We're giving you our top three mocktails to help celebrate without alcohol. You'll see you can still enjoy yourself and feel amazing afterward! Cheers!!!
Our first recipe uses a delicious immune-boosting combination of winter citrus and ginger and comes together quickly in a blender.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Citrus fruit (lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruits) are loaded with essential vitamin C, which is critical to immune function. Loaded with antioxidants, vitamin C helps fight free radicals that can cause damage to cells and weaken the immune system. Also helpful for synthesizing collagen, which supports wound healing, strengthen blood vessels, ligaments and bones.
By blending a whole orange, you preserve some of the healthy fiber, which will aid digestion and help prevent sugar spike.
1 orange, peeled
Juice of one orange (~ ¼ cup)
1-inch knob fresh ginger (or sub 1 TB ginger juice)
½ tsp freshly grated turmeric
1 tsp camu camu powder, optional for extra vitamin C boost
1 TB fresh lemon juice (can sub w/lime)
Pinch of cayenne
Sparkling water for serving
Add all ingredients to a blender and mix until smooth. Fill ½ a glass and fill completely with sparkling water.
Top with dried or fresh orange slice. Enjoy immediately or store in fridge for up to 3 days.
Our next mocktail is in honor of all my fellow chocolate lovers out there. Uplifting and crave-worthy, this chocolate martini is ready in minutes with the help of a blender. Promise you'll have this one on repeat!
Chocolate Mint Martini
Prep time: 15 minutes
Raw cacao is considered one of the most antioxidant-rich foods on the planet (more than 40X more than blueberries!), which helps with cellular health and overall immune function. Cacao is also great for both athletic performance and recovery. My favorite benefit of cacao is that it's a natural mood booster and well, also tastes delicious!
1 frozen banana
½ cup ice
1 cup almond milk (or plant milk of choice)
2 TB raw cacao Powder
1 TB fresh mint leaves
½ tsp vanilla extract
1-2 TB yacon syrup (for prebiotic boost) or sub maple syrup
1 tsp maca root powder, optional for adaptogenic (stress modulating) boost
Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender (like a vitamix), and blend until smooth.
Pour into a martini glass and top with a sprinkle of cacao and a sprig of fresh mint. Option to top with immune-boosting bee pollen.
Our third favorite requires seasonal pomegranates, so grab them while they are still in season, juice the seeds and freeze so you can enjoy through the winter. You can also use store bought pomegranate juice just avoid brands that use added sugars, flavors and preservatives. This is so refreshing and also rich in health-boosting antioxidants...
Pomegranate Lime Mocktail
Prep time: 30 minutes, including juicing the pomegranate seeds
Pomegranates are considered superheroes when it comes to detoxifying and immune support. They not only contain an abundance of essential nutrients including iron, manganese and potassium, they also cleanse the lymphatic system and support healthy blood flow, rejuvenate liver cells and can even break down cysts and nodules (including gallstones).
¼ cup fresh mint leaves
Juice of 2 limes (~ 2 TB)
¼ cup coconut water (use a low sugar variety)
½ cup pomegranate juice*
½ cup sparkling water
Honey (preferably manuka), if desired for extra sweetness
Mint leaves, pomegranate seeds, limes slices optional for garnish
If using fresh, make the pomegranate juice by removing the seeds (use this video for our favorite method) and running through a juicer. If you don’t have a juicer, use a high-speed blender, blend well, and pour through a fine mesh sieve.
Divide mint leaves in two glasses and muddle to release the oils.
Add remaining ingredients (except sparkling water and ice) and stir.
Add ice and then top with sparkling water and stir again.
Serve garnished with extra mint leaves, limes slices and/or pomegranate seeds.
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