There are many mighty fine reasons not to drink alcohol this holiday season (or any season, for that matter) and I want to help a sister or brother out with ideas. Try some of these and you are guaranteed to enjoy a satisfying alternative with a healthy twist.
Dazzling Rosemary Limeade
This concoction looks gorgeous in a large mason jar so that you can admire the fresh rosemary and lime zest dancing a tango. The hemp oil will provide you all the essential amino acids and fatty acids necessary for human existence. If that wasn’t enough, it is highly digestible and absorbable, giving your brain a natural energy boost while mulling about that cocktail party. You can keep the jar in your purse and pour an appropriate amount into a martini glass, if you’re feeling fancy like that.
1 cup lime juice (from freshly squeezed limes)
2 Tbsp freshly grated lime zest
3 Tbsp organic hemp oil
4 Tbsp maple syrup
1 Litre of sparkling water
few sprigs of fresh rosemary
Stir it up, seal it and stow away in your party bag.
We’ve been hearing a lot about the magical benefits of drinking a Chaga Mushroom tea elixir, yes? The king of the forest that supplies us with antioxidants and cell regeneration capabilities. But wait, it doesn’t stop there: Chaga also improves the quality of our blood, helps to treat chronic fatigue syndrome, improves the condition of our skin and is known to fight cancerous tumours. Hail to the fungal teacher. So, brew up this delicious tasting, antioxidant rich latte to offer up at the next holiday brunch. Who needs Baileys and coffee?
In a pot, bring to a boil 2 cups of organic milk (or milk substitute of choice) with 3 cups of filtered water. Stir in 4-5 chunks of Chaga, along with 2 tsp of the following spice mix: cinnamon, powdered ginger, cloves and cardamom. Turn down the heat, cover and let simmer for 20 minutes. When you are ready to enjoy, pour your elixir through a tea strainer into a blender and mix in 1 tbsp of coconut oil for creaminess and a soft velvety texture. Pour into your favourite mug and add honey to taste. Voila! (Make sure to save your Chaga chunks for 2-3 more rounds of this deliciousness).
The El Diabla With Horns
You won’t miss the tequila with our sweet n’ spicy version of El Diabla herself. Get your hands on the best quality, most natural ginger beer you can – swoon to those fermenting aficionados who brew their own at home.
1 cup of fresh lime juice
1 cup filtered water
2 cups natural ginger beer
dash of tabasco sauce
cranberries for the fun factor
Mix it all up and pour into a tumbler over ice. Sip it slow, with a sly knowing look and crooked smile.
The Antioxidant Insurgent
This drink is not only risky, it’s down right revolutionary. It contains Apple Cider Vinegar, with is known to aid digestion as well as neutralise an acidic system. But, in a drink you say? Trust us. Paired with a real fruit concentrate and some extras, this rebel tops the charts.
½ cup cranberry or blueberry juice concentrate
2-3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp honey
1 Litre of sparkling water
This one’s probably best enjoyed in a Champagne flute. Revel in the conspiracy theories that come with every sip.
There you have it, Renegades. You can revel in drinks with benefits and safely pass them around to young and old!
These are some very interesting drink recipes. Thanks for introducing me to the Chaga mushroom – this is a truly amazing superfood .