If you are pregnant or on a booze sabbatical, you don't have to miss out on all the cocktail fun. Join the party with these 8 tasty & healthy mocktail recipes.
Whether you are taking a break after a busy festive season, pregnant, breastfeeding, living soberly, or simply being mindful and intentional with your drinking, mocktails are a fun way of enjoying party drinks without the alcohol. What’s more, you can load them up with fresh ingredients that will boost your heart health, stabilize your metabolism, and strengthen your immune system.
The secret to creating healthful and delicious mocktails is to use fresh fruit and herbs. Swap out your sugar-rich sodas for sparkling mineral water, kombucha, cold-pressed juices, and iced teas. Instead of using simple syrups, use honey or pure maple syrup as your sweetener. Alternatively, you can make a simple syrup using stevia instead of cane sugar. Keep things festive by serving your mocktails in cocktail glasses and adding garnishes for flare.
Ready to raise a glass to healthy living? Be inspired by these 8 deliciously healthy mocktail recipes.
This refreshing mocktail is packed with vitamin C to give your immune system a boost! For an extra healthy kick, use freshly squeezed grapefruit juice and lime juice if you can.
Blueberries contain powerful antioxidants and chia seeds boast iron and calcium. Both are good sources of dietary fiber, which helps to regulate the digestive tract and stabilize blood sugar levels. Keeping a packet of frozen blueberries in the freezer is a convenient way of having them on hand for whenever you want to quickly whip up a healthy mocktail.
This mocktail is a powerhouse of immune-boosting ingredients. Pomegranates are an excellent source of antioxidants and polyphenolic compounds. These help to support your immune system and ward off disease. Fresh ginger root also contains super anti-inflammatory antioxidants. Lemon juice is a great source of vitamin C and honey also several immune-boosting compounds.
Mango and coconut make a delightful tropical island flavor combo in this yummy mocktail. Both ingredients give this a deliciously smooth and creamy smoothie-type texture. Coconut water helps reduce water retention and regulate blood pressure. Mangoes boast healthy doses of vitamins A and C, both essential for good immunity.
This mocktail is so refreshing – perfect for staying hydrated on hot summer days.
Kombucha has a slightly alcoholic scent to it which makes it an ideal base for mocktails. Plus, the probiotics in kombucha do wonders for your gut health.
This virgin version of a margarita tastes just as good and can be served as a mocktail or frozen as a slushy-style cocktail. With all the fresh vitamin C, this beverage is going to boost your immune system into next year!
This fake mojito combines the tart fruitiness of blueberries with the sweet fragrance of lavender. And it is the most exquisite purple hue! A definite crowd-pleaser. The lavender flavor comes from a lavender-infused simple syrup, which you can easily make yourself.