This Might Be Your Best Self-Improvement Step Yet
September is Self-Improvement Month, and it’s a great time to think about little steps you can take to make your life better. We’ve got a great idea for you that just might be your best self-improvement step yet.
While alcoholic beverages like red wine do have some great health benefits, overindulging comes with serious health benefits. And if you happen to enjoy tasty alcoholic cocktails, you’re also adding a lot of calories to your diet. Again, not great for your health. So, what if you could enjoy all the yummy flavors without the alcohol?
The great news – you can! And it’s a simple self-improvement step that can yield some great benefits. To help you make this change, we’ve included a couple of great recipes to get you started.
Non-alcoholic, Healthy Bloody Mary
The perfect brunch beverage, this recipe includes Tabasco sauce, which may give your metabolism a boost, and this is a healthier alternative to alcoholic bloody Mary drinks.
What You’ll Need:
- Favorite bloody Mary mix
- Black pepper
- Blue cheese olives
- Fresh rosemary
- Garlic powder
- Worcestershire sauce
Give your glass a salty rim. Then, in a shaker, add bloody Mary mix, a splash of Worcestershire sauce, a bit of Tabasco, a pinch of black pepper, and a pinch of garlic powder. Shake it up and then pour the drink over ice. Garnish with the blue cheese olives, celery, and rosemary.
Kombucha Cranberry Mocktail
Kombucha packs in plenty of great B vitamins, which help regulate metabolism and energy, making this a mocktail you can feel good about drinking.
What You’ll Need:
- One sprig of fresh rosemary, additional rosemary to use for garnish
- Two 12-ounce bottles of Kombucha (ginger or original)
- 1-inch slice of ginger, fresh, and thinly sliced
- Fresh cranberries for garnishing
- ½ cup of unsweetened, 100% cranberry juice
Fill four glasses with ice. In a large pitcher, muddle rosemary and sliced ginger. Add kombucha and cranberry juice, stirring until combined. Pour over ice in the glasses. Garnish using cranberries, fresh ginger, and a sprig of rosemary.
Of course, these aren’t the only great mocktail recipes available to you. Have fun making up your own and leaving the alcohol out. It’s a simple step towards self-improvement that you can take this month. And be sure to check back next week. We’ll be back with some delicious healthy smoothie recipes. Yum!