After a long day of work on a Friday, we all just want to relax. For some, that means going to a bar with coworkers or friends to enjoy a good beer. For others, it means going home to a bottle of wine and a new chapter of their favorite TV show. We all want that refreshing drink at the end of the day, but maybe, you don’t want to be sipping alcohol. There are plenty of reasons for that, from people struggling with alcohol addiction to others being allergic or sensitive to alcohol to the point that they even get hives, or maybe it’s as simple as you may be trying to drink less alcohol in general. Whichever the case, you need a delicious non-alcoholic beverage packed with health benefits: mocktails!
Mocktails are nothing new, but they are an exciting way to enjoy a tasty beverage. Not only are they an excellent alternative to alcoholic drinks, but they can also be a great way to sneak in some superfoods and cleanse your body! Here are five of the best superfood-infused mocktails to boost your mind and body.
“The Green Machine”
This mocktail is light and refreshing—perfect for a hot day. It’s made with fresh mint, cucumber, and honeydew melon, which are all great for hydration and weight loss, and go along with the summer season. But what really makes this drink great for your health is the addition of spinach. Spinach is nutrient-dense and packed with vitamins and minerals, such as iron, vitamin K, and folate. To make “The Green Machine,” simply blend some fresh spinach, cucumber, honeydew melon, and mint and strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer. Add a splash of lime juice and garnish with a slice of cucumber.
This recipe is a great way to get some of your daily antioxidants. It’s made with a combination of berries, which are all high in antioxidants and vitamin C. The drink’s base is cranberry juice, known for its urinary tract health benefits. To make “Berry-licious,” simply blend some frozen mixed berries (use whichever ones you like) with cranberry juice and a touch of honey for sweetness. Garnish with a fresh berry of your choice.
“The Turmeric Tonic”
Turmeric has become a popular superfood in recent years, and for a good reason. It’s known for its anti-inflammatory properties and can help with everything from joint pain to heart health. This mocktail is a great way to get your daily dose of turmeric. It’s made with a mixture of turmeric, ginger, and honey, which are all great for digestion. To make “The Turmeric Tonic,” simply blend some turmeric, ginger, honey, and lemon juice. Add some soda water or sparkling water for a bubbly touch. Garnish with a piece of candied ginger.
“The Royal Beet”
Beets are known for their high nitrate content, which can help to improve blood flow and lower blood pressure. They also have a natural sweetness that makes them perfect for drinks. This mocktail is a great way to enjoy the benefits of beets without having to eat them. It’s made with beet juice, ginger, and lime. To make “The Royal Beet,” simply blend some fresh beet juice, ginger, and lime juice. Add honey to taste and garnish with a small slice of lime.
Mangoes are a great source of vitamin C and can help to boost your immune system. They also have a natural sweetness that makes them perfect for delicious drinks. This mocktail is made with mango and passionfruit, which complement each other perfectly. To make “Mango-licious,” simply blend some fresh mango and passionfruit. Add a touch of lime juice for a kick of acidity, and garnish with a slice of mango.
There you go. Five delicious beverages without a drop of alcohol and that will refresh you any time of the day at any occassion. Enjoy!