Holidays are right around the corner, can you hear the sleigh bells ringing????
Lets talk cocktails…..You know I can go either way with this: boozy beverages or mocktails.
Not to put a damper on your holidays but excess alcohol impacts blood sugar, places pressure on the liver and can leave you with a KILLER hangover the next day. I know, I know you’re probably thinking, “thanks for killing my buzz” but, it’s TRUE!
So, why not skip the pain and try a healthy mocktail instead….Come on, try it!
We always say: K.I.S.S. (keep it simple, sister) here at Kaia FIT, so lets keep it simple for just a second here and then we can move onto the fancier mocktails.
One of my favs is Topo Chico mineral water with a squeeze of lemon…..Hello! Easy Peasy, right?!?
My other go to is Health Ade Kombucha Holiday Cheer *a festive probiotic tea*
To get all fancy you can make your own by using whole ingredients, like fruits, natural sweeteners, herbs, bitters or fermented foods. You can mix, shake, stir and pour your healthy goodness mocktail into a coupe or martini glass and WaaaLaaaa (clink) you have a healthier beverage in your hands.
Cheers and Happy Holidays!
Stay Happy, Healthy and Strong!
Please remember to drink responsibly.
A great resource for holiday mocktails would be Pinterest. Here are a few fancier ones listed below:
You can always opt out the sugar https://www.pinterest.com/pin/3518505947355202/
This one is only 25 calories. https://alwaysusebutter.com/sober-santa-christmas-punch/
Blueberries, lime and mint https://www.pinterest.com/pin/365143482295651825/
POMEGRANATE SPRITZER RECIPE (another fav of mine by Todd + Diane)
Total Time:5 mins / Servings: 1 Drink
about 1 - 2 Tablespoons (15-30ml) fresh or concentrate pomegranate juice *for fresh, see link for extracting
2 teaspoons (10ml) simple syrup, agave or brown sugar
6 ounces (180ml) sparkling water or club soda
Add pomegranate juice, sugar and water. (Add pomegranate seeds if you are so inclined)
Pour into glasses filled with ice.
Add additional sugar, or pomegranate juice to personal taste, sweetness and tartness.