My name is Emily and I'm a graphic designer and mother of two awesome kids. I'm also a Type 1 diabetic, so a few years back I made a New Year's resolution to cut out sugar and switch to a low-carb diet. I've tried out a million low carb and Ketogenic recipes since then and I've come up with some really good recipes of my own. This blog is about keeping my New Year's resolution year after year.
And today’s recipe for low carb Bloody Marys is perfect for just such a situation. But it’s also great for a decadent weekend brunch. You can splurge and yet still stay on your low carb diet.
I can’t mix up a batch of Bloody Marys without singing Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary” to myself.
I shared a great performance of the song a few months back. But today I found something extra special. It’s a video of Beyonce performing the song for Tina Turner at the Kennedy Center Honors. (below) Beyonce’s rendition of “Proud Mary” is off the hook!
Also off the hook, are these low carb Bloody Marys.
They are the perfect blend of veggies, spice and booze. This tomato juice and vodka cocktail is all about the garnishes, in my opinion. The more outrageous the veggie garnishes, the better the Bloody Mary.
For the Bloody Marys I made today, I threaded tomatoes, olives and bacon on wooden skewers and added in some parsley fronds for good measure.
And I mixed up cocktails consisting of V8 High Fiber Vegetable Juice, Vodka, Worcestershire Sauce, Swerve Sweetener, lemon juice, black pepper and hot sauce. With all these healthy ingredients, I dare say that these cocktails might even be… good for you? Well. It’s debatable.
But now it’s time for me to get rollin, rollin, rollin on a river.