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Low-Calorie Arnold Palmer Recipe

Recipes | June 24, 2020


This low-calorie Arnold Palmer recipe is so refreshing. It requires minimal ingredients and is simple to make. We love serving this drink in a mason jar full of ice, and sipping it after a long, summer day on our porch. Come check it out!

Low-Calorie Arnold Palmer Recipe

Hi friend, I am so glad you stopped by. If you are coming from Jordan over at A Blue Nest, welcome! My friend, Kelly, over at The Tattered Pew, put this summer drink blog hop together, and I am so thankful for her coordinating this for us. You will want to check out all the ladies involved in this hop, which are listed at the end.


My husband has loved Arnold Palmer’s for years, and it wasn’t until recently that I discovered why he loves them so much. This drink is named after the legendary golfer Arnold Palmer. What is an Arnold Palmer drink? An Arnold Palmer is simply 1/2 lemonade and 1/2 tea.


This almost zero-calorie version of an Arnold Palmer happened because my husband and I have cut out sugar in our diet during the weekdays. Having something that is both sweet and delicious (with little sugar) helps haha!


We always keep a pitcher of Crystal Light lemonade on hand, and had recently bought unsweetened black tea, thus, it was the perfect time to make some low-calorie Arnold Palmer. And, this combination turned out better than I had hoped for! I added some fresh mint and it was the perfect finishing touch.


Are you ready to try this enlivening drink? Below are the ingredients:

  1. Unsweetened Black Tea

  2. Crystal Light Lemonade Powder Mix (for the sugar-free version)

  3. Fresh Mint

  4. Ice


Simply fill your cup with ice and then pour 1/2 lemonade and 1/2 tea and top with mint. I love drinking out of these copper straws because they keep your beverage tasting so cold! Sound easy and flavorful? It surely is. I hope you enjoy this healthy, low-calorie Arnold Palmer recipe. Head on over to my friend Bethany at Crisp Collective to check out her summer sip idea!

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Summer Sips Blog Hop

Today I’m joined by some of my blogging friends who are also sharing their delicious summer drink recipes with you! Just click the links below the images to be taken to their post…

Summer sips blog hop 2

 Strawberry Lemonade Sangria /// Low Calorie Arnold Palmer ///  Tajin Mango Margarita

summer sips blog hop 1

 Double Berry Blended Daiquiri /// Limoncello Vodka Collins /// Low Calorie Pomegranate Lemonade /// Homemade Limoncello

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  3. Easy Fruit Salad With Fruit Dip Recipe found here.


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  1. Kelly Radcliff says:

    Oh yum!!!This is my husband’s favorite drink too! He will be thrilled that I found a low calorie, low sugar version that is tasty! Thank you so much! I pinned it for later!

    • Brendt Blanks says:

      Yay, Kelly, Andy loves these as well!

      The low-calorie version tastes just as yummy to me as the higher calorie ones, so win-win!

      I hope you and he enjoy it.

      Thanks for organizing such an awesome hop!


  2. Midwest Life says:

    Oh, yummy! I love good Arnold Palmer, and I enjoy that you shared a lower-cal version too. I’ll definitely be making one of these soon!

    • Brendt Blanks says:

      Thank you so much, friend!

      The low-calorie version tastes just as yummy to me as the higher calorie one…win-win!

      Wishing you a beautiful day, and so glad you stopped by!


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