6 Healthy Alternatives to Cocktails
If you are a Pinterest addict (like me), I believe you’ll appreciate my recent finds – 6 healthy, energizing and incredibly delicious recipes for non-alcoholic beverages that are easy to make and won’t take much of your time.
Carrot Ginger Turmeric Smoothie
I am obsessed with ginger. I cook with it, I add it to juices/smoothies and I mix it with organic honey (for those moments when I have intense sweet cravings). I love ginger so much that sometimes, I just slice it and chew it. Now, when you know about my ginger obsession, you will understand why, when I saw this recipe, I was like “I gotta try this!”.
Did I like it? No. I LOVED IT!
The immune boosting properties of ginger, combined with the countless health benefits of turmeric + all nutrient-packed fruits you have in this smoothie – if this is not the healthiest treat for your body, I don’t know what is.
Find the recipe here: Carrot Ginger Turmeric Smoothie
Homemade Lemonade with Fresh Mint
Apart from being a great source of vitamin C (known to be among the most potent antioxidant), lemons also help balance pH levels in your body + can do wonders for your complexion (enhance skin's natural glow, reduces redness, boost clarity, etc.). When combined with mint - the best refreshing drink you can have!
Find the recipe here: Homemade Honey Lemonade with Fresh Mint
Triple Berry Kiwi Smoothie
While we are still talking about smoothies, let me share another recipe that I tried and I immediately fell in love with. Not only this smoothie is incredibly delicious, but it also increases energy levels + boosts your immunity. Berries and kiwis are rich in antioxidants and bioflavonoids – they help your body fight infections off and improve your overall health.
Find the recipe here: Triple Berry Kiwi Smoothie
Healthy Chai Latte
The divine aroma and the rich taste of this beverage are like a warm hug. If you are looking for a drink to help you start the day feeling energized and balanced, I highly recommend this one. It's so good, that it's addictive.
Find the recipe here: Healthy Chai Latte
Watermelon Coconut Cooler
I am relatively new to the paleo diet and I am still experimenting with different recipes. One of the recipes I’ve tried last weeks was by Nom Nom Paleo and like Michelle Tam (the creator of this amazing blog) says “this beverage is pretty darned refreshing”. I couldn’t agree more. Perfect for those days when you feel your body craves intense hydration.
Find the recipe here: Watermelon Coconut Cooler
Homemade Apple Cider
Is there anything more warming (for your body and your senses) than a cup of homemade apple cider? Is there anything more pleasant than coming home and feeling that magical scent of apples and cinnamon?
Even though apple cider is a beverage that we usually enjoy around Christmas, I don’t think there is anything wrong with drinking it all year round.
The recipe I’ve chosen to share with you is particularly good because it’s sugar-free, alcohol-free and doesn’t require canning.
Find the recipe here: Homemade Apple Cider