A tall glass of Italian soda will taste great with pizza--and it's low-carb!
I've got special back-to-back recipes to share with you today because they actually complement each other and would make for an excellent beverage and food combination for dinner sometime soon.
The first recipe compliments of our friends at Low-Carb Connoisseur includes a special ingredient: DaVinci Peppermint Paddy syrup. This bright green Splenda-sweetened flavored syrup will bring back all the memories of that refreshing taste of peppermint that will cool your mouth and relax your body at the instant it touches your tongue. Get ready to experience luxury, baby!
LOW-CARB PEPPERMINT PADDY ITALIAN SODA
Sparkling water or club soda
2 oz DaVinci Gourmet Peppermint Paddy Sugar-Free Syrup
2 oz Half and Half or Heavy Cream
Fill a 16 oz glass 3/4 full of ice. Cover ice with sparkling water and add other ingredients. Mix well. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint. Yields one 16-ounce serving.
Gulp, gulp, gulp...AHHHHHHH! Man that was so good.
How about a low-carb pizza to go with that drink, huh?
Compliments of our low-carb blogging and video-making machine friend Kent Altena, this low-carb recipe is sure to delight everyone whether they are livin' la vida low-carb or not.
KENT'S FAMOUS LOW-CARB PIZZA
4 oz softened cream cheese
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (grated)
1 tbs chives
1/2 tsp Italian or pizza seasoning
2 cups shredded cheese (I use mozzarella /cheddar mix)
1/2 tsp wet garlic or 1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 cup lowest carb tomato or pizza sauce
1 cup mozzarella cheese
Low-carb toppings of your choice to taste
Click here to read the directions about how to make this recipe. Special thanks again to Kent Altena for sharing this with us. :) The video he tried to make about how to make this pizza didn't turn out very good, so Kent decided just to post the recipe. It looks so yummy, too! THANKS, Kent!