutes on a daily basis. Helps clear my head and relaxes me.
I try to take time out during the middle of the week by taking a nice long bath with the door closed so as not to hear the hubby and kids running around and screaming.
I love to sit down with a good cup of coffee and a magazine!
I tell stupid hump day jokes, including jokes about camels. I also smile a lot because it feels awesome to be half way to Saturday!
Cuddling with my pets! =)
I play games on my computer
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I do a little pilates to relax or read
I poked around and liked while I was on the Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water and just to take a break, I love to sit on the porch and watch the birds at my feeders
I like to read magazines.
Take my dog on a walk, grab a book and some sparkling water.
I take a big bottle of water, and a book to the bath. It’s the truest way to unwind I can find.
I love to have a skinny cocktail, a bubble bath, and pamper myself! So relaxing.
I like to curl up with my kindle for about 30 minutes before picking the kiddo up from school!
I usually unwind by taking baths. Thanks for the chance!
I take my dogs for a walk – just being with them helps relieve the stress of the day.
I relax by taking a walk; reading a blog; or checking out Facebook & Pinterest!
I take a break with a bath, relaxing music, and a good book.
I take a long walk out get started on a new book.
Yoga. Pick me, pick me!! :-)
I escape into a book. I grew up in a library (my mother was a librarian) and books have always been my little private escapes.
Love baking midweek!!
Cuddling and good food
I go for a run!
This post made me insanely thirsty.
I’m with you, nothing beats a good lime beverage. Try putting a few slices of cuke in with your rasp/lime seltzer.
That skinny carmel frappuccino looks spectacular!
Taking a nice walk always helps me relax.
Reading is a great way to relax…
Reading curled up under my blanket always helps me to calm down.
I like to indulge in a little sweet treat every now and then!
Playing piano helps me out through the week. It’s a huge stress reliever for me!
I like to go on long walks to recharge myself
Baking in the middle of the week is always relaxing. Meeting up with friends also does wonders.
A mug of hot chocolate while cozy in a blanket in the winter or a perfectly ripe peach or plum while sitting on my balcony in the summer is my favorite way to relax.
I bake!!! But if I don’t have enough time, as baking does take up quite a bit of time, I’ll allow myself to go on Youtube/Facebook/other social media sites just for a “little bit” to get rid of all that stress from school!
Taking some time to make an extra special meal is always a great mid week treat for me!
Yoga! Yoga class in the middle of the week after a day of work makes me feel better.
Bake or watch TV :)
I usually host a dinner and dessert party with some of my friends to unwind and relax and get some good laughs in as a pick-me-up in the middle of the week.
I enjoy going onto my facebook page and visiting with everyone there,
I think exercise picks me up.
I like to relax and read.
I take a spinning class in the middle of the week.
A bubble bath and a good magazine.
I love to sit down at night with a glass of wine and relax
I take a walk to calm down after a busy day, and I love to read a good book when I get some free time.
Thank you for the beautiful drink recipe!
I go on long walks to destress. Works wonders!
I drink coffee and lay around for a bit, take a deep breath, and remind myself of who I am and who I want to be.
If I’m feeling stressed or overwhelmed, I go for a walk or a drive with my music blasting and singing my troubles away
I love to do some stretching or drink some apple cidar vinegar to put a pep in my step!
I watch some TV for a mid-week break.
I make chocolate chip cookies. No ifs, ands, or buts. Chocolate chip cookies it is (:
I love to take a bath mid week:) preferably with something refreshing like this recipe!
I like to hang out with a friend & watch a movie to relax.
yoga is my break anytime, including mid-week.
I garden – pulling weeds, deadheading, planning for the next season. It is where I work out the kinks, the mads and do a lot of my best thinking.
For a little break hubby and I like to go to the bookstore while the kiddos are at school
Girls night out.
I try to read as much as possible.
an outdoor run!
Pshhh who has time to unwind during the week? Work, mommy, school and side business = no time at all. On the off chance I want to blow everything off, I knit. It’s still being productive! And I catch up on TV. Something mindless to let my brain relax!
Read a book.
No time to rest much, but on weekends I like to work out and treat myself to a pedicure :)
I swim first thing every morning to have an hour of me time!
Glass of Cook’s Champagne from Costco.
I usually turn on some of my favorite music and stretch out on a yoga mat :)
I love going for a run to re-energize.
A little yoga on my back deck is always a nice break.
I try to do a little crafting or cooking to unwind in the middle of the week. No nice to see the results too.
vodka vodka and more vodka!
I usually go and work out to take a break to clear my mind!
Kick back and relax!
Walking, outside or on the treadmill.
Baking is very relaxing to me! However, eating everything I bake would be very stressful! Ha! So I bake for co-workers, and they love it! I get loads of recipes from you, Averie!
I have to run to get my pick me up going!
I enjoy a glass of wine & Pinterest!
I go for a bike ride!
I take a bath with lavender oil and epsom salt to relax my muscles and help me sleep sometimes. It helps!
my mid week break is often just spent doing some deep breathing and meditating. Something I should do daily…but HAVE to do around the middle of the week.
I love to run – I don’t always look forward to it, but I get myself out there and I’m always happy to have done it!
I try and do some motivational reading.
I go out to the garden and poke around for a bit – snack on some veggies and pull a few weeds. Its very relaxing.
Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don’t plan it, don’t wait for it, just let it happen. It could be a new shirt at the store, a catnap in your office chair, or two cups of good hot black coffee.
I go on mini adventures as a destresser from school and work, like hikes!
I go to my favorite group fitness class at the gym…and then enjoy a little chocolate or cookie or two. :)
Oh, this cocktail looks very fresh and cooling! It is a great decision for a weekend picnic all a party in the garden. Ad as for the Frappuccino it looks amazing. I should say that these cocktails are just perfect for hot summer days and evenings!
I go out to my garden and do a little clipping and trimming.
I love to get together with my best girl friends drink some wine or lemonade depending on what we crave and chat the hours away :-))
Yum! The weather where I am is freezing but this still looks delish!
I usually can’t afford to take a break in the middle of the week! Graduate school will do that to you.
i try to do some deep breathing
Raspberry + lime – yes, please!! This looks so refreshing right now.
I love to have a mid-week movie night when I’m feeling overwhelmed! Sweatpants and cuddling shouldn’t be reserved for weekends :)
I go on a weekly hike!
A cup of tea and a good book is the perfect break for me!
I relax with a glass of wine and watch some TV.
This looks great! I think I may have to add a little alcohol for a perfect sit by the pool drink.
Sounds delicious, Averie.
Just in time for the Labor Day heat wave!
I like to listen to the creek roll by.
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We don’t have Arrowhead near us… but, Poland Springs will do the trick.
I get up from my desk every half hour for a quick stretch, water chug and potty break. it’s a must or i get cranky. i have a bad habit of not doing it so i set alarms on my phone ;)
I catch up on all the things on my DVR, or enjoy a few minutes of sun any chance I can get!
I practice yoga which is always makes me feel better during the week!
We go on walks as a family
Sounds super refreshing! I like to nap…. when I can.
I take a little nap to take a break, if I can, or I enjoy an iced coffee and read a good book!
About mid week I am ready for a drink, so if there is no cold beer or chilled wine, I, or usually my hubs, will make a refreshing cocktail out of whatever we have that works! Just one good drink is all I need…and this is another to add to the list, love it! :)
My go to is taking my dog for a walk, if that doesn’t work I try a margarita! Lol!
I try to watch an episode of a tv show to give myself a little break – I rarely have time to watch anything when it actually airs.
I live on the beach and love to go for long walks.
I take a nap or read a book.
I usually take time to make a cup of tea and then curl up with the tea and a book.
To take a break, i drink a glass of wine or paint my toenails. Just not at the same time, because it gets messy!
Read a book.
Laying back for a good book read is always a good way to take a little break. ^_^ A drink like this would be nice addition to it!
Sitting in the gazebo …relaxing that’s what I do
How refreshing! And just 5 calories?! Then I’ll be having at least 5 of these :)
Hey, it’s still less than 50 calories, right?!
I like to read to make my day and week better.
I make sure to take a few minutes out of my day to sit outside in the sunshine (completely technology free!) and just breathe – such a relaxing moment
I take a bath and make extra time to read.
I like to sit and relax ,I work 12 hour days and also have 1 hour drive each way so any down time is great
I like to read or watch a movie to take a little break.
I like to take a walk after dinner and listen to some classic rock music on the ipod.
I love to take a long bath or have a glass of wine!
Mid-week, well, they don’t call it “hump day” for nothing! Climbing that hump can be hard, and I like to make sure I’ve got simple dinners ready for mid-week by planning for leftovers on Sunday or early in the week. Makes a big difference!
This looks so refreshing! Perfect for a hot summer day in L.A.!
taking a walk makes me feel more relaxed.
This is just what I need to celebrate my upcoming bday : )
Updating my blog makes me feel more relaxed. Even if noone reads it. LOL. It’s just that little non-work related thing that gives me a breather, breaks the monotony and recharges me.
Yoga class always helps
I do yoga to relax.
I go to the grocery store (w/ 4 month old twins it’s hard to get out!)
Take a long walk outside or bake something!
Mmmm….I could go for one or six of these right now. To feel good in the middle of the week I take a bubble bath with a good book. Best way to unwind after a long day!
I record all my favorite shows/movies – let my DVR get really nice a full and after work I kick back with a Diet Coke, some gelato and watch away!
A good book and cup of tea for me!
I go on nature walks to feel good.
…I play video games. :D
I take a quick walk around the block and listen to my i-pod.
I love lime in drinks! Always refreshing! This margarita fizz looks fabulous, Averie!
Wow this sounds delicious! Perfect for when you need that flavorful drink without intoxicating your body!
o m g I need a margarita stat! love the sound of this one – raspberry lime mmmm
Gah, this is just what I need right about now! I’ve been watching my calories for over a month now and the thing I miss the most is booze. Nothing better than unwinding a bit at the end of a long hard day, with refreshing cocktail. This looks delish!
This drink is perfect for me right now. I’m cutting out refined sugar in my diet currently.
I like to watch a super fun movie that I love in the middle of the afternoon (if I have time) to break up the week and also the day :)
I try to get out for a run midweek. It helps get me through till the weekend.
my family has movie and pizza night every Wednesday, our mid week pick-me-up
I love this recipe! And had no idea Poland Spring was owned by the same company as Arrowhead (or Deer Park, or any of the others). My mind was blown when I went to their web site!
I take a Spin class on Wednesdays. I know it’s not a “break” but its something fun that I do just for me and it really helps me look forward to being mid-week. Otherwise I’d just dread the entire week until the weekend.
I’m always excited to see non-alcoholic beverages featured so thank you!
I love taking sunset drives… especially during the fall.
I take a twenty minutes nap in the afternoon. (I’m retired)
This looks gorgeous! I escape and do some yoga. Always calms and refreshes me.
Well Averie, this definitely calls for a break in the middle of the week for sure! You know my kids get early out from school on Wednesdays… and us mommys need a break, too! Pinning!
This would be fun to have when us girls get together at the end of the street while the kids are all playing. Although, I’d have to tell them it’s non-alcoholic…bcz have I mentioned I live in Utah? (All of these mommys do not drink…or at least not that I know of…hehe)
I like to take a bread during the day and drink a cup a tea and read a good book, thank you!
I have a date night with my fiancé!
Yum! Cant wait to try them!
Midweek, my friends and I go to trivia regularly! It is a nice break to the week, and it is fun to spend some time with everyone, while winning some money (Hopefully!)
I saw your drink earlier on one of the food porn sites and had to stop by and say hi. Gorgeous colors and the drink looks pretty refreshing. For my weekend relaxation, I like to visit our local food market and try out some new dishes.
Perfect way to end a hot summer day.
I checked out the facebook site. I relax by taking time and doing something fun as a family, like get ice cream, take a walk, visit a local park
I take a break before bed by cuddling up in my chair with a cat and a book.
This sounds pretty perfect to enjoy after a long day of teaching! Yum!
I stay active all week to keep my spirits up – taking walks, riding my bike and jogging around the small lake by our house. It’s the only surefire way I’ve found to stay in a good mood!
Walking around at work for a quick break!
I try to take a midweek yoga class- it relaxes me and forces me to put my phone away!
I love taking a break by relaxing with a bubble bath and a good book.
I love margaritas, we make them all them all the time. Definitely want to give this a try! Great job as usual Averie :)
Also I forgot to mention to unwind during the week…We drink, watch Dexter, and sometimes have a big bowl of popcorn. :P
My husband and I have a movie night during the middle of the week.
I love going out for walks or catching up with a friend over iced coffee!
I snuggle up to my husband. After two years of a commuter marriage, being able to be physically close to him is a novelty!
We don’t get the Arrowhead brand here, but we do get Ozarka. Must look to see if I can find the different flavors. I guess it depends on how the week is going. Sometimes I take Wednesday as a rest day b/c it’s a nice way to break up the week.
I love to do a little stretching or yoga whenever I can! (Especially in the middle of a hard workout week)
This drink (so so pretty btw!)+ a good book would be perfect!
I head to the rink to skate. P
I take a nice, long bubble bath
I like to take a quick walk on my lunch break to break up my day!
I prefer a well-timed nap. LOL.
I prefer to add a bit of tequila, even on a weeknight….LOL
This drink is awesome and I LOVE that there is no alcohol! This means I actually get to drink it! YAY!! So fun and great photos! It’s the perfect way to take a break!
Wine and workouts wine and workouts
5 calories and fizzy? Just what the doctor ordered midweek for this momma.
I have a glass of wine.
I love to bake some cookies, then snuggle up with a good book!
That looks incredible (and would be perfect with tequila!).
My mid-week pick me up: my favorite yoga class is Wednesday evening!
I go out for a run – great way to clear your head!
we go to happy hour on wednesdays!
Refreshing drink – and so pretty too!
To take a little break mid-week, I go for a run or have a date night with the hubs!
You’re the first person who’s actually commented anything about the drink..thank you! :)
Well it looks pretty darn delish :)
Take a walk alone, and listen to a podcast.
Making some kind of quick treat after work gets me through the rest of the week.
Having a date night with my boyfriend.
Plan a date with my wife!
It’s would be awesome to have trackside at the local horse racing track.
This week it was making some dark chocolate brownies for my friend’s birthday celebration!
I make some yummy junk food and have a movie night with friends