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Wednesday 29 July 2015

The NorCal Margarita : Paleo : Low In Carbs

It was good friend Tess at Tess's Paleo Journey that got me thinking about this cocktail ... she happened to mention this cocktail in her latest blog post and I thought 'good idea' so thanks Tess.

"Now the NorCal Margarita, (made famous by Robb Wolf in his book, The Paleo Solution) , is not really a margarita, and it's barely a cocktail, but it's a good place to start for a few reasons: 

-Tequila is made from agave, which is not a grain and therefore gluten free. Is it more gluten-free than any other spirit? Not at all, but unlike vodka or whisky, there were never grains involved. This might make a different to some of you.

-Lime juice is your best friend in a paleo cocktail. It blunts insulin response, preventing the complete disruption of the insulin sensitivity you've worked toward with your otherwise paleo diet. Also, since most foods provide a net acid load, it's nice to be able to even that out with the net alkaline load from the lime juice.

-The CO2 bubbles in soda water will accelerate the ethanol getting into your bloodstream, making you drunk faster. This is good in couple of ways, but the key is that you don't need to drink so many before you feel them. *

2 to 3 oz tequila (a nice reposado)
juice from 1 lime
club soda

Shake your tequila and lime juice with ice, then strain into chilled glass with ice and top off with soda. Garnish with a slice of lime, or just drink it.

You can obviously use this basic model for many cocktails, just swap out the spirit for any other that goes well with lime." 

"What you’ve got here is a 130-150 calorie beverage that is low carb (5 grams or less), low sugar (5 grams or less), and not too sweet or sour."

Above words and picture taken from here and here

* So please be aware of this !

Summer time and the living should be easy ...


All the best Jan


Anonymous said...

Just love to visit this blog. So many good things to read.

Jenny S

Gail said...

Jan, I think it may be that many total fish, They raise German, Rainbow and Brown trout. The area is interesting. Thanks.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Jenny ... thanks for leaving this lovely comment, so pleased to hear you like the blog.

Hope the rest of your week goes well.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Gail ... and thanks for your visit.
I enjoyed reading your blog post about the fish hatchery and two million fish sounds a lot of fish!

Enjoy the rest of your week

All the best Jan

Rue said...

Hi Jan :)

That cocktail sounds delicious.

I loved the poem you posted and also, the post about how wonderful avocado is for you. It's really an amazing fruit :)

Have a great rest of your week.


Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Rue, and many thanks for all your comments, it's always great to hear from you.
Should you get to make that cocktail ... take time to enjoy it.

All the best Jan

tess said...

well, it took me a shockingly long time, but here I am to say thank you, and enjoy my "virtual cocktail"! :-D yes, I'm a convert to the Norcal version -- so many margaritas are cloyingly sweet, but this puppy is nothing but refreshing! thanks again!

warmest regards,

Lowcarb team member said...

Thank Tess, wishing you a good and happy week ahead

All the best Jan