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    Afternoon Pick Me Up

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    Total Time:

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    2 mins

    1 min

    1 min

    MsSally's Note:

    This drink will knock off the edge if you get the 3 o'clock munchies. Plus you can get in an extra serving of veggies. You may add alcohol to this, but if your at work, it probably isn't a good idea.

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    Ingredients:

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    • 1 cup vegetable juice cocktail (V8-regular-low sodium)
    • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
    • 1 pinch garlic powder
    • 2 -3 dashes hot sauce (to taste)

    Directions:

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      Mix all ingredients in a portable jug. Keep in cooler or fridge. Shake or stir before serving.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 13, 2008

      55

      This is so good. I've made it yesterday and today. I'm going to do this often and will bring to work also. It's great. Even if I used a V8 that was plenty of sodium. Next time, I'll buy with less sodium, cause the balsamic and tabasco add a lot of taste (I didn't use garlic powder) Thanks MsSally. Made for Holiday tag.

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    • on December 09, 2008

      55

      Mmmm! This is a very tasty & refreshing drink. I made it using low-sodium V8 (the others are all way too salty for me) and, as I was out of Tabasco (would've been my 1st choice), I used 3 dashes of Frank's hot sauce. It was not at all zippy, so I'll probably add more next time. I went light on the garlic, as I was making this for breakfast and didn't want to overwhelm everyone with garlic breath! The sweetness of the balsamic vinegar added a very pleasant note to the flavor, and was very complimentary to the saltiness of the vegetable juice. Thanks so much for posting, MsSally!

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    • on December 02, 2008

      55

      I definitely enjoyed this. I used spicy hot V8, and also added some freshly ground black pepper. I can see this developing into a great bloody mary mix! Took this to work with me, so I have no photos. Made for Every Day is A Holiday Tag!

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    Nutritional Facts for Afternoon Pick Me Up

    Serving Size: 1 (259 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 48.3
     
    Calories from Fat 1
    97%
    Total Fat 0.2 g
    0%
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 656.8 mg
    27%
    Total Carbohydrate 11.5 g
    3%
    Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
    8%
    Sugars 8.1 g
    32%
    Protein 1.6 g
    3%

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