Boozy cocktails. Excess alcohol places pressure on the liver, impacts blood sugar, and can leave you with a killer hangover the next day. Why not skip the pain and try healthy mocktails instead?
🍹 Mocktails are highly underrated beverages.
By using whole ingredients like fruits, natural sweeteners, herbs, bitters or fermented foods, you can blend or infuse a healthy mocktail that is so delicious no one will miss that alcohol. And, instead of detracting from our health, these beverages will add to it.
(We had so much fun trying out these recipes and making modifications as we went along. Of course one of my testers kept insisting each of these would taste better with vodka! Ha! Let’s just ignore him for now ☺️).
👉 POMEGRANATE GINGER STORM (my fave!)
250 ml cranberry juice (natural, 100% juice with no added sugar)
500 ml pomegranate juice (natural, 100% juice with no added sugar)
750 ml ginger beer
Juice from 1 lime
To serve: fresh pomegranate seeds
1. Fill mixing jug half way with ice. Add juices and ginger beer. Using a cocktail stirrer, stir gently.
2. Pour into your glasses and garnish with fresh pomegranate seeds and drink immediately.
👉 WATERMELON MINT QUENCHER
METHOD: In a mini blender combine ¾ cup fresh seedless watermelon, ½ tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice, half of a medium peeled cucumber, 1 cup frozen pineapple pieces, ½ cup pure coconut water, 2 fresh mint leaves, and 4-5 ice cubes. Blend until smooth, pour into glass and garnish with fresh mint and a small wedge of watermelon.
👉 PINEAPPLE CHIA COLADA KEFIR
This creamy tropical drink packs a probiotic punch, while delivering anti-inflammatory healthy fats.
1 cup frozen pineapple
1 cup plain Kefir
1 tbsp chia seeds
Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into two glasses over ice and enjoy.