What to Drink when you’re not Drinking..

What to Drink when you’re not Drinking..

Drinking too much alcohol isn’t good for us, but what do you drink when you’re not drinking alcohol or are simply trying to cut down? Luckily, Black Tower have an answer with their new low alcohol (<0.5% vol) Deliciously Light wine.

 

The Black Tower Deliciously Light range contain ‘de-alcoholised’ German wine, and are low in calories providing just 22 calories per 100ml in comparison to regular wine which provides over three times this amount (70-80 calories per 100ml). And if you follow Slimming World then a 125ml glass provides just 1.5 ‘SYNS’ (in comparison to regular wine which carries around 5 SYNS); it’s a win win!

 

The Black Tower wines are best served chilled and I personally would add a frozen green grape to the white wines to keep them chilled (frozen grapes work better than ice-cubes which dilute the drink once melted!). I was pleasantly surprised when I tried the range and my favourite was their sparkling white wine; it reminds me of Prosecco!

 

The low alcohol wines are ideal for a summer garden party, catering not only for people who aren’t drinking alcohol (such as those who are driving or for women who are pregnant or are breastfeeding), but for those who are simply trying to drink less.

 

 

One of the reasons that I’m reviewing Black Tower wines is that they are sponsoring this year’s Tough Mudder Events across the country and I’ll be taking part in the Yorkshire race at the end of July. I’m running the 5K event which consists of 13 obstacles with a group of friends and I really am so excited! Their hashtag is #CheersToMe and it aims to promote life’s achievements; I’ll cheers to that!

Black Tower have also kindly given me two crates of their Deliciously Light wine to give away along with two lots of 5 Tough Mudder tickets. To be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is head over to my Instagram Page on June 4th!

 

 

P.S. White and rose wine tastes delicious with fish and I couldn’t resist making this healthy salmon recipe and enjoying a glass of Black Tower Deliciously Light Rose with it in the sun! Do let me know if you try this recipe or the wines too!

 

Healthy Baked Salmon with Greek Yoghurt & Ryvita

Ingredients

  • 2 skinned fresh salmon fillets
  • ~6-8 tbsp fat-free Greek yoghurt
  • 2-3 seeded Ryvita (rye crispbreads)
  • handful fresh chopped coriander
  • black pepper & olive oil
  • salad/asparagus/peas to serve
  • sweet potato wedges or couscous to serve

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 200 degrees C (fan).
  2. Spread the salmon steaks with Greek yoghurt (mixed with the black pepper).
  3. Crush 1-2 Ryvita per salmon steak (depending on the size), add your fresh coriander & top onto the yoghurt generously. Sprinkle with black pepper & olive oil.
  4. Bake uncovered for 15-20 minutes until cooked.
  5. Serve with salad leaves, olives & couscous (all optional!)

Notes

*Nutritional stats may vary depending on the size of the salmon steaks used – sides not included.

Serves 2.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

Calories 300

% Daily Value

Total Fat 8 g

12%

Total Carbohydrates 11 g

4%

Protein 33 g

66%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

 

 

If you do drink alcohol the NHS advised the following to keep health risks to a low level:

  • men and women are advised not to drink more than 14 units* a week on a regular basis 
  • spread your drinking over 3 or more days if you regularly drink as much as 14 units a week
  • if you want to cut down, try to have several drink-free days each week

*1 unit of alcohol is the equivalent of 1/2 pint beer, 1 very small glass of wine or 25ml of spirit

 

 

*This blog post has been written in collaboration with Black Tower however all opinions and words are my own. Please read my disclaimer page for more information. Please drink responsibly.

 

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