By | 2018-06-28T11:41:04-04:00 May 5th, 2018|Family, SHANANIGAN®|

The most difficult part about Cinco de Mayo for me is saying “no” to all of those yummy snacks and drinks that aren’t the best for you. I love guacamole, tortilla chips, everything SPICY and of course, the booze.

Holidays are supposed to be indulgent, but that doesn’t mean you have to be straight-up reckless. I’m by no means a cook, so for me, it’s really important to find products that are fresh. I love the New York-based, small batch salsa company @jalapajar. For my Cinco de Mayo this year, I enjoyed the Brooklyn blend which is a pretty spicy medium salsa (they definitely kick it up with those jalapeños) with my fave, Que Pasa’s yellow corn tortilla chips.

Now I know you’re probably thinking, “Yeah, yeah, yeah, Sha…but the margs are where I kill all of my daily Weight Watchers points!” Fear not! I love to mix it up with a low-cal, no sugar-added spicy margarita.

My go-to tequila is @milagrotequila. If you’re watching your figure or counting calories, you want to pick a blanco or silver tequila because they contain the purest type of 100% agave. Aged tequilas like reposados or añejos are often aged in barrels used for other types of liquors and include different types of sugars.

I shake up a 1.5 oz pour of Milagro Silver with lime juice, muddled jalapeños and some ice and strain it into my glass. The flavors mask the taste of tequila without spiking your blood sugar. I then top it off with a splash of @qdrinksclub soda and I’m good to go! And if you’re a salty girl like myself, add some pink Himalayan sea salt with chili powder for the rim. It gives your drink an extra kick!

¡Arriba, abajo, al centro, pa’ dentro!



About the Author:

Shannon Russo-Pollack (SHA) is the Founder of DASHA® and powerhouse behind the DASHA brand. SHA strategically works with medical, wellness and lifestyle professionals who have a like minded philosophy of total body health and well-being. Using her entrepreneur skills, healthy lifestyle and passion for fitness to inspire others.