Mocktails: drinking healthy, looking good

July 22, 2016

If weight loss was so easy, we wouldn’t have a billion distinctive eating routine plans and products to squander our cash on. But there are plenty of beverage options if you want to party but not pack on the weight.

You can stay bubbly, hydrated and in shape with non-alcoholic mocktails!

Mocktails are an incredible option when you’re in the happy or festive mood, yet would like to keep away from alcohol. Delicious, invigorating and beautiful to look at, they are a good option for your health and waistline.

Five great mocktails to keep you in the party

Here’s five to choose from to get your started. Ask your bar-person to mix one up for you or put the ingredients in a blender, mix it up yourself, and pour into a glass over ice. Garnish to your heart’s content.

Raspberry lime mocktail

Raspberry-Lime Mocktail:

Ingredients:

  • Raspberries (fresh or frozen)
  • Apple juice (one glass)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon of honey

Embrace the Raspberry-Lime Mocktail packed with nutritious ingredients. The raspberry sweet flavour ensures a mouth-watering drink. You can replace the apple juice with mineral water if you want bubbles. It is 100 per cent healthy and non-alcoholic.

Orange mocktailOrange-Ginger Soda Mocktail:

Ingredients:

  • 2 oranges
  • 1-1/2 cup water
  • Ginger pieces or strips
  • 1 bunch fresh mint
  • Club soda or mineral water
  • Crushed ice
  • Sugar to taste, if needed

Mint is quite a stand out amongst the most reviving flavours, particularly when mixed with ginger and oranges. This non-alcoholic drink conveys a delightfully spicy kick with every sip.

Watermelon mocktailWatermelontini Mocktail:

  • 1 cup watermelon
  • Mint leaves
  • Soda water
  • ½ cup ice
  • Juice from ½ lime
  • 2 lime wedges for garnish, or a garnish of your choosing (you could use thin watermelon wedges)

Here’s a chance to feature the warm climate fruits of Queensland and a few other ingredients that grab your fancy! Watermelon is one of the world’s debut sources of the amino acid citrulline, so slugging down this beverage—pre-workout—may give you the kick-start you need!

Fruit punch mocktailFruit Punch Mocktail:

Ingredients:

You can use any fresh fruit you have on hand, but we suggest blending any or all of the following, preferably chilled:

  • Watermelon
  • Orange juice
  • Pineapple juice
  • Cranberry juice
  • Tonic or mineral water
  • ½ cup ice
  • And if you feel indulgent, add a dollop of fresh cream to the blend (or low-fat yoghurt)

Fruit punch as the name suggest is a mocktail made of fresh fruit. It’s non-alcoholic and has no additional sugar, so it is ideal for the entire family and an incredible refresher on a hot day, especially in Brisbane.

Cucumber citrus mocktailCucumber-Citrus Mocktail:

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium cucumbers
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • Lemon juice to taste
  • Lime juice to taste
  • 1 glass sparkling mineral water
  • Ice cubes

To get fresh and crisp cucumber juice without a juicer, just peel your cucumbers, puree them in a blender, mix with lemon and lime juice, and sweeten with honey. You can add mint to taste, mineral water to give it a sparkle or whatever your creative juices desire!

Enjoy!

I hope you like these. I would love to hear about some of your mocktail favourites!

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Samntha Alles
Samntha Alles loves all things health and fitness.

She works as a Diet Consultant at Fit Foods Club, promoting natural healthy strategies to transform the body and maintain it for a healthy life.