Health

Celebrate Happy Hour With A Banana Margarita

Believe it or not, these margaritas re-energize and replenish, adding more than 400 grams of potassium to your diet!

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Photo: Tina Rupp

Frosty, creamy and delicious, these margaritas or daiquiris (depending on whether you use tequila or rum) re-energize and replenish, adding more than 400 grams of potassium—which plays an essential role in maintaining electrolyte balance and preventing muscle cramps. The walnut rim adds a crunchy contrast and vitamin E, one of the most important antioxidants for athletes.

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Serves 6

4 medium-sized bananas
1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
6 Tbsp. freshly squeezed orange  juice
¾ cup tequila or rum
¼ cup Grand Marnier or Cointreau
½ cup walnuts
Sugar, to taste
Salt, to taste
1 lime, cut into 4 wedges

In a blender, add bananas, pineapple, lime juice, orange juice, tequila or rum and Grand Marnier or Cointreau. Fill to the top with lots of ice and blend until frosty and creamy. Finely chop walnuts by pulsing in a food processor or by hand. Mix in a pinch or two of sugar and a pinch of salt, and place on a plate. Rub the top of a margarita or cocktail glass with a lime wedge to moisten and turn over to press into the walnuts. Repeat with other glasses. Pour the mixed banana pineapple cocktail into the walnut-rimmed glasses.

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Hold the Hooch: In a blender, add bananas, pineapple, lime juice, ½ cup orange juice and 1 cup coconut water or light coconut milk. Fill with ice and blend until frosty and creamy. Add to walnut-rimmed glasses.