Healthy Beginnings

Cut the Alcohol, Calories and Sugar with These Delicious, Healthy Mocktail Recipes

The holidays have officially passed – do you have your New Year’s Resolutions set? Most vow to eat healthier, exercise often and drink less alcohol (or quit drinking, altogether). If you love your daily cocktail – but want to cut the calories and sugar – we’ve got a cocktail that will bring you energy and help you detox – no hangovers, no sluggishness, no headaches.

TOOLS YOU NEED

  • A juicer (any juicer will do)
  • Party skewers
  • Cocktail glasses
  • Sharp chef’s knife
  • Cutting board

INGREDIENTS FOR GROOVY GINGER GRANNY COCKTAIL

Per 4 Small Servings

  • 6 Granny apples
  • A 1 to 2 inch piece of fresh ginger
  • 1 lemon

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Just juice
  • Bottle up and chill in the fridge
  • Serve with some ice cubes in a wine glass or in cute party glasses

TIP

Lovely with some juiced sprigs of mint as a refreshing touch

INGREDIENTS FOR SWEET PERSIMMON DE- LIGHT

  • The day before: slice up a few persimmons finely and dry the slices overnight at 42°F
  • 2 to 3 persimmons per person (depending on the size of your glasses)
  • 1⁄2 C of sparkling water
  • 2 TBSP of pomegranate seeds (you can add as many as you like)

INSTRUCTIONS

 

  • Juice the persimmons (you’ll get a creamy juice) and chill
  • Add the sparkling water right before serving
  • Throw in a few ice cubes
  • Add some pomegranate seeds as finishing touch
  • Take a dried persimmon slice, give it a cut till the middle and place on the glass

INGREDIENTS FOR PARTY STICKS

1 piece of fruit for every 6 to 8 skewers

  • 1 banana
  • 1 persimmon
  • 1 pear
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 pack of cranberries (dried or fresh)
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1 mango
  • Fresh spinach leaves
  • Fresh mint leafs

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Slice up all the fruit (make different shapes: slices, balls, cubes)
  • Slice the cucumber with a potato peeler, make small rolls
  • Take a party skewer and have fun combining all your elements
  • Here and there, add a leaf of spinach and mint
• Place into a long cocktail glass and present on a large platter Success guaranteed!

By Marie-Claire Hermans, Energy For Experts – Ravishing Raw

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