‘Tis the season for Holiday parties, festive feasts, and all of the wonderful fun things that come this time of year!
How can you enjoy these gatherings, dinner parties, festivities, and spirits all while continuing to honor your body and health?
(Check out the link below for my Healthier Holiday Cocktails/Mocktails recipes)!
IF consuming alcohol, moderation is always key to keeping your body (and mind) healthy, and hydrated. This will also help put the least amount of unnecessary stress on our already overloaded livers!
Keeping cocktails (or mocktails) as “clean” as possible can help!
* If drinking wine be sure to drink organic if possible or wine from Italy or France is more likely to ensure the wine is pure, free from additives, pesticides and added sulfites, which means less toxic stress on the body and liver! Your body (and head) will most definitely thank you!
Make a spritzer! Add 1/2 sparkling mineral water to wine to help keep you hydrated and to help keep you from over drinking!
* Keep cocktails “clean”, help keep stress off the body and liver too! Once again, your body will thank you so so much in the morning! Steer clear of high sugar fruit juice mixers, simple syrups, pop (diet and regular- both are full of toxic ingredients), anything with artificial colors or flavors. All of these things will add to your toxic load, and contribute to you feeling like crap the next morning exclaiming to anyone who will listen, “I am never drinking again!”
Use pure clean ingredients: sparkling water, real fruit and herbs, and if drinking, use a clean, clear liquor.
* Simple Ideas: Vodka with sparkling water (or club soda) lemons and limes is a simple tasty cocktail (or mocktail without the vodka). Add any fruit of your liking to spruce it up.
Use raw honey or liquid Stevia for sweeteners if desired. Sugar is sugar so always proceed with caution with sweeteners, especially if you have diabetes, BUT raw honey adds enzymes, vitamins and minerals to your drink and body rather than just depleting the body and adding to the toxic load. Stevia is also a safer, non toxic sweetener that does not affect blood sugar, however I have heard of some people experiencing bloating when using Stevia. So again, like with all things, moderation and listen to your body.
I’ve got you covered with these tasty, simple holiday mocktail OR cocktail ideas! It’s up to you if you decide to add the “spirits”.
Either way you are sure to enjoy these fun festive drinks!
Wishing you all the merriest of holidays full of love, laughter, and healthier spirits for the body, mind and soul!
S.H. REAL Food. REAL Life. REAL Simple!
**This is only for those who are 21 and older. *Always drink responsibly and in moderation. *Don’t drink and drive