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pineapple spa water mocktail { #Outshine }

I created my healthy #Outshine Pineapple Spa Water Mocktail with Outshine Fruit Bars as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars by Crowdtap.

Outshine Fruit Bars have taken over my freezer.  Here in the desert, we take pride in our frozen fruit bars.  They are absolutely mandatory once the spring heat kicks in and the best on the market are of the Outshine variety.  Thinking beyond the stick, these frozen fruit bars are absolutely fabulous in smoothies, cocktails and, my favorite, mocktails!

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My husband, a former bartender, manages a bar/restaurant here in Palm Springs.  Needless to say, we have great friends who are bartenders and they are always in our house mixing, muddling and garnishing.  Our seven year old loves them (our friends, not the cocktails) and they never want her to feel left out.  So a companion mocktail is always sliding across the island for her.

Mocktails are a perfect afternoon beverage to keep things festive and light for adults or kids.  Living in sunny SoCal, my preferences always lean to light and bright flavors.  I happen to love cucumber and mint water, some call it spa water.  I also love pineapple and cucumber together.  Do you see where I am going here?

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So typically, I would be muddling my ingredients with ice.  Better idea? Muddle with Outshine Fruit Bars in coordinating flavors.  For this mocktail, I used both Outshine Pineapple and Outshine Coconut Waters with Pineapple.  You could use just one variety if you would like.

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Pineapple Spa Water Mocktail

Ingredients:

1/3 Outshine Coconut Waters with Pineapple Fruit Bar
1/3 Outshine Pineapple Fruit Bar
4 cucumber slices
5 mint leaves
3 oz 100% pineapple juice
soda water

Directions:

Muddle the fruit bars, cucumber slices and mint leaves. Pour in pineapple juice, top with soda water. Garnish with cucumber.

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The cucumber and mint give a very spa-like feel to this mocktail.  The pineapple though, sweetens up the drink and you will find yourself having many!  Go ahead, this is one hydrating drink with lots of nutritional benefits.

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Speaking of spa water, I am a huge fan of coconut water, HUGE, enormous fan.  When I saw Outshine Fruit Bars came in coconut waters (with pineapple or banana) I was hooked.  These varieties are always in my freezer!

#outshine fruit bars in_the_know_mom

Find Outshine Fruit Bars in your local grocers.  They constantly have seasonal varieties coming out, so keep in the know by liking Outshine on Facebook.

 

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15 Comments

  1. February 9, 2014 at 5:06 pm — Reply

    This looks so good! We buy these all the time so I need to try this! Thanks!

  2. February 9, 2014 at 6:00 pm — Reply

    wow!! What a great combo especially for the upcoming warmer weather. The pictures are amazing.

  3. February 9, 2014 at 9:29 pm — Reply

    Great combination, they look so good.

  4. February 10, 2014 at 5:47 am — Reply

    This looks amazing!! All my favorite flavors in one! Never thought to make a mocktail with an Outshine bar. Love it!

  5. February 10, 2014 at 6:02 am — Reply

    Those look like some great flavors-they will remind me of vacations past and hoepfully future :) have to add to the shopping list-thanks for sharing

  6. February 11, 2014 at 9:22 pm — Reply

    You have a very clever and delicious-looking recipe here.

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